Hey, thank you for checking out my About page! My name is Steve, and I personally run this site: foldingknifehq.com.
Like many of friends and visitors, my Father introduced me to the fascinating world of knives many years ago on our family camping trips. The adventure and excitement of camping, trekking and exploring the outdoors will always hold a special place in my heart. With him on these trips was his trusty old folding army knife. I used to love borrowing it to perform tasks like whittling sticks to try and spear fish (of course, I never even came close to catching one!) and cutting up little branches for the camp fire. My first knife was an Opinel Beech knife that I bought on a trip in France. Hard to open, and razor sharp – I cut myself learning the ropes many times with that little flipper.
As I got older and went through Cubs and then Boy Scouts, I handled many knives and secretly wished that I had learnt how to make knives myself. I would love to be able to start from scratch and forge my own knife. As I’ve grown older, so has my camping kit and recently I decided that everything needed a huge overhaul. It was time to purchase a decent folding knife for my kit, and also to get one for EDC, as they are so useful in a million situations.
I found myself scouring the internet for a good knife. I found that there was A LOT of information and TONS of options! In fact, so much so, it was information overload, and I felt pretty overwhelmed. I wanted something where I could compare like for like, and easily compare prices, ratings, knife sizes, blade quality, and more in an easy to read and filter type format. Now, while there are a lot of lists and hundreds of Youtube videos from people sharing what their opinions of what the best knife on the market is; I saw these as just that…opinions.
I really do appreciate opinion, but I’m pretty analytical and prefer looking at the cold hard fact and comparing directly. Dissatisfied with the lack of comparison guides for folding knives out there, I decided to create my own.
After spending many many hours of research and analysis for myself – I decided to publish on this site what I call the Ultimate Folding Knife Guide! Its a complete interactive chart that allows you to view the information you want to see on over 50 of the top folding knives on the market.
So, I’m not a die hard knife junkie…yet, and I don’t believe that there is anyone out that has tried every knife on the market. And if they have, they are likely out in the woods hunting something rather than blogging all the juicy details. Hopefully you would agree, but I think that I have provided a really valuable resource based on the available information that is out running wild on the net.
My main goal with this little site is to give you the information you need in an easy to digest format so that you can make the best possible knife buying decision based on what matters to YOU.
Of course, I’ll be providing my own opinions and input along the way, but when it comes right down to it, you might be more concerned with price than the length and material of the blade.
As I do more and more research, I’ll be providing for free my in-depth reviews of knives, everyday carry tools and more comparative analysis.
In summary, I hope my guides and my site will help you find the best knife for you.
– Steve R