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2023 ABS Awards: Who Earned What From The Foremost Bladesmith Society

A year’s worth of hot hammering results in top results at the 2023 ABS awards in Atlanta. See who took home what hardware.
Devin Thomas, Steve Schwarzer and Bob Terzuola.

Cutlery Hall Of Fame Ushers In Thomas, Terzuola And Schwarzer

Cutlery Hall Of Fame ushers in a Hall Of Fame class that the 2023 BLADE Show.
ABS Burke

ABS Auction: What Crossed The Block In Atlanta

Top custom makers from around the world showcase rarefied knives at the annual ABS auction.

BLADE Show Factory Knife Debuts 2023

Eyeball a few factory knives that will debut at the BLADE Show.
Copper-go-mai damascus

BLADE Magazine 50th Anniversary: Knife Industry Milestones

Revel in a short list of knife industry milestones that transformed the knife world.
New Maker

BLADE Show 2023 Custom Knife Award Winners

See who took home the hardware for 2023 Custom Awards in 19 categories, including the overall best knife.
factory - overall knife of the year

2023 Factory Knife Of The Year® Award Winners

See who took home the hardware from the 2023 Factory Knife Of The Year® Awards at BLADE Show.
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Major In Knife At BLADE University

Summer school never looked so good with the 10th Annual BLADE University. Check out the list of classes at BLADE Show.
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Emerson Whiskey Co.: Bowies ‘N Bourbon At BLADE Show

This sounds like the perfect pair. Ernest Emerson to debut Emerson Whiskey Co. and the Whiskey Knife at BLADE Show ’23.
BLADE Show Texas M.A.C.K. winner from Keanison Knives

Machine Assisted Custom Knives (M.A.C.K.): What It Takes To Compete In This Class

M.A.C.K. is one of the newest custom knife categories. Here's what it takes to compete in this class at BLADE Show
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BLADE Show 2023: What To Expect In Atlanta

Here is a full schedule of events for BLADE Show 2023, including knife of the year awards, BLADE U classes, competitions, and more.
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Schwarzer, Terzuola, Thomas Inducted To Cutlery Hall Of Fame®

The BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame® is proud to announce three most-deserving inductees for 2023: Steve Schwarzer, Bob Terzuola and Devin "Hoss" Thomas.
Blade Show Texas Awards Lead

2023 BLADE Show Texas Factory And Custom Award Winners

See who took top honors in the BLADE Show Texas Factory and Custom Knife Awards. As expected in Texas, everything is bigger and that includes...

Shop Dump: Steve Schwarzer

We take a look inside the shop of ABS master smith Steve Schwarzer and see how he makes his mosaic damascus wonders.

Factory Award Winners At BLADE Show West

Five different factory makers picked up awards at Salt Lake City with WE Knife stealing the show.

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