The BLADE Blogs

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

Schools of Sharper Learning

You can forge, grind, heat treat and finish a kukri at Dave Lisch’s Studio 4 Forging Facility in Seattle, Washington. (photo courtesy of Dave Lisch) Talk to anyone in the know in the factory knife...
Crain/Schwarzenegger

Knifemaker Jack W. Crain Passes Away

Knifemaker Jack W. Crain, designer and maker of knives for such action movies as Predator, Commando and others, passed away Sept. 7. He was 70. Arriving hot on the heels of the Rambo knife phenomenon...
"Bushcraft 101" is a solid place to start your wilderness survival education, and can be a continued resources as you advance in your skill level.

‘Alone’ survivalist Larry Roberts praises LTWK’s Genesis

Larry Roberts, runner-up in the second season of the History channel’s wilderness survival show “Alone,” lasted 64 days in the harsh environs of Vancouver Island with one knife: the Genesis made by L.T. Wright Knives....

Survivalist Creek’s Life Led Naturally to Whiskey Knives

When Matthew Stewart was 5, his grandfather gave him a nickname that would chart the course of his life. “I was always playing in the creek,” said Creek Stewart, survival instructor, author and star...

Watch for “Forged In Fire” on History Channel

A new blade forging competition series will air on the History Channel this summer.
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...
Satin-finish symmetry

Proper Knife Fit and Finish Defined

Fit and finish is a term used to identify the earmarks of a quality made knife. In a nutshell, fit and finish is an arrangement of balanced proportions and symmetry in the entire piece. With...
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