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The Recurve Patella uses Voodoo Resin scales in Honeycomb Red.

Dropout Knifemaker Is A Master Of Marketing

Brent Vaccaro of Black Widow Knifeworks & Tactical Gear attended high school in New Jersey where he was born and raised. He excelled in woodworking, banging out projects that those two years ahead of him struggled through. His teacher helped him, Brent said, but perhaps most by giving him the freedom to do his...

Ken Onion and CRKT collaborated on the innovative Homefront knife.

Irishman uses fossilized bog oak for knife handles

Irishman Paddy Smyth of Smyth Knives in County Roscommon, Ireland, sells 90 percent of his knives through his website to customers in the USA. The other 10 percent are purchased through The Quiet Cailin Studios in Cong, County Mayo, where “The Quiet Man,” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, was filmed. Some even incorporate...

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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...

Buck Metro keychain knife

Tactical Knife: Definitions and Origin

Exactly what constitutes a tactical knife has been addressed in BLADE®, other knife magazines—one of which was even called Tactical Knives—KnifeForums and other knife discussion forums, social media, books, the national media and elsewhere. Some originally described it, and still do, as a folding or fixed-blade knife with a non-glare blade and black synthetic...

Keep your edge with the Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System.

Keep Your Edge with the Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System

Next to a knife on their wish list, knife owners and collectors are typically on the hunt for one thing — a superior sharpening system. Finding the right solution to handle a wide spectrum of blade styles, grinds and material is more difficult than it sounds. As most knife aficionados know, what draws a...