Many knife enthusiasts recognize Persian upswept blades when they see them, Scottish basket-hilt swords, Japanese tantos, French poniards and American bowies.
These budget blades, featured in the February 2016 issue of BLADE, can be carried and used daily without hurting the pocketbook. They cost less than $50!
A Knife Law Reform Bill, including Knife Law Preemption, AB 142, has passed the Wisconsin Assembly by a voice vote, according to Knife Rights and kniferights.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.