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Dellana’s First Goblin Folder in BLADE

Dellana shows you how she made her first goblin folder, read why Buster Warenski’s King Tut dagger changed knife history, school yourself on the hottest custom makers’ hottest knives and more in the latest issue of BLADE®—on newsstands NOW! Dellana is known throughout the custom knife industry for her ornate high-end folders and learned...

Satin-finish symmetry

Proper Knife Fit and Finish Defined

Fit and finish is a term used to identify the earmarks of a quality made knife. In a nutshell, fit and finish is an arrangement of balanced proportions and symmetry in the entire piece. With the dividing line being the knife’s spine, there should be a correspondence in shape, size and...

BLADE and Bold Action

Can Fire-Steel Bushcrafters Take the Heat?

See if bushcraft knives with fire steels can take the heat, meet a Marine Corps vet who helps spread the good word of Zac Brown’s knives, learn whether paying knife deposits on custom knives is for you and more in the latest issue of BLADE®—on newsstands now! BLADE field editor Abe...

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2017 BLADE Show Knife Makes The Cut

It’s the Official 2017 BLADE Show Knife by CRKT and I couldn’t wait to see what makes this puppy go.   Designed by BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion, the Homefront Tactical features a 3.427-inch blade of 1.4116 stainless steel with an EDP coating and a combo edge. The flipper folder...

new pro-knife bill signed

BLADE Show Welcomes New Pro-Knife Law

A new pro-knife law signed into law this week in Georgia comes just in time for the 36th Annual BLADE Show. Signed May 8 by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the new pro-knife law (HB 292) increases the legal carry length of a knife blade in the state from 5 to 12 inches....

D2 Tool Steel Just Keeps Cutting

D2 tool steel just keeps cutting. It’s been around a long time and enjoys a solid reputation among custom and factory knifemakers and knife users. As with many high-performance steels, it experiences a range of highs and lows in popularity, and at the moment seems to be enjoying a high. A...

BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame welcomes Les de Asis.

De Asis, Batson Join Cutlery Hall

Les de Asis and Jim Batson are the newest members of the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©. Both will be formally inducted into the Cutlery Hall Of Fame the Saturday night, June 3, of the BLADE Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta during the BLADE Magazine Awards Reception...