Survival Knives

One of the first survival knives of the modern era was the pilot’s survival knife, a production military model with a hollow handle that contained items such as fishing line, matches, etc., capped with a screw-on pommel. Today, survival knives run the gamut from the sawback/hollow-handle version to any knife you have with you in a survival situation.

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Northern Knives retail knife store in ??????, Alaska, will be among the many who benefit from Alaska's sweeping new knife reform law. (Northern Knives photo)

New Measure Will Revamp Alaska Knife Law

With the stroke of a pen, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a new measure known as HB33 that will result in sweeping reform of Alaskan knife law. The new law will go into effect Sept. 18. Until then, however, existing Alaska knife laws remain in place. According to Knife Rights, HB33 will legalize...

An example of knives made in Belgium is the Hurak Fighter by new ABS journeyman smith Samuel Lurquin. (SharpByCoop.com photo)

ABS Announces 1st School Outside USA

The American Bladesmith Society (ABS) will offer its first-ever bladesmithing school outside the USA beginning in October. Operated in partnership with The Forge at Ostiches, Belgium, the school’s first class will be “Introduction to Bladesmithing.” Limited to seven students, the class will have as its primary instructor ABS master smith Jean-Paul Thevenot of Dijon,...

Parkers’ Knife Show June 13-15

If antique knives are your bag, Parkers’ Greatest Knife Show tomorrow through Saturday, June 13-15, is for you. Held in the Sevierville Events Center at Bridgemont in Sevierville, Tennessee, the 20-plus-year-old event draws antique pocketknife dealers and collectors from around the region—the heart of the old pocketknife network of the mid-South. And it’s not...

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...

Want to get the most from your BLADE Show experience? Here's how. (Point Seven photo)

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...