Blade Show 2017: Under Review

BLADE Show is not only a tremendous networking opportunity for blogs like us, providing important face time with the companies and the knifemakers we write about, it is also a great way to secure review samples for evaluation on these pages. This year was no different.

BLADE Show 2017: “The Haul”

I shared just the “Swag Pile” the other night, and I added my personal acquisitions to the pile for the photo above. Almost all of the swag is destined to make up the prize pool for the Reader Essay Contest we will soon formally announce. I want to start by thanking our t-shirt donors: Robert […]

BLADE Show 2017: Day 3 Roundup – Part 2

Resuming my abruptly-ended narrative from last night, where I was describing the somewhat schizophrenic vibe on Day 3 of the show, I will elaborate on my booth visit with Rick Klug, National Sales Manager for SOG Knives, and finish with a few words on my conversation with Dan Lawson from Microtech and American Knife and […]

The Original Kephart Knife Examined

Every year, the BLADE Show is full of highlights, but 2017 gave me something that will be hard to beat. I had the chance to handle an original Kephart knife -by Colclesser Bros. of Pennsyvania. Holy smokes! Formerly belonging to Mark Zalesky, owner of Knife Magazine, the Kephart was brought to the show by Ethan […]