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.

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,...

Jim Ort Oz Custom Knives

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...

BLADE Show anti counterfeit

BLADE Honored for Stance Against Counterfeit Knives

From the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) presented its inaugural Integrity Award to BLADE and F+W for contributions to work against counterfeit knives. The presentation took place at the recent BLADE Show awards reception in Atlanta. The BLADE Show is world’s largest annual knife event; F+W is a media...