Knife Events

When many people discuss knife events, they usually refer to the various knife shows worldwide that feature all manner of custom, factory, antique, commemorative and/or other knives made by custom artisans and production companies, and that are available for sale to the general public and others. However, knife events also can include forged knife and youth hammer-ins; knifemaker schools; knife auctions; knife collector club meetings; meet-the-maker, how to sharpen and other special programs conducted by retail knife stores and others; knife throwing competitions; knife cutting competitions; knife legislation annual meetings; and more. For a complete rundown of knife events, see the “Show Calendar” department in each issue of BLADE® Magazine.

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...

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,...

Steve Hill dubbed his eBay bowie find the "Iron Waitress."

The “Iron Waitress” Bowie

One of the many things that make knives so fascinating is the unusual pieces that turn up from time to time. Such is the case with a bowie knifemaker Steve Hill (www.stevehillknives.com) dubbed the “Iron Waitress” as a play-on-words salute to the famous “Iron Mistress.” He found the Iron Waitress on eBay a few...