The BLADE Blogs

The blogs of the BLADE editors, Steve Shackleford and Erin Healy.

Phil Taylor did this portrait of Delta operator Robert Horrigan for the American Fallen Soliers Project.

Every Day Is Memorial Day For Knifemaker John Horrigan

Every day is Memorial Day for the family of Master Sergeant Robert Mark Horrigan. The weeks leading up to the holiday and through June 17, though, mark an intensified period of mourning for Robert’s identical twin brother and American Bladesmith Society master smith John Horrigan of Elite Knives. Robert was a member of C...

Marine SSG Johnny Joey Jones is spokesman for Zac Brown's Camp Southern Ground, which is funded in part by proceeds of Southern Grind knife company.

Southern Grind Spokesman Remembers The Fallen

In 2010 ABC Nightline produced a three-part series on Marine Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Staff Sergeant Johnny Joey Jones. During eight years of service, Jones deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. It was while in Helmand, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2010, that Jones stepped on an improvised explosive device, losing both his legs...

Now you can see the pattern-welded steel used to make the blade in this Andrew Griggs' Southern Comfort model.

6 Things BLADE Looks For In A Knife Photo

Taking great photographs of knives is no easy task—unless you’re a professional, in which case you can stop reading. Essentially, you’re taking a highly detailed shot of something that fills the entire frame, not something small like a bee in the center of a background of blurred petals, but a long, thin item that...

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5 Ways To Get Your Knives Featured In BLADE

Here are 5 ways to get your knives featured in BLADE, either in print or online. Our goal is to include as many different types of knives and as many different knifemakers and manufactures as we can in each issue and online. We try not to double up on any individual or company, though...

36th Annual BLADE Show

Knives Will Rule 36th Annual BLADE Show

Sneak a peak at next week’s 36th Annual BLADE Show in all its sharpened glory in the latest issue of BLADE® Magazine, on newsstands now! June 2-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, the world’s largest and most important knife show will feature over 1,000 domestic and international exhibitors of custom and factory knives...

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2017 BLADE Show Knife Makes The Cut

It’s the Official 2017 BLADE Show Knife by CRKT and I couldn’t wait to see what makes this puppy go.   Designed by BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion, the Homefront Tactical features a 3.427-inch blade of 1.4116 stainless steel with an EDP coating and a combo edge. The flipper folder secures via a...

Mike Jeffries of 2Birds Metalworks sells his set of three custom kitchen knives for $900 a set.

20 Custom Knives Moms Want For Mother’s Day

Has a card, flowers and brunch become the routine for Mother’s Day? Maybe you’ve tried getting creative with gift-giving but it wasn’t well received, so you’re sticking with what works. Dull! Where’s your sense of adventure? What about giving the mothers in your life something sharp and pretty? Just like her! Let’s look at 20 custom knives moms...