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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


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Hunter’s Edge: 2 Sets Have “It”

Why buy one hunting  knife only when you can get most every game-care tool you need in two versatile hunting sets—the Outdoor Edge Butcher-Lite Knife Set and Gerber Ultimate Game Kit—from ShopBlade?     The Outdoor Edge Butcher-Lite Knife Set features the following:     • a  4.25-inch gut-hook skinner with a deep-bellied blade     •...

Hunter’s Edge: Outdoor Gear Care Kit

New to ShopBlade is Sentry Solutions’ Gear Care Kit-Field Grade for all your hunting knives, guns, tactical gear and collectibles.     The kit includes:     •Sentry Solutions’ award-winning Tuf-Cloth for lubrication and rust protection of all metal, wood and plastic surfaces;     •Tuf-Glide oil-free lubrication in an applicator that can reach inside knife pivots...

ABS Journeyman Smith Performance Test

The ABS Journeyman Smith Performance Test of Apprentice Smith Ben Seward which is administered by Master Smith Lin Rhea. During the video Master Smith Rhea gives some very useful advice about test preparation and techniques. For more information on the educational programs of the American Bladesmith Society please visit our Website and Forum at...

A Knife for Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient

  Editor’s Note: This is excerpted from a larger feature appearing in the special military December 2012 issue of BLADE, on newsstands now. BLADE thanks all past and present military service members and their families for their sacrifices. by Mike Carter In recognition of his military actions in Afghanistan on behalf of his fellow...