Hi! Welcome to Knifeista.com. My name is Jay and I created this site to share everything I find out about knives and blades. Whether you’re interested in a brand new knife, want to upgrade from your older model or are simply looking for a few tips and pointers – We’re here to help! You will find plenty of Knife reviews, buying guides, tips and tricks, so feel free to browse around the site.
Choosing a Knife, whether it be for your kitchen, your outdoor adventures, or an Every Day Carry one wouldn’t be that easy when you have tons of options. Remember that you ideally want your knife to last you a really long time. So, the very first thing to do is find out what your needs are. You wouldn’t be choosing the same knife for your kitchen and camping purpose, would you? What to say there are plenty of different types of kitchen knives, pocket knives, hunting or survival knives. For eg: would you use your paring knife that cuts vegetables as a steak knife? No, right? You don’t need to buy a heavy blade rambo knife as an EDC either. So the key thing to do is to find out your specific needs are before committing to a purchase. Here’s why we came up with detailed ‘how to choose’ guides on a great variety of knives:
- Guide on Choosing the Best Survival Knife
- Guide on Buying the Best Kitchen Knife
- Guide on Picking the Best Pocket Knife
Choosing the right cutting board for your knife is essential once you’ve picked up a kitchen knife suitable for your purposes. Being ignorant doesn’t help in this case, and only leads to your kitchen knives losing their sharpness very quickly. This is why we’ve come up with a detailed guide on choosing the right cutting board for your knife.
Keeping your knives sharp is an important matter as well. If you have a dull blade, what is the point of having a knife then? Knife sharpeners are essential if you want to keep your knife edge sharp. There are different kind of sharpeners for eg: sharpening stones, steels, pull through sharpeners and electric knife sharpeners. Each of them has their pros and cons as well. And a sharpener that can sharpen your survival or pocket knife may not be able to sharpen your kitchen knives. Straight edge and serrated knives needs different sharpeners generally, though there are sharpeners that can sharpen both. So buying a knife sharpener can be as confusing as buying a knives. Here’s why we have created a beginner-friendly guide on knife sharpeners of all kinds.
After you’ve identified your needs you may go and pick some models from online shopping sites like Amazon or knifecenter. Once you have picked a few models, find out which ones fulfill most of your criteria like price, performance, blade length for a survival knife, or portability for knife sharpener. Yes, this is a tricky question indeed, to which different people may have different answers but it’s also the most important of all. It is a common practice to go just by relying on reviews on e-commerce sites but it’s not the best approach because your needs might not match with that of others. By being subjective you’ll find long enduring, reliable and effective knives and sharpeners for you.
Here on Knifeista, we have a passion about knives, sharpeners and everything in between. We love trying and testing new knives as soon as they hit the market, and based on our long experience with knives, we come up with detailed reviews, how-to articles, and general buying guides among others. If it’s about a knife, you have to be on Knifeista!