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      The History of Knife Making

      The History of Knife Making
      What would you say is the best man-made invention throughout the ages? Some might say the electric light or the telephone or perhaps the automobile. But of course, we would argue that the best thing made by man is the cutting edge. The first knife-like tools were made in prehistoric times. These hand tools, or Oldowan, are the oldest known and said to have first appeared 2-3 million years ago. They were made by chipping stones to create a chopping or cutting edge and were typically made from a single "core" stone. These knives were made and used as needed and for hunting purposes and basic survival.

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      Give DAD something sharp this Father's Day

      Give DAD something sharp this Father's Day
      Whether Dad is a hardcore gear geek, thrill-seeker, hiker, adventurist or just a general outdoors person, every Dad needs a great blade. It is very likely, if you think back to your first knife, that it was Dad who gave it to you, probably with much pride and a few warnings about how to care for your knife. It would only be fitting then, to return the honour of giving Dad a knife for Father's Day. 

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      How to Care for your Arno Bernard Hunting Knife

      How to Care for your Arno Bernard Hunting Knife

      Custom knives mean specialised skill and artistry, high quality material, and beautiful designs. It is a lengthy and involved process, and because of this, they tend to cost a bit more than an ordinary, mass produced hunting knife. Often an Arno Bernard Knife will be passed on as an heirloom to the next generation, and it is important, if you want to ensure you have a lifelong companion, to take proper care of your knife.

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      RWL34 The Perfect Balance Between Edge Retention & Performance

      RWL34 The Perfect Balance Between Edge Retention & Performance

      Arno Bernard Knives are known to have the perfect balance between edge retention and performance, something we would ascribe to the steel we use and 30 plus years of experience in knife-making. Creating a knife that can be sharpened to a fine edge and still retain its shine without fracturing is vital if you want a knife that will function consistently without fail. 

       

       

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      Three Outdoor Adventures for the Wild at Heart

      Three Outdoor Adventures for the Wild at Heart
      The best place to recover from office fatigue, workload pressures and just the general stress and anxiety that living in the 21st century brings, is, naturally, the great outdoors! Most South Africans are wild at heart and love an adventure. To be clear, you can have an outdoor adventure without a knife, but the adventure just wouldn't be the same. You wouldn't have the envy of all your friends, and you wouldn't need the excuse to whip out your knife at every opportunity. Arno Bernard is a family of knife makers who use their heritage of craftsmanship handed down through many generations of knife makers designing and creating superior knives with high-quality components and exotic South African materials.

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