Mightier than the Sword w/Erin Healy

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Knife events will be promoted on our BLADE Calendar, starting now.

Fill BLADE Calendar With Your Knife Events

We’ve added a calendar to BLADEmag.com. Now, we need your knife events to fill in the BLADE Calendar. We’ll take anything to do with knives: shows, seminars, workshops, hammer-ins, demonstrations, shop tours, classes, throwing competitions, open meetings at your knife club. You supply the details below. We’ll enter it onto the site and send...

Jared Wihongi helped design his signature line of knives with Browning.

Edged-Weapon Expert Talks Knife Fighting

Jared Wihongi is a native New Zealander who began training in martial arts at an early age. As a young man he had the chance to live in the Philippines and study an edged-weapon style of fighting called Pekiti Tirsia Kali. Jared has spent 14 years as a law-enforcement special weapons and tactics operator....

Roman Kislitsyn makes knives in Sami style. Sami people are native reindeer herders of northern Scandinavia.

Maker Continues Laplander Culture with Sami Knives

Roman Kislitsyn grew up in Apatity in the Murmansk region of northwestern Russia. Close to Norway, parts of the area also include the lands of the Sami people (in the past referred to as Lapps or Laplanders) which traverse the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the northern and coastal regions of Finland, Sweden and...

Zac Brown shares the stage with Southern Grind spokesman, Johnny Joey Jones.

Southern Grind Marine Pens Poem Of Combat

Johnny Joey Jones, Triple J to his friends and Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician to his Marine Corps brethren, wrote a poem about a particular day, a particular explosion, a particular knife, while on patrol in Afghanistan. Jones, a double amputee and motivational speaker, is the spokesman and more for Zac Brown’s Southern Ground, which...

Paddy Smyth of Smyth Knives feels at peace when working in his knifemaking workshop.

Irishman uses fossilized bog oak for knife handles

Irishman Paddy Smyth of Smyth Knives in County Roscommon, Ireland, sells 90 percent of his knives through his website to customers in the USA. The other 10 percent are purchased through The Quiet Cailin Studios in Cong, County Mayo, where “The Quiet Man,” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, was filmed. Some even incorporate...

Whiskey Knives are tested and occasionally destroyed to ensure quality.

Bent, Shot Whiskey Knives Keep Chopping

The June issue of BLADE® magazine features a story about wilderness survivalist Creek Stewart and his line of Whiskey Knives, made by Hank Gevedon and crew at Reptile Toolworks in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Whiskey Knives are carefully tested, but Hank likes to destroy a few from time to time to spot-check their quality. He starts...

Browning has launched the Jared Wihongi line for 2017.

Browning launches Wihongi line of Maori-inspired knives

Jared Wihongi’s life and career is built on the warrior spirit of his Maori ancestors. He has practiced martial arts since he was a 10-year-old living in New Zealand, and the Filipino style of knife fighting, since he was 20, some 20-plus years ago. He also has his own signature line of edged weapons...