My name is Jacob Carlson and I’ve been a knife aficionado since a very long time. In fact, I used to even make custom knives back in the day. So, there you have the proof – I’ll be actually knowing each and everything about whatever I’ll be talking about on this site.
These are some of the comprehensive guides I’ve created to help newbies and enthusiasts alike choose different types of knives, sharpeners, and related stuff:
- The Best Knife Sharpeners – A Complete Guide
- A Thorough Look at Pocket Knives
- Survival Knife Reviews – Finding the Best Survival Knife for Your Purposes
- Best Swiss Army Knife for the Money
- A Thorough Guide on Skinning Knives
- Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Machete
- How to Choose the Best Multi Tool – A Comprehensive Guide
- Best Fillet Knives for the Money in 2016 – Your All-in-one Guide
- Best Bowie Knife – A Complete Guide to Choosing Bowie Knives
- Best Throwing Knives for the Money – Our Top Picks
- A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Best Hunting Knife
- The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Bushcraft Knife
- A Round-up of the Best Electric Knives for the Money
- A Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Credit Card Knife
- The Best EDC Knives for Your Everyday Needs
- The 5 Best Tactical Backpacks for the Money
No matter if you’re looking to purchase your first ever knife, ways to sharpen your existing knife, or upgrading from a brand new knife, I’ve got everything you need to know, right here, on this site. The most vital thing about purchasing any knife or related equipment is being clear about your exact needs. There are special knives for special purposes (like hunting, cooking etc.) for a reason, because seems like no one has ever come up with a single ‘good at everything’ kind of knife that’ll help you cruise through different kinds of tasks without hassles.
So, ideally, you should prioritise according to your most frequent use case. If you’re like Bear Grylls, and roam in and around forests and various other adventurous places, a survival knife should be the first thing you get. If you spend most of your time of your day in the kitchen, a chef’s knife is what you need more than anything else. If you want an EDC (Every Day Carry) knife, a pocket knife makes more sense. If you’ve got a passion for hunting, a hunting knife suits you best. You get the drill…
Once you’ve finalised upon a particular type of knife, you can consult our buying guides on various different types of knives that I’ve already linked to, above. After you’ve decided on getting a specific model, you can either head over to a local store and get it from there if the price sounds right, or just avoid the hassles and get it online at a website like Amazon. If you ought to get it online, it’s recommended that you choose a reputable brand like Amazon, instead of going with random eBay sellers etc. because stories of fake replicas of popular knives being sold by strangers online on bidding-type sites like eBay aren’t uncommon.
Here on Carlson Knives, I have a passion for knives and all things related to them. I’ve spent almost my entire life trying out and reading about knives, so I think that justifies why I’m always looking to review new knives as soon as they hit the stores. I also publish how-to articles, detailed reviews and general buying guides here on the blog. I hope you’ll find them helpful and they’ll help you make a better decision about purchasing a knife, knife sharpener, or any other knife-related equipment.