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Best Knives, Best Knifemakers

Best knives, best knifemakers.

Best knives, best knifemakers and more are all in the latest BLADE®, on newsstands now!

The best knives by the best knifemakers from all corners of the globe and much more highlight the new BLADE®, on newsstands now.

The best knives by the best knifemakers is what the world’s largest knife show, the BLADE Show, is about, and the latest rendition had them all. Held this past June at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, the 35th Annual BLADE Show enjoyed its largest attendance ever—and that was only after the show’s first two days, with another day to go!

The throngs had plenty to enjoy as the show named the BLADE Magazine 2016 Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards and the BLADE Show Custom Knife Awards, hosted the debuts of the world’s latest factory and custom knives, witnessed the induction of C.J. Buck of Buck Knives into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©, enjoyed BLADE University’s largest enrollment of students ever in the U.’s third annual rendition, and so much more.

Also this issue:

•The latest hunting knives for the fall;

•The hottest EDC knives the industry has to offer;

•A near-total ban of knives with elephant ivory and also those of ancient ivory appears to be the goal of the Fish and Wildlife Service as it enacts a new rule, one that could result in ivory raids at knife shows as well;

•How to get any custom knife you want!

… and much more, including the elusive “shadown pattern” pocketknife, its collectibility and the latest collector values; Ed Fowler’s take on the BLADE Show and knife shows in general and how each can fulfill the dreams of many knife enthusiasts; a knife test of two new fixed blades—the Bullnose by Fred Pittman and his FP2 Custom Knives and the Venator by Frankie Heming of Tactical Pterodactyl Knives; the latest additions to the world’s top 25 knifemakers of the vaunted Art Knife Invitational; and much more, all in the latest issue!

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