Writing about knives is difficult, but I still find it interesting to try. So, once a month, I’m going to write a few words about a few things I’ve been using to. It can’t hurt, and who knows, it might even do some good.
I will admit that writing a monthly piece about cutlery has slightly increased my respect for knives critics. It’s not easy to keep coming up with space-filling content (especially if it’s your job) and it’s always tempting to try to grab attention by saying something nasty, ‘clever’, or controversial. There’s something oddly seductive about a strongly-expressed opinion, even if it’s a stupid opinion badly expressed. Anyway, I now look at knives reviewers more in the way I might look at, say, undertakers, or coal miners, or prison guards… In other words, people who do jobs I wouldn’t want to do, but don’t really want to think about, either.
So yes, I’m French with strong Norvegian roots, born in the East of France. The first sounds I have ever heard were produced by roaring ovens and the hammered steel on anvils.
I got my first bowie knife when I was five and was then a die hard fan of “Rahan”, “Tarzan” and later even… “Rambo” !
Writing review in English and French started in 1995 when I interviewed Fred Perrin and we have started one of the very first knives review site on the internet (RIP geocities.com).
So this is the place when you will find some of my old articles and some new articles about what I like or love in the knife world.
For pictures you can also go there: Nemoknivesreview on INSTAGRAM
And knives are tools for creativity. Don’t make me start on self defense knives… to quote Marc McYoung:
…When it comes to using a knife on another human being let me state right now:
I don’t give a f*ck what you think “self-defense” with a knife is.
Nor do I give a rat’s *ss about what your instructor says is
justified use of force (as he teaching you all these killer kung fu
commando deadly knife moves).
I also don’t give a t*nker’s d*mn about all the macho huffing and
puffing about “If I ever had to use this I’d…” BS that so many
wanna-be ‘knife fighters’ repeat endlessly on the internet (or the
ignorant chanting of “I’d rather be judged by twelve than carried by
I say this because about 99% of what is out there about ‘knife fighting’ will either get you killed or put you into the prison showers….”