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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Knifemaker Phil Boguszewski Passes Away

Long-time knifemaker Phil Boguszewski, one of the world’s leading crafters of cool, smooth-operating custom folders, has passed away. A resident of Lakewood, Washington, Boguszewski was known for such folders as his “Spike” and, later, the “Cobra.” In the July 2013 BLADE® Magazine, a panel of veteran industry observers chose the Cobra as the top...

Cutting Critique: Spyderco Persistence

The Spyderco Persistence is a small knife that cuts like a bigger one and gets the once-over in our “Cutting Critique.” The Spyderco Persistence is one of those compact cutting knives you may or may not like—depending on your tastes in general and how the knife fits your hand. I have a medium-size hand...

“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 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...

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,...

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...