At Knife & Gear Society we are knife lovers too and love reading about great knives and custom knife makers. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we would have a good relationship with the guys over at Knife Magazine. As such we like to send each other traffic when we can. This is one such time.
Since restarting the magazine a few years ago, they have been doing great things for the knife community. Although most of their articles are behind a paywall, from time to time they make articles available for free. We thought we would share their latest with you.
Although we can’t share the entire article here—it isn’t ours to do so—here are a few excerpts. If you would like to read it in its entirety, head over to the article on KnifeMagazine.com and scroll down for the link.
“This article’s title has little or nothing to do with age, despite the “young” reference. What it does reflect is the fact that most of these ‘sharp’ shooters are relatively new to knifemaking. Some have less than a few years’ experience making knives.”
“Things have definitely changed; I see this latest generation of knifemakers producing high quality knives right out of the chute! I initially thought of borrowing the lyrics from Stevie Nicks for a different title; “No Speed Limit – This is The Fast Lane.” It really is the fast lane. My first grinder was a 3”x21” belt sander commonly used for sanding wood. Today many of these young guns build much of their own equipment, and they appear to know more about metallurgy starting out than I have learned after more than 20 years!”
“As you can tell, I am a huge fan with loads of admiration for their tenacity and drive. It is fascinating to see how knowledgeable and articulate these new knifemakers really are.”
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Joshua Swanagon has studied survival in both urban and wilderness environments in Colorado and Michigan for most of his life, while also adding experience in harsher terrains abroad. He utilizes his experience and years of diverse martial arts and combatives training and real world application as a self-defense/combatives instructor, published freelance writer and Field Editor for various magazines in the fields of knives, survival, self-defense and tactical subject matters. Joshua also brings with him his years of experience as Editor of, and Subject Matter Expert for, Knives Illustrated Magazine.
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