The BLADE Blogs

The blogs of the BLADE editors, Steve Shackleford and Erin Healy.

Mike Jeffries of 2 Birds Metal Works ventured into a cowboy fighter that was well received at BLADE Show 2017.

Marketing For Knifemakers: Do You Need A Website?

In a recent Facebook post, Mike Jeffries of 2 Birds Metal Works asked fellow knifemakers if they had a website, if it was worth the time and money to set up and maintain and...
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Halloween Knives: Shriek Chic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDraPp9_kF8 Halloween knives conjure visions of human steak and Bela Lugosi, high tops and Frankenstein, and decapitations and zombies. Warming to the genre yet? ABS master smith Wally Hayes makes a couple of Halloween knives that...

Midweek Maker Forged-Style: Mike MacInnes

Mike MacInnes of Holland, Michigan, remembers his first two knives, both given to him by his dad. The first was a Buck 110 clone and the second was a Solingen hunting knife. Mike has...
Alex Smith offers the APEX with orange and black G10 scales.

10 Pumpkin-Spiced Custom Knives Herald Halloween

It makes sense that pumpkin spice marketers would want to find ways to push a product that only got used once or twice a year in one or two pumpkin pies. Now, of course,...
Tyrell Johnson makes his own pattern-welded steel.

Midweek Maker Forged-Style: Tyrell Johnson

Tyrell Johnson has always been interested in knives and firearms, and two-plus years ago he decided to take a knifemaking class at Montgomery Community College in North Carolina.  “As my wife can attest, I've...
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Great Knives Have “Face”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgK9PXJICXo Great knives have face. I'm not talking about a face like on a Halloween mask, but a knife with a design or style that's recognizable by a large number of knife enthusiasts as having...
Tyler Freund's custom folder glows violet in the dark.

6 Knife Handles That Glow In The Dark

There are four categories of "glow." Bioluminescence is, say, a firefly. There's chemiluminescence, caused by a chemical reaction—think glow stick. Radioluminescence is most frequently used in clock or watch paints and on instrument panels....
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