Here’s My Story

Brandon Gagnon

My name is Brandon Gagnon, and I’ve been collecting knives since the Boy Scouts.

I went on a fishing trip with my father and my older brother, and they gave me the task of cleaning the fish before we finished up for the day.

I was nervous at first.

By the end of the day, I felt like I had mastered using a blade.

Obviously, I didn’t quite know everything about it yet.

As the years went on, I started looking into hunting knives, self-defense blades, and understanding the way that they’re made.

We know that stainless steel is the ultimate, versatile material that we want to find in just about everything we buy. That also applies to knives.

But there’s more than just the base material. There are carbon edges, steel gauges, hardness ratings, and so much more when you really get into it.

I made Steel Snob to show you the differences, and help you understand what it really takes to make a top-of-the-line knife.

From everything I’ve learned after collecting knives over the years, for functional and decorative purposes, is all on this site (which I am constantly adding to).

I’ll show you how to tell the real value of a blade from its function to its price, and make smarter decisions when you’re kitting your knife collection.

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