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Medal Of Honor Recipients Honored on 9/11

Case and Zippo honor Medal Of Honor recipients with a special personalized knife and lighter set on the 13th anniversary of 9/11. The presentation of the sets to MOH recipients is today as part of this week’s 2014 Medal of Honor Convention and celebration in Knoxville, Tennessee. In an official release, Case and Zippo...

BLADE’s Military Issue On Sale NOW!

A special knife for a special Navy SEAL, knifemakers for elite warriors and a rebirth of military daggers highlighted by the Spartan Blades/Les George V-14 cover knife headline BLADEĀ®’s annual military issue, on many newsstands today. Navy SEAL Matthew G. Kantor was killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 1, 2012, receiving the Bronze...

Knifemaker Kit Carson Passes Away

Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, long-time knifemaker, Army veteran and member of the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of FameĀ©, passed away Friday, Sept. 5. He was 63. Instrumental in popularizing the flipper style of folding knife, Kit made a wide range of tactical and utility folders, the best known of which are the...

What Are The Best Blade Steels?

A question we often hear is What are the best blade steels? A better way to approach the question is to determine what jobs the knife will be asked to perform. Do you need a hunting knife or an everyday carry knife? A kitchen knife or a camp knife/chopper? There are others. The type...

Most Influential Knives of the Half Century

This being the 50th anniversary of the Buck 110 and all, it got our friendly staff to thinking: What are the most influential knives of the past half century? As with any such list, the parameters must be set. Those would include knives that have been emulated most (unfortunately, this would have to include...