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 Jersey Tries to Ban Fossil Ivory, Too

A pending New Jersey bill that needs no more than the governor’s signature would ban all ivory, even the fossil ivory of animals long extinct. Not only would it be the first bill to target fossil ivory in addition to elephant and other ivories, if passed, it reportedly would be the first state bill...

Ivory Ban Meeting June 24: Act NOW!

Act now to contact members of a House Subcommittee hearing that will meet June 24 to help decide the fate of the sale of all items containing elephant and other ivories. “This is our best chance to stop the ivory ban without mega-money lawsuits,” observed scrimshander Linda Karst Stone. Though Stone and others worked...

Knives With Keyhole Handles In New BLADE®

Keyhole integrals, knives made in the USA, movie fantasy swords and much more highlight the new BLADE®, on most newsstands now! ABS master smith Rodrigo Sfreddo appears to have been the first to make knives with the integral-style handle in the shape of a keyhole where the handle material and fittings meet, and other...

Randall Knife Collectors Club Wants You!

The Randall Knife Collectors Club is up and running and wants you to join its ranks today. The RKCC has been over two years in the making and held its third meeting at the 2014 BLADE Show earlier this month at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. “We boast an active membership of over...

Thanks to beaucoup edged stuff, the 2014 BLADE Show was a smash success.

2014 BLADE Show A Smash Success

Overflow crowds, the latest knives, award winners, Cutlery Hall Of Famers and scads of sharp stuff in general made the 2014 BLADE Show a smash success. Held June 6-8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, the BLADE Show is the world’s largest and most important knife event, and the 33rd annual rendition...

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2014 BLADE Show Knife Of The Year® Award Winners

The 2014 BLADE Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards were announced the evening of June 7 at the 2014 BLADE Show in the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Here are the winners. Stay tuned for more details. Publisher’s Award: Mark Zalesky Industry Achievement Award: Aldo and Edda Lorenzi 2014 Accessory of the Year: SOG Blade Light Sheath 2014 Kitchen Knife...