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Seth Vietti

After surviving a career in the music industry, Seth co-founded 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.

Best New Knives: November 5th, 2020

Spyderco SpyOopera folding knife, open, balanced in hand

This week, it's restocks and new knives galore, including a collaboration between LionSteel and Spyderco, another excellent (and affordable) CIVIVI, a superlative modern slipjoint from Real Steel, and a selection of new knives from Cheburkov Workshop, one of the best knifemakers in all of Russia. Let's go! Cheburkov Workshop -...

Best New Knives: October 22nd

Bestech Platypus folding knife in hand, black background

Normally these new item round-ups stick to just the new knives that hit our shelves some time in the last week or so, but I've made an exception this time to share some big news about a long-awaited Benchmade that just became available for pre-order. In addition, we've also got an exciting new line of tactical knives...

Best New Knives: October 12th 2020

Spyderco Rockjumper folding knife, open in hand

This week, it's a return to form with a future classic from Spyderco and an irresistably cool Ontario budget folder, plus a video overview from David C. Andersen of all the greatest new knives, big and small. Read on and let's dive in! Spyderco Rockjumper

Are Non-Locking Pocketknives Worth Carrying? — Real Steel G-Slip

Real Steel G-Slip Folding Knife

If our shelves this year are any indication, non-locking knives are making a serious comeback. But in an age of easy one-handed opening, secure locking mechanisms, and convenient pocket clips, what's behind the renewed interest in knives without some (or all) of these features? Let's take a closer look. Something...

CJRB Crag — Best EDC Pocket Cleaver?

CJRB Crag knife open on while background

The latest addition to the KnifeCenter-exclusive lineup is the CJRB Crag, one of the best folding cleavers on the market at any price. Let's take a closer look at this shockingly affordable knife, the upgrades exclusive to this version, and why you should consider adding a folding cleaver to your collection.

What’s the Best Knife with a Phillips Screwdriver?

Leatherman FREE K2 tools partially unfolded on table

We answer a lot of questions about knives here at the KnifeCenter, and we think it’s about time to start sharing our answers publicly for the whole internet to see. Today, we’re talking about Phillips screwdrivers on multitool knives, a frequently requested (and extremely useful) feature that can be hard to find. What are the best knives...

Spyderco Reveal #6 – New 2020 Knives Announced This Week!

A selection of Spyderco folding knives open

The release of Spyderco’s Reveal catalogs is always a welcome surprise here at the KnifeCenter, and Reveal #6, which came out just yesterday, is packed with good news. Lots of new steel and material updates to existing models and a few all-new knives, too, including Spyderco’s first balisong in over a decade! Everything listed here is available for pre-order, so let’s take a look at some of the standouts!

Best New Knives of the Week – August 30th

CRKT Hirin open in hand BEST NEW KNIVES

This week's roundup of great new knives includes a little something for everyone: balisong trainers that flip like the real thing, a "Swiss Army" knife upgraded with M390 blade steel, a new line of professional hunting knives from Buck, and a high-end art knife from an unexpected source. Read on and let's take a look!

Best New Knives of the Week – August 20th

Viper Katla Folding knife, open in hand

Now that our blade show week coverage is behind us and we’ve seen some of the new knives we have to look forward to, let’s revisit what actually landed on our shelves the past couple weeks. Today, we’ve pulled together some of the highlights, including new knives from Viper, Alliance Designs, Ramon Chavez, and a special slipjoint from Case. Read on!

New Knives of the Week – July 29th

featured image for Best New Knives, Civivi Dogma knife on a black background

This week it's a mix of old- and new-school knifemaking, with an Axis-style crossbar locking knife from Gerber at an unbeatable price, a modern flipper from Civivi with a nod to traditional knifemaking, the latest Reate collaboration, and a celebratory slipjoint from Maserin that turns up the charm. Let's take a look!