Knife Collecting

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Five Best Antique Knife Books?

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.

Steve Nolte's wide skinner is highlighted by mosaic damascus.

Damascus: The Wonder Of It All

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....

Did James Bowie own a Huber bowie?

Huber Bowie At Auction Dec. 6-8

A knife listed as a J. English & Huber “Sheffield Works” bowie will be among those put up for bid by Rock Island Auction Co. Dec. 6-8. In addition to the knife, other knives, swords and firearms will be sold at the auction. Some have suggested that James Bowie carried a Huber bowie. The...

Distal Taper: Why Knives Have It

Distal taper is a concept long used by knifemakers in different parts of the world. Characterized by a reduction in thickness of the blade from guard to tip and spine to edge, distal taper results in a knife that is both lightweight and exhibits excellent edge geometry. The concept is also employed on knife...