The BLADE Blogs

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

BLADE® Knife Test: Busse’s Bodacious Blades

Author James Morgan Ayres said the Nuclear Meltdown Special Forces Natural Outlaw by Busse Combat Knife Co. split logs with ease. Blade Length: 8.25 inches. Blade Stock: .240 inch. Blade Finish: Satin. Handle: Brown...

Forged In Fire, Season Two Premieres!

Season 2 of Forged In Fire premieres on February 9th at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST. All-new participants/bladesmiths are ready to forge edged tools and weapons.
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Here Are The Top 5 U.S. Military Knives

https://youtu.be/ADovYgVZ6AQ What are the top 5 U.S. military knives of all time? What's it like to be married to the military, each other and knives all at the same time? Can the modern knife age be...

Are More People Forging Today?

"More and more people today are going back to the basics and learning to forge, and learning the art of glass blowing and things like that …"
Rebooting collections at House of Blades

Rebooting Collections Works Wonders

Rebooting collections works wonders. OK, so not everyone does it, but many who have done it one or more times seem to enjoy their collecting more. Chris Nolen has successfully rebooted his knife collection several...
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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...

Blackie Collins Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Walter "Blackie" Collins, Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame© member, first managing editor of BLADE® Magazine and inventor of scores of knife, sheath and other related cutlery items, was killed in a motorcycle accident...
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