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June 23, 2019
Reduce and Refine ... that's the topic for Episode 35 of The Knife Junkie Podcast as Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco has a post Blade Show chat with YouTube Knife Reviewer Epicsnugglebunny about the journey of knife collecting. Auston, AKA Epicsnugglebunny, talks about a couple of the Blade Show knives he got, the evolution of his collection and the future of his YouTube channel. Reduce and Refine. What does that mean with your knife collection? Hear a conversation with Epicsnugglebunny on The Knife Junkie Podcast and let me know what you think. #theknifejunkie #podcast #reduceandrefineClick To Tweet What do you think about this concept of reduce and refine? Call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com and let us know what you think about reducing and refining the knife collection and what that means to you. Show Notes Read Full Transcript   Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Shopping for a Knife? Support The Knife Junkie Podcast and YouTube Channel by buying through my affiliate links Shop on Amazon Shop on eBay Shop on Blade HQ Shop on Field Supply Shop on Knives Ship Free Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support. Please Share Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on linkedin Share on print Share on email (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Subscribe to The Knife Junkie
June 16, 2019
Mastersmith in the American Bladesmith Society and judge on the History Channel's "Forged in Fire" TV Show, J. Neilson is this week's guest on The Knife Junkie Podcast. Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco talks with Neilson about the television show as well as what it takes to become a Mastersmith, which according to the History Channel's show webpage, is a title held by less than 115 people worldwide. Forging blades professionally, out of his “shop in the woods” in the endless mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, has made J. an expert in “sole authorship” blade-making, a total mastery of every element of weapon design and manufacture. His internationally recognized experience and credentials mean that no one is better suited to assess the process of edged weapon making. The History Channel "Forged in Fire" airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The History Channel. Swords may not be the weapon of choice for many people nowadays, with more advanced weaponry readily available, but that doesn’t stop some from continuing to work as bladesmiths. “Forged in Fire” tests some of the best in the field as they attempt to re-create some of history’s most iconic edged weapons. The contestant who survives the elimination rounds and wins the episode’s contest earns $10,000 and the title of Forged in Fire champion. Be sure to listen to this episode of the podcast to hear about how the show came about, what it was patterned after, and what "similar" show Bob likes! Like Jim, you might be surprised!! Wow! J. Neilson, Mastersmith and Judge on Forged in Fire is this week's guest on The Knife Junkie Podcast. Super excited to talk to him!!Click To Tweet Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com and let us know what you thought about this week's podcast, what you like -- or don't like -- about "Forged in Fire" or any other comment or question you have about knives. The guys would love to hear from you. Show Notes Read Full Transcript Mastersmith in the American Bladesmith Society and History Channels Forged in Fire Judge J. Neilson 0:00 - 05:03 These guys are under a time constraint. They're rushing their butts off trying to make the best weapon they can and sometimes small things get neglected or missed or overlooked. So, and I hate it. I tell people all the time, I don't wanna break your stuff. I really don't. Welcome to the nice junkie podcast. You're weekly ghosts of knife, news and information about knives and knife collecting. Here's your hosts, Jim person involved, the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello junkies and welcome to episode number thirty four of the knife junkie podcast. I'm Jim person, and I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie dot com. Hey, Jim happy, Father's Day. Hey, Bob happy, Father's Day to you. And the reason we say that is that today's episode drops or comes out is published on Father's Day. So if you're listening on Father's Day, happy, Father's Day, if you're listening on any other day of the year, just any other day of the year, right, Bob. That's right. But if you're a father be proud of it could be enjoy your Father's Day. Whatever day. Yeah. Because, you know it only comes around once a year, so we need to take advantage of it. I like to say in my family, you know that it's Father's Day week or Father's Day weekend. Whatever I can do to kind of stretch it out a little that, that sounds good and, and, you know, every day, it's like Father's Day, my kids say this morning. Father's Day wins kids day. And of course, I used to, to my parents in the never ending refrain is every day is kids day. This is for me. Today's that's right. That's right. Where's my steak? Ooh. I like that steak speaking of Father's Day, if you didn't catch last week show episode number thirty three. That was Bob's. Father's Day fantasy knife list.
June 9, 2019
The Knife Junkie Bob DeMarco puts his Fantasy Father's Day Knife list together for episode #33 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. His criteria -- it's a production knife, one he doesn't already own and money is no object. Of course he's not buying any of them -- they're gifts right, so why should money matter? What's on your father's day knife wish list? The Knife Junkie covers his list of want to have knives for Father's Day.Click To Tweet He also covers several categories and not only tells us his ultimate favorite in each group, but also several "runner-ups" just in case:  EDC Folder  Tactical Folder  Automatic out the front  Automatic side opening  Fixed combat  Fixed camp  Slipjoint  Machete  Custom What knife is on your Father's Day wish list? Or what did you get for Father's Day? Call the listener line at 724-466-4487 and leave a recorded message about what knife you want -- or got -- for Father's Day. You can also contact Bob via email at bob@theknifejunkie.com with any questions or comments on today's show, or about knives and knife collecting. Show Notes Read Full Transcript Fathers Day Fantasy Knife List Great Gift Giving Ideas 0:00 - 05:01 . Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. Your weekly dose of knife, news and information about knives and knife collecting. Here's your hosts, Jim person involved, the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello, and welcome to episode number thirty three of the ninth junkie podcast. I'm Jim Person, and I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie dot com, welcome to the show. Welcome to interesting one today. We've got Father's Day coming up, but it's not your traditional Father's Day knife show that we're going to talk about now. Bob's got a little something special planned for that. But I do wanna let you know that today's podcast is brought to you by audible get a free audiobook. Download and thirty day free trial at audible, trial dot com slash knife junkie over one hundred eighty thousand titles to choose from for your phone or Android your kindle. You've got an MP three player again, simply go to audible, trial dot com slash knife junkie, and you can get that free audiobook download and thirty day free trial, just for being a knife junkie podcast listener. So Father's Day, Bob, you and I, both dads, hopefully. Significant others or kids or whatever may be listening to this episode so handle something different fathers day related for knives. Here's the thing, Jim, I am so easy to shop for. I don't know anyone ads easy to shop for. Yep. Doesn't matter what it is to have. An is metallic. It doesn't even have to be out of medal. Now I'll take it. But inevitably the question comes up, what do you want for this? What do you want for your birthday? What do you want for? Give me a knife or a watch. I like watching. But, but, you know, really, you know my me as knives. So give me a knife place. But I'm sure they, I'm sure they need a little more specifics, though. We'll yeah exactly. And so now that I know my wife does listen to this show on occasion, high Missa junkie, putting this out there as a subtle sort of buying guide, but this is a fantasy fantasy Father's Day knife list, and I have a couple of stipulations they have to be production knives, because customize, that's, that's a whole nother deep hole. You could go out and I'm not prepared to do that. But so it has to be a production knife that I don't have. In other words, it can't be a double of something that I already have a different steel. And on this list money is no issue. Well, that's really that's really nice of you isn't that yes, I don't wanna put limitations don't wanna hinder the, the gift givers hinder. He said. Hinder that, oh, him up later ender will come up later anyway. So yet production knives, that I don't have money is not an issue.
