Custom Knives

In the literal sense, custom knives are those that have been custom ordered by people with specific materials, blade steels and/or knife styles in mind. In the non-literal sense, the term “custom knife” is often used to refer to a handmade knife rather than a factory or production piece, one that does not come off high-production (hundreds or thousands of knives) presses or assembly lines, but is frequently a one-of-a-kind or limited edition, a knife built in a maker’s shop or operation, and whether forged or made using the stock-removal method of blade making, usually ground, sharpened, finished and assembled by hand.

James Black Descendant Gets a Bowie

While there is still no definitive proof that James Black made a knife for Jim Bowie, one thing is certain: a descendant of Black’s received a “recreation of a James Black knife” during the Natchez Antique Bowie Knife Show last month.   ABS master smith James L. “Jim” Batson made the reproduction of the...

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...

The Gathering 5 In Las Vegas This Weekend

  Knifemakers, knife manufacturers, knifemaking suppliers, purveyors—anything and everything to do with knives, gear, lights and toys, particularly of the tactical kind—will party down this Labor Day weekend for the Usual Suspect Network’s Gathering 5 in Las Vegas. Held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and billed as the “Ultimate Party for USN...

Hot Knives at Denver Custom Knife Show!

The 21st Annual Denver Custom Knife Show will feature some of the world’s finest custom knives, knifemakers, custom knife purveyors and knifemaking supply companies this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18, at the Crowne Plaza-DIA in Denver, Colorado.  Bring in the flyer from page 25 of the October BLADE® (www.blademag.com) or page 11 of the...

New BLADE Hits Newsstands TODAY!

Get all the poop on the 2013 BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo (www.bladeshow.com)—including the BLADE Magazine 2013 Knives Of The Year® and the show’s other hottest knives—Steven “MeatEater” Rinella’s assessment of the SOG Huntspoint hunting knife and more in the latest BLADE® (www.blademag.com), on most newsstands TODAY!  Highlights include:  •Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame©...

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,...