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.”

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...

Ivory Protection Act Gains Support, Needs More

The Lawful Ivory Protection Act (HR 5052) is gaining bipartisan support in the House of Representatives but needs your help to protect the legal ivory items and investments of honest American citizens everywhere. Imagine buying an iconic Bob Loveless ivory handle knife made decades ago for $10,000—in many cases, such a knife goes for...