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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.

Best Ka-Bar: Modern Options Of The Historic Knife

Ka-Bar makes one of the most legendary American combat/utility knives. First issued in 1942, the knife continues to impress and inspire today.

The Gerber Mark II: A Historic Fighting Knife

The Gerber Mark II is one of the most famous combat knives ever issued to the American military. First introduced in 1966, it still endures today.

The Best Wharncliffe Options

The wharncliffe is an interesting blade design with a captivating history. Over the years it's grown into a desirable EDC blade. These five wharncliffes stand out from the pack.

Trench Knife: The WW1 Relic Still Endures

With more than a century of history, the tench knife soldiers on as a historical collectible and a modern outdoor knife.
Viking knives

The Viking Seax And Where To Get One

Deeply rooted in Scandinavian history, the seax, aka "scramasax" or "sax," was the blade shape of choice for the much feared and revered Vikings.

A Labor of Love: Lorenzi Foundation And Museum

The Lorenzi Foundation and Museum showcases one of the finest collections of rare and historical knives in the world.
Bill Ruple (left) and Aldo and Edda Lorenzi are the 2022 BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame inductees.

Lorenzis, Ruple Join Cutlery Hall Of Fame

The BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame announces three most-deserving inductees for 2022: Mr. and Mrs. Aldo and Edda Lorenzi and Bill Ruple.
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