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Knifemaker Kit Carson is dead.

Knifemaker Kit Carson Passes Away

Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, long-time knifemaker, Army veteran and member of the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©, passed away Friday, Sept. 5. He was 63. Instrumental in popularizing the flipper style of folding knife, Kit made a wide range of tactical and utility folders, the best known of which are the...

Ivory Ban Targets Possession & Ancient Varieties

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed the nation’s most draconian ivory ban into law yesterday, one that targets not only elephant ivory but also the ancient ivory of animals extinct for over 10,000 years! The ban also contains wording that appears to make it possible for the mere possession of any ivory to be...