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.

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...

9/11: We Will Never Forget

It was 11 years ago today—a sunny Tuesday morning, just as it is this morning in New York City—that scores of innocent Americans paid the ultimate price when the Twin Towers were attacked. At some point today, take time to pause and reflect on those innocent lives lost and the lives today that continue...

Video: Ken Onion Signs CRKT Foresights for BLADE

A BLADE exclusive! Ken Onion engraves his signature on 100 of the CRKT Foresights he designed. These signed knives are only available at ShopBlade.com.Hurry, they’re going fast! Click here to get your autographed Ken Onion Foresight before they’re gone.

Bladesports World Championship Blade Show Atlanta, GA. 6/9/2012

A video of the cutting competition that took place during the Bladesports World Championship during the 2012 Blade Show at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. 6/9/2012 BLADE RecommendsBefore you can take part in a cutting competition, you need a firm grasp on how to make knives. The Complete Bladesmith by Jim Hrisoulas is...

Knives Of The Living Dead

Zombies are everywhere you look—movies, TV and sneaking up behind you. Surviving the dreaded zombie apocalypse with creatures running amok eating brains sounds like a great night watching TV. While the knife industry is not immune from following trends, any knife useful in the coming zombie apocalypse also would work great in everyday and...

Bill Moran Making a Guard for a Quillian Dagger

American Bladesmith Society Founder William F. “Bill” Moran, Jr demonstrates his technique for making and attaching a guard to a Quillian Dagger. BLADE Recommends: Spyderco Bill Moran Drop PointBill Moran’s legacy can be felt every time a knifemaker fires up a forge. It’s also the force behind the Spyderco Bill Moran Drop Point. With...