June 2, 2019
On Episode #32 of The Knife Junkie Podcast, Bob had the pleasure of talking to YouTube knife reviewer Kevin Cleary about knives and the videos he does -- someone Bob has been watching for several years. An interesting interview you'll definitely want to listen to. Don't forget to call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any questions or comments on today's show. And to listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit theknifejunkie.com/listen. Show Notes Read Full Transcript YouTube Knife Reviewer Kevin Cleary The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 32) 0:00 - 05:06 I would like to see some more, you know, domestic producers doing in work, and just taking idiot doing a really good job in offering us, some really cool stuff. Like, you know, if the Kershaw hasn't CRT's of the world who would say, hey, let's make five awesome knives this year instead of twenty five mediocre west. I would love to see that. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. You're weekly ghost of knife, news and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts, Jim person, and Bob, the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello. Knife junkies. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast episode number thirty two I'm Jim person, and I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife. junkie dot com. Welcome to the show. Welcome to another episode weekly of the knife junkie podcast. We talk knives each and every week right here, we're on your favorite podcast player, your podcast app, or just right on the website, the name, chunky dot com where you can listen and from time to time we have YouTube knife, reviewers on and bought. That's what we've got here on this show. Yeah. We spoke with Kevin Cleary, one of my favorite YouTubers. He and I have similar tastes in knives, and we look for similar things in Nive. So I always gravitated towards him. He's also just a super nice guy. And that also comes through in his video. So yeah, yeah. Who's interesting guy to talk to, you know, very soft spoken, very thoughtful, very intelligence sounding about the knives. So I'll be honest haven't avenue. Seen any of his videos. But the way he came across on the interview, just real really thoughtful about it, and extremely opinionated, which is one of the things I like about. Oh, I mentioned to him. He reminds me of one of my favorite all time curmudgeon Andy Rooney just a little bit from the old sixty minutes shows. He really digs into the things that are substandard in knives that shouldn't be any more. So we get into that a little bit too. Okay. Okay. Sounds good. That interview is coming up, and I do want to remind you that if you are going to be shopping, and buying a knife online, especially, and you want to save some money, get some cash back than you wanna start using e Bates. And because you're a loyal knife junkie listener. If you're not already a member. You'll get ten dollars for joining if you go to the knife, junkie dot com slash cash back, it's easy. I even use the chrome extension for Ebay's. So whenever I go to EBay or an online merchant e Bates will automatically pop up and ask if I wanna use. There Lincoln saved money and I'm like, well, duh. Yeah. So shop like you normally would and get cash back. Go to the knife, junkie dot com slash cash back and sign up after you spend twenty five bucks, you'll get ten dollars back than I've junkie dot com slash cashback by what he say we get into that interview. Let's do it. Subscribe to the knife junkies YouTube channel at the knife, junkie dot com slash YouTube. I just wanted to start by saying a recent video of yours really resonated with me. I love your, your sort of rant videos and a hesitate to say rent, because rent implies some anger, I sense, joy in your raider and your most recent one turning from knifes in just it had me. It had me nodding my head the whole time and laughing and chuckling at your how how triggered you can ...
May 26, 2019
On Episode 31 of The Knife Junkie Podcast, Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco takes a look at combat knives in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday and our veterans and current active duty military personnel. We cover fixed blades and some folders, as well as a couple of multi-tools, all with several factors, including functionality, multi-purpose uses, weight and low cost, striving to keep our cost between $50 - $150. Thanks to all of our military veterans and active duty personnel who sacrifice allowing us the opportunity to live our lives in freedom. Happy Memorial Day.Click To Tweet If there's a knife you think should be on the list, or have a question or comment on today's show, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com. Show Notes Read Full Transcript Combat Knives in Honor of Memorial Day and our Veterans of Military Service 0:00 - 05:01 . Welcome to the ninth junkie podcast. Your weekly dose of knife, news and information about knives and knife collecting. Here's your hosts, Jim person involved, the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello, everyone. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. Episode number thirty one I'm Jim person, and I'm Bob the knife junkie DeMarco. Welcome to the show, a special show today bomb. We are releasing this on the Memorial Day weekend and kind of a attribute show. And thank you show to those that have served in the military, and those that are currently serving every time, I think of and we've spoken with a lot of veterans recently on the show, and it just keeps coming back me. I just wanna thank our men and women in uniform because they sacrificed, their lives of comfort at home with their family, so that we can have that our selves, and it just, you know, it makes me feel proud. Yeah. Absolutely. Well out of American flag seen flying around this weekend. A lot of patriotic decorations. I know our neighborhood had a big the Memorial Day neighborhood gathering firework show. So a lot of those patriotic things you think about, but it's. Something that we need to think about every day of the year. Thanks to our military service, folks, as well as the veterans and again on behalf of myself and my family just want to say thank you. Well to those who have served in our currently serving a little apology here. Bob, I as we began the show are snafu just not looking at the calendars properly. We had promoted last week that we're going to be talking to Fareham forge this week knowing that we were going to have a Memorial Day, kind of tribute show and kind of honor, and salute the military service, folks and the veterans. So our apologies will will have firm forge coming up, but we wanted to make sure that we had this, this special show this weekend. Yeah, it happens. It happens sometimes in work. And then it also happens in the important stuff like podcast, so, yeah, a lot of times it work. But let's not go there. So anyway, I do wanna remind folks that are podcast today is brought to you by a new sponsor, if you will, and this is kind of one near and dear to my heart because I'm not that much of a shopper, but I like saving money. So definitely you wanna hear this? If you like getting cash back for your purchases, which, I know I do you wanna use EBay Ebay's and because you're a loyal knife junkie listener, if you're not already a member of e Bates, you'll get ten dollars for joining if you go to the knife, junkie dot com slash cashback. It's easy. I said, I use e Bates chrome extension, so whenever I go to EBay or an online merchant Ebay's will pop up an asset. I want to use their Lincoln save money. And we'll of course I do. So, again, just go to the knife, junkie dot com slash cash back sign up after you spend twenty five dollars you'll get ten dollars. So then I've chunky dot com slash cash back easy way to earn money on stuff. You already going to be spending on.
