It has been several years since I was Managing Editor of the blog The Truth About Knives. Back then, David C. Andersen (of KnifeCenter YouTube fame), was my Assistant Editor, and together we came up with a knifemaker interview series we called “5 from the Grinder”. TTAK, as our blog was more commonly known, went the way of the dodo, but until recently remained up as a zombie. The owners pulled the plug recently, and with David’s blessing we are resurrecting “5ftG” here at KNIFEMagazine.com.
We here at KNIFE are constantly receiving inquiries from knifemakers, asking to be featured in the print magazine. We try to bring a wide variety of legendary, well-established, and up-and-coming makers, but space limitations prevent us from showcasing all the deserving makers out there. That is where 5 from the Grinder comes in. If you fill out a simple form – https://www.knifemagazine.com/5-from-the-grinder-form/ (password is “grinder”), and upload a handful of pictures, I will combine them into an online feature including all of your social media and website information. You get exposure, and we get original content for the free side of the website. It was our most popular regular feature over at TTAK, and I am excited to relaunch it.
Our first new featured maker is KNIFE Magazine Contributor Jamin Brackett of Brackett Knives, which you can see here:
We have several others in the queue, ready to go. I plan on posting 1 a week.
Before TTAK went dark, I was able to port several of our original 5ftG posts over to this site, and will continue to try to reconstruct others via the WayBack Machine. You can see them here:
As I said, I will be porting more over as I can reconstruct them. If you are interested in participating, be sure to visit the link. (password “grinder”)
Email clay (at) knifemagazine.com if you have any questions.