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:

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.