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March 25, 2020
Feeling a little weirded out about what's going on?  We are too!  One thing is certain:  We're all in this together.  Mark and Michael chat about some of the challenges we are all facing and check in with you all.  Wishing you all the best and much love from the MotM crew! Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.http://www.markofthemaker.com
March 4, 2020
We recap our experience at this year's Tactical Knife Invitational in Nashville and fill out the episode with some Q&A.  This one's all over the map, with lots of laughs and maybe a little helpful information as well.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
February 11, 2020
This one started out with the working title "Knife Mythbusters" and just sort of rolled off into a series of rants mixed in with some myth busting.  The topic evolved as we went along but hopefully you find it somewhat entertaining and maybe a little bit educational as well.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
January 27, 2020
This time we walk through some knives and makers that we think you should know about.  Some of you will be familiar with some of these knives or makers, but hopefully there's something in here for everyone.  Get your Google lookup ready, this one had the working title "The Rabbit Hole Episode."  Hope you enjoy it!  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
January 13, 2020
We chat about some noteworthy trends, things and experiences from 2019 and spend some time talking about things we are looking forward and makers to watch in 2020.  This one kicks off Season 3 of Mark of the Maker, thanks for coming along with us on the journey!  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
December 30, 2019
We wrap up Season 2 with an update from Sean on his journey back to school, as he finishes up his second semester of study.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
December 16, 2019
We're joined by knifemaker and all around good dude Brian Efros for some conversation about life and knives.  Brian went on an interesting path to knifemaking, a little different than anyone we've spoken with so far.  Some of you might be surprised at how far back Brian's knifemaking goes, so find a comfy spot and listen along with us.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
December 5, 2019
It's that time of year again!  We kick this one off with some silky smooth tones from the one and only Sean Kendrick.  Then we head off into making some Christmas gift picks for one another from three categories, from under $50 stocking stuffer to full custom.  You or your significant other might find a great holiday gift idea, or learn about one you aren't familiar with. Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
November 18, 2019
We had way WAY more stuff to talk about, so Bob Terzuola graciously joins us for a second episode to chat about a little more history and some Q&A.  This time, the conversation gets much deeper, from shop talk to collaborations to the impacts of social media on the knife world to the debate about handmade vs. CNC and more.   Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
November 4, 2019
We know he feels a little uncomfortable with these kinds of terms, but to describe knifemaker Bob Terzuola as anything other than a "living legend" would be a disservice.  Bob walks us through his personal timeline and shares many great stories along the way.  We also talk about the 2nd Edition of his knife making book, "The Tactical Folding Knife," available soon.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
October 21, 2019
We asked our listeners to submit questions for the crew - and we got a BUNCH from you!  This episode is dedicated to working our way through a pile of listener Q&A.  Knifemaker stuff, business stuff, thoughtful stuff and a couple fun things as well.  Give it a listen, your question might just have made the cut!  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
October 8, 2019
We chat about what makes a "good knife," and offer some tips on what to look for when checking out a knife at a show or from a maker that is new to you.  We hit both folders and fixed blades, in this mini that turned into a "halfisode."  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
September 2, 2019
We decided we needed to spend a bit more time talking with Billy Cho about some of the challenges newer makers face in today's custom knife world, and Billy was gracious enough to join us for some additional conversation.  This one turned into a 2-way Q&A, so there might be something in here for just about everyone.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
August 19, 2019
Knifemaker Billy Cho joins Mark of the Maker for a discussion about his life, his knives, what inspires his work and his perspective as a newer knifemaker.  Billy has a pretty wide-ranging personal story, which helps paint yet another version of the story about where a knifemaker can emerge from. Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
August 5, 2019
The incredibly talented Nick Rolfe joins us to chat about knives, his life, and his own journey from collecting knives to using them in Search and Rescue.  We have a very frank and open conversation about people of color in and around the knife world and Nick shares his own picks for a Three Knife Collection.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
July 23, 2019
