Many knife enthusiasts recognize Persian upswept blades when they see them, Scottish basket-hilt swords, Japanese tantos, French poniards and American bowies.
In the December 2015 issue of BLADE®, Leon Kapp penned the first part of a two-part series on historic, iconic Japenese swords. He concludes the series in the January 2016 issue.
Find out how author, knife collector, BLADE® Magazine field editor and antique knife authority Richard D. White ranked his favorite price and information guides to collectible knives.
In the April 2015 BLADE® is a feature article about four knife collectors whose collections largely consist of the knives of one knifemaker only.
What are the most influential knives of the past half century? There are many candidates, both custom and factory. Which one would you choose?
On the KnifeForums blog, members often share images of knives they've recently purchased, other pieces within their collections, and comment about and share collecting experiences.
Damascus steel has fascinated blade enthusiasts since 11th-century Crusaders first brought tales of it home from the Crusades—and the steel lives in style today on many of the custom knife industry’s leading blades. One of the things that makes damascus so appealing is the almost infinite number of patterns in which it is forged....