Machines and technology from rural America
When you choose the right hay baler for your needs, you save bales of money.

A folding knife
Types of Knives for the Homestead
Different types of knives have various strengths and weaknesses, and understanding them will help get rural tasks done safely.

Lawn Mower Safety Tips
Lawn mower safety tips to remember when using an electric lawn mower, a push lawn mower and a riding lawn mower.

Tractor Maintenance Tips
Keep your tractor in good condition with these tips on maintenance and care.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Tools

Hank's knife collection

Cut to the Quick: A Love for Knife Making

Hank's passion for knife making was stoked at a young age, and he continues to hone his skill today.


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Benjamin BaerBackyard Baers

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