The growing use of Rick Hinderer’s Lockbar Stabilizer on factory knives, the knives of BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member George Herron, the current status of laws governing “once-living” knife handle materials, a novel that focuses on knives like none before by the author of the book that made Rambo famous, the upcoming 175th anniversary of the Alamo and more highlight the new May BLADE, which appears on most newsstands today, March 1.
In addition to the above, the May BLADE also includes editorial mention of: the cover knife, the Acies from A.G. Russell Knives; Hinderer’s XM-24; Strider Knives’ Stealth Model SnG Gen 6 CC; Zero Tolerance 0551; Case green-bone-handle trapper and stag hobo knife; Sean O’Hare hunter; Matthew Lerch “Thorn”; Joe Kious’ Model 10 auto; Jerry Halfrich’s “Rounder”; C.R. Miles’ drop-point hunter; Chistopher Meyer’s “Ring Hilt EDC”; Scot Matsuoka’s “Inferno”; and Herron’s first bowie, Model 3 Little Dude, Model 6, sub-hilt fighters, Teddy Roosevelt “Millennium” knife, interframe folders, and stag chute knives.
Also: a profile of KA-BAR; the conclusion of how to carve knife handles, by Joe Szilaski; a review of the EdgeCraft EdgeCrafter knife and tool sharpener; the fascinating story of 87-year-old knifemaker Jack Barrett and his knives; the Benchmade 9CB Hook; Case Jr. Scout; Boker/Magnum Bailey Mini Ziel throwing knife; Columbia River Knife & Tool Crossover combo knife/shears; Wenger Evolution 81; Gerber Brush Thinner; SOG Specialty Knives & Tools Hand Axe; William Henry Studio’s Gentac folder, Geneva money clip and divot tool; Spyderco Dragonfly2 FRN; ToolLogic’s SL3; and Cold Steel Pendleton Lite.
Also: Mantis Knives “Z’mora”; Erik Fritz chute knife; Ralph Turnbull’s trapper; Victorinox “Classic SD Argyle”; Wolfgang Dell’s hunter; Timberline “Alary”; Jason Brous fighter; Nathan House utility fixed blade; Meyerco Charles Sauer skinner; Kershaw Speedform II; and mini-profiles of Andre Thorburn, Al Warren, Karl B. Andersen, Pete Maltese, Des Horn and Cliff Parker.
Also: a story on sub-hilt fighters that includes Bob Loveless’ first knife marketed under the name “Big Bear,” Edmund Davidson’s “Orgasmatron,” and also sub-hilts by Steve Dunn, Steve Johnson, Don Hanson, Marcus Lin, David Broadwell and Steven Rapp; a test of CAS Hanwei’s folding fillet knife; Henry Torres’ kitchen slicer; Ernest Emerson Knives Inc.’s CQC7BW; Serge Panchenko’s art dagger; and much more.
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