May 19, 2019
Geoff Blauvelt of Tuff Knives joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on Episode 30 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Geoff and Bob connected as both have an art background and it's an interesting conversation to hear Blauvelt talk about that history, as well as his first knife as a pizza delivery guy to his days of making knife mods and his YouTube videos, to present day knife design and custom knife making. You can find Tuff Knifes online at www.tuffknives.com/ and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/tuffknives/, as well as his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/tuffthumbz. Super fun interview with Geoff Blauvelt of Tuff Knives. We chat about his art background, first knife as a pizza delivery guy, modifying knives and his #YouTube knife mod videos, and of course, custom knives. Give a listen!…Click To Tweet If you have any questions, comments or thoughts about this episode and the interview, we'd love to hear from you. Call and leave a message on our 24/7 Knife Junkie Listener Lineat 724-466-4487, or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any questions or comments on today's show. Show Notes Read Full Transcript   Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Shopping for a Knife? Support The Knife Junkie Podcast and YouTube Channel by buying through my affiliate links Shop on Amazon Shop on eBay Shop on Blade HQ Shop on Field Supply Shop on Knives Ship Free Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support. Please Share Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on linkedin Share on print Share on email (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
May 12, 2019
Doug Ritter, chairman and CEO of Knife Rights, joins The Knife Junkie again to talk legislative updates, specifically about Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Montana and New York City -- as well as great advice for anyone carrying a knife that may be stopped by local law enforcement about what you should and should not do. Doug also provides updates on the Ultimate Steel Spectacular including custom, limited edition and production knives, celebrity signed knives, firearms and more. At the time of this recording, there are over $160,000 in prizes! Great interview with Doug Ritter of Knife Rights ... legislative updates from Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Montana and New York City, plus the Ultimate Steel Spectacular.Click To Tweet Call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any questions or comments on today's show. Links / Resources Mentioned Knife Rights Ultimate Steel Spectacular Don't Talk to the Police (YouTube video with Regent Law Professor James Duane) Show Notes Read Full Transcript Doug Ritter of Knife Rights Legislative Update and the Ultimate Steel Giveaway 0:00 - 05:06 These are inanimate objects, and then are incapable of doing any harm in and of themselves and people's shouldn't be arrested simply because they're carrying some sort of inanimate object and not doing anything wrong. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. You're weekly of knife. News and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts Jim person involved the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello knife junkies. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. I'm Jim person. And I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie dot com. Welcome to the show. Another good one four you. We've had a had this gas on before it's a repeat. But some good information Doug Ritter with us from knife rights gonna be talking specifically about some legislative action that happened in four states, plus New York City, so good interview and timely with some of the recent action that's happened in those in those jurisdictions, Bob, that's right. We talk about Texas, Ohio, Montana Virginia, which hits close to home for us and New York City and all the happening there. And and we also dip into we talk a little bit about the ultimate steal, their the knife rights donation drive, and it is well worth your time and money to become a member of knife rights. And when you listen to Doug Ritter talking about all that they've been doing across the nation. You'll see what I mean. Yeah. Ultimate steel dot org. As where you can find out more information about that. And I think you'll be just blown away by the dollar amount of stuff that is in that giveaway that that fundraising event if you will. Yeah, I mean, just from donating you could win a one of thirty special rig ripped with the with Damascus blades or you could win any one of number of custom knives in the have just tons sharpening systems all sorts of different things like a hundred sixty thousand dollars worth of prizes. So it's yeah. It's worth your while to get involved with knife rights. Lot of good stuff. So again, that's awesome. It's field dot org. You can learn more about that. And what remind you that our podcast today is brought to you by audible, if you love audio like I do Bob does you can get a free audiobook download Anna thirty day free trial by simply going to audible trial dot com slash knife junkie. There's over a hundred and eighty thousand. Titles to choose from for your iphone or Android, kindle, or even your MP3. player. Again. All you have to do is go online to audible trial dot com slash knife junkie and get a free audio audiobook download right now and a thirty day free trial. So Bob, I can't wait to hear more about the giveaway the ultimate steel dot org as well as knife rights dot org as well. As legislative action that's happening in this juri...
May 5, 2019
In this week's episode, Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco talks about his informal rules for buying knives for his wife or mom for Mother's Day, as well as discusses five types of knives that you could get for your mom/wife, along with several specific knife recommendations. Mother's Day is coming (Sunday, May 12, 2019) so listen up and be prepared. The Knife Junkie's recommended knives for Mother's Day: Opinell Shun Kitchen Knives Victorinox (Swiss Army Knife) Syperdo Delica or the Dragon Fly Small Fixed Blades (Cold Steel Urban Pal or the CRKT Minimalist) Bonus Knife Type: Folding Pruner If you're needing to pick up any of these knives -- or others -- be sure to use our shopping links below. The Knife Junkie will earn a small commission that helps with podcast fees, etc., but you won't pay any  more for the knife. It's a great way to help support the show, so thanks! Don't forget to call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any questions or comments on today's show. And let us know what knife you plan on getting for your mom, wife or daughter? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Show Notes Read Full Transcript Knives for Mom Top Knife Types for Mothers Day (The Knife Junkie Podcast Episode 28) 0:00 - 05:01 ? Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. You're weekly of knife. News and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts Jim person involved the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello. And welcome to episode number twenty eight of the knife junkie podcast. I'm Jim person. And I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie dot com. Welcome to the show. Welcome to another great one. We're gonna be talking moms and mother's day one of the special events coming up in the month of may and a lot of special things going on Bob during the month of may in addition to mother's day. There's Cinco Demayo the Kentucky Derby Memorial Day holiday lot. Lot of stuff in my my mother Earth Day comes right before mother's day. So it's a double whammy to gifts for her then. Yeah. Exactly, exactly. And and usually it's flowers will suffice for one of them because she loves flowers, and she's trying not to accumulate too, many things, you know, in the autumn of your years. You don't wanna keep collecting more and more stuff. So, you know, fem like flowers are good. But when you have a birthday, and then mother's day, you know, five days apart, you can't send two batches of flowers. You know, that's a lot of death. A witness as well. Well, what I've what I do for a lot of special occasions. Give them a plug, even though the not a sponsor of the show is Sheri's berries, my wife loves chocolate dipped strawberries out yet. And so do I. Yeah. And you can justify eating those late at night 'cause you can you can call it fruit. You know? So it's like health hall thought about that. So mother's day. We're going to talk about mother's day moms and knives with a with a special show, but just wanna kinda use this opportunity to remind our listeners, especially regular listeners will know, but our show production schedule is that we like to come out on Sundays, which is this episode, Cinco Demayo. So if you got any special Cinco de Maya plans for for today up we'll we're going to be making fish tacos. And I saw my wife got Bala tequila. So that means something not. Sounds like good anyway. So I just wanted to drop that let folks know that that's our normal production schedule we liked to try to get the shows out on Sunday. So that if you're finishing up your weekend, you can listen to it or it's it's indique-t-on waiting for you on first thing. Monday morning. If you happen to have to drive to that J O B, you can listen to the podcast in your car. Also wanna remind you that today's podcast is brought to you by audible,
