Benchmade de Asis

Les de Asis Steps Aside at Benchmade; Son Jon Takes Reins

Benchmade founder and BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame® member, Les de Asis, is stepping down as head of day-to-day operations of the Oregon City-based knife company.
ag russell knifemaker

A.G. Russell Passes Away at 85

A.G. Russell, long-time knife entrepreneur, founder of A.G. Russell Knives, a founding member of The Knifemakers’ Guild, and a member of the BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame, passed away Oct. 12.
Racist knife bans

Ridiculous, Racist Knife Bans Reinforce Inequality

Knife bans disproportionately impact people of color and minority populations, putting people in prison for years for merely possessing an everyday knife.

BLADE Field Editor, DoubleStar Collaborate on New Line of Knives

Msg. Kim Breed (retired), a long-time field editor for BLADE best known for his knife reviews, will partner with DoubleStar Corp. to produce knives for that company's Edged Weapon line.

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.
canada knife ban

Canadian Knife Retailer on Import Ban: Who Are We Protecting?

The owner of a knife retail store in Alberta, Canada, says that import restrictions on folding knives hurts not only her business, but also the ability of first responders to do their important work.
knife crime in uk vs nyc

Analysis: London Murder Count Overtakes NYC for First Time

Stabbings propelled London's murder total beyond New York City's in early 2018. Here's why it matters when it comes to knife laws, racial bias and effective policing.

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