The BLADE Blogs

Here’s the home for The BLADE Blogs. Click at left to visit The Blade Blog by Steve Shackleford, “All about knives and the people who use, collect and make them,” and click at right to read Joe Kertzman’s Blog of Steel, “Knife news, people, top picks and patterns.”

The pending ivory ban will be impacted by the Nov. 4 elections.

How The Nov. 4 Vote Affects the Ivory Ban

While some might think Republicans taking control of Congress as a result of the Nov. 4 elections will be good for those fighting a pending legal ivory ban, such may not be the case. Rob Mitchell of the Elephant Protection Association indicated that though the election results would seem to make a Republican majority...

Stubble is no trouble with Kirby Lambert's straight razor, on the cover of the latest BLADE® and on newsstands NOW!

Hot Straight Razors Highlight New BLADE®

Stubble is in trouble thanks to the hottest straight razors—one of which, the newest model by Kirby Lambert, is the cover piece for the latest BLADE®, on newsstands NOW! Known for his custom tactical folders, Lambert is one of several makers who offer custom razors, the others highlighted in the story on page 12...

Cusotm knife purveyors come in all flavors.

Custom Knives That Are Best For You

Choosing the custom knives that are best for you can be a tricky proposition. There are a number of things to consider, including how much money you have to spend, whether you’re buying the knife to use, collect or resell, and other factors. Especially if you’re new to the market, looking to change the...