April 28, 2019
On this episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast, Jim and Bob tackle some of the most frequently asked questions about knives and knife collecting. It's a information packed show and we thank you for joining us. If you have a specific question or comment, we'd love to hear from you. Just call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any questions or comments you may have about today's show or knife collecting. To listen to past episodes, visit theknifejunkie.com/listen. And to subscribe in your favorite podcast player app, visit theknifejunkie.com/subscribe-to-podcast/ Show Notes Read Full Transcript Frequently Asked Questions About Knives and Knife Collecting The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 27) 0:00 - 05:01 ? Welcome to the nice junkie podcast. Your weekly dose of knife. News and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts Jim person involved the knife junkie to Marco. Welcome to the ninth junkie podcast episode number twenty seven I'm Jim person. And I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie dot com. Welcome to today's episode. And we've got a lot to talk about and it's gonna be kinda different. And I say that a lot of different episode. But today, we're going to kind of take a look at some of the frequently asked questions or most commented on time things from the knife junkie videos from the podcast and from Instagram comments. And I am messages, and that kind of thing that Bob the knife chunky DeMarco get so an interesting show. I think Bob where we've got a lot of some basic questions, but some that are going to lead to more involve kind of answers and things along that line. So it should be pretty interesting show and thinking, yes, some of the questions are personal, you know, about my collection about my my outlook on on certain things. Others are just questions about best practices in terms of collecting storing sharp knickknack kinda thing things that everybody really should. Need the know? I'm kind of looking forward to it. Because I need that basic knowledge. So I'm looking for some of those more basic things, but I for we get into that. I gotta say welcome back. Bob, you were on vacation this past week and hope you'll hopefully had a good time. I was indeed yet I'm trying to Slough the vacation off of me now. So I can go back to work tomorrow. But yeah, we had a wonderful time. I took my family. My my wife, and I took the family to a tropical location a place we'd been before. And we had a great time. Every day was perfect and beautiful. So perfect beautiful that after seven days, I started to feel a little itchy. If not not for my sunburn, just from running back home and into the thick of things probably more from the sun bird, again, imagine wanting to get back to work, but hey, you know, sometimes the routine out. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Sometimes the routine levels, you took one knife with me on vacation, Jim. Okay. And it's the the good old pink cold steel, broken skull with these negatives. Attachment on it. And this is the second time I've gone on vacation with this. And if you're if you're leaving the country going somewhere, actually, if you're going anywhere even in the country. Make sure you check the local laws that being said, I stuck to the resort where we were staying. So I was in in no real danger carrying this thing around. But it was good to have on me because there were lots of sort of like luau events and kebab events without without proper cutting utensils. So I had the cold steel broken skull on me, it's a great steak knife. And I'm not schilling for colts deal right now. But let me say I've traveled twice with this knife. And it's great slight weight. It's then it's capable and it's pink. So it it that adds a little cognitive dissonance of people ask kinda hard to hard to miss it. Right. Yeah. It's like a picnic picnic knife. But there are certain things.
April 21, 2019
Elijah Isham of Isham Blade Works talks knives and knife design with Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco. Follow Isham on Instagram to keep up with his latest designs -- and obviously enjoy some awesome knife photos. You're surely aware of some of his designs, including the Escoton and the Pleroma for WE Knives, the Megatherium and Zeta for Kizer, and the recent innovative Isham Bladeworks Blackstar Slip Joint Knife. Elijah Isham is a knife designer without peer ... his blade-centric sculptures and his style has helped define the aesthetics of the current era of knife design.Click To Tweet Also on this week's show, Jim chats with knife promote Bill Goodman about the May 4-5 Lehigh Valley Knife Show. If you're anywhere in the area you'll want to attend this show. And be sure to let them know you heard about the show on The Knife Junkie Podcast. Call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any questions of comments on today's show. To listen to past episodes, visit theknifejunkie.com/listen. And to subscribe in your favorite podcast player app, visit theknifejunkie.com/subscribe-to-podcast/ Show Notes Read Full Transcript Elijah Isham of Isham Blade Works The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 26) 0:00 - 05:06 Most designers. I would say that they kind of focus on the mechanics in the pivot placement stopped in lock face a locker leaf all that like measurements and stuff before they actually go in and do the the profiles. I actually do that last. I everything starts out is pretty much fixed blade with a pivot that way after I have that profile. I can then put in the mechanics of it. So I can go on the opposite can work backwards a bit. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. Your weekly dose of knife. News and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts Jim person involved the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello and welcome to the knife junkie podcast. I'm Jim person. And I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie dot com. Welcome. Hey, Bob here, we are again on the knife junkie podcast. And guess what? We're gonna do. What's that? We're gonna talk knives. Let's do it. Let's talk knives. And who you're gonna talk nice to today's guest is alisha item. And if you wanna talk knives, even wanna talk unusual knives. If you wanna talk avant garde knives. Let's talk alisha item. A lot of words. It's a fancy way of saying he makes some pretty fancy knife designs. Right. He's he's kinda come onto the scene. Like a storm in the past couple of years and has really created some designs that frankly, look kind of impossible, but they are functioning ergonomically sound working tools. So I can't wait to talk to Elijah and find out where these things come from. Well, and also I had a chance to talk to Bill Goodman of good knives. LLC he's the show promoter for the Lehigh valley. Knife show that show's coming up early part of may. And that interview also becoming up to give our listeners a chance to learn about that show and Lehigh valley. And maybe get their plans made to to go ten that. But when I tell you that this knife junkie podcast is brought to you by quick books. Self-employed it's your year round tanks solution. It's a must have if you're a contractor a freelancer if you're self employed and doing any kind of business you'll want to go to the knife junkie dot com slash QB thirty that's Scooby three zero knife. Junkies will get a free thirty day trial of QuickBooks, self employed, again, thirty days for free. Just go to the knife, junkie dot com slash q. Be thirty. You know, you're a knife junkie if you love your knives. More than your spouse. My guest today is a knife designer without peer his enigmatic blade Centric sculptures have been the engineering pride of some of the top manufacturers in the industry. And his style has helped define the aesthetics of the current era ...
