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Benchmade Founder Les de Asis Passes Away

BLADE has learned the unfortunate news that Les de Asis, founder of Benchmade and a member of the BLADE Cutlery Hall of Fame, has passed away.
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55 Beautiful Custom Knife Photos: Highlights from The Arkansas Knife Show 2018

Here are 55 high-quality photos of custom knives that made big impressions at the 2018 Arkansas Knife Show.
CRKT Hyperspeed

Despite Gravity Knife Ban Repeal, New York Remains Anti-Knife & Pro-Prison

Gravity knives are legal in New York due to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing a bill in late May repealing the state’s gravity knife ban, but the win comes with several label warnings.
Crain/Schwarzenegger

Knifemaker Jack W. Crain Passes Away

Knifemaker Jack W. Crain, designer and maker of knives for such action movies as Predator, Commando and others, passed away Sept. 7. He was 70. Arriving hot on the heels of the Rambo knife phenomenon...

Tony Bose, BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame® Inductee, Passes Away

Tony Bose, the man perhaps most responsible for the rebirth of the slip joint/pocketknife genre in today’s knives, BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame® member, loving husband and father, and friends to scores in the knife industry, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.
BLADE Cutlery Hall of Fame

Keeslar and Sornberger Join Cutlery Hall Of Fame®

Joe Keeslar and Jim Sornberger are the 2020 inductees to the Cutlery Hall Of Fame. This is the highest honor in the world of knives.
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.
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