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10 Family Gift Knives Sport Holiday Spirit

Whether it’s blood relatives or your inner circle of friends, all of them need family gift knives. Here are 10 examples of some really sharp gifts you can give to those closest to you this holiday season. Kitchen knives make good family gift knives for just about any adult who likes...

Best blade steels in BLADE Guide

Best Blade Steels Unleash The Sharp

The best blade steels, latest handle materials, blade shapes, knifemaking suppliers and most everything else it takes to make a knife the sharpest it can be populate the BLADE 2018 Complete Knife Guide, on newsstands now! What’s the best knife steel for one application can be a disaster for another. However,...

Thanksgiving cutters, Case

Thanksgiving Cutters, Japanese Style

Santokus are Thanksgiving cutters, Japanese style. A design that originated in the Land of the Rising Sun, the santoku is a specialized tool well suited to preparing holiday meals. From cutting meat to dicing veggies and cutting fruit for creative holiday salads and such, santokus are perfect for Gobbler Day. Santokus...

Rebooting collections at House of Blades

Rebooting Collections Works Wonders

by Pat Covert Rebooting collections works wonders. OK, so not everyone does it, but many who have done it one or more times seem to enjoy their collecting more. Chris Nolen has successfully rebooted his knife collection several times since he started collecting. He began in his pre-teens, fueling his cutlery...

Hoyt Buck knives

First Family of Knives?

If there’s such a thing as the First Family of Knives, the Buck family is it. Buck Knives has been run by a member of the Buck family—Hoyt, Al, Chuck or CJ—since “H.H. Buck and Son” set up shop in 1945. Since that time, the name Buck has become synonymous with...

Counterfeit knives

National Fraud Week: Fight Fake Knives

Fake knives—better known as counterfeit knives—are a worldwide problem that needs everyone concerned to pay attention, and National Fraud Awareness Week Nov. 12-18 is a good time to sit up and take notice. Factory knife companies are especially prone to having their knives counterfeited by nefarious operations, the latter usually based...

Big Blades 'n Edges

Bag Hot Big Blades ‘n Edges

Big Blades ‘n Edges, including reviews of the newest factory hatchets, some of today’s top custom bowies and four top turkey carving sets, highlight the latest BLADE®, on newsstands NOW! Featuring the new Tomahatchet by Medford Knife & Tool on the cover, the latest BLADE leads off with “Big Bad Blades,”...