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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.
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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.
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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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When Knife Restrictions Collide with Religious Freedom

Restrictions on the public carry of knives can have an unintended consequence. Sikhs, who carry daggers called kirpans as part of their faith, are prohibited from openly practicing their religion.
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Notorious Knife Prosecutor Allegedly Turned Blind Eye to Weinstein Accusations

The Manhattan district attorney notorious for his "gravity knife" prosecutions is now being investigated for apparently turning a blind eye to a 2015 sexual assault allegation against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.