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Every Kitchen Needs A Knife Sharpener

March 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


You don’t need to own a $500 set of kitchen knives, but you do need to own a knife sharpener because having very sharp kitchen knives makes a tremendous difference while preparing foods.

There are lots and lots of knife sharpening tools and most all of them will get the job done.

A good knife sharpener though does not necessarily have to be expensive.

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12 Survival Kitchen Knives

January 7, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


When it comes to survival and preparedness, much effort is spent having to do with the kitchen (food, storage, alternative cooking, etc..). When considering your preps, don’t overlook your kitchen tools. A survival kitchen needs its knives…

The following is a list (and blade images) of most various types of kitchen knives. If you don’t already have one of each, you might think about getting what you might need…

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The Mother Of All Swiss Army Knives

October 1, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin


The Mother of All Swiss Army Knives, a multi-tool created by John S. Holler in Germany sometime around 1880. The knife predates the Swiss Army Knife, which started production about a decade later in 1890.

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Sharpening Knives 101

August 20, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin


The basic technique of properly sharpening a knife is simple, but yet essential to keeping your pocket knife (or any other) razor sharp, and ready to perform.

Here’s a basic method to sharpen a knife…

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Best Popular Mid-Priced Pocket Knife On Amazon

September 20, 2012, by Ken Jorgustin


Tell us about your pocket knife! There are quite a number of makes and models of pocket knives covering a wide range of price, quality, style and purpose. Buying a pocket knife is a personal choice of this combination of preferences.

As I often do when looking to determine some of these factors is I turn to who seem to carry just about everything along with a high number of customer reviews, rankings and descriptions. It helps when trying to decide on one thing or the other. I did this with the ordinary pocket knife to see what turns up.

This is by no means a scientific claim or in-depth analysis. It’s simply the result of searching a few parameters on Amazon. Here’s what I did…

I selected a middle price range of approximately $25 to $50 so as to avoid the cheap stuff while overlooking the very expensive. I filtered out only the 4-star ratings or higher and then logged the number of reviews for each knife which indicates the popularity of the knife itself. What I came up with is the following list.

Make / Model Stars  #Reviews         Rank
Kershaw Ken Onion Leek 4.7 380        1,786
Kershaw Ken Onion Black Blur 4.7 273        1,283
SOG Flash II 4.5 278        1,251
SOG Flash I 4.3 167           718
Kershaw Ken Onion Black Leek 4.6 95           437
Kershaw Ken Onion Chive 4.6 68           313
SOG Twitch II 4.3 62           267
Kershaw Ken Onion Baby Boa 4.7 46           216
Kershaw Ken Onion Scallion 4.7 45           212
Gerber Ar 3.00 4.5 33           149
Gerber 30-000118 3.9 35           137

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Best/Popular Mid-Priced Pocket Knives


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