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.”

New BLADE on newsstands now!

Hot-Bling Knifemaking Thing: New BLADE

Zirconium as the hot-bling knifemaking thing, the complete curriculum and class schedule for the 3rd Annual BLADE University, how to avoid getting burned buying knives on social media and more highlight the new BLADE®, on newsstands now! Spearheaded by Brian Tighe’s stunning Tighe Fighter cover piece, the story on zirconium outlines one of today’s...

Tighe/CRKT Tighe TAC Two Clip Point.

BLADE U.: Your Knife Design Into Production

One question we often hear is, “How do I get my knife design reproduced by a factory knife company?” Here’s your answer. In the BLADE Show University class “Your Design Into Production” with custom knifemaker Brian Tighe and CRKT founder and chairman Rod Bremer, you can learn straight from the horses’ mouths the ins...

Nadeau's Cyclones.

Tomorrow’s Knife Trends Today

If you're looking for what the knife trends are in custom blades or what the knife trends are going to be later on in the factory cutlery industry, some of today's hottest custom folders is a great place to start.