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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.

Why You Need a Knife From The Buck Compadre Series

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The Compadre Series is Buck’s answer to hardcore outdoorsmen and survivalists that want a set of heavy-duty tools that are just as hardcore as they are. The trio of blades includes the nicely built Compadre Camp Knife, Compadre Axe, and Compadre Chopping Froe. These knives were originally released with a red powder-coated finish and walnut Dymondwood handles. Now, for 2019, they've introduced...

Why You Need The Wusthof Epicure Series of Kitchen Knives

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By now you're probably used to seeing Wusthof knives with classic black riveted handles, but their Epicure Series of kitchen knives are definitely a step above. The handles are still a full tang riveted design, but instead of black synthetic scales, the Epicure knives feature recycled wood material. In fact, this is the same material that Epicurean uses for their...

The Best Pocket Knives for Camping, Hiking, Bushcraft & Survival

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While we would always recommend a good fixed blade for camping there's plenty of scenarios where you'd want a good folder at your side as well. Not everyone is comfortable carrying a fixed blade or maybe you're looking for a nice backup/complement to your larger knife. In some cases, you may not even be able to carry a fixed blade....

Spyderco’s All Time Greatest Hits

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Spyderco has become famous for their precise edge geometries and for their instantly recognizable leaf-shaped blades with trademarked Round Hole Opener, an elegant solution for a one hand opening blade, allowing left or right handed use without the need for protruding thumb studs. They have some of the most hardcore of knife fans out there and for good reason....

How to Sharpen Your Knives with a Spyderco Sharpmaker

How To Sharpend With the Spyderco Tri-angle Sharp Maker

The Spyderco Sharpmaker is one of our favorite recommendations for folks who are looking for an easy way to sharpen their blades. I have given several as wedding gifts over the years and one of them lives in my kitchen as well. We've even got one here at our office that we all use to keep our edges in...

Face Off: Buck 110 Slim Pro vs Spyderco Endura (and the 112 Slim Pro vs Delica)

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The big news from Buck last year was a comprehensive update of the Buck 110 Folding Hunter and Buck 112 Ranger. Dubbed the 110 Slim and 112 Slim, these new knives are thinner, lightweight, and the Pro versions sport high-performance blade steel and handle material. As such, the natural competition for these models has shifted, and we think the...

How To: Pick the Best First Butterfly Knife

Balisongs, more commonly referred to as butterfly knives have been widely popular for some time now, and it is easy to see the appeal. They have their roots in the Filipino martial arts, but nowadays most people use them to perform tricks. You can see folks showing off their skills in movies and all over the internet. Thing is,...

Kitchen Knife Review: Shun Sora Collection

The Shun Sora Collection brings Shun's premium cutting experience into a more affordable price range. They are a step above entry-level blades in terms of cost, but they represent an incredible value, offering materials and performance that are a cut above their competitors. There are a full range of options available in the lineup, from paring knives to serrated knives...