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AKI Changes Hands
The Art Knife Invitational—the biennial knife event that made biennial knife events cool—is now under the direction of Barry Lee Hands, and will be Oct. 30 at the M Hotel Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Consisting of some of the world’s top custo
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What’s New
MODEL NAME: 195/60 Sessantesimo PATTERN: Two-blade pocketknife BLADE LENGTHS: 2.36” and 1.625” BLADE MATERIAL: 420 stainless steel ROCKWELL HARDNESS: 56 HRC BLADE THICKNESS: .08” BLADE PATTERNS: Pen and serrated sheepsfoot BLADE GRINDS: Flat BLADE FI
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Tale Of The Tactical
For more than a generation, the tactical folder has hovered at or near the center of the custom knife universe. Its mystique and versatility have combined with the skill of the maker to produce objects of lasting influence. While at times beauty has
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Makers To Watch In 2021
Which makers will be building some of the most desirable and coveted custom knives in 2021? In addition to taking notes on the mosaic damascus knives and their makers in BLADE® field editor Les Robertson’s story on page 50, you might want to consider
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The Knife I Carry
Meeting knifemaker/designer Bill Harsey gave me the reason to try out his design. I bought this Lone Wolf T2 and it became my daily carry. I got to know the designer better over time and he signed the knife for me, which made it more special. It was
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Delectable Double
John Phillips scored a delectable double at the 2020 Damasteel Chef Invitational Online Show by winning the custom awards for Best In Show and Best Bread Knife. James Oatley and Drew Hash also were double winners, Oatley copping Best Japanese Chef’s
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Cool Jewel Tool
IMAGES BY THE AUTHOR UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED The Mini Mongoose is functional pocket jewelry. Made by custom knifemaker Jerry Moen of Moen Tooling, the small fixed blade exhibits beautiful work with a titanium handle and smooth grind lines. However, wi
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Color them SHARP
IMAGES BY THE AUTHOR Awise man never said knives should be in color but he never said they shouldn’t be, either. Colorful knives are nothing revolutionary in the cutlery world, but it does seem manufacturers are broadening the spectrum by introducing
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Square Houses Part Ix
IMAGES BY THE AUTHOR More thoughts about the biologically influenced knife can be explored through many aspects of the handle. The human hand is a remarkably versatile aspect of our evolutionary development. For proof, simply examine and study all th
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Last Minute Holiday gift Ideas
Holiday gift buying is always a challenge, though in the current pandemic many have already ordered gifts online. On the other hand are those who always wait until the last minute. If you are one, here are some possibilities for that special someone
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Show Calendar
Note: Events with an asterisk (*) have knives and knife accessories as the main/sole focus. Events with two asterisks (**) are knifemaking seminars or symposiums, cutting competitions, auctions or other knife-related events. DEC. 4-6 BROOKLYN, PRETOR
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Tactical Badge Of Honor
When it’s time for field duty, tactical fixed blades report as ordered. Carrying on the tradition of tough, hard-working tools that live up to the tactical badge of honor, their value and performance are top notch. From light chores to heavy chopping
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Mosaic Damascus Rides Again!
I was introduced to damascus at the 1986 BLADE Show. The steel had been around long before then, but it was the first time I got to see and handle knives sporting blades of the material. The two makers who stood out to me then were Wild Bill Caldwell
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That’s A Wrap!