April 14, 2019
Custom knife maker Douglas Esposito of Attention to Detail Mercantile in Manassas, Va. is this week's featured guest. A former U.S. Marine, he makes knives and teaches Jujitsu in his own martial arts studio. He talks about making his first knife -- roughly a year and a half ago -- his concept of knives, aesthetics versus usability, the recent "Monkey Muster" knife event and much more! Also this week, the guys chat with Larry Clifford, show organizer of the Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association (NCCA) 37th Annual Extravaganza Knife Show, April 27-28 in Groton, Connecticut. If you have any questions or comments, please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com. Links / Resources Mentioned Attention to Detail Mercantile (Attn2DetailMercantile) Website , Instagram and Facebook Northeast Cutlery Collectors Association (NCCA) Website and 2019 Extravaganza Knife Show Show Notes Read Full Transcript Custom Knife Maker Douglas Esposito of Attention to Detail Mercantile The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 25) 0:00 - 05:03 I'll make stuff, and I'll be like that is so cool people are going to totally dig that. And then it sits they don't date and the thing that I'm like. Yeah. That's okay. That's cool. Boom. It goes like, it's the first thing to go. It's just crazy. You know, I've talked to other night makers are the same way, you know, that. But you have to listen to the market, you know. So you try something you test it in business and the test fails, then you move onto the next thing. And it's the same thing in life. Make you have to be willing to listen to what the market likes, you know, if the market wants carbon fiber, you do more carbon fiber than the market wants more Fuller's will guess what get on the mill do more Fuller's, you're making Fuller's, buddy. Yeah. Exactly. Welcome to the knights junkie podcast. Your weekly dose of knife. News and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts Jim person and Bob the knife junkie DeMarco. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. I'm Jim person. And I'm Bob DeMarco from the night junkie dot com. Welcome welcome to another great episode lined up for you to interviews on this show, a knife maker and a knife show to talk about but a do want to remind you first before we dive and all that that today's podcast is brought to you by audible, get a free audiobook download and a thirty day free trial. Just simply go to audible trial dot com slash knife junkie over one hundred eighty thousand titles to choose from for your iphone, your Android, kindle, or your MP three player. Again. Go to audible trial dot com slash knife junkie and Bob, good info. Again this week coming up on the knife junkie guest. That's right. We have Douglas Esposito of attention to detail mercantile. He's a new knife maker out of Manassas Virginia that has been just I don't know his skill levels. Have just jumped off the church since I've started paying. Attention to them. It's been about a year, and it was really great to talk to him. And and kind of get a peek into a new knife makers trajectory. Yeah. And some really gorgeous knives was looking at him on the website. Well, it was listening to your interview and just just aesthetically beautiful eye-catching designs that type of thing, no doubt. And I outlined to him which combination of materials, I think would be best to have in one of his knives. And hopefully, he got the hint hint hint hint, wink, week, maybe a knife junkie exclusive coming out of that. But he's living your dream, right? Martial arts studio with a knife making shop in the back. Leonard wanted to put his sharper point down at Jim. Yes, he is is indeed also coming up on this episode. We're gonna promote an upcoming knife show, April twenty seven and twenty eight a knife event up in Groton,
April 7, 2019
Jim Skelton joins us on episode #24 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Skelton is a former TV personality, a knife collector, video knife reviewer and a knife maker. It was a little longer podcast than usual, but there was so much great content to hear -- lots to unpack in this episode. Please give this one a listen, even if you have to break it up into a couple or more listening sessions ... it'll be worth it! Knife collector, knife reviewer and knife maker is on Episode 24 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Listen in for a treat! #theknifejunkie #skeltonbladeworksClick To Tweet Follow Skelton on Instagram (Skelton Blade Works) and watch his videos on YouTube. Taking your calls – what knife did you think about this episode? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Shopping for a Knife? Support The Knife Junkie Podcast and YouTube Channel by buying through my affiliate links Shop on Amazon Shop on eBay Shop on Blade HQ Shop on Field Supply Shop on Knives Ship Free Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support. Please Share Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on linkedin Share on print Share on email (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Subscribe to The Knife Junkie #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in y...
March 31, 2019
Bob and Jim take a look back at first quarter (Q1) knife purchases and additions to The Knife Junkie's collection and discuss the more prominent knives that he's added. They include: 3 Cold Steel Knives -- the Recon 1, AD10 and AD15 (video review, AD10) Great Eastern Cutlery (GEC) #21 Bull Buster Bestech Kendo Columbia River Knife and Tool Company/Ruger LCK (video review) TOPS Knives Rapid Strike Mass Drop We Knives Gavko Thresher Bastinelli Knives RED Folder amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Cold Steel Knives - Recon 1"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "4e30eae9b1bd0c771b64c3f9d7b3e7aa"; In addition, Bob had a chance to chat with Rob Pena, Snaggletooth Tactical, about a brand new addition to the Snaggletooth product line -- so new, it just came out yesterday! And Jim talks with Steve Thomas, president of the Shenandoah Valley Knife Collectors, about the 28th annual Shenandoah Valley Knife Collector's Annual Show, April 5-7, in Harrisonburg, Va. This knife has turned into a kitchen junk drawer knife, and that is by no means derogatory. The kitchen drawer is nearest to where I cut cardboard and I'll always know where it is, be able to grab it, and it's now my dedicated…Click To Tweet Taking your calls – which of the knives that Bob discussed do you have? And why do you love it? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. We'd love to hear your comments and feedback! Links / Resources Mentioned Snaggletooth Tactical Shenandoah Valley Knife Collector's Annual Show The Knife Junkie Podcast - Episode 8 - Ian Luis The Knife Junkie Podcast - Episode 16 - Rob Pena The Knife Junkie Podcast - Episode 20 - Andrew Demko The Knife Junkie Podcast - Episode 21 - Drew Swift Shopping for a Knife? Support The Knife Junkie Podcast and YouTube Channel by buying through my affiliate links Shop on Amazon Shop on eBay Shop on Blade HQ Shop on Field Supply Shop on Knives Ship Free Show Notes Read Full Transcript The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode #23) Q1 Knife Round-up, Rob Pena of Snaggletooth Tactical & the Shenandoah Valley Knife Collectors Show 0:00 - 05:06 We actually just put for sale yesterday. So it's been gained some good attention. I mean, we've been kind of teasing it for the last week or so Jimmy slashed at a video you got one the that cold steel got one, and we're hoping we get good response on it. Welcome to the ninth junkie podcast. You're weekly of knife. News and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts, Jim person. Bob, the knife junkie DeMarco. A knife junkies. Welcome to the knife junkie podcast. I'm Jim person. And I'm Bob DeMarco from the night junkie dot com. Welcome to the show. Welcome to kind of a throwback episode, Bob if we're going to call it that we've been doing a lot of interviews where we're going to kind of get back to the roots of how the podcast started with you. And I chatted a little bit and we're going to do a timely topic. It's the first quarter ending of the first quarter of the month January February March, so we thought we'd kinda look at some of the knives that you God and did reviews on and give you chance to talk about some of those knives here in the first quarter of two thousand nineteen at we'll call this ...
