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Blade August 2019

BLADE magazine is the world’s #1 knife publication, covering all aspects of the industry: knifemaking, how-to’s, collecting, legislation and knife rights, and much more. Inside each issue you’ll find: Coverage of the hottest and most collectible handmade knives and their values Complete listings of the industry's most important shows and events Knife collecting tips from the experts The most up-to-date knife legislation info

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Caribou Media, LLC
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short cuts

HOW TO SHARPEN A STRAP CUTTER After you read my story about some of today’s top strap cutters on page 24 of this issue, a question you might be asking is, “How in the world do I sharpen such tools?” It’s not really as difficult as you might think. All you need is the correct sharpener. Because you’re sharpening a cutting tool that has limited access to the actual cutting edge, I recommend something like the DMT FSKC serrated sharpener. It is a coarse-grit, diamond-coated, tapered rod commonly known as a rattail file. Working the cutting edge from the ground side only, carefully work the file with light pressure, ensuring you run it over all of the exposed cutting edge. On the reverse side of the blade, which is flat, feel very carefully…

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how to reach us!

Visit us online at www.blademag.com to: • Sign up for our free newsletter. • Renew your magazine subscription. There’s a subscription link in the nav bar. • Comment on our site stories written by BLADE® staff members and others. LOOK FOR BLADE MAGAZINE ON: SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES: Visit us on the Web at www.blademag.com or call 877-485-6426. Outside USA: 386-246-3419. BOOK SALES: Visit us at www.gundigeststore.comor call 920-471-4522. BACK ISSUES FOR SALE: Subject to Availability. Call 920-471-4522. ADVERTISING: Contact Lori McDaniel at 715-498-3768 or lori@gundigest.com, or request a media kit by writing to: BLADE, 5600 W. Grande Market Dr., Appleton, WI 54913. LETTERS OR ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS: Steve Shackleford, Editor BLADE Magazine PO Box 789, Ooltewah, TN 37363-0789 or email steve@blademag.com.…

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cover story

Iconic is used way too often, but, in the case of the Randall Model 1 All-Purpose Fighting Knife—especially one made by BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame® member Bo Randall during the early part of World War II—the word may be inadequate. Courtesy of Gary Clinton and photographed by his son Dan Clinton, the vintage cover knife is classic Model 1, including the leather handle, gradually sloping clip point, buttcap and brass double hilt. The handle spacers are different from contemporary Model 1’s. The red, gold and white spacers at the guard and the red ones by the butt are departures from the red, white and blue spacers of today’s models. Another departure is the blade flat ground from the choil to the guard. For more information on the cover knife, contact Gary Clinton 815-871-6629…

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unforgettable

This year marks the 75th anniversary of many major battles that turned the tide for the Allies in World War II. D-Day, Bastogne, Anzio, Monte Cassino, the Leyte Gulf and more are forever etched in the minds of many millions of people. Yes sir, 1944 was a very bad year for the Axis. For those who fought in those titanic struggles for freedom, 2019 designates the last of the major anniversaries they will see. Most of whom are at least 90 and older today, they obviously won’t be around for the centennial celebrations in 2044. Of course, many of the rest of us won’t as well, but then we didn’t serve in “The Big One,” as Dad liked to call it, either. In a world that seems bent on forgetting its past,…

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edge of survival

They’re not just a bunch of knife geeks with an idea and a sketch pad or a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) program—they served their country and picked up valuable insights into knife performance along the way. While veterans who are knifemakers might have thriving custom shops or even run knife factories, the influence of duty to country flows through every one of their factory/ custom collaboration designs. Even though the DoubleStar Chico Diablo X is a fixed blade, Rob “Filo” Cabrera carries the prototype as an EDC. The director of the blade division for the Kentucky company known for its AR-15s prefers the reliability of fixed blades if he’s ever in a high-stress situation. Yet despite the reputation of a straight knife being a bulky choice for an EDC, Cabrera carries the…

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the knife i carry

“ This is my knife. It’s a simple Kershaw folding knife I got a couple years back. I have used it for pretty much everything. Primarily it has served as a letter opener, whittling tool, rope cutter, garden knife, and, on occasion, even a digger. I am very rough with my pocketknives but I clean them well and regularly sharpen them. On slightly less regular occasions I have used it for fish cleaning, fox/small mammal cleaning, stripping bark from a tree limb, and fine tuning wood joints. It has served me well all the way.” Will Sapp, Winston-Salem, North Carolina “ I carry a Buck Impact. It’s a cool one-hand opener and the CPM S30V steel performs quite well for me. Am I completely satisfied? No, but close.” Arlen Poston, a letter via…

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