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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...

Lawful Ivory Protection Act Needs Your Help!

Designed to both protect African elephants and stop making criminals of innocent citizens who sell legal ivory, the Lawful Ivory Protection Act is making headway in both the House and Senate and needs your help—especially in the Senate. “The House Interior Appropriations bill that will essentially not allow funds—your tax dollars and mine—to be...

World’s Hottest Knives Highlight New BLADE®!

The world’s hottest knives, top everyday carry knives under $75 and knives in a rainbow of handle colors highlight the new BLADE®, on newsstands now! Such internationally renowned knifemakers as Lee Williams, Allen Elishewitz, Jens Anso, Bob Terzuola, Kirby Lambert, Tom Mayo, RJ Martin and Peter Rassenti—whose “Large Nirvana” folder graces the cover—and many...

Ivory Ban Worsens Plight Of The Poor

Wildlife administrators in Zimbabwe are asking the U.S. government to lift the ban on ivory imports from the southern African nation immediately due to concerns over how it is worsening the plight of poor Zimbabweans and also other animal species. Elephant hunting contributes more than $14 million a year to Zimbabwe’s economy, and “not...

House Moves To Protect Legal Ivory Owners

The U.S. House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee approved a bill July 9 that would protect legal ivory owners. “This action is a significant step towards protecting all lawful ivory owners,” observed Rob Mitchell of the Elephant Protection Association. “As this bill progresses , we will continue to provide updates as developments occur.” Called the FY15...

Case Celebrates 125th With New Knives & More

W.R. Case & Sons is celebrating its 125th anniversary with updated manufacturing facilities, a new repro of the legendary Case V-42, a Tony Bose classic pocketknife, a special anniversary celebration in August and much more. Long recognized as one of if not the most collectible factory knife brands in the world, Case refuses to...