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Bob Loveless’ Secret Helper, a History of Tapered Tangs, Much More in New April BLADE

An exclusive story by Pat Covert on John Wilson, Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Bob Loveless’ “secret helper,” Joe Kertzman’s study of knives with tapered tangs, the best knives of USN’s G2 knife show and more highlight the April BLADE, on most newsstands NOW!


There are also stories on vintage military knives; textured knife handles; how to logo etch your blades; a profile of 5.11 Tactical; the Knives of CBS-TV’s NCIS; a test of the Gerber Metolius; the latest in corrosion-resistant blade materials; the hero swords of Hollywood’s Golden Age; and more.


In addition, there is editorial mention of such knifemakers and knife companies as: an unknown Gerber/Loveless Mark II; the knives carried by knife enthusiasts Carter Kerns, Pam Gallagher and Bill Van Clief; a vintage Robeson M3, Taylor Huff knuckle knife, SOG Recon, Vietnam-era Solingen Randall, Frank Richtig fighter and John Ek Model 2; Jim Hammond; Mike Quesenberry; Jerry Moen’s cover knife; Bob Loveless; Cutlery Hall-Of-Famer William Scagel; Charles Vestal; John Young; George Trout; Jens Anso; Darrel Ralph; Benchmade; Jurgen Steinau; Elizabeth Loerchner; Shane Taylor; Roger Bergh; Mike J. O’Brien; Don Hanson; Ron Newton; Strider Knives; Zero Tolerance; Spyderco; Kershaw; Anders Hogstrom; Virgil England; Richard Zirbes; Kirby Lambert; TOPS/Buck collaboration; CRKT; Gary Mulkey; Pro-Tech/Allen Elishewitz collaboration; Schrade; Ivan Campos; Blind Horse Knives; D.R. Good; Fred Loving; Jan Dox; Louis Naude; Harvey Holbrook; Serge Panchenko; Rick Marchand; Joe Caswell; Pro-Tech/Emerson Knives, Inc., collaboration; Jeremy Marsh/Steel Flame collaboration; Cutlery Hall-Of-Famer Ken Onion; Chris Reeve Knives; Todd Begg; and Randy Golden.


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