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David C. Andersen

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David C. Andersen is Knife Center's resident writer, video star, and knife designer. He began his career in the knife industry as a writer for The Truth About Knives before launching Nordsmith Knives, channeling his passion for cutlery into new and original knife designs. He spends his days at the Knife Center exploring our warehouse looking for new and interesting things to share with our audience. His evenings with his wife are spent cooking, working on prototypes for new Nordsmith designs, and dreaming of his next camping trip.

Best Damascus Pocket Knives Under $100

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Damascus steel looks great, but is it any good? For sure! Made from two or more metals, the performance of a Damascus blade is directly tied to the base steels used to make it. Knives with Damascus steel can climb in price very quickly, but there are still some affordable options out there that should still perform...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 4/4/2020

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This week, among other things, we have a brand new ZT release, some bargain-priced and factory modified Ontario combat knives and more. See more after the jump! Zero Tolerance 0357 SpeedSafe CPM-20CV Flippers The most affordable full-sized ZT knife, the 0357 offers...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 3-21-2020

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Uncertain times call for gear you can rely on - gear that can see you through to the other side. We've got a brand new Becker fixed blade to show you this week as well as one of our favorite new lighter designs of recent years brought to you by Exotac. On top of that, a selection...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 3-7-2020

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If you've been looking to upgrade your gear ahead of camping season, we've got a bunch of cool stuff to show you this week, including versatile folders from Benchmade, the return of American Tomahawk Company, and an affordable Morakniv fixed blade that makes a nice upgrade from the base models. Read on to see those, and more.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 2-22-2020

If you have wanted more ergonomic handles for your ESEE Knives, the wait is finally over! Read on for the big news, as well as a selection of the new Buck 110 and 112, some excellent items for your survival kit, and a great deal on a discontinued Condor. New...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 2-11-2020

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Some models never feel old. We've got some great knives this week that still feel as fresh as when they did when they first came out, from Benchmade's Crooked River and Morakniv's Eldris, to some newer faces too, including some DogBite fixed blades and a Condor machete designed by Julio Diez.

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 1/18/2020

This week, among other things, we have a fantastic Benchmade (which has unfortunately been discontinued, so don't sleep on it) designed for martial and aircrew use, a brand new folding dagger from CRKT, and a new batch of ADV fixed blades to check out. See more below. Benchmade 737 Tarani...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 1-11-2020

We've got new CRKT pocket knives leading the way this week, but the fun doesn't stop there. New releases from Rick Hinderer and Castillo Knives also make an appearance and we've got some great deals on Okapi machetes and some Blackjack Fixed Blades to share as well. CRKT Overland and...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 1/4/2020

For our first tactical roundup of the new decade we bring you some heavy hitters from the last one, including the best Gerber combat knife in a while, a great deal on an Ontario folder, some classics from SOG, and an unexpected entry from Condor, amongst other great tactical pocket knives and fixed blades.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 12-30-2019

Time for our last look at some of the best outdoor, hunting, bushcraft, and survival knives in 2019! We've got some cool stuff to show you this week, including a new Micarta slipjoint from Real Steel, a bold new expansion in the Old Hickory lineup, the perfect Leatherman for the outdoorsman, and more.