Author Archives: Wilson

Making a Thin Blue Line Folding Knife

Although I am now mostly an administrator, I still serve as a sworn police officer. As a hobbyist knife maker, I wanted to build myself a Thin Blue Line folding knife to represent my profession. Contrary to some misguided opinions, … Continue reading

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Invicta Pro Diver James Bond Watch

Fictional MI6 secret agent James Bond, as both the literary character and the Sean Connery film version, has fascinated me for much of my spyless adult existence. In keeping with my homage watch theme, I decided to make a 007-inspired … Continue reading

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Bali Comp Video

This is a nice vid of the balisong competition at BLADE Show 2018. It sure was fun to watch. Wilson

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Best Moment of the Show

Hands down, my favorite moment of BLADE Show 2018 occurred as I wandered the custom makers’ tables. I overheard maker Carl Colson mention to show goers that he hailed from Florida. I circled back to his table and saw a … Continue reading

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Balisong Class at BLADE Show 2018

Chuck Gedraitus taught us a balisong making class at BLADE Show. I photographed this Bowie-style butterfly that Mr. Gedraitus made and that he passed around as an example. This gent’s talent is unbelievable. He was a terrific instructor. This seminar … Continue reading

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Bali-Comp Competition in Progress

Forty-eight competitors are flipping their fingers off at BLADE Show 2018!

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The History of Buck Knives

If you are into Buck Knives, there is a 198-foot display at BLADE Show 2018 with the rich history of the Buck family and their legacy.

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Ed Fowler Kicks Back at BLADE Show

What can you say? He’s a legend and one slick dude. Wilson

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BLADE Show 2018’s Added Space

This is the additional floor space where BLADE Show 2018 placed 200 more booths and tables in the John A. Williams ballroom, which is adjacent to the main exhibit hall. I am shocked at how big this room actually is. … Continue reading

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Here We BLADE Again.

From this, to this:Made it!…already making friends! That’s Mr. Jerry Hossom, who does the most incredible grinds and finishes. Yeah, I got him to hold my knife. He was a good sport. This is one fun time. Wilson

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