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.

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Military Knives

What could BLADE do that no other knife magazine does?; and How can we honor soldiers fighting for our freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Knifemaking Book a True Wonder

Learning how to make knives from someone who has done it for over 60 years and written about it professionally for about 30 years is exactly what you get with Wayne Goddard’s The Wonder of Knifemaking.   Inducted into the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame© during the 2013 BLADE Show & Living Ready...

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...

New BLADE On Newsstands NOW!

The eye-popping ESEE-3VG in a Venom Green blade, orange G-10 handle and a lanyard to match is the cover knife for the October BLADE® (www.blademag.com), on newsstands now! The knife is an appetizer for the lead-in story on lanyards and beads, a growing accessory trend on today’s finest knives. Want the inside story on...

Loerchner Wins CKCA/Fisk Cutlery Challenge

It took four judges over two hours to reach a decision, but Elizabeth Loerchner was chosen the winner of the Custom Knife Collector Association Jerry Fisk Cutlery Challenge. Elizabeth won for her folder set with glass inlay. The announcement of the winner was made in Atlanta during the 2013 CKCA Banquet held the same...

Knifemaker Phil Boguszewski Passes Away

Long-time knifemaker Phil Boguszewski, one of the world’s leading crafters of cool, smooth-operating custom folders, has passed away. A resident of Lakewood, Washington, Boguszewski was known for such folders as his “Spike” and, later, the “Cobra.” In the July 2013 BLADE® Magazine, a panel of veteran industry observers chose the Cobra as the top...

“Art of the Knife” Starts July 10

The Art of the Knife, an exploration of the history of the handmade knife as a tool of value in both function and aesthetics, will run July 10 through Aug. 18 at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Connecticut. Mace Vitale, a journeyman smith in the American Bladesmith Society and also a blacksmith and...