Welcome To The Blade Guru

Thanks for stopping by The Blade Guru — I’m honored to have you here. My name is Chad Towers and wrote every article on this site. If you’d like to get to know me more please read my About page.

How Does This Site Work?

If you checked out the About page then you know about my obsession with knives. I know it sounds a little crazy, but I’m using my passion to help people find high quality products.

In addition to my strong knowledge, I spent over 120 hours collecting information that has helped put together this site. I’ve read reviews from multiple places to help form an opinion on the blades reviewed on The Blade Guru. You might think that anyone can read a review and find the best knife for their needs, but that’s simply not the case.

My background and knowledge allows me to properly analyze whether a product is worth buying. In my buying guides, I do my best to simplify the language. This allows someone with a limited knowledge of blades to be able to understand and decide on the right one for their needs.

Where To Start

The Blade Guru is broken down into four main categories. Within each category, you will find additional review articles. In total, this site has close to 30 articles, and reviews of 200 products (as of May 29th, 2016).

I promise to keep The Blade Guru up to date over the coming months and years.

Outdoor Knives

In this section of the site, we review the best survival knives on the market. It’s becoming one of the hottest topics on the planet due to shows like, “The Walking Dead.” With that in mind, it’s easy to get lost in the mess; there are literally thousands of blades to choose from.

To keep things simple, we suggest starting with our Survival Knife Guide.

Knife Sharpeners

This section of the website is dedicated to the convenient tool that keeps our blades sharp. There’s a variety of options on the market this year so it’s important to make sure you’re getting what you expect. Too often, I see people overpay for a knife sharpening system.

If you’re not sure what you’re buying, take a look at our detailed Knife Sharpening Resource.

Kitchen Knives

To be fair, we review both indoor and outdoor style blades. While I believe owning a survival or hunting style knife is important, there’s nothing better than having the right one when you’re cooking. If you’ve been left with a frown due to a dull blade then it’s time you sharpened up your knowledge.

If you’re interested in further educating yourself, we suggest reading out Kitchen Knife Buyer’s Guide.

EDC (Every Day Carry)

Like the outdoor models, the EDC knife is gaining popularity because of the preparedness movement. In case you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a growing community of people that prepare for an apocalypse, or other end of the world type scenarios. In this type of world, only the one’s who are most prepared will survive.

If you’d like to make sure you’re ready for doomsday, then check out our fantastic EDC Knife Guides.


If you read the guides and still have questions, I’m happy to get back to you. To get in touch, please check out the Contact Page.