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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.

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.

KnifeCenter’s Best New Knives of 2019

With 2019 drawing to a close, we ask ourselves what was the best knife of the year? Turns out, that depends on how you slice it, as there were a ton of great new knives across a range of categories and price points. From pocket knives to kitchen cutlery to fixed blades, let's see what items walked...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 12/21/2019

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If you've been craving new Al Mar designs, then we've got your fix this week. Additionally, you won't want to miss the return of the ZT 0566, a cool new Emerson/Spyderco crossover, and more great tactical fixed blades and pocket knives. Nemesis Mar Private Reserve MPR-2 Flippers

Last-Minute Gift Ideas: Best Knives for Christmas 2019

Last Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas 2019

Still scrambling for gift ideas? We've got just the thing for you! With these great items in stock and ready to ship, the perfect gift for the knife fanatic in your life is only a few clicks away. Spyderco KnifeCenter Exclusive Pakkawood Folders

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 12-14-2019

Christmas is less than two weeks away, so with that in mind, this week's roundup features a bunch of items that would make great gifts or stocking stuffers. From handy pocket knives to survival kits to classic fixed blades and outdoor tools, there are a lot of great things to give this year.

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 12/07/2019

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This weekend is your last chance to score some great Cyber Week deals at the KnifeCenter, including some great combat and tactical items. With discounts on big brands like Spyderco, Benchmade, Buck Knives, and more that don't come around too often, you won't want to wait too long to take advantage of the prices.

Survival/Outdoor “Cyber Monday” Knife & Gear Roundup: 11-30-2019

Outdoor & Survival Knives, Tools, & Gear: 11-30-2019

How about some early Cyber Monday deals for this week's roundup? Everything below is currently on sale at KnifeCenter.com for a limited time. Everything from classics like the Buck 110 and Marble's Woodcraft to new contenders like the Cold Steel AD-10 and the Ontario Bushcraft Machete and more. Buck 110...