Author Archives: Joe Kertzman

Joe Kertzman

About Joe Kertzman

Joe Kertzman is managing editor of BLADE.


Iconic Knives Of Europe

In Europe, knife making and knives have a rich, deep and complex history, dating back to cavemen themselves. Therefore, the continent is home to thousands of diverse and unique knives and knife making cultures stretching from medieval Belgium to Ottoman Turkey.


Is There Knife Law Common Sense?

On September 30, 2015, the AKTI presented Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, with the "Common Sense Award." The award is designed to honor Members of Congress who have worked across party lines to further common sense legislation.

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Japanese Swords Remain Iconic

In the December 2015 issue of BLADE®, Leon Kapp penned the first part of a two-part series on historic, iconic Japenese swords. He concludes the series in the January 2016 issue.

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Classy Tactical Folders Evolve!

There's a chapter in the new KNIVES 2016 book called "Some Class Tacts," and it's chock-full of color images of the finest handmade, high-end, dressed-up tactical folders in the world.