About MeKnives

Hey there,

My name is Alicia Ackland and with over a decade of grinding experience working as a Professional Wilderness Survival Instructor, I believe I’ve come to know a thing or two about the primary tool of my trade – the knife.For the most part of my life, I’ve lived by my blades which is why I believe myself the right one to pen my insights about them and hopefully help some of you knife aficionados along the way.

Regardless of whether you’re an aspiring tyro or a professional, on this site you’ll find the whole kit and caboodle – the right knife for any designated chore, the most judicious upgrade from your current blade of choice, the best sharpener for your particular knife, the pros and cons of a knife in a particular set of environmental parameters, lots of street-smart nifty tricks and tips to enhance your knife’s utility and the most prudent buying options for your knife and accompanying accessories.

But choosing the right knife for the right job is easier said than done. How to decide when to prefer the straight edge to the serrated one? What is the ideal blade length for your hunting knife? Should your blade’s edge have a clip-point, a drop-point or a sheep foot for use in the kitchen? Do you need a full tang for your workload? What is the suitable sharpening angle for your specific blade? Every minute detail, from the tip to the pommel, inculcated into the forging of a knife serves a definite purpose and your choice of knife should be such that almost all of its elements comes into play in the hour of need.

But is it then really that simple to know the answers to all these questions before making a final choice? No, it’s not. And that’s where my on-field experience with almost every variety of knife there is, no matter how niche the kind might be, comes to the fore – this website is my way of answering those questions through my own invaluable experiences in my decade long journey which has been nothing but a learning curve, one day at a time. I hope to add something of value to the repertoire of all you knife enthusiasts out there so you can make a more informed decision before finalizing on the purchase of your knife.