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Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

Sharpest Gifts South of Santa Land

Last-second shopping and running out of time? We’ve got you covered with some of the sharpest gifts south of Santa Land. Award-winning knifemaker Brian Tighe has designed a number of outstanding knives for CRKT, and one of his latest is the Tighecoon. Is it a belt buckle, a money clip, a well-designed folder or...

Knifemaker Joe Kious Perishes In Accident

Veteran knifemaker Joe Kious, popularizer of the “Pocket Locket” style of high-end art folder and long-time Knifemakers’ Guild member, passed away Dec. 5 as a result of injuries suffered in a vehicle accident. A resident of Kerrville, Texas, Kious was a full-time knifemaker who sold his first knife in 1969. He specialized in investment-quality...

Check out new BLADE's Complete Knife Guide, on newsstands NOW!

BLADE’s 2015 Knife Guide On Newsstands!

BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide Spring 2015 is your knife bible for most every cutting need in the coming year and is on newsstands NOW! In addition to providing you with the contact information for every factory knife, knife accessory and cutting need, the new BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide (BKG) keeps you in the loop...

The K.I.S.S. and the Delilah's P.E.C.K.

M16 & the K.I.S.S.: 2 Knives For The Ages

An unusually high number of knifemakers have died recently, all of whom left more than their fair share of lifelong marks on family, friends and the knife industry. In terms of influence on knife design, though, the two that probably had the largest impact were Ed Halligan and Kit Carson. Ironically, both men designed...

Ed Halligan passed away Saturday.

Halligan, K.I.S.S. Designer, Passes At 81

Edward Francis Halligan—better known as Ed—designer of the revolutionary K.I.S.S. folding knife and long-time custom knifemaker, passed away Saturday. He was 81. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, under the direction of Gamble Funeral Service of Savannah. An aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air...

Look for BLADE's annual military issue on newsstands today!

Medal Of Honor Recipients Lead Veterans Day Event

In recognition of Veterans Day, Case, Zippo and two Medal Of Honor recipients will install an exclusive Medal Of Honor commemorative knife and lighter set in the Zippo/Case Museum today in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Medal Of Honor awardees Sammy Davis and Harold Fritz, both of whom received the country’s most prestigious military honor for their...

The pending ivory ban will be impacted by the Nov. 4 elections.

How The Nov. 4 Vote Affects the Ivory Ban

While some might think Republicans taking control of Congress as a result of the Nov. 4 elections will be good for those fighting a pending legal ivory ban, such may not be the case. Rob Mitchell of the Elephant Protection Association indicated that though the election results would seem to make a Republican majority...