Steve Shackleford’s Blog

Ivory Ban Worsens Plight Of The Poor

Wildlife administrators in Zimbabwe are asking the U.S. government to lift the ban on ivory imports from the southern African nation immediately due to concerns over how it is worsening the plight of poor Zimbabweans and also other animal species. Elephant hunting contributes more than $14 million a year to Zimbabwe’s economy, and “not...

House Moves To Protect Legal Ivory Owners

The U.S. House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee approved a bill July 9 that would protect legal ivory owners. “This action is a significant step towards protecting all lawful ivory owners,” observed Rob Mitchell of the Elephant Protection Association. “As this bill progresses , we will continue to provide updates as developments occur.” Called the FY15...

Case Celebrates 125th With New Knives & More

W.R. Case & Sons is celebrating its 125th anniversary with updated manufacturing facilities, a new repro of the legendary Case V-42, a Tony Bose classic pocketknife, a special anniversary celebration in August and much more. Long recognized as one of if not the most collectible factory knife brands in the world, Case refuses to...

Factory custom is new knife category from Kershaw. (Kershaw knife image)

New Knife Category From ZT/Hinderer?

Zero Tolerance’s Model 0392 “factory custom” collaboration with Rick Hinderer is not only a new knife idea, it might be an entirely new knife category. Here’s how it works: Hinderer makes and supplies the knife parts such as the pocket clips, screws, spacers, filler tabs, standoffs and other furniture and Zero Tolerance employs them...

New Jersey Tries to Ban Fossil Ivory, Too

A pending New Jersey bill that needs no more than the governor’s signature would ban all ivory, even the fossil ivory of animals long extinct. Not only would it be the first bill to target fossil ivory in addition to elephant and other ivories, if passed, it reportedly would be the first state bill...

Ivory Ban Meeting June 24: Act NOW!

Act now to contact members of a House Subcommittee hearing that will meet June 24 to help decide the fate of the sale of all items containing elephant and other ivories. “This is our best chance to stop the ivory ban without mega-money lawsuits,” observed scrimshander Linda Karst Stone. Though Stone and others worked...

Knives With Keyhole Handles In New BLADE®

Keyhole integrals, knives made in the USA, movie fantasy swords and much more highlight the new BLADE®, on most newsstands now! ABS master smith Rodrigo Sfreddo appears to have been the first to make knives with the integral-style handle in the shape of a keyhole where the handle material and fittings meet, and other...