We’ve worked pretty hard over the last three months to bring you a fresh perspective about knives, edged weapons and tools, and self-defense. We’ve launched 244 blog posts into the aether, reviewed 15 knives, and scraped hundreds of Wikipedia images and hours of YouTube videos for your amusement and edification . . .
We even sent out some prizes (which you earned, and of which there will be more to come) and Farago jetted off to cover the Blade Show. I’m corroded with jealousy about that, but I’ll make up for it and go with him next year.
You’ve all done your part out there too, and we’ve grateful. You’ve viewed our articles almost 300,000 times, tolerated our typos, and posted more than 1,700 comments. All in less than three months! And with only a single (richly deserving) troll getting blacklisted.
It’s not yet time for us to pat our own backs. We’ve been doing our thing, and we’re glad you seem to like it. But I know there’s more we could be doing. Or maybe different things we should be doing, and I want you to tell us what they are. What do you want from this site that we’re not giving right now?
We’ve gotten suggestions that we should review more fixed blades, and we’re working on those. We’ve also gotten a request to review more automatics, and that’s another great suggestion. Unfortunately none of us live in states which allow automatic knives (yet) so that’s going to sit on the back burner for a while.
What else would you like to see more of? Kitchen knives? We haven’t even scratched the surface of the Wide World Of Wusthof. What about Balisongs? Once again those are illegal in our states, but we’d love to solicit a guest review if anyone is familiar with them. More hatchets, or tomahawks? Straight razors? Case knives, SAKs, or swords?
Do you enjoy our timely/topical news stories, our Obscure Objects Of Desire, or do you mainly come here for the knife discussions?
Post a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; we really want your input.
And thanks for reading!