Steve Shackleford’s Blog

Pirate-Pistol-Packin’ BLADE On Newsstands TODAY!

Learn how to make a cut ‘n shoot “pirate pistol,” what effect the federal ivory ban has on your knives, all about the BLADE Show’s groundbreaking new BLADE University and much more in the latest issue of BLADE®, on many newsstands today. Steve Culver won “Best Of The Rest” in the 2013 BLADE Show...

Free BLADE Show Seminars Educate, Entertain

The federal ivory ban, the 12th Annual BLADE Show World Championship Cutting Competition, how to make a cut ‘n shoot and much more will highlight the free seminars of the 33rd Annual BLADE Show June 6-8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The seminars are free to all BLADE Show ticket holders only....

Ivory Battle Enters New Phase

The battle to stop federal measures that punish law-abiding citizens and do little to address the issue of elephant ivory poaching has entered a new phase. If you are a duly authorized representative of a company with “significant commercial operations and employees,” now is the time to present U.S. Fish & Wildlife with a...

Putin Pulls Excalibur From Rock

Russian Premier Vladimir Putin made world news today when he pulled Excalibur from a rock in Vladivostok. The controversial Russian leader, who has ruffled international feathers lately with his taking of Crimea and bullying of the Ukraine, was salmon fishing near the ancient Russian city when he reportedly spied a flash of light from...

New BLADE On Newsstands Now!

The new BLADE showcases the hottest knives of the SHOT Show—including the new Kershaw/Emerson CQC-6K on the cover—the inside scoop on knife lotteries, field tests of the latest skeleton knives and more. Held this past January at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, the SHOT Show is the annual coming out party for...

Majority Opposes Ivory Ban At Meeting

Anywhere from 50-to-60 people attended the March 20 public meeting held by the Advisory Council to the Presidential Task Force on combatting wildlife trafficking, with more than twice as many voicing opposition to the ivory ban as those supporting it. Among those representing the knife industry at the meeting held in Washington, D.C., were...

Most of the Stolen Knives Found; 3 Still Missing

Purveyor Michael Donato was one happy man earlier this week when all but three of approximately 150 stolen knives were returned. The three knives that remain missing are the Shin by Rockstead and two John W. Smith folders, all of which are pictured at right. “This has been the craziest roller-coaster ride of my...