The BLADE Blogs

The blogs of the BLADE editors, Steve Shackleford and Erin Healy.

A Surprise Find At BLADE Show: Kit Carson Sword!

Did you  known that Kit Carson, renowned for popularizing the flipper-style of folding knife, made swords? Jim Behring of Treeman Knives has two of those swords, a Persian-style dagger, a D-guard knife along with a knife Jim imagines a Roman gladiator would use as a last resort, plus a number of other fixed blades,...

The Summit Project asks hikers to carry a stone to the summit of Baxter Mountain to bring awareness to the weight of grief family members carry.

Every Day Is Memorial Day For Knifemaker John Horrigan

Every day is Memorial Day for the family of Master Sergeant Robert Mark Horrigan. The weeks leading up to the holiday and through June 17, though, mark an intensified period of mourning for Robert’s identical twin brother and American Bladesmith Society master smith John Horrigan of Elite Knives. Robert was a member of C...

Marine Staff Sergeant Johnny Joey Jones served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Southern Grind Spokesman Remembers The Fallen

In 2010 ABC Nightline produced a three-part series on Marine Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician Staff Sergeant Johnny Joey Jones. During eight years of service, Jones deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. It was while in Helmand, Afghanistan, on August 6, 2010, that Jones stepped on an improvised explosive device, losing both his legs...

This image does not do justice to Tim Tracey's knife.

6 Things BLADE Looks For In A Knife Photo

Taking great photographs of knives is no easy task—unless you’re a professional, in which case you can stop reading. Essentially, you’re taking a highly detailed shot of something that fills the entire frame, not something small like a bee in the center of a background of blurred petals, but a long, thin item that...

Joe Kertzman edited this third edition of "BLADE's Guide To Making Knives."

5 Ways To Get Your Knives Featured In BLADE

Here are 5 ways to get your knives featured in BLADE, either in print or online. Our goal is to include as many different types of knives and as many different knifemakers and manufactures as we can in each issue and online. We try not to double up on any individual or company, though...

36th Annual BLADE Show

Knives Will Rule 36th Annual BLADE Show

Sneak a peak at next week’s 36th Annual BLADE Show in all its sharpened glory in the latest issue of BLADE® Magazine, on newsstands now! June 2-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, the world’s largest and most important knife show will feature over 1,000 domestic and international exhibitors of custom and factory knives...