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Counterfeit knives

National Fraud Week: Fight Fake Knives

Fake knives—better known as counterfeit knives—are a worldwide problem that needs everyone concerned to pay attention, and National Fraud Awareness Week Nov. 12-18 is a good time to sit up and take notice. Factory knife...
Big Blades 'n Edges

Bag Hot Big Blades ‘n Edges

Big Blades 'n Edges, including reviews of the newest factory hatchets, some of today's top custom bowies and four top turkey carving sets, highlight the latest BLADE®, on newsstands NOW! Featuring the new Tomahatchet by...
Jurgen Steinau knife

Great Knives Have “Face”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgK9PXJICXo Great knives have face. I'm not talking about a face like on a Halloween mask, but a knife with a design or style that's recognizable by a large number of knife enthusiasts as having...
MacV tool from SOG

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...
Forged knives in BLADE

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...
scary pumpkins

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...
BLADE Show 2017 balisong flipping competition

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...