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Republic Of Knives, what is it about?

Republic Of Knives is first and foremost, about knives! We are not, at the moment at least, attempting to found a new republic known as “Knives”, although we think that would be an awesome republic, and we may have to give that idea some serious thought in the future!

Republic Of Knives Is about the state of Knifedom! Once again, we are not concerning ourselves with a state called “Knifedom”, but the state, that is, the condition of knife “culture” and knives in today’s world.

Not all is well. There would appear to be a decline in the stability of commercial handmade or mostly handmade knife companies in their respective home countries with the movement of much of the manufacturing to countries where labor is less expensive, and in some cases, where quality may be questionable. This has some mixed results.

On the other hand, there seems to be a resurgence of custom knife making and hundreds of talented custom knife makers plying their trade with a fairly high degree of success. This site will deal with some of those issues.


We will be reviewing some knives here at Republic Of Knives. I have read a lot of reviews over the past few years and it seems that it is time for someone to speak the truth and deal with reality in reviews!

What qualifies me?

What qualifies me to make these claims and write these reviews? Six decades of experience!

It may not mean much to you, but I have lived and owned knives in 6 decades. That is a lot of time and a lot of knives. In fact, from a practical standpoint, I have worn down to the nail indent about 40 folding knives from one of the best commercial knife makers in the world along with some from other makers, and a few fixed blade knives while working with and, sometimes. against nature.

Well, that and a pretty solid background in metallurgy and some experience in knife making on an amateur level. That is what I bring to the Republic Of Knives.

Hopefully, we can move the conversation toward a more solid direction than the course knifedom seems to be headed at present!

Jefferson, Adams, and a visit to Shakspere’s home!

Long Live the Republic!

Republic Of Knives

Republic Of Knives wants you to be informed and we want to help! Besides presenting articles, pictures, reviews and videos of knives and knife related products and services, Republic Of Knives may from time to time, offer some opinions on political and social issues related to tools and weapons in our Republic. We believe that it is your right as an individual citizen to keep and carry such arms as you see fit!

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