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.

Memorial Day 2020: KnifeCenter Salutes our Fallen Heroes

This weekend is a time to remember our fallen heroes, as well as those still holding the line. With the upside down world we find ourselves in thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to lose sight of those in our armed forces, past and present, where working from home was not an option. They are out...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 5-16-2020

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The theme this week is "new and improved!" With killer new handles on excellent knives like the White River Camp Cleaver, the Spyderco Endura and Delica, and the Mora Basic series, there is a lot to love. Ontario Foliage Green RAT-1 On Sale

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 5/9/2020

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This week SOG continues to show us they are back with a vengeance with their reimagined Trident, Spartan Blades impresses us with their new collabs with KA-BAR, and some new "glowy" Spyderco classics light things up. That and more after the jump. SOG Trident AT D2 Assisted Openers

Top 10: Best Neck Knives of 2020

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Offering strength and utility in a compact package, if you’ve never carried a neck knife before, here are some good reasons you might want to consider it. For one thing, a fixed blade will almost always be more reliable than a folder. They have fewer moving parts to break and...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 5-2-2020

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We've got an updated classic to show you this week from SOG, as well as a new fixed blade from Kershaw that is poised to become an excellent choice for the budget-minded adventurer. Plus: a water purifier that kills viruses, bushcraft folding knives, a new survival machete, and more. SOG...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 4/11/2020

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AL MAR is back this week with new iterations of the classic SERE folder! On top of that, we've got a cool KA-BAR fixed blade but it isn't the one you are thinking of, our favorite new SOG folder, and more. AL-MAR SERE 2020 Flippers

Best Damascus Pocket Knives Under $100

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It looks great, but is Damascus Steel 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, which can be carbon steel or stainless. Knives with Damascus steel can climb in price very quickly, but there are still some affordable...

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.