Ok, I make videos. I also get to test knives from Mark sometimes as well as other knife makers. A couple of them have been his own brand knives, most were not. In the process I've filmed said knives. I've always been honest with you guys AND with Mark about my feelings towards ANY knife. I won't blindly sell something or sign my name on something I don't believe in. If there is a flaw in a product you will hear about it, no matter how small. I'm no pitchman, I'm a demonstrator and a critic.
Now it's no secret that some of my videos are embedded on Mark's site. Most of them are from way before Mark had a line of knives. He asked if it was cool to use the vids. for demo purposes so people can see the knives being used. I thought it was a good idea so you can get a better idea about a knife before spending the cash on it or not. It helps buyers make better, more informed decisions. Mark's site gets a lot of traffic so the vids get some pretty good hits. That's a plus for me, more exposure. I don't see any harm in that.
Originally, I started the videos for the club I work, to help demonstrate the skills and techniques it takes to prepare their meals. But then it became something more. I wanted you guys to accept me. I wanted to be a part of this close knit group of friends who share a common understanding. I wanted to have something that I could contribute to the group. I had to show you all that I could be one of the cool kids and be a part of this. It was my way of giving back to the community that has given me so much. The videos are bigger than me now and they serve a purpose be it on Marks site, KF or right here on KKF. They help educate and entertain and I enjoy making them. I hope you all enjoy watching them.
With that being said. Am I a shill? Am I shill worthy? No. Would I like to try your knives Dave and film some kick ass cutlery action? You betcha! I'm a knifenut that's why I'm here! If they are as good as I think they are I'd love to see them get some exposure.