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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...

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...

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...

BLADE MAGAZINE 2012 AMERICAN-MADE KNIFE OF THE YEAR®

The late great purveyor J.W. Denton said the best-looking knives were shaped like sports cars, and the Microtech Socom Delta—the Blade Magazine 2012 American-Made Knife Of The Year®—is one J.W. would have loved to...

BLADE MAGAZINE 2012 OVERALL KNIFE OF THE YEAR®

Knife: ZERO TOLERANCE 0888 Pattern: Premium folder Blade steel: Composite blade S110V edge, 14C28N spine Heat treat: 59-61 HRC Blade length: 3.75” Blade pattern: Drop point Blade thickness: .156” Blade grind: Flat Blade finish: Satin and bead blasted Handle: Smooth, contoured titanium Feature comforts:...

Judge Throws Out Motions in NYC Lawsuit

  In a serious blow to the attempts by New York City and NYC District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. to derail Knife Rights' federal civil rights lawsuit against them, U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones...
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