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Seth Vietti

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After surviving a career in the music industry, Seth co-founded KnifeNews.com in 2015 to share his lifelong passion for knives with other enthusiasts online. There, his incisive coverage of knives, knife makers, and the knife industry caught the attention of the KnifeCenter, who recruited him to join their team in 2019. These days, in addition to his work here on the blog, he runs the KnifeCenter’s social media channels, where he is always happy to answer your cutlery questions.

Benchmade Bugout vs. Hogue Deka

Benchmade Bugout and Hogue Deka folding knives in hand side-by-side

The Benchmade Bugout and the Hogue Deka are two of the best everyday carry knives on the market today. They’re so good, in fact, that they’ve reset our expectations for ultralight folding knives across the board. They have a lot in common — thin, light, and made in the USA — but they’re not interchangeable. Depending on your wants and needs, you may prefer one over the other. 

New Benchmade Knives! 2021 Lineup Revealed

Benchmade Mini Osborne 945BK1 open on white background

Benchmade just unveiled their brand new 2021 knives, and we’ve got the scoop. In addition to combat knives, EDC knives, and hunting knives, Benchmade also doubled-down on new versions of some of their most popular designs, with significant material and aesthetic upgrades. Read on to take a closer look.

Best New Knives: January 8th, 2021

BEST NEW KNIVES with Ontario Besra balanced on fingertips, black background

2021 has barely begun and the first product releases of the year are already starting to trickle in. Let's take a look! WE Knives Mini Buster When knifemaker Snecx designed the original Buster, he set out to improve the titanium framelock by simplifying...

Happy New Year!

Victorinox Swiss Army Spartan Onyx Black finish on red background

Well, that's that. I don't think anyone expected 2020 to unfold the way it did, but here we are, looking towards the next calendar year with cautious optimism born from having made it this far! Against all odds, 2020 was a great year for the knife industry, packed full of remarkable new knives that...

Merry Christmas!

Victorinox Classic Translucent arranged to look like Christmas lights

Merry Christmas! May your holiday season be filled with joy and comfort. As the year begins to wind down, Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause, reflect, and express gratitude for everything that helped us make it through this year’s unique challenges. First and foremost, thank YOU. Whether you’re hanging out with us here...

Best New Knives: December 17th, 2020

Spyderco Endela K390 balanced on fingertips

These are some of the best new knives to hit our shelves this week. Read on and let's take a look! Spyderco Endela K390 The Endela is the latest Seki City, Japan-made Spyderco to get the K390 super-steel treatment. K390 is an...

Best New Knives: December 11th, 2020

BEST NEW KNIVES and Lionsteel myto folding knife in hand, black background

We received a lot of new knives here at the KnifeCenter this last week, and these are the best of the best! In addition to a revitalized Spyderco with an unrivaled blade steel, we also have an all-new LionSteel flipper, a heavy-duty folder from Steel Will, and a beautiful utilitarian design from Bestech. Read on and let's...

Best New Knives: December 3rd, 2020

BEST NEW KNIVES text with knife in hand, black background

We've selected the best new knives that landed on our shelves this week, and this week, it's a front-flipper fest! Read on, and let's take a look. Reate Tribute Reate has been on a bit of a front-flipper kick lately, and their...

Best New Knives: November 20th, 2020

BEST NEW KNIVES and Gerber Fastball folding knife open against a black background

This week's list of impressive new pocketknives includes material improvements to highly refined designs, including an exotic rust-proof blade material and a new proprietary blade alloy that delivers supersteel performance without the need for superhuman sharpening skill. Also, the finest example of a production Tom Mayo design, ever! Terrain 365...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 11-14-2020

Two Victorinox Folding Paring Knives sitting on a table with crackers, peanut butter, and a banana

This week, David is out so I've got big shoes to fill! Read on to see our picks for new and outstanding bushcraft knives, survival knives, outdoor gear and more. TOPS Mini Tanimboca Puukko Combining the sturdiness of a traditional puukko with...