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ABS journeyman smith Wes Byrd instructs young students on the art of the forged blade at a past ABS youth hammer-in.

ABS Youth Hammer-In at SMKW June 28-30

The American Bladesmith Society (ABS) Youth Hammer-In will be held Friday through Sunday, June 28-30, at Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville, Tennessee. Youths from all over the country will descend on Sevierville to learn how to forge a knife under the expert direction of ABS master, journeyman and apprentice smiths. Safety is always...

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,...

The Boker Plus Damascus Gent II graces the cover of the new BLADE®.

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...

Shelley and Sarah Berman long have been champions of custom knives. (Dave Harvey photo)

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...

Best of Show at the 2012 BLADE Show went to Michael Ruth Jr.'s damascus sword. (Point Seven photo)

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...

The BLADE Magazine 2013 Overall Knife Of The Year® was the Zero Tolerance 0888. (Point Seven photo)

World’s Most Important Knife Awards

The world’s most important knife awards—the BLADE Magazine 2013 Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards—will be named next week at the BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo (www.bladeshow.com). Set for May 31-June 2 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, the BLADE Show & Living Ready Expo attracts knife manufacturers and knifemakers from all over the world to...