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ALL Ivory Targeted By Proposed Law Change

The proposed change to the federal ivory laws proposed 13 months ago is finally out, and the news is as bad as expected. In essence, the change is designed to stop all trade in ivory in the USA, no matter how old the ivory is. According to the Elephant Protection Association, winner of the...

1.4 Million Watch Forged In Fire

                      Forged In Fire, a new reality TV show pitting bladesmiths against each other in an attempt to see who can make the best knife, is attracting more viewers—1.4 million—than any knife-related media entry in history, and those numbers are climbing. After five weeks...

Join J.D. On New Forged In Fire

ABS master smith J.D. Smith will join three other bladesmiths on the latest installment of The History Channel’s Forged In Fire tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern. Forged In Fire is a reality TV show in which the contestants are charged with designing and making a knife of their choice via various requirements imposed by...

Worldwide Knife Phenomenon of BLADE®

Knives are a worldwide phenomenon and that phenomenon has never been more wide-ranging than it is in the latest issue of BLADE®—on newsstands NOW! The hottest makers’ hottest custom knives is a feature we do every few months in BLADE to keep our readers abreast of the latest custom trends. This issue’s rendition includes...