In addition to being a sharp cutting device, Blade is also an ansi group. Formed in 1994 by mindcrime, it gained talent and fame, and at one point even rivaled the best in the scene (like acid and ice). Today, not much remains of the ansi scene, and blade hasn't released in over a year. However, it's members can still be found in EFnet #blade. See also blade nation, ansi, #ansi and #ans.