The latest factory knives as seen at the 2011 SHOT Show, perhaps the smoothest folder action ever via the Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS), every knifemaking tool a bladesmith needs, how to identify knives that have “flow,” and much more highlight the June BLADE®, on most newsstands today!
Featuring Columbia River Knife & Tool’s new NIRK/Tighe on the cover, the issue also includes a salute to Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame© member Dan Dennehy; the new factory knives of Gerber, Buck, KA-BAR, SureFire, Case, Boker Plus, Kershaw, Queen, Benchmade, TOPS, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, Timberline, Wenger and Spyderco; a profile of knifemaker Phillip Patton; editorial mention of knives by Outdoor Edge and such bladesmithing equipment as Little Giant and Old World Anvils power hammers, forges by Three Sisters Forge, the Diablo Burner by Chile Forge, Rocklin’s “Rocklinizer” for applying tungsten carbide to knife edges and other equipment from Riverside Machine, the Blacksmith Depot and more.
A fascinating story on the take-apart art folder of Stan Wilson; on antique figural knives; Ed Fowler’s “Brass-Backed Bowies Reconsidered”; editorial mention of custom knives by Cutlery Hall-Of-Famer Bob Loveless, Don Lozier, Burt Foster, Wolfgang Loerchner, Steve Dunn, Ken Steigerwalt, Hank Knickmeyer, Larry Newton, Don Hanson and Brion Tomberlin; the latest knives of Peter Martin, Santa Fe Stoneworks, Arthur Lynn, Triple Eight Professional, Harvey Dean, Steve Jernigan, David Roeder, Richard Wright, Ontario, Knives of Alaska and Meyerco; and mini-profiles of Wally Hayes, Jerry Smith, Chad Harding, Jamin Brackett, Frank Niro and Michael O’Machearley.
Also: the conclusion of the story on the 175th anniversary of the Alamo, including capsule reviews of six memorable Alamo movies; Wayne Goddard’s Q&A on the chisel grind; a factory profile of CAS Hanwei; keys to fighting knife rust; the “Subterfuge” by Paul Letourneau; and much more in the June BLADE, on most newsstands NOW! If you can’t find it at your local newsstand, check your local Barnes & Noble or visit www.blademag.com and/or http://knifeshowcase.blademag.com (if you’re already on the latter, click on “Shop” for more info) and subscribe today!