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This is not a "Who's who" of the knife world.

Just some people that I respect and blades that I like.

Custom Makers | Kiwi Makers | Balisong | Knife Publications | Knife Shows | Knife Websites | Forums | Knife Organisations | Fun Links | Friends| Production Makers | Trainers | Instructors

Custom Makers

AmericanKami
Some very original, very interesting fighters. Visit the site and count the number of times you go "Ooooooh".
Brent Sandow
Brent lives in Auckland with his lovely wife and a cat that yells at people for no reason.
Commando Knife
Peter Parkinson makes authentically replicated Fairbairn Sykes Commando knifes.
Besh Knives
When not wrestling bears, Besh makes some neat stuff. Check out his patented 'Besh wedge' tip.
Dozier
The 'Freedom' is pretty.
Derespina
Richard makes my favorite kerambit. The Model 10. Check out his giant models.
East Village
Nice BIG knives.
Duncan Knives
Some very cool folders.
Szabo
Very original and exciting bladeware.
Bob Lum
Some really elegant stuff.
Chris Reeve
Makes the 'Yarborough' AKA the Green Beret Knife. An inspiration for what a no nonsense war knife should be.
SAR
The Hornet is great.
Goldsworthy
Check out the 'Pikal' stuff.
Snody
Lovely Japanese influenced knives.
Giant Kerambits
Sweet kerambits
Dervish
Check out the Yataghan- also some others with striking arab curves.
Crawford
The 'Dragon' in Pikal configuration is sweet.
DM
The 'Decepter' is rather nice ...
Lynn
Damascus karambit ... sigh.
Doucette
Elegant cuttyness
Sibert
Love that 'Argonaut'.
Polkowski
The Polecat is groovy.
Branton
Do like the 'Merrill's Marauder'.
Warren Thomas Knives
Check out the 'Mark III Karambit'.
Busse
The 'Steel Heart 1' is very nice.
The SNAG
Very interesting control device / knife from Dr. Louis Krudo.
Hossom Knives
Do like the 'Requiem'.

Kiwi Makers

Warren Knives
Hembrook Knives
Hoihoi Knives
Custom Worx
Custom Knives
Duel Knives
Smith Knives
Shark Knives
Svord

Trainers

Shock Knife
Very valuable training tool and keeps the kids in line.
Norm's Training Blades
Custom Trainers made to order.
Sharkee
Polypropylene training knives
Tak
Keen Edge
Training Blades
NOK
Contemporary Fighting Arts
Diirt Burns Triners

Balisong

Balisong Collector
Marlow
Maier
Ralph
Balisong Extreme

Knife Publications

Blade Magazine
Lame d'autore & Coltelli
Italian Knife Magazines.
Messer Magazin
German knife magazine.
Tactical Knives magazine
Knife World
Knife Life, Klinok Blade & Prorez Knife Magazine
Three knife magazines with an Asian and Russian perspective.
Paladin Press
Instructional Books and DVDs.
Knives Illustrated

Knife Shows

The Blade Show
Spirit of Steel

Knife Websites

The Finer Edge
Knife Art
Steel Addiction
Throwing
Here is a useful throwing site.

Forums

Blade Forums
The Ususal Suspects
Knife Forums
Ironpit
Custom Knives and Guns
British Blades

Knife Organisations

American Knife & Tool Institute
Provide a unified voice representing the knife-making and knife-using community in the US.

Fun Links

Another reason to love Canadians
Cat Armour Do you need armor for your cat?
The Toybag Guide to Erotic Knifeplay
I am so naive...

Friends

Primal Steel
Hayden has a great deal of knowledge regarding medieval sword and associated systems.

