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All Whiskey Knives come with multiple sheaths that configure to however you like to carry, or you can upgrade to what you see here.

Survivalist Creek’s Life Led Naturally to Whiskey Knives

When Matthew Stewart was 5, his grandfather gave him a nickname that would chart the course of his life. “I was always playing in the creek,” said Creek Stewart, survival instructor, author and star of The Weather Channel’s now-cancelled “Fat Guys In The Woods.” No matter the time or weather, the boy was at...

Chuck Ward/BLADE Show photographer

New BLADE Show Photographer is Chuck Ward

Long-time knife photographer Chuck Ward is the new Official BLADE Show Photographer, the BLADE Show and BLADE® Magazine are happy to report. The BLADE Show is the world’s largest and most important knife show and will be held in its 36th annual rendition June 2-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Chuck replaces...

Blondie Man's Blades in BLADE.

Blondie Man’s Blades in New BLADE®

The Blondie Man’s Blades, the latest in filework, the hottest knives of the hottest custom makers and much more highlight the new BLADE®, on newsstands now! ABS master smith Wally Hayes was an up-and-coming maker when he first met Chris Stein at a late 1990s New York Custom Knife Show. The co-founder and guitarist...

Shane Barefoot used a san-mai construction method to forge the blade on this knife.

Shane Barefoot Makes Knife from World Trade Center Wreckage

Shane Barefoot of Barefoot Custom Knives is always seeking out ways to craft something unique, something “100-percent Shane,” as he puts it. It was a simple Google search that lead him to a piece of angle iron from the World Trade Center. In the normal course of business trading, the scrap metal from the...

Flippers among those affected

Knife Bill Veto Targets Minorities

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s knife bill veto at the end of 2016 targets minorities and others who carry pocketknives. According to Knife Rights, Cuomo vetoed the Gravity Knife and Switchblade Reform Bill, or S. 6483-A. If he had approved it, the bill would have excluded the vast majority of pocketknives, linerlock and framelock...

BLADE on newsstands

Which Knifemakers Will Excel in 2017?

Which knifemakers will excel in 2017? What is the mark of knife greatness? When does the magic begin in the making of mosaic damascus, aka canned steel? What were the knife industry’s top stories of 2016? What will not happen in the knife industry in 2017? These and other edge-pressing questions are answered in...

Larry Roberts appeared on the second season of "Alone" and held out 64 days in the Vancouver Island wilderness.

‘Alone’ survivalist Larry Roberts praises LTWK’s Genesis

Larry Roberts, runner-up in the second season of the History channel’s wilderness survival show “Alone,” lasted 64 days in the harsh environs of Vancouver Island with one knife: the Genesis made by L.T. Wright Knives. L.T. Wright knew Roberts as a customer and because he wrote articles for the company’s Self Reliance Illustrated magazine. What...