Commemorative Knives

Commemorative knives not only commemorate people, places, achievements, events or accomplishments through blade etching, engraving, or other text or graphics, but also display characteristics appropriate to that which they commemorate. Such characteristics could be through quality handles or high-tech blade steel, or through the use of images depicting awards, medals, logos, shields or symbols.

Phil Taylor did this portrait of Delta operator Robert Horrigan for the American Fallen Soliers Project.

Every Day Is Memorial Day For Knifemaker John Horrigan

Every day is Memorial Day for the family of Master Sergeant Robert Mark Horrigan. The weeks leading up to the holiday and through June 17, though, mark an intensified period of mourning for Robert’s identical twin brother and American Bladesmith Society master smith John Horrigan of Elite Knives. Robert was a member of C...

Don Shipman made an edged-weapon set that includes a knife with a sheath, a tomahawk, a bonnet and a war club.

Green Beret’s Edged-Weapon Set Up For Auction

Don Shipman of Shipman Knife & Hawk and Longfear Forge in Waco, Texas, has made a Rogers’ Rangers III edged-weapon set for auction to benefit the Green Beret Foundation, which helps Special Forces members and their families. This new set includes items that the precursor to today’s U.S. Army Ranger would have carried with...

Stefan Neil Palmer made this knife to raise funds in memory of Dustin Chamberlain.

A Knife Completes A Circle of Grieving

While at his parents’ Siloam Springs, Arkansas, home for Christmas break 2011, 20-year-old Dustin Chamberlain was shot dead by an intruder. Nearly five years later, knifemaker and racecar driver Stefan Neil Palmer was asked by his racing mentor if he would make a knife to auction off to raise money for Dustin’s Dream, the...

How about a comeback of the Spyderco Maddox?

What’s Your “Comeback” Knife?

Is there a specific knife model, a knife style or some other knife feature, gizmo or what have you that you don’t see anymore but would like to see make a comeback? It can be just about anything—custom or factory, combat or kitchen, utility or fantasy—you name it and you discuss it. A picture...

David Yellowhorse enters the Buck Collectors Club during the Buck Collectors Silver Anniversary gala. From left: Larry Oden, David Yellowhorse, Gene Merritt and John Foresman.

Buck Collectors Observe 25th Anniversary

  Hundreds of Buck knife collectors converged on Spokane, Washington, and Post Falls, Idaho, last week for the Buck Collectors Club International’s 25th Anniversary Gala.   A celebration of Buck knives, seminars on Buck knives, tours of the Buck manufacturing plant just across the border in Post Falls, and much more highlighted the event,...

Join Larry "The Hammer" Harley and A.G. Russell Knives' Debbie Myers at the A.G. Russell Knife Event 2013.

A.G. Russell Knife Event 2013 July 26-28

Knifemakers, knife manufacturers and dealers, knifemaking suppliers and knife lovers in general will descend on A.G. Russell’s Knife Event 2013 Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, in Rogers, Arkansas.   Held at the luxurious John Q. Hammons Convention Center Embassy Suites, the show brings exhibitors from around the world to the Northwest corner of Arkansas...