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Are More People Forging Today?

"More and more people today are going back to the basics and learning to forge, and learning the art of glass blowing and things like that …"

Novelist Carries BLADE Show Knife

Brad Thor was recently interviewed by everydaycarry.com on what knife and gear he carries on a daily basis.

Which Overall Knife-Of-The-Year Is Your Favorite?

Which is your favorite Overall Knife-Of-The-Year since 2010 and why? It's hard to choose, isn't it?!

YOUR Knife-Of-The-Year® Award

Log on and vote for your favorite knife, as submitted by knife companies and knifemakers that will be at the BLADE Show.

First Woman Will Vie For BLADE Show World Title

Jessica Elias was the first female ever to compete at the Nationals for the BladeSports International, Inc. competition.

Watch for “Forged In Fire” on History Channel

A new blade forging competition series will air on the History Channel this summer.

BLADE Show—Ultimate Knife Experience!

Join us at the BLADE Show and enjoy the Ultimate Knife Experience!
Tactical Knifemaking.

Knife Trends—Flipper Folders

Flipper folders are wildly popular. Aside from adding an interesting visual element to any knife, the flipper serves a few key roles, including as a one-hand opening device, and as a guard.

A Knife Company Anniversary Extravaganza!

2014 will go down as a year that marked some noteworthy knife company anniversaries and milestones.

Are Quality Knives Worth The Quid?

One of the grandest campfire knife debates involves the age-old question of whether costly, premium knives are worth the buck paid. Are quality knives worth the quid?

Knife Users Are Our Neighbors

The American Knife & Tool Institute website lists jobs and occupations in which people employed in those areas use knives every day.

Enjoy A Dozen Years of the KNIVES Annual Book!

The KNIVES 2004 to 2015 Digital Download Collection in eBook format includes unparalleled writing, incredible photography, and irreplaceable resources.

What Knife Do You Carry?

Tell us what knife you carry. Add a little history or an anecdote. Include a photograph of you with your knife, and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a free pocketknife.

GlobalFlare Names 5 Knives Crocodile Dundee Would Own

In a fun online article, GlobalFlare.com named the 5 Knives Crocodile Dundee Would Own.

KA-BAR Knives Raises Funds For WWII Museum

KA-BAR Donates Knives and Raises Funds for WW II Museum.

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