Art Knives

All knives are art in a sense, but those known as Art Knives exhibit artistic forms, or some type of embellishment, which may include engraving, scrimshaw, precious- or non-precious-stone inlay, other exotic natural handle inlays, carving, sculpting, wire inlay, etching or a myriad of other inlays, overlays and underlays. Damascus and mosaic damascus blades, bolsters, handles and parts often elevate a fixed blade or folder to that of “Art Knife.”

The Microtech D.O.C. Kill Switch—the BLADE Magazine 2013 Most Innovative American Design—is on the cover of the new BLADE®, on newsstands today!

New BLADE Hits Newsstands TODAY!

Get all the poop on the 2013 BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo (—including the BLADE Magazine 2013 Knives Of The Year® and the show’s other hottest knives—Steven “MeatEater” Rinella’s assessment of the SOG Huntspoint hunting knife and more in the latest BLADE® (, on most newsstands TODAY!  Highlights include:  •Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame©...

Join Larry "The Hammer" Harley and A.G. Russell Knives' Debbie Myers at the A.G. Russell Knife Event 2013.

A.G. Russell Knife Event 2013 July 26-28

Knifemakers, knife manufacturers and dealers, knifemaking suppliers and knife lovers in general will descend on A.G. Russell’s Knife Event 2013 Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, in Rogers, Arkansas.   Held at the luxurious John Q. Hammons Convention Center Embassy Suites, the show brings exhibitors from around the world to the Northwest corner of Arkansas...

Check newsstands today for the latest issue of BLADE.

New BLADE On Newsstands NOW!

The eye-popping ESEE-3VG in a Venom Green blade, orange G-10 handle and a lanyard to match is the cover knife for the October BLADE® (, on newsstands now! The knife is an appetizer for the lead-in story on lanyards and beads, a growing accessory trend on today’s finest knives. Want the inside story on...

The CKCA/Fisk Cutlery Challenge Award went to Elizabeth Loerchner's folder with glass inlay.

Loerchner Wins CKCA/Fisk Cutlery Challenge

It took four judges over two hours to reach a decision, but Elizabeth Loerchner was chosen the winner of the Custom Knife Collector Association Jerry Fisk Cutlery Challenge. Elizabeth won for her folder set with glass inlay. The announcement of the winner was made in Atlanta during the 2013 CKCA Banquet held the same...

Juried by ABS master smith Mace Vitale, maker of this damascus dagger, the Art of the Knife will run July 10-Aug. 18.

“Art of the Knife” Starts July 10

The Art of the Knife, an exploration of the history of the handmade knife as a tool of value in both function and aesthetics, will run July 10 through Aug. 18 at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut. Mace Vitale, a journeyman smith in the American Bladesmith Society and also a blacksmith and...

Northern Knives retail knife store in ??????, Alaska, will be among the many who benefit from Alaska's sweeping new knife reform law. (Northern Knives photo)

New Measure Will Revamp Alaska Knife Law

With the stroke of a pen, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a new measure known as HB33 that will result in sweeping reform of Alaskan knife law. The new law will go into effect Sept. 18. Until then, however, existing Alaska knife laws remain in place. According to Knife Rights, HB33 will legalize...