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Fowler at BLADE Show

Meet The Editors at The BLADE Show

If you are one of thousands of knife enthusiasts worldwide who will attend the 36th Annual BLADE Show June 2-4, it’s time to start making your to-do list for the world’s largest and most important knife event. In addition to all the knives and knife accessories, BLADE University classes, demos, cutting competitions, knife collections, knife judging competitions,...

Choil on Spyderco Polestar.

Can You Define Knife Choil?

Is a knife choil a nick, a notch, a finger groove or something else? And besides, what’s the difference between a nick and a notch? What it is is one of those knife-specific terms that seems to evade proper definition by many, everyone from knife newbies to knife aficionados. One definition for knife choil from...

Spyderco in BLADE

Spyderco’s Knife That Changed Knife History

Spyderco’s knife that changed knife history, Creek Stewart of Fat Guys In The Woods fame and his knives, the top knives of the SHOT Show and more highlight the latest issue of BLADE®, on newsstands now! Spyderco is celebrated worldwide for its signature folders with the hole in the blade and also a pocket...

4th Annual BLADE University

BLADE University Sets New Schedule

The 4th Annual BLADE University will offer knife enthusiasts an almost completely overhauled curriculum of classes on the subject of knives and knifemaking June 1-3 in conjunction with the BLADE Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. Beginning the day before the BLADE Show and ending BLADE Show Saturday, this year’s BLADE University offers a...

Knife bill and BLADE Show.

Knife Bill Would Affect BLADE Show

A Georgia knife bill that would reform law and impact the 2017 BLADE Show needs your help by Friday, March 3, or it will die. According to Knife Rights, SB 49 would increase the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5.5 to 12 inches, but before that can happen...

New BLADE on newsstands!

Mount Rushmore of Knifemakers in BLADE!

A contemporary version of the Mount Rushmore of Knifemakers, a secret of knife collecting, knives with nice butts, the Bob Loveless knife that changed knife history and more touch up the edge of the latest BLADE®, on newsstands NOW! BLADE did an all-time “Mount Rushmore of Knifemakers”—the top four makers of the modern era—in...

The Hammer passes.

Larry “The Hammer” Harley Passes Away

Larry Wayne “The Hammer” Harley, friend, knifemaker, bladesmith and knifemaking teacher to anyone who showed an interest—especially kids and “wounded warriors”—passed away in his sleep Feb. 12. He was 66. A lifelong resident of Bristol, Tennessee, Larry made knives under the business name of Lonesome Pine Knives. An American Bladesmith Society journeyman smith, he...