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10 Questions with Andy Roy of Fiddleback Forge

Recently, I reached out to Andy Roy, owner and president at Fiddleback Forge and to do my “10 questions with” segment. This blog post is a verbatim transcript of that discussion. As you will see from Andy’s answers to my questions he is one incredible knifemaker and an even better human being. With that let’s

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Steel and Knife Choice Simplified

You want to buy a new knife… A good knife. You’ve had enough of cheap knives that get dull quickly and never really get sharp in the first place. Maybe you have one that rusts when the weather report says “rain tomorrow” or the edge, more and more after every use, looks like grandma’s serrated

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Engraved Groomsmen Knives

This post has been written from the individual perspectives of each male employee at DLT Trading Paul – The best groomsmen gift I have ever received was a Kershaw Skyline. This is the knife that started my personal interest in knives, and it started a growing collection. Many men will go through life and be

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Bark River Knives Grind-In

Two or three times per year Bark River Knives opens their doors to anyone who has the desire to make a knife for an event called a Grind-In. Male and female makers all of ages descend upon Escanaba, MI for this three day event. Any level of experience is welcome at these events; there are

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Everyday Carry with the Benchmade 531

In the long search for a suitable everyday carry knife I stumbled upon the Benchmade 531. After having it in my hand, I could not get over how light and thin it was compared to most of the knives that I have previously carried. This was also my first foray into the Axis lock, or

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Swiss Army Cadet: Updated Style on a Classic Design

The Swiss Army knife has been a staple in the knife community for over 100 years. Most people think of red plastic, a corkscrew, tweezers, toothpick, a blade and some other tools. The Victorinox Swiss Army Cadet breaks the typical plastic handled mold with an all textured aluminum handle. The Cadet doesn’t include tweezers, toothpick,

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Of Fire and Knife

I’ll dive into what I have on my mind shortly but it seems my first blog post here requires a bit of introduction.  My name is Mike Palmer.  Like the rest of you who wander about the pages of DLT Trading, I love the outdoors.  As a boy, I was a suburban Cub Scout.  I

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Why Knives

I’m asked on a fairly regular basis – “how did you get into selling knives?”  In reality it was a little by design and a little by happenstance but truly driven by a love for quality outdoor gear and knives.  How it all came about is rather interesting and one I’d like to share. I

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First Look at Hofsommer Forge Knives

The newest addition to the DLT family, Hofsommer Forge. From our trip to a custom knife show, we had the pleasure to meet Cody Hofsommer of Hofsommer Forge. His knives stood out from the rest with the quality of his fit and finish; and for his beautiful damascus work. Cody has been making knives for the

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Business & Family

As our inaugural blog post I wanted to talk about the core values that drive DLT Trading and myself personally and how they relate to you, our customer.  When asked to talk about the driving forces behind DLT Trading, it was an easy conversation to have and one which required little thought to articulate:  FAMILY. 

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