Knife Embellishments

Decorations of most any form fit under “knife embellishments,” including but not limited to black and white or color scrimshaw, carving/sculpting, engraving (including gold inlay), filework, inlaid gemstones, wire-inlaid handles, etc. Decorations in similar or dissimilar forms also may spill over onto the sheath accompanying the knife. Some makers do their own embellishing, while some farm the knives/sheaths out for it.

“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...

New BLADE on Newsstands Today!

The knives from the Battle of Gettysburg, the best EDCs for your money, the blades of summer and the hottest flipper folders are but a sample of the topics covered in the new BLADE® (www.blademag.com), on newsstands TODAY! On the eve of the battle’s 150th anniversary, we caught up with Paul Shevchuk, museum specialist...

The Bermans: Valued Friends of Custom Knives

The custom knife industry has few better friends than Shelley and Sarah Berman, and that point was driven home once again when Shelley wrote about custom knives in the May 31 issue of The Wall Street Journal. A long-time comedian and actor, Shelley penned the story titled “The Comedian in the Tomato Patch” in...

John White holds his Best of Show and Best Damascus Knife from the BLADE Show custom knife competition as collector Preston Gough looks on.

BLADE Show Names Top Knives

Get a free digital issue of BLADE when you enter your e-mail in the box below. You’ll also be signed up to receive e-newsletters full of knife news, tips and features from BLADE and partners. The world’s top knives were recognized during the BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo (www.bladeshow.com) May 31-June 2 at...

Tips To Enhance Your BLADE Show Experience

With folks already arriving at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta for the BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo (www.bladeshow.com), here are some tips to enhance your overall show experience: •Get there early. The show opens to the public at 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The best knives always go...

BLADE Show Will Determine Top Custom Knives

The world’s top custom knives will vie for elite honors during the BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo’s (www.bladeshow.com) judging competition next week in Atlanta. Slated for May 31-June 2 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, the show assembles an international potpourri of knives, including custom and factory. Of the almost 1,000 exhibitors, most are...