Author Archives: Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

Dr. D2, Bob Dozier

D2 Tool Steel Just Keeps Cutting

D2 tool steel just keeps cutting. It’s been around a long time and enjoys a solid reputation among custom and factory knifemakers and knife users. As with many high-performance steels, it experiences a range of highs and lows in popularity, and at the moment seems to be enjoying a high. A favorite steel of...

BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame welcomes Les de Asis.

De Asis, Batson Join Cutlery Hall

Les de Asis and Jim Batson are the newest members of the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©. Both will be formally inducted into the Cutlery Hall Of Fame the Saturday night, June 3, of the BLADE Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta during the BLADE Magazine Awards Reception (tickets required). The...

Shock-and-claw karambits

Shock and Claw in New BLADE®

“Shock and claw” karambits, the damascus knives that changed knife history and the complete lowdown on the 4th Annual BLADE University at the 36th Annual BLADE Show are but a few of the highlights of the latest BLADE®, on newsstands NOW! Boasting a blade shaped like a sickle, the karambit has been adapted for martial arts...

Fowler at BLADE Show

Meet The Editors at The BLADE Show

If you are one of thousands of knife enthusiasts worldwide who will attend the 36th Annual BLADE Show June 2-4, it’s time to start making your to-do list for the world’s largest and most important knife event. In addition to all the knives and knife accessories, BLADE University classes, demos, cutting competitions, knife collections, knife judging competitions,...

Choil on Spyderco Polestar.

Can You Define Knife Choil?

Is a knife choil a nick, a notch, a finger groove or something else? And besides, what’s the difference between a nick and a notch? What it is is one of those knife-specific terms that seems to evade proper definition by many, everyone from knife newbies to knife aficionados. One definition for knife choil from...

Spyderco in BLADE

Spyderco’s Knife That Changed Knife History

Spyderco’s knife that changed knife history, Creek Stewart of Fat Guys In The Woods fame and his knives, the top knives of the SHOT Show and more highlight the latest issue of BLADE®, on newsstands now! Spyderco is celebrated worldwide for its signature folders with the hole in the blade and also a pocket...

4th Annual BLADE University

BLADE University Sets New Schedule

The 4th Annual BLADE University will offer knife enthusiasts an almost completely overhauled curriculum of classes on the subject of knives and knifemaking June 1-3 in conjunction with the BLADE Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Beginning the day before the BLADE Show and ending BLADE Show Saturday, this year’s BLADE University offers a...