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Kai USA/Duck Dynasty Knives In The Works

Kai USA is partnering with Duck Commander and Buck Commander, the inspiration for the cable TV sensation, Duck Dynasty, on a new line of knives set for a mid-2014 debut, according to a Kai USA news release. In other words, some of the knives should be ready just in time for the 2014 BLADE...

Share Your Knife Memories of Rob Simonich

If you knew knifemaker Rob Simonich, share your memories of him with us on www.blademag.com. BLADE® field editor Dexter Ewing has written the story, “Heart and Soul,” in the February BLADE  which remembers Rob on the 10th anniversary of the death of one of knifemaking’s favorite sons. Killed tragically in a truck accident, Rob...

How To Reserve Your Hotel Room For the BLADE Show

It’s that time of year again—when people start tearing their hair out trying to reserve their hotel rooms for the following year’s BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com). Of course, the fact people are already lining up for their lodging seven months before it starts is testimony to just how important the show has become worldwide. And,...

New BLADE Says Boo! on Newsstands Now!

D.B. Fraley’s Torrent 5.0 “Grim Reaper” says boo to you on the cover of the latest BLADE® (www.blademag.com),  on most newsstands TODAY! Sporting extensive gold-inlay by engraver C.J. Cai in a fitting Halloween motif, the big flipper folder was five years in the planning and completion stages and its owner, Jon Ukman, is thrilled...

Do’s & Don’ts of Knives

The do’s and don’ts of knives are many. Knowing them will make your knife experience much more rewarding and satisfying. Here are but a few: DO use a sharpener to touch up the edge of your knife after each use or at the end of each day of use. DON’T use your knife as...

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...