March 24, 2019
Show Highlights Doug Ritter of Knife Rights joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on episode 22 of The Knife Junkie Podcast to chat about his background in survival writing, his knife and most importantly, KnifeRights.org! Ritter is chairman of the organization, formed in 2006, whose goal is to ensure a Sharper Future™ for owners of one of mankind's oldest and most commonly used tools. Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 with any questions or comments about today's show. And be sure to join us again in a few weeks when Ritter will be back on the podcast for a legislative recap of what's happened this year in state legislatures across the country affecting knife owners and knife junkies who love to carry a knife with them every day. Show Notes Read Full Transcript Doug Ritter of Knife Rights Talks Knives and Your Rights | (Episode 22) 0:00 - 05:06 Rational thought rarely works when it comes to politics in and that sort of thing where we wouldn't be dealing with many of the issues that we deal with including these these irrational in archaic my fluff. Welcome to the nice junkie podcast. Your weekly dose of knife. News and information about knives and knife collecting, here's your hosts Jim person involved the knife junkie to Marco. Hello and welcome to the knife junkie podcast. I'm Joan person and I'm Bob DeMarco from the knife junkie dot com. Welcome to the show episode number twenty two another great one, Bob. We've got four us a knife designer maker if you will but also heavily involved in making it better for all of us knife lovers and knife carriers to be able to do so. But before we get to that. We'll tease that just a little bit want to remind folks that would be extremely helpful for you to subscribe to the knife chunky, podcast, whatever platform, you listen to whether it be apple podcast, Google podcast, Stitcher, tune in Spotify, etc. However, you get your podcast if you just happen to be listening. Please subscribe got a very easy link for you to do. So you can find the links to subscribe in your favorite app, or whatever. Just go to the knife, junkie dot com slash podcast. Subscribe. That's all one word the knife, junkie dot com slash podcast. Subscribe. It would really help us out. And ensure that you get the latest episode of the knife chunky podcast as soon as it comes out. That's right. That's also important to get these podcasts in a timely manner. Because of episodes like this one where we speak with Doug Ritter. Doug ritter's out there, you know, as the progenitor of the Ritter grip. But he's also out there fighting for our rights to carry an own certain knives with the knife rights organization, and you know, if you follow the news at all, you gotta gotta keep up to date, and he's been plugging away in DC making things better for all of us. You wanna get this information in a timely manner? Absolutely as well as lots of other, good information. And just a great interviews that we're having a chance to talk to and couple of great shows coming up. We'll go ahead and tease that before we dive right in the Doug. So coming up now, we'll be speaking with Jeff Blau field from tough knives. We got Kayla Cummings coming up we have gyms. Skelton coming up attention to detail mercantile. That's Douglas s busy tow coming up and some more. We got Elijah Aisha. We're going to be speaking with also stick around and you'll get to hear these podcast. But make sure you subscribe. So they come right to you. Absolutely. A knife junkie dot com slash podcast. Subscribe. Stay tuned. Great interview with Doug coming up next ever start looking for your next knife. Purchase before your last purchases even arrived than you're probably a knife junkie on today's podcast. I'm speaking with survival expert and consultant, Doug Ritter. If you've had even glancing interest in modern folding knives,
March 17, 2019
The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 21) features former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper Drew Swift who chats with Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco about his service in the Marines, close combat, knife usage, survival skills and more. It's a fascinating interview and one we hope you'll enjoy. Don't forget to call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com if you have any questions or comments on this show or past episode, which you can listen to at https://theknifejunkie.com/listen. Pocket Check Drew has a Benchmade 0940 while Bob is carrying his Benchmade Bugout. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Benchmade Knives"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "84c5e259130d50f81b74a31743e9097b"; Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
March 10, 2019
Custom knife maker and knife designer Andrew Demko joins us on Episode #20 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. He talks about knives -- both from the design and making perspectives -- as well as his the latest Cold Steel Knives (AD10 and AD15), as well as his patent-pending new locking mechanism! Be sure to watch The Knife Junkie's video review of the AD10. Follow Demko on Instagram. Do you have any Demko knives? What are your thoughts, etc.? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
March 3, 2019
On Episode 19 of The Knife Junkie Podcast, Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco speaks with Adam Porras, an Army veteran with 20 years of service in the U.S. Army -- in 18 countries -- about the healing power of making knives at Recovery Forge in Lorton, Va. Porras was diagnosed with PTSD in 2011, and around the same time, a traumatic brain injury, and a broken back. “Blade Therapy” or forging provided an outlet. Recovery Forge uses the art of bladesmithing, to teach military personal (active, retired, reserve, National Guard, wounded, injured, ill), police, fire and rescue, their families and caregivers, through the use of fire, anvil and hammer. Recovery Forge teaches anyone that would like to learn the art of bladesmithing and provide all the tools that are needed to achieve this goal, free of charge. Donations are welcome, but not asked for or required. For more about Recovery Forge, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/recoveryforge/. To listen to past episodes, visit theknifejunkie.com/listen. Don't forget to call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com. And to subscribe to The Knife Junkie newsletter at theknifejunkie.com/subscribe. The knife Adam made for Bob at Recovery Forge. Recovery Forge teaches anyone that would like to learn the art of bladesmithing and provide all the tools that are needed to achieve this goal, FREE of charge. Donations are welcome, but not asked for or required.Click To Tweet Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
February 24, 2019
Show Highlights Another YouTube video maker highlights The Knife Junkie Podcast. Today's show features Auston from EpicSnuggleBunny from YouTube and Instagram fame. A well-spoken and thoughtful guest, he and Bob talk knives, of course, videos and other things you'll no doubt find interesting. The show also features a couple of bits of recent news that Bob and Jim discuss. If you have any thoughts, or questions, let us know. Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and record your comment or question. How knows, you may hear it on an upcoming episode. Pocket Check Bob has a couple of knives -- the Massdrop Gavco Thresher and the Great Eastern Cutlery (GEC) #21 Bull Buster. Auston, the EpicSnuggleBunny, has the Chris Reeves Impinda along with the Reate Knives Kirby Lambert Crossroads knife. Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support. Please Share Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on linkedin Share on print Share on email Subscribe to The Knife Junkie #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Read More From The Knife Junkie
February 17, 2019
