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.

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Benchmade Hires David Fee as VP Sales/Marketing

Benchmade Knife Company has announced that David Fee will be the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The position involves all sales and marketing activities for Benchmade at their headquarters in Oregon. “We’re thrilled to have David join the Benchmade senior management team,” said Les de Asis, founder and CEO of Benchmade Knife Company,...

Jigging and Shaping Knife Handle Scales

Video: Jigging and Shaping Knife Handle Scales

American Bladesmith Society master smith Steve Dunn demonstrates how to jig and shape knife handle scales in this video. The tutorial was shot during the Slip Joint Folding Knife class at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina, on Dec. 3-7, 2012. Learn more about knife designs, including handles, in 101 Knife Designs.

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Video: How to Select a Milling Vise for Knifemaking

This demonstration on the selection and use of milling vises is by Dale Schafer, Machine/Tool Technology Instructor at the Washburn Institute of Technology. This was one of the demonstrations at the 3rd Heartland Hammer-In in Topeka, Kansas sponsored by the American Bladesmith Society and hosted by the Kansas Custom Knife Makers Association. For more...

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Tips for Grinding a Blade

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Murray Carter’s new book, Bladesmithing with Murray Carter. Click here to learn more from this renowned knifemaker. The shape of the blade, or profile, must be precisely ground. Grinding is the operation of using files or other abrasives to mechanically shape the steel into a functional blade....