Hogue X1-Microflip Update: No More Dealbreakers

When I first reviewed the Hogue X1-Microflip, there was one thing keeping me from making a full-throated endorsement: the light button lock presented some safety issues. Good news is that Hogue had already initiated a revision to the knife, introducing a stronger spring and lower profile button to alleviate those issues. I’ve spent the last […]

5 From The Grinder with Ethan Becker

Late in the summer of 2016 I sat down with one of the more successful knife designers of our modern era, none other than Ethan Becker, and recorded our conversation as we worked through our  series of “5 From The Grinder” questions. This post has been a long time coming, and I have to apologize to […]

How Do You Clean Your Knife Block?

I’ve long kept my kitchen knives in a knife block, despite many experts and knife junkies (accurately) decrying the practice as unsanitary. I’ve always made sure my blades are clean and dry before placing them back into the block, but nevertheless I’m sure it could use a thorough cleaning. Cue this handy article from Today. […]