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Stefan Neil Palmer made this knife to raise funds in memory of Dustin Chamberlain.

A Knife Completes A Circle of Grieving

While at his parents’ Siloam Springs, Arkansas, home for Christmas break 2011, 20-year-old Dustin Chamberlain was shot dead by an intruder. Nearly five years later, knifemaker and racecar driver Stefan Neil Palmer was asked by his racing mentor if he would make a knife to auction off to raise money for Dustin’s Dream, the...

New BLADE on newsstands!

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 modern era—in...

The GM2 has the GiantMouse logo on the blue anodized titanium clip.

GiantMouse Builds A Better Collaboration Model

By now knife industry followers know that renowned Danish knife designers Jesper Voxnaes and Jens Anso teamed up to create GiantMouse LLC. What you might not know is that a California businessman with a love of knives became the organizational drive behind the endeavor. Jim Wirth asked a simple question over beers with Voxnaes...

You can buy the paperback version of "Rugosa" for $14.95 and the Kindle edition for $3.99 through Amazon.

Survivalist Creek throws his knife into romance writing

Valentine’s Day saw the release of survivalist and Whiskey Knives co-collaborator Creek Stewart’s young-adult romance novel, “Rugosa.” What knife enthusiasts will appreciate about this adventure is that by page 4 a machete crafted from a lawn-mower blade has made an appearance, and many others follow. In the dystopian world of post-globalization America, 17-year-old Omaha...

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 journeyman smith, he...

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, swords and axes,...

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 what is made...