The BLADE Blogs

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

Creek Stewart helps design his line-up of Whiskey Knives, including the new Rising Sun.

Factory Friday: Creek Stewart To Release New Tanto

Survival instructor and host of The Weather Channel’s new series “SOS, How To Survive,” Creek Stewart is releasing a new addition to his line of Whiskey Knives. The 7.75-inch-bladed tanto in A36 carbon steel is designed by Hank Gevedon of Reptile Toolworks with continual input from Creek. Creek runs Willow Haven Outdoor in...

Kershaw Shuffle

Beer Knives Cap Off National Drink Beer Day

Opening your favorite beer will be on tap Thursday, Sept. 28, for National Drink Beer Day, and you can cap off the festivities with one of the latest in beer knives. There are a number of new beer knives, from the traditional combo bottle/can-opening tools on Swiss Army and other multi-implement knives, to...

Winkler II Knives' Contingency offers a variety of handle options.

Factory Friday: Contingency By Winkler Knives II

Contingency by Winkler Knives II is a concealable personal protection knife with a sheath system that allows for inside- or outside-the-waistband carry. (You’ll want to order a left-hand-draw sheath for right-hand IWB draw.) The 3 1/2-inch blade on Contingency is made of 80CrV2 steel and has thumb-grip gimping. The knife has...

Shelley's favorites

Can’t Stop Laughing: Cutlery’s Comic

While there have been many celebrities in and out of show business embraced by the custom knife community, none embraced it in return and then some as did cutlery’s comic, Shelley Berman. Actor, comedian, writer, poet, professor and knife collector, Berman passed away quietly on Sept. 1 at the age of 92,...

Allan Reid tried out a kwaiken design on his latest edged creation.

Midweek Maker Military-Style: Allan Reid

Allan Reid of ARctc Knives, which stands for Allan Reid of Cut Throat Custom Knives, is a part-time maker who currently works as a nurse. He served for six years as a U.S. Army combat medic, achieving the rank of sergeant. In 2005-2006 he deployed on Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, he earned his registered nursing...

Spartan Blades' Hybris Combat/Utility Knife is available in a number of different blade, handle and sheath colors.

Factory Friday: Spartan Blades Hybris Combat/Utility

The co-owners of Spartan Blades, in keeping with the company name, decided to call their 10 7/16-inch reverse-tanto sheepsfoot-bladed combat/utility knife, Hybris. Those familiar with Greek mythology might vaguely recall indirect reference to her hubris (over-inflated pride), insolence and arrogance. However, she is also the goddess of violence and outrageous behavior,...