List Your Knife Related YouTube Channels

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Eli Chaps, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Ruslan Kiyasov (Russian, sometimes English subtitles) rope cut tests

    (Russian, makes knives in exotic steels and also does rope tests etc)

    Zeny Li (Russian)

    Russian, not sure how to spell it lol

    Pavol Sandor (Russian)

    Alec Steele

    Walter Sorrells

    @Banter 247

    Metal effort


    @DeadboxHero aka Triple B aka Big Brown Bear aka Sean

    Peter @ Cedric Ada gear and outdoors

    DB Blades

    Vlads Blades

    DR Matt

    Daddy O EDC


    Dutch bushcraft knives

    Nero knives

    Gideons tactical

    McCullen knives

    Interesting Steel heat treatment info etc

    Sharp Thinking

    Cutting tool engineering (not specific to knives but relatable)

    LeRoi Price (must subscribe, maker interviews and makes books on all the lock types)

    Tom Hosang outdoors (cardboard cut testing) @tomhosang

    Bushcraft Ninja

    Edge pro Inc.

    Everyday commentary. Check out his podcast search Google for... Gear Geeks Live

    Kase knives Switzerland. High end heat treatment and geometry cutting knives, sharpening etc Highly recommend. Part of the testing community

    Luma Blades

    @Bailey Knives

    Outpost 76 (cardboard cut testing)


    Strop Back (some knife testing)


    Asoka edge

    Advanced knife bro

    African custom knives

    Alistair Philips

    AnvilDen. He has a blog too

    Blade Banter. I'm not a huge fan of all the content but he does host and update the hrc and pmi spreadsheet

    Playlist, must watch!!: Heat Treating with Brad Stallsmith:

    CAD Donati

    Caffeine Junkie


    @Dan Keffeler

    Drunken knife reviews

    Walking reviews

    CMFTW Knives

    Ekim knives

    Elma (interesting knife steels)

    Erni0066 (Russian)

    Eytan Calderaru (English)

    Ferrum forge


    Gavin Hawk

    House of wisdom

    In the pocket

    Jake Hoback

    @Jimmy grey

    Ken Schwartz

    knife grinders aka @wootzblade

    Knife Nuts Dave @Misanthropia

    Knives and stuff

    Logan Stout aka knife thoughts

    Loung La aka @bluntcut crystal weaving heat treatment and testing

    Maria Stalina

    Carrothers performance knives @Nathan the Machinist

    @HeavyHanded and his washboard sharpening block

    Northwest knife guy (some sharpening stuffs too)


    Outdoors55 sharpening and making knives

    Eugene Kwon

    Jack farmboy

    Paul Manning


    Poltergeist works


    Samson edges

    @sharpdad33 on ig

    Simply little life (making knives)

    Smith hand forged knives

    Steve Mathias


    Tommy BBQ

    Tzvy Morais

    Ace of spaids

    Cliff Stamp

    Cox workshop

    Dean O (kme sharpening tutorials)

    Gary Creely


    J. Neilson aka one of the hosts from forged in the fire



    Jon R.

    Michael Chrisy

    Mindless mark

    Njms edc professional sharpener who does cut tests with sharpness tester.

    Nuts for knives

    Randy Johnson

    Smoke eater

    Spade knife works (sharpening tutorials and knife reviews)

    Supersteel Steve (cardboard cut testing)


    That's just 75% of the channels I follow.
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  2. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    The main ones i watch are Shabazz, Advanced knife bro, cutlery lover, sometimes Birdshot, slicey dicey, epicsnugglebunny and sometimes Doctor frunkey.

    Absolutely dislike Skelton, Nutnfancy, and Apostlep.
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  3. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Indeed, based on views sir! 1 of my co workers videos got over 516k views last month alone. Which is why the revenue was as much as it was.

    I also never said sub count would be a direct correlation ...but generally you could bet on a youtuber with more subs in general is going to get more views more consistently (as long as their active) they have a bigger following.

    I can also confirm the check amount of $1,350 as I saw it was my own eyes, and I really dont have any reason to lie lol
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  4. bobobama


    Jan 15, 2017
    Thanks Mo2 for that listing. Nice job. Interesting list of characters at that.

    I've only seen a couple of his videos but Nero knives seems like he takes his reviews seriously. And I've only seen a handful of the channels you mention but I'll have to check more of them out.

    Only 75% of the channels? Where do you find all the time for that? (my main complaint with these review is how long they all seem to take, but I guess that's what the playback speed button is for).

    Right on!
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  5. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    No, I get that. I wasn't calling you a liar or anything, more elaborating on it that you can't really go by just one metric. 9000 subs and 500k+ views is really impressive and a bit weird. Care to share the channel? I'm curious what kind of videos/market his audience is. Almost 1500 bucks is nothing to sneeze at for sure, especially if you can manage that part time with a YT channel. It's definitely possible to make money with it, but it depends on audience, reach, views, types of ads and a couple of factors. (Consistency is also a big key and staying true to a certain genre and not jumping all over the place with content.)
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  6. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    I generate between $40 -50 dollars a month with ad revenue. Once upon a time I had some random spinner video get 5 million views, that generated $5k. So $1k per million views.

    Certain categories on YouTube have much higher payouts because of the companies that pay YouTube for ads. I think cooking, makeup and children's toys are some of the better ones.

    Knife and gun channels are possibly the lowest payouts, assuming they don't demonitize all your vids anyway. Which is why so many set up Patreon accounts.

    Even if you borrow every knife you use for a video, you can expect to spend between $500-$1000 on shipping costs per year.

    my .02
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  7. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Hmm.. my guess is makeup tutorials.
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  8. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    So put on make up and cook some children toys! Triple multiplier! Right? RIGHT? :p:D Did you look into maybe making new "surprise" videos, maybe not necessarily live to keep it easy, where you pick a random person to send you a knife you wouldn't buy/check out and you give some spontaneous thoughts like you did with BHQ, I know they are a bit far away these days to just swing by, but it could be fun to do a "I review/check out viewer knives" Maybe every other week or once a month?
  9. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Nice lists!
    I just realized that jdavis882 has been active on Youtube again since last year.
  10. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Yep. I think he's actually had some for sale threads lately though I don't know his BF handle.
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  11. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    I like
    Metal Complex
    Slicey Dicey
    Blade hq
    Cedric and Ada
  12. quesoburgesa


    Jul 29, 2019
    My favs are shabazz, slicey dicey, cedricandada, metal complex, and my gf and I catch up with birdshot iv's newest videos every weekend in bed lol
  13. slyraven


    Feb 19, 2019
    Ive watched them all at some point. Im suprised to not see nutnfancy on anyone;s list at all..unless I missed it.

    But i like nick shabazz, preparedmind101 and the boyscout guy i forget exactly. Those three are some of my favs.

    oh and i love mayormcfuglycool..he puts knives through tests everyone would hate on this forum, basicically tryng very hard to destroy the knife.
  14. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Spidie flick it

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  15. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    My favorite is Nick Shabbaz , I really get a kick out of watching his reviews. He reminds me of the Car Talk Brothers. :):thumbsup:

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