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David C. Andersen

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David C. Andersen is Knife Center's resident writer, video personality, 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 Camp Knives

Condor Hudson Bay, Becker BK2, and Kershaw Camp 5 on a wood surface

While sharing some overlap with survival knives, hunting knives, even bushcraft and hiking knives, the Camp Knife is something else. Something that appeals to the self-reliant, and indeed to our inner child that just loves the feeling you get when picking up a large blade! What is a Camp Knife? A...

New CRKT Knives for 2021

CRKT Bona Fide, Pilar III, and CEO Flipper opened on a wood background

The new year is upon us and with it are new knife releases! CRKT has announced their 2021 lineup and there are some excellent new designs joining the roster. Do any of these have what it takes to be one of the best new knives of 2020? That is for you to judge. Read on to see the highlights!

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 12-28-2020

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Last roundup of 2020! We've got some cool stuff as always, and this week we've got some examples of my favorite blade shape out there: the mighty Nessmuk! See them, and more, below. REVO Knives Ness D2 Flippers Folding Nessmuks are rare,...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 12/21/2020

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We've got some exciting new developments from a heritage brand this week, the most affordable S30V knife you've ever seen and more this week! Read on below. KA-BAR Space Force Knives & Breaching Tool A little bit familiar but with an eye...

Best New Knives of 2020: Most Popular

Kershaw Lucha Blackwash, CJRB Large Feldspar Burlap KnifeCenter Exclusive, KA-BAR Wrench Knife, open next to Christmas decorations

It is the end of the year and everyone wants to know the answer to this question. What are the best new knives released in 2020? There are multiple ways to answer the question, but the least subjective is to see how many of a given knife were actually purchased. Therefore, this list was actually determined by...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 12/7/2020

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Your friends will flip when they see these Kershaw automatics! Inspired by traditional Italian stilettos, the Launch 12 series features stunning action, CPM-154 steel, and USA construction in a knife perfectly sized for daily use. With multiple colors and even CA-compliant variants, there are options to suit any recipient on your list.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 12-1-2020

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Some new companies are pushing into the outdoor arena, and this week we've got a sweet and slicey fixed blade from REVO, a trail blazing slipjoint from CIVIVI, an Emerson/Kershaw collaboration that is worth a look. All that and more below!

Happy Thanksgiving + How To Carve A Turkey The Right Way

Thanksgiving gear tips hero image. Carve Turkey the right way.

We have a lot to be thankful for in this, the year of the pandemic. Mostly you, our customers, who have helped us weather this storm while so many are struggling. We hope everyone is staying safe, sane, and sanitary this holiday, and for those carving a turkey tomorrow, check out my step by step video below so you can extract maximum goodness from your bird.

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 11/23/2020

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From discounted Benchmade assisted openers to a great budget knife from Schrade for less than 10 bucks, there is a lot to check out in time for gift-giving this year. See these and more below.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 11-7-2020

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KA-BAR has just upgraded a classic folder in a big way. We've also got a high-end Swiss Army competitor from MKM and more below!