The latest BLADE®—the January 2011 issue—is on most newsstands as of today, and the knives and swords therein are among the best the industry has to offer.
In chronological order, the custom and factory makers with knives covered editorially in the issue include:
Joe Olson’s “It’s Only Rock And Roll” folder on the cover; Darrel Ralph; CAS Hanwei; Albion; Spyderco; Ontario; Dakota; and knifemaking equipment and supplies from Tormach, Wood Lab, Halpern Titanium, Knives Plus, Kayne and Son, Hawkins Knifemaking Supplies, Midwest Knifemakers Supply, Giraffe Bone, Burr King, Jantz, Bohler Uddeholm, Knife & Gun Finishing Supplies and Sheffield Knifemakers Supply.
Also: Dee Hedges; Benchmade; Meyerco; Gerber; Pro-Tech; Jeff Harkins; Terry Vandeventer; John White; Jim Batson; Harry Mathews; Jerry Fisk; Warren Thomas; Johnny Stout; Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Rudy Ruana; A.G. Russell Knives; a John LeBlanc belt grinder; EdgeCraft sharpener; Tom Ploppert; Les Voorhies; Leatherman Tool; Busse Combat Knife Co.; Mick Penfold; Wild Boar Blades; John Cohea sheathmaking DVD; and Surface Strike Management.
Also: Bill Ruple; David Sloan; Sean O’Hare; Jason Brous; David Brodziak; Tai Goo; Brian Tighe; Tom Overeynder; Todd Begg; Mike Williams; Yoshio Sakauchi; Kunihiko Tamatsu; RJ Martin; Steven Rapp; Columbia River Knife & Tool; Kershaw; Boker Plus; Jody Samson; Joe Szilaski; and Jack Levin.
There are also special reports, including a farewell tribute to Cutlery Hall-Of-Famer Bob Loveless, the rebirth of Old World swordplay, sweet deals on knifemaking supplies, cool factory autos, custom S-guard bowies, factory frame-lock folders, the legacy of Jody Samson, the first 25 years of BLADE now available on DVD, yet another knife used in the movie “The Expendables” and much more.