Show Highlights Bob gets his wish -- to talk to knife designer and knife maker Les George, of George Knives. A former U.S. Marine, Les is a down-to-earth guy and definitely someone of importance in the knife world. From his first knife (interesting story -- be sure to listen for that) to his days in the U.S. Marines to now, Bob and Les cover a lot of ground. Definitely an episode you'll want to listen to. Also, listen in for how you can win a SnaggletoothMF product, donated by Rob Pena of Snaggletooth Tactical (Listen to his interview on Episode 16). Have any feedback on what you heard or questions? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Pocket Check In honor of Les' appearance on the podcast, Bob has Zero Tolerance (ZT) 0920 while Les is carrying a "Frankenstien" knife -- a Wilson Combat Eagle with Damascus blade and a VLC frame. Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
February 10, 2019
Show Highlights This week, we're honored to have as our guest, Rob Pena from Snaggletooth Tactical LLC to talk about his innovation, the SnaggletoothMF. And be sure to listen to the entire podcast for a special discount code for Knife Junkie listeners! A tool and die maker from New Jersey, Rob got an early start on the machines working for his dad building tools and equipment for magicians to use in their magic tricks. Today, a full-time tool and die maker, Rob got the idea of the Snaggletooth from his nephew, a knife guy. And today, the Snaggletooth products are built at his kitchen table. A great story of a small, American business! Give this episode a listen folks... it's a neat story of how Snaggletooth Tactical LLC got started, and what's ahead (wink, wink -- new products) for the company. Do you have any SnaggletoothMF products on your knives? If so, call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and tell us about them. And if you have a knife shop, YouTube channel or other social media presence you want to promote, be sure to mention that when you call. We'd love to play your audio on an upcoming episode. Pocket Check Bob has several knives (again) -- the GEC#6 Pemberton; Hinderer XM18 with custom RC Bladeworks Scale; Cold Steel Broken Skull with SnaggletoothMF (his usual third knife). Rob meanwhile, is carrying a Cold Steel American Lawman (EDC), also featuring the Snaggletooth. Be sure to listen to the podcast for your special discount code. Also on this week's show, a quick look at some upcoming knife shows featured on The Knife Junkie Calendar of Events. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
February 3, 2019
Show Highlights In this week's episode, Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco chats with old friend and fellow knife enthusiast Kurt Zepeda, a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Arlington County (Virginia) Fire Department and knife lover. Kurt talks about some emotional calls he's been on, the physical as well as emotional aspects of the job, and the one piece of equipment that every knife enthusiast, knife maker and EDC knife lover should have! To leave a comment or question about this week's show, call the Listener Line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com. For past episodes, videos, pictures and more, be sure to visit theknifejunkie.com. Pocket Check Bob has a Hinderer XM24 Bowie (custom scale from RC Bladeworks) and a Spyderco Delica (purple). Kurt is carrying a Kershaw Knockout. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Hinderer XM24 Knife"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "9cd19ab785a0472107ae8f076548a910"; amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Spyderco Delica"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Spyderco Delica"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "f05986b308e91bd6eb8577338fccc6eb"; Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
January 27, 2019
Doctor Frunkey, your friendly neighborhood neurosurgeon and EDC knife collector, joins Bob for a discussion about knives, as well as a chatting about the good doctor's YouTube and Instagram channels. Doctor Frunkey also has a new podcast too, so give it a listen. And if you want to hear a couple of "stupid knife stories," this episode has 'em, as well as the speed round of quick knife questions to finish up the show. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Zero Tolerance 0640 knife"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Zero Tolerance 0640 knife"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "c6cd7be7ba3766b2b84f80209f68cfd2"; What did you think of the interview? Have any questions you'd like to ask about what you heard? Then call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. We'll feature your question or comment in an upcoming episode. Pocket Check Jim continues to carry the Buck Canoe he picked up in episode 06. Bob has an Emerson ZT 0640 with MKG gear clip, while the doctor is sporting a Nick Chuprin/Robert Carter MK1RC. Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
January 21, 2019
Show HighlightsWhat a treat! Larrin Thomas from the website Knife Steel Nerds is the featured guest on this episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast.Thomas, a metallurgist,  developed an interest in steel by visiting knife shows with his father, Devin Thomas, who makes damascus steel.Find out what the toughest knife steel is as well as what steel is Thomas' favorite -- and much more on the show.We're also taking your calls about knife steel. What's your favorite? And do you have any thoughts about what the guys discussed? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know.Pocket CheckJim continues to carry his Buck Canoe while Bob has several knives (again) -- the Emerson Seax with a new MXG gear clip, the Great Eastern Cutlery (GEC) #38 along with his usual Cold Steel Broken Skull, with pink handle. Larrin had in his pocket the Spyderco Small Persian. Past EpisodesCatch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast.Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode.Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything.Follow The Knife JunkieVisit The Knife Junkie websiteThe Knife Junkie Listener Line — 724-466-4467Email The Knife JunkieFollow The Knife Junkie on YouTubeFollow The Knife Junkie on InstagramFollow The Knife Junkie on TwitterJoin The Knife Junkie Facebook GroupPlease Share Subscribe to The Knife Junkie #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Read More From The Knife Junkie
January 14, 2019
Show Highlights On Episode 12 of The Knife Junkie Podcast it's a fun interview with the Advanced Knife Bro, a knife YouTuber with over 33,000 YouTube subscribers. We think you'll enjoy the chat with The Knife Junkie and the Advanced Knife Bro. Don't forget to call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com if you have any comments or questions about today's show. To listen to past episodes, visit theknifejunkie.com/listen. Subscribe to The Knife Junkie newsletter at theknifejunkie.com/subscribe. Pocket Check Bob has only two knives this week -- a GEC #71 Bull Nose and the Sypderco Spydiechef. The Advanced Knife Bro is carrying a Benchmade Pagan. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.Please Share Subscribe to The Knife Junkie #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Read More From The Knife Junkie
January 7, 2019
Show HighlightsAn interesting show this week -- we're talking about making knives. But more specifically, talking about getting starting in knife making without breaking the bank. What must you have at an absolute minimum to make a knife. And roughly how much will it cost yo to get in the game.We're also taking your calls – do you make knives, how much did it cost you to start, what are the absolute minimum number and type of tools to get underway, and any other advise to wannabe knife makers looking to get started?Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know.Pocket CheckJim continues to carry his Buck Canoe while Bob has several knives (again)We Knives 609 (purple)Benchmade ProperPink Cold Steel Broken Skull (his usual Segment 1 – Knife Life NewsBob and Jim highlight news of the week, including Boker Knives announcement of an Anniversary Series commemorating 150 years, Buck Knives announcement of adding Cerakote to its manufacturing and production capabilities, as well as WE Knife Company's news that they are entering a brand new field with the release of their first ever kitchen knife, the WK01 Gyuto.Main Show SegmentThis week, Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco shares where he's at in his knife making. The guys main show topic is "Getting Your Feet in Knife Making Wet Without Breaking the Bank."Segment 2 – Ships in the NightIn our "Ships in the Night" segment, which is all about welcoming a new knife into the collection, Bob chats about his newest knife, a Christmas gift, the ZT Emerson 0640. Links / Resources MentionedNew Jersey Steel BaronJantz SupplyUSA Knife MakerTru-GritThe $50 Knife Shop (book)  Past EpisodesCatch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast.Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode.Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything.Follow The Knife JunkieVisit The Knife Junkie websiteThe Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467Email The Knife JunkieFollow The Knife Junkie on YouTubeFollow The Knife Junkie on InstagramFollow The Knife Junkie on TwitterJoin The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate DisclosureIn the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support. Subscribe to The Knife Junkie #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name
