The BLADE Blogs

Here’s the home for The BLADE Blogs. Click at left to visit The Blade Blog by Steve Shackleford, “All about knives and the people who use, collect and make them,” and click at right to read Joe Kertzman’s Blog of Steel, “Knife news, people, top picks and patterns.”

Sharp Knives of the SHOT Show

The latest in factory knives and accessories were among the surest of bets at the recent Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas. New automatics—no doubt spurred in part by the recent repeal of antiquated switchblade bans in a number of states, a move led by pro-knife groups Knife Rights and the...

Brush Demon Highlights New BLADE

The Jerry Hossom/Outdoor Edge Brush Demon is the cover knife for the latest issue of BLADE®, on newsstands TODAY! The Brush Demon is one of the latest examples of the many factory/custom knife collaborations that dot the cutlery landscape. The new BLADE highlights it and three other hot examples of a genre that showcases...

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Knife Trends—Flipper Folders

Flipper folders are wildly popular. Aside from adding an interesting visual element to any knife, the flipper serves a few key roles, including as a one-hand opening device, and as a guard.