Tactical Knives

To paraphrase Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Sal Glesser, a tactical knives are knives you have with you and use when you need to cut something. That being said, most ANY knife can be a tactical knife. In today’s age of black ops and other military- and law-enforcement-type pursuits, a tactical knife has come to mean a knife, whether a folder or a fixed blade, sporting a blade with a non-glare finish and a black or dark synthetic handle.

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What’s Your “Comeback” Knife?

Is there a specific knife model, a knife style or some other knife feature, gizmo or what have you that you don’t see anymore but would like to see make a comeback? It can be just about anything—custom or factory, combat or kitchen, utility or fantasy—you name it and you discuss it. A picture...

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...

How Do You Open Your Knife?

So which do you like best to open the blade on your folding knife? Are you a fan of the “Spyderco hole” or do you prefer the thumb studs of such knives as the Timberline SOC Folder? How about a disc atop the blade? Or do you simply grasp the blade between thumb and...

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,...