All good things must come to an end, but the circle continues around. The 100 Knives in 100 Days Giveaway has ended, and today we begin the next chapter at KnifeMagazine.com.
What is that next chapter you might ask? Why would I want to come back every day or even multiple times a day? The answer is easy, because we will have new content posting throughout the day on every weekday.
First and foremost, there is the Knife Magazine Neverending Newsfeed. A half dozen or more new content previews and links from outside sources get sprinkled out each day. News items, press releases, YouTube Videos, outside knife reviews, and much more. It is a hungry beast to feed, so if you see something that you think might be of interest to Knife Magazine readers, please drop me an email at clay@knifemagazine. com. You can read more about the Neverending Newsfeed here.
“Above the fold”, at the top of the page, you will see Knife Magazine original content. This too will come in many forms. For our Premium Online Members, there will be articles from the current print issue, as well as classics from our archives. Premium Online membership is quite a value at just $19.95/year, half that for existing print subscribers.
Online Premium Members gain access to the entire Knife Magazine archive (2015-present) plus that of Knife World (1975-2015). Premium Members can use the complete Goins Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings, a greater selection of digitized books than free subscribers, and much more.
There will be plenty of free content “above the fold” as well. This will all be original KnifeMagazine.com content, in fairly typical blog format. There will be knife reviews, including the Doug Ritter RSK Mk 1 Gen 2 which is shown at the top. I also have a ZT 0393, and a Victorinox Skipper Pro to put through their respective paces.
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I haven’t had much time to test the new @hinderer_knives designed @ztknives 0393 yet, but it has no trouble with double-wall corrugated. Mark isn’t in the office today and is going to wonder what happened to his box. #knives #knifestagram #knifeporn #knifelife #knifeworld #knifenation #knifecommunity #knifetesting #edclife #edc #edclifestyle #madeintheusa
There will be other contests and giveaways, knifemaker profiles, and full, long form articles that one might expect to see in the print issue rather than exclusively online.
One style of article I am really looking forward to writing are going to “archive updates” , taking an archived print article from several years ago, and updating it to make it current to the present day. Some of these will be checking in with makers previously featured in print, some will be examining past trends in the industry – examining which have aged well, and others that have thankfully faded away (*cough* zombie knives).
There are a million and one rabbit holes to dive down, and I look forward to you all sharing the journey with me. It should be a lot of fun.
Please feel free to offer up suggestions for blog topics you would like to see covered, or just general feedback on how we are doing, in the comment section below.
Let’s do this.