Author Archives: Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

Case Tribal Lock folding knife

New Knife: Case Star-Spangled Tribal Lock

America. Apple pie. More America. More apple pie. (Hey, it’s the holidays, and pie is mandatory, right?) Wrap it all up with the new Case Star Spangled Tribal Lock in a patriotic-themed “natural bone” handle, and a Tru-Sharp surgical steel spear blade embellished with the iconic “USA.” The Star-Spangled Tribal Lock...

Smith's Sharpener and Knife Tool

10 Family Gift Knives Sport Holiday Spirit

Whether it’s blood relatives or your inner circle of friends, all of them need family gift knives. Here are 10 examples of some really sharp gifts you can give to those closest to you this holiday season. Kitchen knives make good family gift knives for just about any adult who likes...

Best blade steels in BLADE Guide

Best Blade Steels Unleash The Sharp

The best blade steels, latest handle materials, blade shapes, knifemaking suppliers and most everything else it takes to make a knife the sharpest it can be populate the BLADE 2018 Complete Knife Guide, on newsstands now! What’s the best knife steel for one application can be a disaster for another. However,...

Thanksgiving cutters, Case

Thanksgiving Cutters, Japanese Style

Santokus are Thanksgiving cutters, Japanese style. A design that originated in the Land of the Rising Sun, the santoku is a specialized tool well suited to preparing holiday meals. From cutting meat to dicing veggies and cutting fruit for creative holiday salads and such, santokus are perfect for Gobbler Day. Santokus...