Show Notes

016 – David Andersen

016 Show Info – David Andersen

Show Topic: David Anderson – The Face of Knife Center and Owner of Nordsmith Knives

Overview:  Today we have David Andersen on the podcast.  David first got his love of knives from the Boy Scouts of America and has continued his love ever since.  He wanted to be more involved in the knife community and started working on a blog (The Truth about Knives) and now is the face of Knife Center.  It was great to be able to talk with David about his philosophy on knives as well as some of his takes on knife reviews both written and video.  Hope you enjoy another awesome show!

Show Hosts:  Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives and Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives 

Knife Perspective Music: Tom the Brit

Sponsors

Dealers

Stay in Touch with the Podcast / Hosts

Shout Outs / Gear Talk 

Knives in the News

Interview

Early Years / Family

  • Where did you grow up 
  • What was your first knife – Camillus BSA Knife
  • How did you meet your wife and where does it rank on the Dan and Kyle scale 
  • How are you able to balance work, family, knife making     
  • Why / how did you get started with knives

Written Work / Knife Reviews 

  • How did you get started in the get started in publications / reviews
  • How would you describe your time doing http://www.thetruthaboutknives.com 
    • Transition from blog to retail
  • What do you look for in up coming knife makers  
  • How do you pick what knife models to promote
  • What was your first Blade Show like?
  • What is it like working at blade show not behind a knife table?  
    • Do you make a bunch of pre show contacts for interviews? 
    • How do you try to get around and talk to everyone you want to talk to?
  • What were some of your favorite knives or makers to cover / work with
  • How does your experience making knives influence your reviews now   

Philosophy on Knives 

  • Why / how did you get started in the industry
  • How did you move from writing about knives to designing knives

Knife Design

  • What are your influence when you design a knife 
  • What is your inspiration 
  • What would you say defines your style as a designer
  • Views on knife thickness
    • Can a thin knife still pack a punch for bushcrafting tasks?
  • Views on knife steel 

Nordsmith Knives

The Face of Knife Center

  • How did you start with knife center 
  • How did you move into the social media side 
  • What is it like being in front of the camera    
    • Is there anything that you previously questioned before, that now you understand?

Misc / End of show  

  • Where do you think the industry as a whole is going
  • What is your advice to someone who wants to start writing or reviewing knives 

Where to find more about David C. Andersen

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016 – David Andersen

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