The BLADE Blogs

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

Horseman’s Knife is One Gorgeous Affair

Featured in the "Take It To Your Graver" chapter in the "State Of The Art" section of the Knives 2013 book, C. Gray Taylor's horse knife exhibits an antique-tortoise-shell handle, and at least 18 implements,...

Hunter’s Edge: 2 Kommer Skinners, How To Make a Hunter Video

Get hunting knives designed by Alaska hunting guide/award-winning maker Russ Kommer or build your own via a Gene Osborn video at ShopBlade.com.     The CRKT Kommer 2-Shot Skinner is a smaller semi-skinner designed for the...

Period Bowies Make Best Of Knives 2013 List

These period bowies by Robert L. Appleby Jr. make my "Editors Favorites from the Knives 2013 Book" list because they scream early American knife renaissance. The clip- and spear-point bowies parade hand-rubbed, satin-finished 440C blades...

Queen Cutlery Sold to Daniels Family Cutlery

Servotronics, Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of the assets of its subsidiary, Queen Cutlery Company, a Pennsylvania facility located in Titusville, Pennsylvania, to Kenneth R. Daniels of Daniels Family Cutlery...

Kit Carson: A Most Deserving Cutlery Hall Of Famer

Teacher, mentor, retired Army master sergeant and friend to the knife industry, knifemaker Harold “Kit” Carson became the 49th member inducted into the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame© during the 2012 BLADE Show...

Another Knives Book Favorite—Scrimshawed Beauty

Gary Williams and Gil Rudolph took turns scrimshawing both sides of the handle and sheath of a Dennis Friedly damascus dagger. The Native American theme done up in blacks, greys, browns, gold, blues and...

Hunter’s Edge: 2 Sharpeners and Sharpening eBook

    Keep your hunting knife sharp and ready to perform in the field with two great sharpeners and a sharpening eBook from ShopBlade.     One of the more unusual and ingenious sharpeners is the Spyderco...
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