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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.

Best New Knives – March 2020, Week 3

WE Knives Kitefin, open

Interested to see the best new knives that hit our shelves this week? You've come to the right place. We've put together a list of all the standouts for the third week of March: an impressive selection of folding knives from WE Knife Co., Ontario, Kershaw, and Boker.

State of the KnifeCenter During Coronavirus

Handwritten letter on wooden desk

The KnifeCenter takes the safety of our employees and customers very seriously and we are following all recommended procedures from the CDC and our local governments to maintain proper cleanliness and safety precautions. All of our employees who are able to work from home are doing so and we are still open for business.

Best Hard Use Folding Knives 2020

Three folding knives, open, with the caption HARD USE KNIVES

Tired of trashing cheap pocket knives? This list is for you! These hard use knives are built to tackle jobs that might wreck weaker tools. If you want a pocket knife you can treat with impunity, here are our picks for the best options available in 2020: Cold Steel -...

Best New Knives – February 2020

Red knives arranged into a heart shape

With lots of new products trickling in after their announcement at SHOT Show in January, February was a busy month here at the KnifeCenter. We've added hundreds of new items, but here are a few of the most anticipated and best new knives that hit our shelves this month. LionSteel...

New Knives Weekly Roundup – Kershaw, Kizer, Spyderco

New Kershaw Knives, featuring the Copper Natrix XL

We get so many new knives here at the KnifeCenter every week, it can be hard to keep up. So, starting today, we're publishing a weekly roundup here on the blog to help cut through the chaos. We'll be taking a look at a few of our favorite new products, every week! Today's picks include a long-awaited...

ESEE Knives Upgrades (Almost) Everything

ESEE-5 and ESEE-6 variants

ESEE Knives just got better, thanks to new 3D machined and contoured handle scales rolling out across their entire line of classic fixed blades. Whether it's the jungles of the Peruvian Amazon, or the remote forests of the American South, ESEE knives are field-tested in some of the most demanding environments on earth. Founders Jeff Randall and...

New Gerber Knives – SHOT Show 2020

Gerber's new knives continue to lean into what worked well for them last year: a reinvigorated product line built with customer feedback in mind. Gerber is one of the biggest cutlery brands out there, so we're excited to see them testing the waters in the premium EDC market, while continuing to offer USA-made products as well as...

New Buck Knives and the BuckMaster 2.0: SHOT Show 2020

Buck Knives continues to mine their design archives for popular knives from the past, bringing them back with a modern twist. For 2020, they're reviving the BuckMaster, one of Buck's rarest and most memorable fixed blades: a diving/survival knife built for Navy SEALs in the 1980s and '90s. We interviewed BuckMaster expert Rich Neyman and retired Navy...

Thrill Integral Slipjoint, Another First for LionSteel: SHOT Show 2020

Innovative Italian Craftsmanship LionSteel knives are known for their impeccable quality, and the company is always looking to stretch the limits of modern manufacturing technology. They were the first to bring an integral frame lock design to production. For 2020, they've done it again - this time with a traditional slipjoint.

New Knives from SHOT Show 2020: Video Coverage

Shot Show logo

Since SHOT Show isn't open to the public, we sent David C. Andersen out to share the knife news with the rest of us. 2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year for the knife industry. Read on for an up-close look at all the new knives to come from Spyderco, Benchmade, SOG, CRKT, Gerber and...