Author Archives: Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

Knife Brings World Record Price

A knife presented to President Theodore Roosevelt brought a world record price of $414,000 at auction this past weekend, Sept. 9-11. It is believed to be the most ever paid for an American knife at auction, according to the auctioneer, Rock Island Auction Co. The previous world record price for a knife at auction...

Lile ivory folder

Is a World Ivory Ban in the Offing?

A CITES meeting that could determine whether there will be a world ivory ban begins Sept. 24 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 17th annual meeting of the CITES Conference of Parties is set to run through Oct. 5 and will include individuals and organizations around the globe who are for or against a world...

BLADE U.S. military issue.

U.S. Military Issue of BLADE Out Now!

The annual U.S. military issue of BLADE® includes what to look for in a 4.0 military knife, special presentation Buck knives for a unique unit of National Guardsmen who fought during the Vietnam War, the knives from Johnny Strong’s latest movie and much more—and is on newsstands now! What kind of knife do professional...

President Theodore's Roosevelt's knife.

Roosevelt Knife Auction Sept. 9-11

President Theodore Roosevelt’s knife, passed down through the Roosevelt family for the past 107 years and never before available for sale to the public, will be put to auction Sept. 9-11 by Rock Island Auction Co. Made by J. Russell & Co. of Green River, New York, the Roosevelt knife features handle work by...

Buck Metro keychain knife

Tactical Knife: Definitions and Origin

Exactly what constitutes a tactical knife has been addressed in BLADE®, other knife magazines—one of which was even called Tactical Knives—KnifeForums and other knife discussion forums, social media, books, the national media and elsewhere. Some originally described it, and still do, as a folding or fixed-blade knife with a non-glare blade and black synthetic...

Forged In Fire, season three premiere.

New Forged in Fire Debuts Aug. 23

Four past champions will do bladesmithing battle under the watchful gaze of a panel of judges enhanced by the addition of yet another ABS master smith in the third-season premiere of HISTORY’s hottest competition series, Forged in Fire. Scheduled for broadcast on HISTORY at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, the episode will pit former...

Best knives, best knifemakers.

Best Knives, Best Knifemakers

The best knives by the best knifemakers from all corners of the globe and much more highlight the new BLADE®, on newsstands now. The best knives by the best knifemakers is what the world’s largest knife show, the BLADE Show, is about, and the latest rendition had them all. Held this past June at...