If you had told me 4 years ago that I would find myself spending upwards of an hour a day playing with and writing about knives I wouldn’t have believed you. While I was a TTAG reader, TTAK was not yet a thing. Knives were just a ubiquitous tool that I used in dozens of capacities throughout my work, hobby, and everyday lives. I knew a good knife when I used one, I knew the big knife companies and owned a couple of Spydercos and a Benchmade. However, names like Ethan Becker, Doug Ritter, Chris Reeve, even Ken Onion meant nothing to me. I was an avid user, not an enthusiast.
Jumping ahead, I never imagined that knives would become such a major part of my life. Even when I am not sitting down writing, I am frequently checking Google, Reddit, and dozens of other sources that I mine for content. I am acutely aware of what has been published whether it be mine or another writer’s piece. I know what I am working on, have scheduled, or even would love to get to if I had about 12 more hours in the day.
Many of you all have left comments about knives we have reviewed. Especially rewarding is when I learn that our testing has led you to purchase a new knife. To my knowledge we have not yet led anyone astray (please let us know if you disagree with our assessment of a knife).
I am interested in learning if the blog has encouraged you to start or continue a journey of knife-geekdom.
Prior to TTAK, were you a knife enthusiast? Have you crossed over to the dark side since beginning to read TTAK and gone full-on “knife geek”?
Which rabbit holes have we inspired you to dive down? What would you like to see in the future?