The BLADE Blogs

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

The immediate feedback provided the lights and tones of the Aku-Strike, making combatives training more realistic.

Factory Friday: The Inventor Who Daydreamed A Trainer Knife

“I was born a tinkerer,” Dwayne Horvath of Aku-Strike Knives of Pittstown, New Jersey, related. He was always taking things apart, from his father’s reel-to-reel video recorder to his car. By his own admission he was not great at school, but it was during those moments looking out the window, daydreaming,...

scary pumpkins

Jack-o’-Lantern Contest Will Make You Carve

Win your share of “ghoul’s gold” in Blademag.com’s first-ever Best Carved Jack-o’-Lantern Contest. Halloween will be here soon, so now’s the time to break out that pumpkin and get to carvin’! While you’re at it and to add to the fun, you might as well enter our contest for the chance...

BLADE Show 2017 balisong flipping competition

People Are Talking About BLADE Show 2018

BLADE Show 2018 will return to the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-3 for the 37th annual rendition of what has become the seminal event in the world of knives. More exhibitors and patrons attend the BLADE Show than any other knife event. Every continent in the world with the...

Creek Stewart helps design his line-up of Whiskey Knives, including the new Rising Sun.

Factory Friday: Creek Stewart To Release New Tanto

Survival instructor and host of The Weather Channel’s new series “SOS, How To Survive,” Creek Stewart is releasing a new addition to his line of Whiskey Knives. The 7.75-inch-bladed tanto in A36 carbon steel is designed by Hank Gevedon of Reptile Toolworks with continual input from Creek.   Creek runs Willow Haven Outdoor...

Kershaw Shuffle

Beer Knives Cap Off National Drink Beer Day

Opening your favorite beer will be on tap Thursday, Sept. 28, for National Drink Beer Day, and you can cap off the festivities with one of the latest in beer knives. There are a number of new beer knives, from the traditional combo bottle/can-opening tools on Swiss Army and other multi-implement knives, to...

Winkler II Knives' Contingency offers a variety of handle options.

Factory Friday: Contingency By Winkler Knives II

Contingency by Winkler Knives II is a concealable personal protection knife with a sheath system that allows for inside- or outside-the-waistband carry. (You’ll want to order a left-hand-draw sheath for right-hand IWB draw.) The 3 1/2-inch blade on Contingency is made of 80CrV2 steel and has thumb-grip gimping. The knife has...