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The history of knives and other edged instruments is tied to the history of people in general. As humankind’s oldest tool, unraveling knife history can lead to even more surprising and enriching information to better understand the world.

The knives in Keith Kaiser’s 9/11 memorial project, from top: a skeletonized folder by Pat and Wes Crawford; an Allen Elishewitz folder; a Gil Hibben dagger with scrimshaw handle; a Bob Dozier damascus folder; a Bob Terzuola CQB fixed blade; a damascus folder by Mel Pardue; and a Jerry Fisk damascus Sendero.

9-11 Knives: Custom Memorials To The Tragic Day

The atrocity that shocked the world continues to transform it. Here is a look at some of the memorials 9-11 spawned from that faithful day.

Japanese War Swords Part I

By Leon Kapp Japanese swords are iconic as ever It was over seven long decades ago on Sept. 2, 1945, that the Japanese signed the agreement formalizing their surrender, for all intents and purposes officially marking...

Who Made the First Damascus?

Modern collectors and knifemakers are enthralled with with, but what exactly are the origins of damascus steel?

Marine Vet’s Knife Memorializes the Ultimate Sacrifice of His Iraq Comrades

1 Knife for the Lima Company 11 BY MIKE HASKEW BLADE® FIELD EDITOR *This article originally appeared in BLADE Magazine Winter 2013 The bond of brotherhood, sacrifice, and selflessness forged by fighting men in combat is, perhaps,...

Jerry Hossom makes a Navy-themed set for Capt. Ryan Heilman of the USS Nevada

Submariner Steel Jerry Hossom makes a Navy-themed set for Capt. Ryan Heilman of the USS Nevada Jerry Hossom had that twinkle in his eye again and this time it was by his table at BLADE Show...

Andy Sharpe/Chuck Richards collaboration salutes the heroes of the Battle of Attu

"A Knife For Those Who Saved Alaska" BY ANDY SHARPE Herb Drury was my wife’s uncle, a World War II veteran and a friend. He passed away in 2007. I miss him and the discussions we...
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Last Little Mester of Sheffield: Remembering Stan Shaw

The author remembers Stan Shaw as only she can By Grace Horne Sometime in the early 1990s, a journalist—to the chagrin of the handful of other knifemakers also still working in Sheffield, England—described Stan Shaw as...
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