New for 2018: The Benchmade 200 Puukko

Two of my favorite things begin with the letters B and P. That could very well be beer and peanut butter, but in this case its Benchmade and puukko; two words I never really imagined I’d be saying in the same sentence. I’ve carried a lot of Benchmades over the years, both casually and professionally, […]

The Budget Blade Show Perspective

(Editor’s Note: We at TTAK are happy to welcome our newest contributor – Tim Stetzer. David and I have known Tim for several years now, in my case first meeting him at Dogwood Dan Eastland’s Saturday night dinner party. He is a respected freelance writer, with work appearing in the former Tactical Knives magazine, Knives […]

Blade Show 2018: “The Haul” (HCA Edition)

As is my post-Blade Show tradition, I put out a post of my “haul” from the show. This year’s take included 4 knives, some tchotchkes from Wilmont Grinders, and a plethora of morale patches, stickers, and other swag from various knife companies and makers. My big purchase of the year was a funky-little hybrid of […]

BLADE Show 2018: Our Videos From The Show Floor

BLADE Show is where knifemakers get to interact directly with their fans and customers, and thanks to the internet and social media that connection can be shared worldwide. Click below to hear from some of the best in the business, and find out my nomination for Best In Show. Just a clue: everyone can afford […]

Blade Show 2018: Day 3 Roundup

It is 11:15pm as I sit down to write. Blade Show 2018 Day 3  is in the books. I have been back in Knoxville since about 7 this evening. I will get back to that since it really ends up as a part of my daily narrative. If you have been reading my Day 1 […]

BLADE Show 2018: Day 2 Roundup

Saturday of Blade Show 2018 has now come and gone in a blur of knives, noise, knives, people, knives, good friends, good food, and more knives. So pretty much what I have come to expect from the 10-hour marathon on the floor of the show, followed by dinner with Dogwood Dan Eastland, his wife, and […]