If you could only keep three knives from your collection, which would you keep and why?  We chat about this as well as the fun version of it - if you could add three knives of unlimited budget or attainability, what would you pick and why?  We'd love to hear your own picks, please share them with us!  Tag us on IG or use the hashtag #threeknifecollection to share your own pics.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversati
July 8, 2019
In Episode 29, we welcome David Sharp back to Mark of the Maker.  David was kind enough to help us with our Loveless history episode and this time we talk with David about his own knifemaking journey. We talk about David's background, his unique path into knifemaking, his own preferences in design and style and a bit about what makes him tick outside the knife world.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
June 24, 2019
We chat about our Blade Show 2019 experience and some differences in the show this year.  Some good, some not so good, but always a fun time overall.  Like last year, we share some sound clips from the floor and some words from some Friends of The Show: Jeremy Marsh, Brian Efros, Billy Cho, Chris Taylor and Luke Swenson.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
June 10, 2019
In the second installment of this minisode series, we talk with Sean Kendrick about how his first semester of college wrapped up and what he's taken away from the experience so far.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
May 28, 2019
Blade Show is coming up fast, so we wanted to revisit the topic of show etiquette.  Knife shows are a great experience, both for knives and for the social aspect.  The first 30 minutes of this episode is new content and the addition of some topics we didn't catch last time.  The remainder is a remastered version of Episode 11, dedicated to show etiquette.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
May 20, 2019
The crew digs into the history and work of one of the world's most influential knife makers, Bob Loveless. Special guest and knifemaker David Sharp joins us, a student of the Loveless Knives style and a friend of Jim Merritt and the Merritt family. David shares some additional insights into the "how" and "why" behind the Loveless Knives formula, as we walk through the timeline together.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
May 6, 2019
With the solitary world many custom makers function in, sometimes the need for a bit of maintenance goes beyond the machines and into the mind. Michael and Sean discuss some of these challenges and how they try to deal with them. Many of you may find similar things rattling around upstairs, knifemaker or otherwise. This one gets a bit personal, hope you find it enlightening or helpful in some way.
April 15, 2019
In this minisode, Tom talks about his love of hatchets, axes and tomahawks.  We chat about both traditional and tactical styles and discuss a few great makers and designs out there today.  This minisode ran a bit longer than usual, but we expect it's one you'll enjoy.  Did we miss your favorite axe or tomahawk maker or design?  Let us know!  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
April 1, 2019
We are joined by knifemaker Chris Taylor of Taylor Made Knives in this episode.  Chris tells us about his life, his work and how he came into the knife making world.  Although he isn't a really a new maker, he's new to the "big show" scene and we discuss some of the challenges that newer makers face as their work becomes more well known and in demand.  We hit new work, new tools, and new MotM merch. Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
March 18, 2019
In this minisode series, we'll talk with Sean Kendrick about how his experience going back to school later in life is impacting his knifemaking.  Sean talks about what got him motivated to head down this path and a little about how it has already influenced his perspective.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
March 5, 2019
We had questions for one another, about life and about knifemaking - so we asked them.  These turned into discussions that we thought you might find fun, interesting or helpful.  Topics range from music to back pain to knife making processes and belt selection and even a conversation about cars.  We enjoyed the chat, and hope you will as well.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
February 11, 2019
Custom knifemaker Jeremy Marsh joins us this time on Mark of the Maker.  Jeremy is a toolmaker by trade and he explains how his experiences as a tool and die maker helped him gain the skills to form the basis of his craft.  We talk knives, knife shows, and about how the pursuit of perfection is a common thread between craftsmen of all types.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
January 14, 2019
The Crew rejoins after a long winter break.  We discuss happenings over the last few weeks, review our own 2018's, talk resolutions and trends for 2019 and point out some makers to watch as we roll into the new year.  Just a casual, wandering conversation to get back into the groove and a look ahead into 2019.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.
December 10, 2018
We are joined by knife collector Justin Laffer for another Collector Spotlight episode.  Justin shares his perspective with us on a variety of topics relevant to the knife community and the current state of the custom knife scene.  As always, Justin is eloquent and well-spoken as we hit some key touchpoints facing both collectors and makers today.  It's a fun, rambling conversation and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebo
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