Author Archives: Ben Sobieck

Ben Sobieck

About Ben Sobieck

Ben Sobieck is the online editor for BLADE and administrator of blademag.com. His top interests include outdoors knives, classy EDCs, current events issues and any blade with a great story behind it. Contact him at ben.sobieck@fwmedia.com.

BLADE Show

BLADE Show, Day 1: The World’s Greatest Knife Show

If the first day of BLADE Show 2017 could be summed up in one word, it’d be “the line.” That’s actually two words, but it’s fitting for the enormous early turnout of knife enthusiasts waiting for the doors to open. Never before has the line gone literally out the door, and into the parking...

Best Skinning Knives

Featured Knife: Skinner from Ridgeline Knife Works

The Skinner from Ridgeline Knife Works was designed with a big skinning belly in the 3-inch blade (think back to the old Dexter skinners), without sacrificing the ability to cut tendons and gut. The G10 handle provides comfort regardless of the way the knife is held, and jimping adds additional finger grip. With a...

Best folding knives featured BLADE magazine

Featured Knife: Mako Folder by MacGray & Co.

Specs Company: MacGray & Co. Knife: Mako Folder Designer: MacGray & Co. Length: 8 1/2 inches Blade: CPM 154, saber grind, modified drop point design Lock: Titanium Liner Lock Handle: Black Micarta Handle Ambidextrous thumbscrew Stainless steel variable clip An All-American Knife The MacGray & Co. Mako Folder knife is made in San Marcos,...

Featured Knives: Oz Knives

As the creative force behind Oz Custom Knives, Jim Ort made a name for himself with his signature 1095 carbon and 15N20 nickel damascus blades. From tip to pommel, his fixed blade knives offer a classic look that recalls a time when no one left home without a knife. Ort puts his own twist on...