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Keeping Loveless Legacy Alive

Meet Brent Harp, one of the very few Bob Loveless protégés to be trained in Loveless's shop alongside Jim Merritt. A detective in the Redlands, California, Police Department, Harp first met Loveless in 1986,...

Novelist Carries BLADE Show Knife

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

Emerson Knives Opens New Factory by Mike Searson

The following was excerpted from examiner.com, and written by Mike Searson, Knife and Sword Examiner: Emerson Knives held the grand opening of its new factory in Harbor City, California this past weekend, with more factory...

Metallic Clunking Echoed Between Houses

ABS master smith Kirk Rexroat made the Gillette (Wyoming) News Record over the summer, in a well-written newspaper feature describing his otherwise quiet Wright, Wyoming, neighborhood that has become accustomed to hearing his hammer...

Knives Shown in a Positive Light in the New York Times?

Under the Headline "The Knife Rack Goes High-End," the New York Times ran a feature article in the June 14, 2011 edition about a new line of J.A. Henckels high-end, high-carbon-steel chef's knives that...

Knives for Charity

American Knife & Tool Institute to hold a "1st Annual Giving Back Event," featuring knives donated by Ron Lake, D'Alton Holder and others, at the 2016 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.