About Us

Knife Guardian is committed to providing you with in-depth and unbiased opinions on all things knife related.  Our primary focus is anything with a blade, including folding (or pocket) knives, fixed blades, machetes, multi-tools, and even kitchen knives.  Through our team of experts, we provide reviews, education, and advice to assist consumers in making informed choices.  Knife Guardian is owned and operated by Kitchen Master LLC, a company founded in 2018.

The Team

Founder/Editor-in-Chief – Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius

Susan is the creator of Knife Guardian and longtime outdoor and knife enthusiast based in California.  I remember getting my first knife as a teenager, a beautiful folding hunter that was swiftly followed by the classic Swiss Army knife.  From then on I discovered great brands like Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, and I was hooked.  After that, I began collecting and testing more expensive higher-end mid-tech knives from brands like Shirogorov, Chris Reeve, Todd Begg, and Reate.

As I was able to afford more knives I found myself becoming more of a collector or enthusiast in many ways.  I was eager to try different types of knives and see what the many different knife manufacturers had to offer.  I began comparing and figuring out which were the “must-have” knives and which were the ones to steer clear of.  Now I’m older (and wiser!) I feel like giving back to the community and sharing my knowledge with you.

Sure, there is a ton of information out on the internet if you look hard enough…still, I wanted to pull it all together in one place and provide the public with a place to get decent, honest pocket knife advice from someone who knows what they’re talking about.  There are some first-class knives available in today’s market for very reasonable prices but the market is also filled with worthless junk.  My goal is to point you in the right direction and avoid making the mistakes I did many years ago.


Sean J. Stone

Sean is a gadget guy and all-round EDC fanatic, particularly when it comes to knives.  He’s extremely fluent in the crowded middle-market segment where companies like Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw, and Buck slug it out every day in a bid to get their products into the hands of the everyday man who needs a good knife.  Through years of using and evaluating knives, Sean knows exactly what to look for in determining whether a knife is worthy of recommendation or just ‘okay’.

Michael A Sullivan

Michael is a modern-day family guy, who started life early on as a musician and continues that passion. But, with the everyday life of locksmith work by trade, he’s found knives as a hobby that has piqued his interest to a level of constantly looking for the next knife to critique. As a Spyderco fan first, and now barreling deeper in the knife world into all available brands, he’s ready to take on the next knife with excitement, every time.

Brien Gidlow

Brien’s passion is high end folding knives, pure and simple.  He is tremendously knowledgeable about the industry and its players competing at the upper end of the market.  His love for custom, mid-tech, and premium production knives has made a sizable dent in his wallet over the years but continues to bring a smile to his face every time he gets his hands on something new and exciting.

Our reviews and opinions are always objective.  No bull…guaranteed!

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