Housekeeping: Changing of the Guard

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You may or may not have noticed, but there has been a bit of a change here at TTAK. Our fearless leader, Chris Dumm has decided to take a bit of a step back from the day to day operations of the blog.  He is a one-man show with regards to his law practice, is a fantastic “gymnastics dad”, and (still) a prolific writer both here and over at the mothership – The Truth About Guns.  With so many irons in the fire, he decided he is spread a little thin and doesn’t want to shortchange any of these important commitments.

He isn’t saying goodbye, personally I think this morning’s “Knife Detective” post is among the coolest features he has written.  However, at Chris’s suggestion the powers that be have decided to hand the reins over to me, at least for the foreseeable future.  I hope I can suitably fill the very large shoes that I have inherited. I am both excited and humbled at the opportunity.

But I am going to need your help.  My background is in outdoor edged tools. While I can truthfully claim to be a bit of an “industry insider” within the fly-fishing industry, there is a whole universe of manufacturers, blade types, etc. that are largely new to me. One of the greatest pleasures I have experienced through my work on the blog has been exposure to so many facets of the knife world that are outside my previous experience.

That is where you, our Edged Intelligentsia come in.  I need you all to let me know what is working, and what is not.  What features would you like to see more of, and what if anything have we been covering with too much detail or frequency?

We here at TTAK value our dedicated readers.  You come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  When we have asked for contributions, you all have risen to the task in spades.  We are always looking for content, be it knife porn, knife stories, or anything else you feel would add depth to the site.

My mailbox is always open ( and I look forward to whatever you wish to submit.


  1. Matt in FL says:

    Congratulations on your step up. I’m sure you’ll do fine.

  2. SigGuy says:

    Congrats! I am enjoying the Know Your Knife Laws series and my favorite articles are the unbiased knife reviews. New product announcements from the big manufacturers are also nice.

  3. Duncan Idaho says:

    Speaking of housekeeping, what do you guys think about user-submitted and admin-selected knife reviews?

    1. Duncan,

      We always welcome reader submissions! Talk to Clay at the email address at the bottom of the article.


  4. Matt in FL says:

    I’d think quality submissions would be welcomed.

  5. Following up on David’s reply Duncan’s question…

    Yes, we would love user reviews. Feel free to submit something, or if you would like a bit of guidance or help we can walk you through it. Drop me a line at anytime.

    Also, email me with links and tips if you come across something that piques your interest. That is always a tremendous help.



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Housekeeping: Changing of the Guard

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