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Tips for Maintaining Custom Knives

BLADE® polled four veteran knife collectors about the best ways to take care of custom knives. After years of collecting, they have more than a few ideas on how to keep knives presentation ready.
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Video: The Truth About Edwin Forrest’s “Gift” Knife from Jim Bowie

In this exclusive video, Jim Batson reveals what he discovered about the controversial Edwin Forrest bowie knife, claimed to be gifted to the 19th Century actor by James Bowie himself.
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Who Did Movie Knives Better? “First Blood” vs. “The Hunted”

Here's a look at a movie knife classic, First Blood, and a movie that borrowed generously from the Rambo universe. Spoiler alert: ripping off Rambo is never a good idea.
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New Custom Knife Sports Computer Circuit Board Handle

The Yakuza Flipper by Charles “Chuck” Gedraitis meshes classic styling with an unusual modern handle material in a folder that reflects both the traditional and the modern.

The Late R. Lee Ermey: “I Was Basically a Stand-Up Comic”

The late R. Lee "The Gunny" Ermey is best known for his role in "Full Metal Jacket," but he was also a dedicated knife enthusiast. Read his interview with BLADE about knives and his career here.
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Folding Knives: 4 Unusual Opening Mechanisms

Here are four folding knives that sport unusual opening mechanisms. Do you enjoy innovations like these, or do you prefer traditional folders?
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Photos: 5 New Knives for Tough Spots and Sticky Situations

These new knives sport a variety of features, but they all share one thing in common: they'll stand up under pressure.

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