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.

Benchmade-Tumult

New Knife Alert: HK Tumult Law Enforcement/Military Elite Edition

A partnership between Benchmade and Kroll International, a supplier of military and law enforcement products, offers a new take on the Heckler & Koch Tumult. Sporting special handle colors and a lasermarked blade, this special edition is available only through Kroll and its retail partners. “We are excited to be able to partner with...

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2014 BLADE Show Knife Of The Year® Award Winners

The 2014 BLADE Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards were announced the evening of June 7 at the 2014 BLADE Show in the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Here are the winners. Stay tuned for more details. Publisher’s Award: Mark Zalesky Industry Achievement Award: Aldo and Edda Lorenzi 2014 Accessory of the Year: SOG Blade Light Sheath 2014 Kitchen Knife...

How to Grind Forged Blades

Video: How to Grind a Forged Blade

American Bladesmith Society (ABS) master smith Jerry Fisk explains how to profile a forged blade on a grinder in this video. Pay special attention to Fisk’s tip at the beginning of the video. Wear earplugs while running a grinder for best results. That way, you’ll be relaxed throughout the entire process. “If you’re tense,...

How to Make Mosiac Damascus

Video: How to Make Mosaic Damascus Steel with Ed Caffrey

In this video from the American Bladesmith Society, master smith Ed Caffrey details how to make mosaic damascus. This technique yields stunning steel for beautiful blades. How to Make Mosaic Damascus: The Billet From the video: First, I built a 4″x4″x6″ “can” and plugged one end with piece of 3/8″ place, then laid out...