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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.

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. ZT 0770

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...

BLADE Show Week 2020: New CRKT Knives

Ryan Pedersen of CRKT showing a new knife!

We're continuing our BLADE Show Week celebration with some new goodies from CRKT. I sat down with Ryan Pedersen and he walked us through a few unveils, with a new model joining some updated classics. CRKT CEO Bamboo The one knife I...

BLADE Show Week 2020: New CJRB & Artisan Cutlery Knives

Russell Soffioto of ArtisanCutlery and CJRB showing a new knife!

Our BLADE Show Week celebration continues with an interview with Russell from Artisan Cutlery and their budget-oriented sister brand, CJRB. Find out more about the new models revealed, as well as some info on their new affordable powder-metallurgy steel, AR-RPM9 below. CJRB Ria

BLADE Show Week 2020: New Spyderco Knives

Eric Glesser of Spyderco showing the new Sprint Run Z-Wear Shaman

Even though the BLADE Show has officially been canceled, we are still celebrating THE premier knife gathering in the world by hanging out (virtually) with our favorite knife companies and checking out some new products. We had the pleasure of speaking with Eric Glesser himself from Spyderco, and he walked us through most of the Spyderco Reveal...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 7/20/2020

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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. Rike Tulay Integral G10 Flipper

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 7-13-2020

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This week we have a great deal on a sturdy fixed blade from Benchmade, a new Limited Swiss Army Knife from Victorinox, and a bunch of new L.T. Wright fixed blades to take a look at. See all those and more below! L.T. Wright Handcrafted Fixed Blades

Independence Day Thoughts from KnifeCenter for 2020

Spyderco Paramilitary 2, Benchmade 940 Osborne, and Kershaw Bareknuckle on a black & white American flag.

Although we ship worldwide and are thrilled to have great relationships with many fantastic brands and even better people from many countries, the KnifeCenter is proudly based in the USA with our offices located in the heart of central Virginia. While we take the time to honor our country's birthday...