Knife Magazine Online Editor, H. Clay Aalders, discusses the effects of Coronavirus on the knife industry amid the reopening of our country. If you haven’t checked out Knife Magazine, you owe it to yourself to do so. Great magazine, run by a couple great guys. – Editor
Knife Industry Reopens Amid Changing Landscapeby H. Clay Aalders
While the coronavirus pandemic has by no means run its full course, at the time of this writing (June 1st) most areas of the country are in some stage of reopening. The knife industry is going through these same transitions, though the pace of progress varies significantly from state to state and company to company.
Throughout the shutdown, many knife retailers were able to maintain online sales, in some case even seeing an uptick in some sales. According to Goldie Russell (AG Russell Knives), “We did continue online and mail-order. There has been a slight decline in the number of orders, but a significant increase in the average dollar value per order. Our overall gross sales for April and May have been down just about the amount of the store sales…
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Joshua Swanagon has studied survival in both urban and wilderness environments in Colorado and Michigan for most of his life, while also adding experience in harsher terrains abroad. He utilizes his experience and years of diverse martial arts and combatives training and real world application as a self-defense/combatives instructor, published freelance writer and Field Editor for various magazines in the fields of knives, survival, self-defense and tactical subject matters. Joshua also brings with him his years of experience as Editor of, and Subject Matter Expert for, Knives Illustrated Magazine.
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