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Halloween Knives: Shriek Chic

Halloween knives conjure visions of human steak and Bela Lugosi, high tops and Frankenstein, and decapitations and zombies. Warming to the genre yet? ABS master smith Wally Hayes makes a couple of Halloween knives that fit the mold like a stake in Frank Langella’s heart: the Vampire Stake and the Zombie...

Forged knives in BLADE

Forged Knives Fever!

Hot knives don’t get any hotter than those hammered to shape in the forge, and the latest BLADE® focuses on forged knives in all their radiant glory.   Scott Gallagher‘s Wolf Fighter in forged mosaic damascus is the cover piece for our forged knives special issue, and is among those in...

scary pumpkins

Jack-o’-Lantern Contest Will Make You Carve

Win your share of “ghoul’s gold” in Blademag.com’s first-ever Best Carved Jack-o’-Lantern Contest. Halloween will be here soon, so now’s the time to break out that pumpkin and get to carvin’! While you’re at it and to add to the fun, you might as well enter our contest for the chance...

BLADE Show 2017 balisong flipping competition

People Are Talking About BLADE Show 2018

BLADE Show 2018 will return to the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-3 for the 37th annual rendition of what has become the seminal event in the world of knives. More exhibitors and patrons attend the BLADE Show than any other knife event. Every continent in the world with the...

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Beer Knives Cap Off National Drink Beer Day

Opening your favorite beer will be on tap Thursday, Sept. 28, for National Drink Beer Day, and you can cap off the festivities with one of the latest in beer knives. There are a number of new beer knives, from the traditional combo bottle/can-opening tools on Swiss Army and other multi-implement knives, to...

Shelley's favorites

Can’t Stop Laughing: Cutlery’s Comic

While there have been many celebrities in and out of show business embraced by the custom knife community, none embraced it in return and then some as did cutlery’s comic, Shelley Berman. Actor, comedian, writer, poet, professor and knife collector, Berman passed away quietly on Sept. 1 at the age of 92,...

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Here Are The Top 5 U.S. Military Knives

What are the top 5 U.S. military knives of all time? What’s it like to be married to the military, each other and knives all at the same time? Can the modern knife age be divided into two eras—before and after tactical folders? The latest issue of BLADE®, our special annual military issue,...