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The Current State of the Knife Industry: Shed Knives and the Rise of Fixed Blades|SHED KNIVES BLOG #6

The Current State of the Knife Industry: Shed Knives and the Rise of Fixed Blades|SHED KNIVES BLOG #6

The knife industry has undergone significant changes in recent years, driven in part by a renewed interest in outdoor activities, bushcraft, and survivalism. Shed Knives, a company specializing in high-quality fixed blade knives, has been a rapidly evolving & growing brand in the course of this trend, offering a range of versatile and durable knives designed for everyday carry, outdoor use, hunting, and more. In this blog, we'll explore the current state of the knife industry, the growing popularity of fixed blades, and how Shed Knives is meeting the needs of knife enthusiasts worldwide.

The Rise of Fixed Blade Knives

Fixed blade knives have long been a staple of outdoor activities and survivalism. However, in recent years, they have gained popularity among a broader audience of knife enthusiasts, EDC users, and collectors. Fixed blades offer several advantages over folding knives, including greater strength and durability, more versatile blade shapes, and easier maintenance. Additionally, fixed blades are often preferred by hunters and outdoor enthusiasts for their ability to handle heavy-duty tasks like skinning and butchering game.

Shed Knives is one company that has recognized the growing demand for fixed blade knives since their start in 2018 and has developed a range of models to meet the needs of different users. The 2023 Shed Knives Collection features high-quality materials like 154-CM steel, G-10 handles, and Kydex sheaths making them durable, reliable, and easy to use in a variety of situations. Whether you're looking for a knife for hunting, camping, survival, or everyday carry, Shed Knives has a fixed blade that can get the job done.

Challenges Facing the Knife Industry

While the knife industry is currently thriving, there are some challenges that must be addressed to ensure its continued growth and success. One of the biggest challenges is the proliferation of cheap, low-quality knives flooding the market. These knives often use subpar materials and lack the quality control measures necessary to ensure their safety and reliability. This trend not only undermines the reputation of the knife industry but also poses a risk to users who may unwittingly purchase a knife that fails when they need it most.

Another challenge facing the knife industry is the increasing regulation of knives in some areas. In some states and countries, laws governing knife ownership and carry have become more strict, making it harder for people to purchase and use knives for legitimate purposes. Shed Knives recognizes the importance of responsible knife ownership and encourages its customers to stay informed about local laws and regulations to avoid running afoul of the law.

Shed Knives' Commitment to Quality

Despite these challenges, Shed Knives remains committed to providing high-quality fixed blade knives that meet the needs of knife enthusiasts worldwide. Their knives are designed and built to high production standards, ensuring that each knife is safe, reliable, and capable of handling the toughest tasks. Additionally, Shed Knives offers a range of knife styles, allowing customers to find a knife that will suit their needs and preferences. If you’re not sure what to purchase, you can send an email to and the team will gladly assist you in your purchase.

Shed Knives also recognizes the importance of responsible knife ownership and encourages its customers to use their knives safely and legally. Their knives come with a user manual that provides detailed instructions on how to care for and use the knife safely. Shed Knives also offers a range of resources to help customers stay informed and to keep their knives in top condition.


In conclusion, the knife industry is constantly evolving and adapting to new trends and consumer demands. Fixed blade knives remain a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and collectors. As an emerging manufacturer of high-quality fixed blade knives, Shed Knives is well-positioned to continue providing customers with innovative designs and top-notch performance.

Whether you're in the market for an EDC knife or a field knife for your next outdoor adventure, Shed Knives has you covered. With a commitment to quality craftsmanship and superior materials, you can trust that every knife from Shed Knives is built to last.

So why wait? Start exploring our collection of fixed blade knives today and experience the difference for yourself!

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About The Author:

Jack Billings is the 18 year old CEO and Founder of Shed Knives, a rising manufacturer of high-quality fixed blade bushcraft knives. With over 5 years of experience as a knife maker, he has developed a reputation for crafting durable, reliable knives that are designed for outdoor enthusiasts and bushcrafters alike. Jack started making knives at the age of 13 and has been refining his craft ever since.

In addition to his expertise in knife making, Jack has a High School Degree from POLYTECH High School, where he studied Automotive Technology and obtained his ASE Certification. He is also a content creator for Shed Knives and has reached the eyes of over 600,000 people across the world through his work.

When he's not working on knives, Jack enjoys exploring the outdoors and has a passion for bushcraft. He also has a passion for the automotive world and enjoys learning about new technologies and advancements. Additionally, he has a great interest in language and is studying Spanish, German, and Arabic.

Jack's personal mission is to constantly improve himself, his products, and his processes in order to stay ahead of the rapidly changing interests of the knife industry and to surpass the competition. He takes great pride in American manufacturing and is committed to contributing to the growth of the world knife industry through his work.

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