David and I discussed many things during our Blade Show pilgrimage last week. One thing we discussed is the sense that TTAK is becoming more of a recognizable name and people responded very positively to us and what we are doing. Our news and knife rights pieces are getting noticed by people in the industry, and the makers and companies whose knives we have reviewed are very happy with the thoroughness of our testing and the quality of our writing.
What is not so clear is if it is making a difference to you all. It is one thing for us to give you our opinion of a given tool, but opinions are like bungholes as they say. Have we established the sort of credibility with our readers that translates into your making a purchase?
I bought my Mora Bushcraft based on the review that Chris had written on the Long Clip and the various reader comments on the Companion. It wasn’t a major investment, but the knife has proven to be my go-to knife for guiding, and I feel strange any time I bring a different knife to the water. I wrote what I consider my magnum opus knife review on my Bushcraft.
Have you ever bought a knife based on something you have read on TTAK?
I apologize for my posting drought. Huge thanks to David for holding down the fort. I am hard at work on my Wilmont Wharny review, and while I am 2200 words in, I still have a solid night’s writing and picture sorting left. Thanks for your patience.