Bear Grylls’ new parang design for Gerber, 30 years of indelible BLADE Show memories, Israel’s No. 1 name in knives, keys to the best everyday carry knives and much more highlight the July BLADE®, on various newsstands today.
Get the lowdown on knives with some of the most intricate damascus going, a primer on handle shapes, a tribute to Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Jimmy Lile and a profile of Sal Manaro. Looking for knives to give Mom on Mother’s Day? Check out the story by BLADE Managing Editor Joe Kertzman for suggestions. Cutlery Hall-Of-Famer Michael Walker’s LinerLock is the focus of BLADE’s latest installment in its “Knife Mechanisms” series, and the PDXF utility knife by William Eirich gets a going over in “Spec Sheet.” ABS master smith Joe Szilaski shows you how to make handles from elk antler, and ABS master smith Ed Fowler dispels myths concerning forging heats.
In addition, there is editorial mention of Wally Hayes’ 9/11 knife; Gil Hibben’s “Alien”; the “Arad,” “Dimona” and more of Du**Star’s fixed blades; damascus knives by Steven Skiff, Graham Fredeen, Rick Dunkerley, Tom Ferry, David Lisch, Peter Martin and John White; Paul Myers’ Remington Bullet repros; not only the aforementioned parang but also Gerber’s Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, Ultimate Multi-Tool, Folding Sheath Knife, Compact Scout pocketknife and Ultimate Survival Kit; A.G. Russell Knives 3-inch lockback, Benchmade’s 470 Emissary, CRKT’s Keydashi neck knife designed by Flavio Ikoma, William Henry Studio’s B09 Whitehorse, the Case 11592 Small Texas Toothpick and Kershaw’s composite-blade Leek; knives by Anders Hogstrom, Jim Batson, Keith Ouye, Kenneth King, Steve Schwarzer and Todd Kopp.
Also: Jimmy Lile’s First Blood Rambo, Lile Lock Folding Hunter and Lone Wolf Gonzaullas bowie; Grayman’s “Satu,” TOPS “Key A” and “Key B,” Les Stroud’s “Survivorman,” Spartan’s “Enyo,” and Boyd Ashworth’s “Turtle”; knives by Ken Steigerwalt, Billy Bob Sowell, Richard van Dijk, Bill Duff, Wild Boar Blades, Emerson Knives, Inc., and Eric Ochs; mini profiles of Jason Howell, Eric Dobratz, Pekka Tuominen, Walter Powers, Mike “Whiskers” Allen and Larry Hostetler; the KA-BAR Kharon, Grant and Gavin Hawk’s S.T.U.D., Boker Plus Titan Drop, Meyerco Folding Focus, Andre Van Heerden’s flipper folder, Buck Vantage Force, Cold Steel Mini Tuff Lite and Camillus 18671 folder; Bill Coye’s “Oscar Mike”; and a whole lot more!