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Learn to make knives… the MTK way!

My first time teaching people to learn to make knives went really well!

During The 2017 Survival Podcast’s Spring Workshop this past month I helped eight people to make their very first handmade knife! It was an amazing experience! When Jack asked me to help people learn to make knives with this class I really wanted them to come away knowing something about knifemaking and I think they did! It was my first time teaching a class like this and I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t have enough time to teach everyone to make their knives in the short time that I had available to me. Especially since I was just one instructor among 15 different breakout workshops!

Thankfully, […]

By | 2017-04-06T08:10:08+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Knife Making|Comments Off on Learn to make knives… the MTK way!

Ponder CTS™-XHP versus other steels. Is the quality in the steel?

CTS™-XHP VS EVERYONE ELSE! (By the data!)

Welcome back. In some ways, this is the hardest of the three posts about CTS™-XHP. In others… easy day. What I wanted to look at here was just a side by side comparison of a few different types of steels and then draw a conclusion or two. Basically, it’s a versus post! Who has the best stats? Let’s find out.

MTKnives is a little… different.

This post is going to approach this subject a little differently than most knife makers approach the subject. A lot of people in this industry like to take one knife and compare it to another using the rope-cut method. There are others but this one is pretty ubiquitous. Basically, you take […]

By | 2017-03-07T23:25:59+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

CTS™-XHP: Is this super steel the best for knives? I think so.

 

Let’s continue our discovery of CTS™-XHP. Possibly the best knife steel ever.

CTS™-XHP is one of the most fantastic steels on the market. I don’t just say that because I use it. I say that because it is possibly the best. It is in high demand. The thought that went into the formula is dumbfounding. The quality of the manufacturing is top notch. And most importantly the performance of the steel is unbelievable. I have a hard time saying something is the best ever, but this steel might just be the best knife steel ever. Let’s keep describing it. Hope you enjoy!

Carpenter’s XHP is Air Hardening:

Recall the last post when we talked about how CTS™-XHP was formed using powder metallurgy? Ok. So […]

By | 2017-02-26T23:04:54+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

No Longer Selling Sharpening Supplies

 I am no longer going to stock sharpening supplies.

I want as many people to be able to keep their knives sharp as possible! And to save their money so they can spend it on a nice knife 🙂 So I am going to provide you with the links to the products I recommend as well as cheaper alternatives. I believe in buy once cry once. So it isn’t really a recommendation, but I understand some people just prefer to go with the cheapest route available. These links are Amazon Affiliate links and I will get a small percentage of the sale cost. However, it doesn’t cost you any more than it would if you bought straight from Amazon.

I may be […]

By | 2017-02-22T12:36:30+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

CTS™-XHP: What is Carpenter’s XHP steel? In a word, Excellent.

 Is CTS™-XHP the best steel? I think so.

CTS™-XHP steel at this time is my go to steel for Extra High-Performance knives. Frankly, I think it is incredibly hard to beat in performance. Carpenter’s XHP outperforms pretty much everything out there. It is a premium steel and it is coveted by knife makers around the world. I have been wanting to write a few articles about this steel for a while now.

That time is now. Let’s dive in!

Over the next few articles, I plan on covering the makeup of the steel, some in-depth explorations of the characteristics of the steel, and make some comparisons to other common steels you might encounter.

For this article, I am basically going to start to describe […]

By | 2017-02-19T23:47:28+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Stakeholder of the Month

 

Stakeholder of the Month

 

I thought it would be fun to feature a Stakeholder of the Month so you and I could hear from the people who help make it MT Knives Great! It is also encouraging for me  to hear from them in their own words why they decided to support MT Knives. So Here is the first one.

John wearing the famous Roehrman hat and knife

 

 
I’m John from North Dakota and I carry a custom knife made by Patrick all day, every day. My part time job is in the dental field and the rest of my time is spent as a homesteader, husband and father of 4 daughters […]

By | 2017-02-15T09:37:20+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

2 Special Deals in honor of my eBook Launch!

How to Sharpen the Edge of Your Knife

I teach a one day knife and blade sharpening course and in all of my classes, I discover the same or similar stories. People can’t seem to get their knife sharp no matter what technique they try or how long they work. Their knife edge doesn’t take an edge or keep an edge. For men, they resort to brute hand strength to cut or slice anything. Women become frustrated and just have their kitchen knives professionally sharpened for too much money.

How would you like to draw your knife from your pocket, sheath, or block and know beyond any shadow of a doubt that your knife is ready to cut, slice, dice, or trim? […]

By | 2017-01-29T18:47:18+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Knife Sharpening, MT Knife News|Comments Off on 2 Special Deals in honor of my eBook Launch!

The Survival Podcast Limited Seating Knife Building Opportunity

Let me help you learn how to make your own knife. Easy.

I am excited to be one of Jack Spirko’s instructors this year! Jack’s “The Survival Podcast Workshop” sold out in just about 2 hours last time! That means that you guys really want to be at the 9 Mile Farm in March. And so do I!

I can’t wait to share what I know about knife making with you. I am the first instructor on the first day so bring your coffee! (Brew it extra strong Jack, we have important stuff to talk about!) This year as you may know Jack is changing the format […]

By | 2017-01-30T01:44:37+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Survival Podcast Limited Seating Knife Building Opportunity

How to Establish a Burr on the Edge of your Knife

Four-Part Mini-Series Introduction

This is the fourth post in a four-part series in the month of January on sharpening your knife. My four-part post is designed to be kind of like a mini-course on knife sharpening. There is a very special announcement that I will make at the end of this post! You will not be disappointed.

This four-part mini-course is designed to take you through the process of establishing a burr. This course will get your blade razor sharp in no time. Of course, if you have been around MTKnives for any amount of time you will know that I am not satisfied with razor sharp. That is why you need to keep reading all the way to the end of this […]

By | 2017-01-25T00:24:40+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Knife Sharpening|1 Comment