Author Archives: Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford

About Steve Shackleford

Steve Shackleford is the editor of BLADE.

Today is Deadline to Stop Proposed Ivory Ban

An all-inclusive ivory ban that would target ancient ivory such as mammoth and mastodon in addition to elephant ivory likely will pass without your help by the end of day today, Dec. 27. A Presidential Advisory Committee that met on Dec. 16 recommends a total ban of ivory within the USA to the task...

Steve Nolte's wide skinner is highlighted by mosaic damascus.

Damascus: The Wonder Of It All

Damascus steel has fascinated blade enthusiasts since 11th-century Crusaders first brought tales of it home from the Crusades—and the steel lives in style today on many of the custom knife industry’s leading blades. One of the things that makes damascus so appealing is the almost infinite number of patterns in which it is forged....

New Knife Store Will Host Duck Dynasty Celebrity

Frost Cutlery’s new retail knife store will host a Duck Dynasty celebrity Saturday, Dec. 14. Tim Guraedy, better known as “Mountain Man” from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” TV show, will be at The Knife Shoppe to meet and greet customers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public. Mountain Man...

Pending Knife Laws Need Your Help

State knife laws designed to protect your rights are pending in Florida and Tennessee, according to a Knife Rights news release. In Florida, SB458 is a knife law preemption act. Knife law preemption prevents local governments from passing knife ordinances more restrictive than the state’s current laws. If passed, it would make Florida the...

Did James Bowie own a Huber bowie?

Huber Bowie At Auction Dec. 6-8

A knife listed as a J. English & Huber “Sheffield Works” bowie will be among those put up for bid by Rock Island Auction Co. Dec. 6-8. In addition to the knife, other knives, swords and firearms will be sold at the auction. Some have suggested that James Bowie carried a Huber bowie. The...

2014 BLADE's Complete Knife Guide on newsstands NOW!

BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide On Newsstands Now!

BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide—your ticket to everything knife—is on newsstands now! BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide (BKG) is the only knife buyer’s guide in a magazine format that gives you all the contact information for all the major players in the custom and factory knife industries—all in an easy-to-access format that provides each knife source’s...

Kai USA/Duck Dynasty Knives In The Works

Kai USA is partnering with Duck Commander and Buck Commander, the inspiration for the cable TV sensation, Duck Dynasty, on a new line of knives set for a mid-2014 debut, according to a Kai USA news release. In other words, some of the knives should be ready just in time for the 2014 BLADE...