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Welcome to A Fine Blade!

This blog will focus one of my lifelong passions and one of man's most basic tools - the knife!

As time and events permit we'll tiptoe into other territory where we can use the knife as a metaphor in discussions about current events and have a little politically incorrect fun.

Because you see, knives rank just below guns as the most politically incorrect subject on the web today.

Guns & Knives = Bad. Gay Marriage & Recreational Drug Use = Good

We'll see if we can't have some fun with that.

So stay tuned, and welcome aboard!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Aw Snap

I was using my venerable Leatherman Blast the other day to loosen up some screws on a scope mount and things went south.  I ended up snapping off a section of the tip of one of the flat screwdriver blades.

In over 20 years of using Leatherman tools in some pretty ugly ways this is the first time I've had any of their tools fail.

Looks like I'll be testing out their 25 year guarantee.  Stay tuned, and stay sharp!

- Brian

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chuck Buck

I got word today that Chuck Buck, the Chairman of Buck Knives and grandson of the founder, passed away in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on February 6th.

I had the very good fortune to meet and briefly talk to Chuck twice at trade and outdoor shows, and he was an extremely personable fellow and a fine gentleman.

Perhaps Chuck's greatest contribution to the American knife culture was his introduction of the Buck Folding Hunter (Model 110) in the 1965. It was a design the company's board members didn't think would sell, and at the time even Chuck thought it would have a limited market, selling just to hunters and outdoorsmen. Both were wrong, but in a very good way. The folding hunter went on to be perhaps the best selling folding knife design ever brought to market and is one of the most copied knife designs in the history of cutlery manufacturing.

Vaya con Dios, Chuck.  You will be missed but you left us with a great legacy.

Stay sharp!

- Brian