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Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

Hayes and flippers

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...

Knife bill and BLADE Show.

Knife Bill Would Affect BLADE Show

A Georgia knife bill that would reform law and impact the 2017 BLADE Show needs your help by Friday, March 3, or it will die. According to Knife Rights, SB 49 would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5.5 to 12 inches, but before...

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Mount Rushmore of Knifemakers in BLADE!

A contemporary version of the Mount Rushmore of Knifemakers, a secret of knife collecting, knives with nice butts, the Bob Loveless knife that changed knife history and more touch up the edge of the latest BLADE®, on newsstands NOW! BLADE did an all-time “Mount Rushmore of Knifemakers”—the top four makers of...

The Hammer passes.

Larry “The Hammer” Harley Passes Away

Larry Wayne “The Hammer” Harley, friend, knifemaker, bladesmith and knifemaking teacher to anyone who showed an interest—especially kids and “wounded warriors”—passed away in his sleep Feb. 12. He was 66. A lifelong resident of Bristol, Tennessee, Larry made knives under the business name of Lonesome Pine Knives. An American Bladesmith Society...

Hatchet Man's blade collection

Hatchet Man Blades on Strange Inheritance

The knife and edged-weapon collection of a man who once drew the FBI’s attention in the infamous Unabomber case will be the focus of the “Hatchet Man” episode of “Strange Inheritance” on the FOX Business Network tonight at 9 p.m. EST. Robert Marek dedicated his life to making and collecting knives,...

Bose on Handcrafted America.

Knifemaker Tony Bose on TV Tonight

Knifemaker Tony Bose, one of the world’s leading crafters of custom slip joints and a long-time knife collaborator with Case, will be the featured attraction of “Handcrafted America” at 9:30 EST tonight on the INSP Network. Hosted by Jill Wagner, “Handcrafted America” travels the USA to find the very best of...

Chuck Ward is the 2017 BLADE Show photographer.

New BLADE Show Photographer is Chuck Ward

Long-time knife photographer Chuck Ward is the new Official BLADE Show Photographer, the BLADE Show and BLADE® Magazine are happy to report. The BLADE Show is the world’s largest and most important knife show and will be held in its 36th annual rendition June 2-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in...