If you are going to carry a fixed blade for EDC, there are two ways to do it. One way is bold and proud, the knife equivalent to open carry. The second way is low key—keep it handy but don’t let it stand out. A style I find convenient for low-profile
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June 4-6 Atlanta, Ga
Why YOU need to join us for the 40th Annual BLADE Show … THIS IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT KNIFE SHOW NEARLY 1,000 EXHIBITORS! MEET CUSTOM AND FACTORY KNIFEMAKERS FROM EVERY STATE AND 25 COUNTRIES HUGE VARIETY OF CLASSES OFFERED THROUGH
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Next In Blade ®
•EDCS: BLADES OF THE MILLENNIALS •NECK KNIVES: NECKS TO YOU •LE/EMT RESCUE KNIVES •KEYCHAIN KUTTERS •LATEST LINERLOCKS: LOCK SOLID •HOTTEST CUSTOM MAKERS’ HOTTEST KNIVES ■
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Short Cuts
Maserin, a maker of fine fixed blade and folding knives in Maniago, Italy, celebrates 60 years in the industry in 2020. Coltellerie Maserin originally began making knives in Maniago, aka “the city of knives,” in 1960. Born in 1934, company founder Fe
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Where To Get ’em
Chris Reeve Knives, attn: A. Reeve, Dept. BL1, 2949 S. Victory View Way, Boise, ID 83709-2946 208.375.0367 www.chrisreeve.com; Ernest Emerson, Dept. BL1, 1234 W. 254th, Harbor City, CA 90710 Contact: 310-539-5633, info@emersonknives.com, emersonknive
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Cover Story
The Knight Hawk made by the RMJ Tactical Special Products Division is a collaboration among RMJ Tactical, ABS master smith Jason Knight and “AJ” at Tactical Elements. Available exclusively through Tactical Elements, the Knight Hawk is a full-tang spi
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Where To Net 'Em
A.G. Russell Knives, Inc. www.agrussell.com ag@agrussell.com Adams Intl Knifeworks - AIK www.adamsknifeworks.com adamsknifeworks.com@gmail.com Automatic & Customized Knife Specialists Admiral Steel www.admiralsteel.com terry@admiralsteel.com Widest R
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Blade
Group Publisher JIM SCHLENDER Editor STEVE SHACKLEFORD Online Product Manager BEN SOBIECK Field Editors MSG KIM BREED, ABE ELIAS DEXTER EWING, ED FOWLER, MIKE HASKEW B.R. HUGHES, LES ROBERTSON JOE SZILASKI, RICHARD D. WHITE ADVERTISING Sales Represen
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Spike It Rich!
KNIFE IMAGES BY MARTY STANFIELD, MARTY STANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHY Spike tomahawks are fascinating tools. You can cut, chop, pry, hammer and penetrate with them. They can be handy as camping implements or in tactical applications. In the tactical realm, to
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Names and Addresses
5.11 Tactical 1360 Reynolds, Suite 101 Irvine, CA 92614 Thomas E. Davin p 209-527-4511 f 209-527-1511 www.511Tactical.com pr@511tactical.com Tactical apparel, gear, and fixed blades and folders AccuSharp International (see Fortune Products, Inc.) Ada
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Distributors
5.11 Tactical Alabama Damascus Steel American Military Edged Weaponry Museum Antonini USA Arizona Custom Knives Atlanta Cutlery Corp. B&F System, Inc./MAXAM Benchmade Knife Company Beretta U.S.A. Corp. Bill’s Custom Cases BlackHawk Products Group Bla
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2021 What Look It So Long?
Twenty-twenty-one sounds so much better than 2020, don’t you think? In addition to being a welcome change in terms of digits, the new year also promises to be a memorable one in terms of new knife designs, materials and more, perhaps inspired in no s
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Keen Angels
Sharpeners come in all shapes, sizes and varieties, which fits well with the assorted budgets and sharpening abilities of knife consumers. Moreover, every year brings a haul of new knife products, and sharpeners are constantly evolving as well. The f
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Thoroughly Modern Slippies
Even in the slimmest of times, slip joints have held their own—which should come as no surprise considering how versatile and useful pocketknives are. In no other knife genre can you find the blade selection slip joints offer, from solo blade workhor
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Show Calendar
CANCELED! NOV. 20-21 JERSEY CITY, NJ New York Custom Knife Show, The Westin Jersey City Newport, Newport Ballroom. For more information visit fiftyfiftyproductions.net.* DEC. 4-6 BROOKLYN, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA Brooklyn Knife Show, Queenspark Atrium
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Goin' to Texas!
BLADE Show management is proud to announce that it is the new coordinator of the International Custom Cutlery Exhibition. And, in its first official proclamation in its new role, BLADE Show management indicated the 2021 International Custom Cutlery E
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Enjoy Our New Format!
Not long after those of you who have read past issues of the BLADE Complete Knife Guide open this one, you will notice an immediate change in format. While past issues have included our exclusive, updated Knife Industry Directory (page 42) containing
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