The BLADE Blogs

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

Hunter’s Edge: 3 Sharp Folding Hunters

    The Outdoor Edge SwingBlaze Knife is two knives in one. Push a button and the blade rotates in the handle from a drop-point skinner to a gutting blade. Blade steel is AUS-8 stainless,...

Blade Magazine 2012 Imported Knife Of The Year®

Designed by Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion for Columbia River Knife & Tool, the Foresight is the Blade Magazine 2012 Imported Knife Of The Year®. A recurve edge, a magnificently contoured handle...

Something About This Drop Point Hunter

I don't know if it's the stabilized spalted-maple handle, the way the drop-point blade becomes oh-so pointed at the end, the full tang, red liner or its almost-jutting-out handle butt, there's a sweet spot...

Book Review: ”Spirit of the Sword”

Dear Mr. Shackleford- Today I published my first book review. I choose your book-"Spirit of the Sword." I hope my review meets with your approval. Here is my review. Book Review-"Spirit of the Sword"   Steve Shackleford published his...

Knives of The Expendables 2

Sylvester Stallone (top) holds the Gil Hibben Toothpick (second from top left, above) in a scene from The Expendables 2. Along with the modified version of Gil's Alamo Bowie (top left, above), it is...

Everybody Wing Chung Tonight (with Knives 2013 Wing Chung Swords)

Featured in the "Foray Into the Far East" Trends section of the Knives 2013 book are a pair of Richard Van Dijk "Wing Chung" Chinese martial arts butterfly swords. Rarely do you see knifemakers tackle...

Hunter’s Edge: 4 Hot Gut Hooks

Get your meat hooks on four great gut hooks while they’re hot at ShopBlade.com. Four classic examples of the genre include two folders and two fixed blades.       The first of the folders is the...
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