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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.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 10-17-2020

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Do any tactical knives work well in the outdoors? Steel Will has an option below. We've also got some sweet Vox-designed fixed blades, a new TOPS hatchet with an innovative handle, and much more.

What Is the Best Ultralight EDC Pocket Knife?

Benchmade Orange Mini Bugout, Spyderco K390 Dragonfly 2, and SOG Gold Ultra XR on a white background

Beefy overbuilt folders have their place, but sometimes you just want something that you can slip in your pocket and never notice it is there. The easier something is to carry, the more likely you will actually have it with you when you need to cut something, and thanks to modern manufacturing you can still get a lot of capability without a lot of weight. With many of these folders weighing less than 2.5 ounces – sometimes much less! – you’ve got no reason to never have a blade with you.

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 9/27/2020

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SOG continues to impress with a compact yet beefy folder, Gayle Bradley has a new fixed blade for Spyderco, Kizer introduces an affordable folder ready for the line of duty, and more this week.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 9-19-2020

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This week we have a link to the past with an iconic knife pattern from Becker Knife & Tool, an American classic from Estwing, a new folder from Ontario, and more. Keep reading below.

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 9/13/2020

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Rike has an innovative flipper that we get to unveil this week. In addition to that, we've got a new tank of a folder from Halfbreed Blades, Cold Steel fixed blades inspired by fearsome historic blades, and more below. SOG-TAC XR Flippers

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 8-24-2020

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This week we have a link to the past with an iconic knife pattern from Becker Knife & Tool, an American classic from Estwing, a new folder from Ontario, and more. Keep reading below.

BLADE Show Week 2020: New Kershaw & Zero Tolerance Knives

Jim MacNair of Kershaw and ZT showing a new knife!

Our BLADE Show Week rolls on with a look at some of the latest from Kershaw and Zero Tolerance. We were thrilled to have our friend Jim MacNair sit down with us and gave us a rundown of the new models.

BLADE Show Week 2020: New SOG Knives

Alec Taylor of SOG showing a new knife!

SOG continues to revamp it's lineup for 2020 with their Professional XR series. First previewed at SHOT Show 2020, they are finally making their way onto dealer's shelves. Alec Taylor from SOG joins us for BLADE Show Week to show us these thoroughly updated classic models. All of these updated...

BLADE Show Week 2020: New WE Knife Co. & CIVIVI Knives

Seth Ercanbrack of WE/CIVIVI showing a new knife!

As BLADE Show Week continues, we had the pleasure of sitting down (remotely) with Seth Ercanbrack from WE Knife Co. and their budget offspring, CIVIVI. Find out about the new knives they had to show below. ...

BLADE Show Week 2020: New Benchmade Knives

Troy Hellman of Benchmade showing a new knife!

BLADE Show Week heads outdoors with some newly updated HUNT series fixed blades from Benchmade. Troy Hellman takes us through the thought process and motivation behind the improvements to these capable hunting and camping knives. Benchmade 15002-1 Saddle Mountain Skinner In addition...