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Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

The BLADE Show will have a new Knife Of The Year Award at this year's show, June 6-8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. This is the BLADE Magazine 2013 Collaboration Of The Year between Microtech and Mick Strider, the D.O.C. (PointSeven photo)

BLADE Show Announces New Knife-Of-Year Award

The BLADE Show is proud to announce a BLADE Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® award new for 2014: the People’s Choice Award. It, along with the other Knife-Of-The-Year Awards—all sponsored by New Graham Knives—will be chosen during the 33rd Annual BLADE Show June 6-8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Designed as a way to get...

Ivory Battle Enters New Phase

The battle to stop federal measures that punish law-abiding citizens and do little to address the issue of elephant ivory poaching has entered a new phase. If you are a duly authorized representative of a company with “significant commercial operations and employees,” now is the time to present U.S. Fish & Wildlife with a...

Putin Pulls Excalibur From Rock

Russian Premier Vladimir Putin made world news today when he pulled Excalibur from a rock in Vladivostok. The controversial Russian leader, who has ruffled international feathers lately with his taking of Crimea and bullying of the Ukraine, was salmon fishing near the ancient Russian city when he reportedly spied a flash of light from...

New BLADE On Newsstands Now!

The new BLADE showcases the hottest knives of the SHOT Show—including the new Kershaw/Emerson CQC-6K on the cover—the inside scoop on knife lotteries, field tests of the latest skeleton knives and more. Held this past January at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, the SHOT Show is the annual coming out party for...

Majority Opposes Ivory Ban At Meeting

Anywhere from 50-to-60 people attended the March 20 public meeting held by the Advisory Council to the Presidential Task Force on combatting wildlife trafficking, with more than twice as many voicing opposition to the ivory ban as those supporting it. Among those representing the knife industry at the meeting held in Washington, D.C., were...

Most of the Stolen Knives Found; 3 Still Missing

Purveyor Michael Donato was one happy man earlier this week when all but three of approximately 150 stolen knives were returned. The three knives that remain missing are the Shin by Rockstead and two John W. Smith folders, all of which are pictured at right. “This has been the craziest roller-coaster ride of my...

$750,000 Worth of Custom Knives Stolen

Approximately 150 custom knives valued at over three-quarters of a million dollars were stolen recently from KnifePurveyor.com, according to KnifePurveyor.com. Michael Donato, owner of KnifePurveyor.com, said the knives were stolen from his luggage at the Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) Airport that serves the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. He was returning from the East Coast...