Knife Collecting

Did James Bowie own a Huber bowie?

Huber Bowie At Auction Dec. 6-8

A knife listed as a J. English & Huber “Sheffield Works” bowie will be among those put up for bid by Rock Island Auction Co. Dec. 6-8. In addition to the knife, other knives, swords and firearms will be sold at the auction. Some have suggested that James Bowie carried a...

2014 BLADE's Complete Knife Guide on newsstands NOW!

BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide On Newsstands Now!

BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide—your ticket to everything knife—is on newsstands now! BLADE’s Complete Knife Guide (BKG) is the only knife buyer’s guide in a magazine format that gives you all the contact information for all the major players in the custom and factory knife industries—all in an easy-to-access format that provides...

Top knifemakers at the NYC Show will include Bob Terzuola (left) and Darrel Ralph (right).

Top Knifemakers At NY Custom Knife Show Nov. 22-24

Join some of the world’s top custom knifemakers and other knife industry VIPs Nov. 22-24 for the 36th Annual New York Custom Knife Show at the Westin-Jersey City Newport in Jersey City, New Jersey. Next to the Knifemakers’ Guild Show the granddaddy of continuous custom knife shows, the New York Custom...

Get the new BLADE, on newsstands today.

New BLADE® Hits Newsstands Today!

The new BLADE® is on newsstands now! Get the latest on knives for Veterans Day, the coolest factory assisted-opening knives, knife tests, knifemaker profiles and much more with newest edition of the World’s No. 1 Knife Publication. Sporting the Condor Tool & Knife (CTK) Tactical Rescue Tomahawk (TRT) on the cover—the...

Distal taper is exhibited in the way Terry Vandeventer's blade goes from thick to thin. (SharpByCoop photo)

Distal Taper: Why Knives Have It

Distal taper is a concept long used by knifemakers in different parts of the world. Characterized by a reduction in thickness of the blade from guard to tip and spine to edge, distal taper results in a knife that is both lightweight and exhibits excellent edge geometry. The concept is also...

Tell us how you used your knife this past weekend. The knife is the Fallkniven PXLim. (Mary Lou Ayres photo)

How Did You Use Your Knife This Weekend?

How did you use your knife this weekend? Did you cut open a box or two, prepare meals, cut loose thread from an item of clothing, peel an apple or just whittle to pass the time? Maybe you performed some survival or bushcraft tasks, such as carving a drinking cup, practice...

The issue of BLADE on newsstands now addresses the skull-cutter craze.

Embrace the Skull-Cutter Craze

If you like knives, swords, cleavers and other edgeware embellished with skulls, the knife industry’s skull-cutter craze is for you. And it’s ideal for Halloween, too! Knives with skull motifs are nothing new. Knifemakers long have offered knives embellished with skulls, along with other ghoulish characters such as goblins, gargoyles, dragons,...