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 […]

TTAK Knife Madness 2017: CRKT vs. SOG

  VS. Facebook Users: Click “Like” to vote CRKT, click “Love” to choose SOG. Our TTAK Knife Madness tournament continues with one of the more evenly matched pairings in first round. #4 CRKT vs #5 SOG. Both companies are American-based, but the overwhelming majority of their production takes place overseas. Before we break-down today’s competitors, […]

SHOT Show Video Roundup: 2016 Edition

Although BLADE Show may be Mecca for knife nuts, the annual SHOT Show also sees plenty of product of new product launches from knife companies. One day I’ll be able to make it to SHOT, but for now the next-best thing is following along via all the great YouTube channels out there. After the jump […]

Snow Day Film Fest

School is cancelled today, as it has been 5 of the last 7 days, plus President’s Day. More snow is set for after 5, so Thursday is probably going to wash out as well. As a native Clevelander, I am constantly in awe of how much Knoxville comes unglued with regards to snow. Last week’s ice […]