Author Archives: Ben Sobieck

Ben Sobieck

About Ben Sobieck

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

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...

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...