*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
Stefan's reviews are very good and his production values are excellent. Not too many YouTuber's put out videos as high quality as his. Most of the knives he covers are not in my wheelhouse, but I watch them anyway. I do like traditional knives and he covers a lot of those.KrisOK wrote:Actually, my favorite knife reviewer is a German guy by the name of Stefan Schmalhaus. His reviews are always concise and very informative. Many of his reviews have a back story telling the history of the company that makes the knife or where the design came from. He's a graphics professional by trade, so many of his reviews are on par with something that you might see in a TV documentary. Unfortunately, he hasn't done a Spyderco in two years, and primarily reviews European knives now.
Here's his last Spyderco review:
NutinFancy does informative videos too, but sometimes it's hard to see past the ego to actually see the knife review. And if I have to hear the words "Philosophy Of Use" one more time, I thing I'm going to upchuck on my keyboard!
I like CutleryLover's reviews, but they are more likely to be about the "Life of Jeff" rather an in-depth review.
You have to realize that John and people like him who are not shills and who do not censor their views towards purely promotional content especially on popular knives can tend to get massive amounts of negative feedback and the vast majority of it is completely mindless. John still gets comments referring to his Sebenza video making completely ignorant complaints such as cutting that much rope is "abusive" with a knife. You also only see a fraction of the feedback, it also happens in PM's, emails, etc. . The unfortunate side effect of all of the "junk" commentary is that if you post something similar, which actually has valid critical content, you can be lumped in with the idjits and get the same reaction. It is possible to offer a criticism and not get a negative response, the problem is that you just have to make it clear that your point is actually valid to avoid the labeling.sinkerslider wrote: jdavis seems to be pretty knowledgeable and I have watched a lot of his videos, but the guy gets incredibly defensive if anyone has the gall to criticize or challenge something he says. Because of that, I don't watch him much anymore.
Thanks for sharing Paul, one of the best reviews I've seen! I need to add one of these to my collection.The Deacon wrote:Don't generally bother with reviews, but this guy gave me a good laugh: