Mightier than the Sword w/Erin Healy

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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...

The Rogers' Ranger II

Green Beret Crafts Edged-Weapon Heritage Sets

Don Shipman of Shipman Knife & Hawk and Longfear Forge in Waco, Texas, is nothing if not thorough. Whether in love, service to country or researching and assembling his edged-weapon Heritage Sets, he strives to honor the spirit of the warrior, the frontiersman and the gentleman. Take, for example, the name of his forge....

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...