The BLADE Blogs

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

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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...
The Lil Chubby drop-point is made by Randy Madan of Patriot Horde Knives.

Midweek Maker Military-Style: Randy Madan

Randy Madan, known as JR on social media, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1992 to 1996 as a combat engineer. “I blew things up,” he said, laughing. Now, at 43, he has...
The W.A.C.K. is just one of many knives offered by Desert Storm Marine Corp vet, Scooter Davis.

Midweek Maker Military-Style: Scooter Davis

When Jerry Davis was a baby he was scooting across the floor and his grandmother dubbed him Scooter. He is a third-generation welder and fabricator. His dad made knives as a hobby, and by...
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Forged Knives Fever!

Hot knives don't get any hotter than those hammered to shape in the forge, and the latest BLADE® focuses on forged knives in all their radiant glory.   Scott Gallagher's Wolf Fighter in forged mosaic damascus...
The immediate feedback provided the lights and tones of the Aku-Strike, making combatives training more realistic.

Factory Friday: The Inventor Who Daydreamed A Trainer Knife

"I was born a tinkerer," Dwayne Horvath of Aku-Strike Knives of Pittstown, New Jersey, related. He was always taking things apart, from his father's reel-to-reel video recorder to his car. By his own admission...
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Jack-o’-Lantern Contest Will Make You Carve

Win your share of "ghoul's gold" in Blademag.com's first-ever Best Carved Jack-o'-Lantern Contest. Halloween will be here soon, so now's the time to break out that pumpkin and get to carvin'! While you're at it...
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People Are Talking About BLADE Show 2018

BLADE Show 2018 will return to the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-3 for the 37th annual rendition of what has become the seminal event in the world of knives. More exhibitors...
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