Production Makers

Spyderco
Really innovative production knives. I love my 'Civilian' and the 'Police' model is a classic.
Cold Steel
Good quality at good prices. Check out their 'Proof' video. Delight as Lynn takes his aggression out on a dead cow. I don't know what these things did to him as a kid, but its payback time now you bovine bastards. Also offer excellent training videos.
CRKT
Their 'Ultima' is an excellent, affordable knife. The 'Dragon' is also an interesting model.
SOG
Smart, well made knives.
MOD
Very interesting series of defensive blades designed by various experts in the blade arts.
Buck
Their 'Nighthawk' is a bargain of a fixed blade.
Benchmade
Many good blades.
Microtech
Truly delightful automatics. But REALLY bad at replying to emails.
Mission
Need a non magnetic scuba knife for mine disposal? That's right. Oh yes you do.
Boker
Current makers of the Applegate Fighter. Outstanding bit of kit.
Gerber
Makers of the excellent Applegate folders. The Covert is lovely.
Emerson
Well thought knives by a guy who is well schooled in their use. It shows.
Cherusker Messer
Magnum 'LLC' makes for nice gunting.
Black Water
Their fixed Drop Point is nice system.
Entrek
The wee 'Bison' is cute. But at nine inches - only as a back up.
Wilson
Their 'Cop tool' is practical. The cord wrapped carbon fiber 'Stealth' is a little more exotic. Like wise the 'Covert Response'. Still like that Model 2.
Ontario
The Bram Frank designed 'Abaniko' is no match for their dreaded 'Assault Spatula'.
Sure Fire
The 'Echo' is nice.
Kershaw
The 'Speed bump' is very cute. Also check out the 'Ripcord' system.
Zero Tolerance
Like the '0121' designed by Strider.
Mantis
Check out the 'Picker 2' - Because sometimes you need to open a beer during a kinfe fight...
Tops
'Lone Falcone' has pretty lines.
Dark Ops
Interesting fixed blade features.
Al Mar
Some excellent knives. My SF10 is scary sharp. Not for tourists.
Ka Bar
Their TDI defense knives are very smart. Many other rock solid models for affordable prices.
Extrema Ratio
Italian goodies.
Mercworx
Love that 'Equatorian'.
Hideaway knife
Neat two finger tools.
Timberline
Sell the 'Lightfoot Pistol Grip' folder.
Puma
'Snake' series are interesting but love my 'Tac 1'.
Katz
Do like their 'Ally cat'.
WASP
CO2 injecting knife. In case of sharks...
Staniforth
Kiwi Tank Todd has a new knife
511
Nice folding Kerambit from Steve Tarani.
Kukris
Because you just never know when you need to behead something. This site also has some interesting history on the Kukri.

Instructors


Eye of the Storm knives does not endorse any trainer unless specified. If we don't recommend them, it may just mean that we have not yet had the pleasure of learning their system in depth.
The following are presented for your interest.

Bakbakan
My first formalized introduction to the blade arts. Great system. Great environment to train in.
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Keating
Colourful American instructor producing a good line in training videos. James also has an interesting Video Magazine.
Damian Halforty
Likely the best knife defense instructor in New Zealand.
Damian
Sayoc
Well produced instructional DVDs. Sure, Tom Kier is a snuggle bear... But marry me Ray Dionaldo. Not much he can't do with a Kerambit. Looks a bit like an assailant being thrown into a blender.
Shivworks
Dreadful name... But some great material.
David Decker
Author of 'The Rhythm of One'.
Pekiti Tirsia
You will find a lot of their techniques appearing in new 'Systems' popping up. Check out the original - Very solid.
Steve Tarani
Kerambit Training seminars and DVD instructionals.
Janich
Well known for his DVD and book courses.
Floro
Also has a DVD instructional course available that is receiving good feedback.
Kenpo Kerambit
Kerambit instructional DVDs and good plastic trainers.
Dog Brothers
Practical instructional DVDs. I'm pretty sure that Denny's 'Dog' is in fact a shaved horse.
W. Hock Hochheim
Instructional Books and DVDs.
James Loriega
Instructor and author well known for Spanish bladework.
Apache
Circle the wagons.
Marc MacYoung
Interesting opinions on the current edged weapons scene.
ETI
Trainers.
Piper
South African system.
AMOK
Tom Sotis and his merry band.
Jim Wagner
Offers the 'Reality based' system and also designed a very solid folding concept for Boker.
Ron Balicki
Good instructor also offers 'The defensive edge' DVD series.
Global KF
Also offering the book 'Saca Tripa Knife fighting Method of Danse de Rue Savate'.
Bram Frank
Well regarded instructor and designer of the 'Gunting' knives.
Garimot

More great links to come - check back!

Please note:

  • All the knifes detailed here are for entertainment purposes only!!
  • Remember that they are all rubbish, won't hold an edge and will break.
  • They may even explode - killing you and your loved ones.
  • Buy mine and only mine.