The BLADE Blogs

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

Thanksgiving cutters, Case

Thanksgiving Cutters, Japanese Style

Santokus are Thanksgiving cutters, Japanese style. A design that originated in the Land of the Rising Sun, the santoku is a specialized tool well suited to preparing holiday meals. From cutting meat to dicing...
Best blade steels in BLADE Guide

Best Blade Steels Unleash The Sharp

The best blade steels, latest handle materials, blade shapes, knifemaking suppliers and most everything else it takes to make a knife the sharpest it can be populate the BLADE 2018 Complete Knife Guide, on...
Smith's Sharpener and Knife Tool

10 Family Gift Knives Sport Holiday Spirit

Whether it's blood relatives or your inner circle of friends, all of them need family gift knives. Here are 10 examples of some really sharp gifts you can give to those closest to you...
John Gomes claimed to be an amateur bladesmith. The fire he started in an open barrel behind his house started a fire that damaged 30 buildings.

Was “Forged In Fire” a Scapegoat For The Cohoes Fire?

John Gomes, the 51-year-old Cohoes, New York, resident and alleged “amateur knifemaker” who started a fire that damaged 32 buildings and displaced approximately 20 people, will not appear in court today as scheduled. He...
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