December 30, 2018
Show Highlights The Knife Junkie takes a look back at 2018 -- some of the knife news and trends that happened in 2018. This look back isn't intended to be an all-inclusive recap of the year, but just some of the highlights. Among the highlights of the show -- Kershaw Knives, bearings, Rick Hinderer Knives and the tri-way pivot, mass drop drops, Cold Steel changing steel, Benchmade's quality improvements, OEMs, Spyderco changes their catalog (or their knife release schedule), and more. If you think The Knife Junkie missed anything major, please call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Pocket Check Jim continues to carry his Buck Canoe that he picked in Episode 06 while Bob has several knives (again): Spyderco Military Case Mini Trapper Cold Steel Black Talon If you have only $30 I would say spend it on this knife. The action is incredible and the ergonomics are right on point.Click To Tweet Segment 1 – Ships in the Night Bob takes a quick look at a new knife in his collection, the Ruike P801-SF. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Ruike Knives"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Ruike P801-SF"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "eeefc03ddf5dd619aa58d276d0e53d37"; Segment 2 – Knife Life News On this segment on the podcast, Knife Life News features The Knife Junkie's calendar of knife shows and events. Be sure to visit the calendar to see the schedule of knife shows, knife events and even knife club meetings. And if you have an upcoming show, meeting or event, submit it to the calendar. Jim also shared a quick story about how a knife saved a man's life. Check out the video below with details on how a man’s pocket knife stopped a bullet during a wild string of attempted carjackings in Indiana. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support. Subscribe to The Knife Junkie #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name
December 23, 2018
Show Highlights On this episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast (episode 09), we talk pet peeves -- or things that knife collectors look for. The Knife Junkie offers 12 pet peeves for your consideration: Billboarding Re-curved blade Blade centering (un-centered blades) Lock up Thickness behind the edge Steel Action Tip Up vs. Tip Down Deep riding pocket clips Walk and Talk Blade Pull Scale Weight I have issues with all of these to one extent or another, but I encourage you to use these pet peeves as a guide for quality. But don't let any of them stop you from experiencing the breadth and depth that the #knife world offers.Click To Tweet What are your pet peeves? Anything not on the list? Or do you agree -- or disagree -- with anything Bob had on his list. Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Pocket Check Jim continues to carry his Buck Canoe. Bob has four knives in his pocket today. They are: Zero Tolerance (ZT) 0462 Zero Tolerance (ZT) 0630 Cold Steel Black Talon 2 Great Eastern Cutlery (GEC) 15 Segment 1 – The First Tool Bob takes a look at the Karambit on this edition of The First Tool Segment 2 – Knife Laws We travel across the pond to take a look at knife laws in London, England. Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
December 17, 2018
Show Highlights It's The Knife Junkie's first interview episode and today's show features special guest Ian Luwis, a fellow knife lover, knife carrier and martial artist. Bob was excited about doing an interview show and really wanted Ian to be the first guest, so we're glad we could make it happen. The guys talk knives, as well as martial arts -- various styles -- the two types of training (self-perfection vs. self-preservation) and how and why Ian got into martial arts. And you'll learn about some of the famous names he's trained with, such as Paul Vunak, Fred Mastro, Guro Dan Innosanto, Doug Marcaida and Sebastian Vandenberg. There aren't any show segments this week -- all interview -- and we hope you like it! After you listen to the interview, if you have any questions, be sure to call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Knives are meant to be felt not seen ... that's just one of the nuggets of wisdom on Episode #08 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Listen at https://theknifejunkie.com/08 #knives #knifecollectingClick To Tweet Pocket Check Jim continues to carry his Buck Canoe that he picked up in Episode 06. Bob has several knives (again), including his usual Pink Cold Steel Broken Skull, along with a Cold Steel Recon 1 XL and a Case Knives Trapper (yellow with CV steel). And Ian has a Bastinelli Knives Red Folder with a Custom Grind by the maker. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "Cold Steel Recon 1 XL"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "7d52bcd308afabc2a0ce6701a9d18389"; Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
December 11, 2018
Show Highlights Just in times for the holidays and the gift giving season, The Knife Junkie presents his Holiday Knife Giving Guide. Looking for the perfect #knife to give to a loved one this Christmas? Check out The Knife Junkie's Holiday Knife Giving Guide on Episode #07 of The Knife Junkie #Podcast. #pocketknifeClick To Tweet The guide features four categories of knives -- five in each category -- that are perfect to give your special knife junkie. The categories are: $40 and under – No Strings Attached $40 - $120 Category – The Going Steady Category $120-$240 – Skin in the Game Category $250 and Beyond – Marriage Material And what makes The Knife Junkie's Holiday Knife Giving Guide different from any other knife guide is that each of the knives is vouched for by The Knife Junkie through personal use and ownership. Give the show a listen to hear about all of the knives that you can consider as the perfect gift this holiday season -- or the New Year or any gift giving occasion. BONUS: And if you'd like to have a physical copy of the Holiday Knife Giving Guide, grab your free PDF - just click here to download your copy, no strings attached. Grab your free copy of The Knife Junkie's 2018 Holiday Knife Giving Guide -- no email required! https://theknifejunkie.com/07 #knives #pocketknivesClick To Tweet Pocket Check Jim has the Buck Canoe that he picked from six knives that Bob presented him on last week's show. Bob meanwhile has three knives (again). This week he's carrying: Reate Horizon B Case Swayback Jack Cold Steel Broken Skull, pink handle (his usual) Segment 1 – Tip of the Week – Make Your Own Kydex Sheaths All you have to do to make your own Kydex sheaths (and by extension holsters, etc.) is make a press, buy the materials and have an oven, a drill and a hammer. Making Kydex sheaths is a relatively quick and easy craft to learn, and like any craft you can become great at it with practice. I started making my own Kydex sheaths when I first considered carrying an EDC fixed blade but was unhappy with the lame sheathes that were coming with the cheaper knives I was trying out. Segment 2 – Knife Laws (Virginia): Carrying Concealed Weapons In the inaugural Knife Laws segment, The Knife Junkie reads Virginia's 18.2-308. Carrying concealed weapons; exceptions; penalty. We're not lawyers and are not providing legal guidance or opinion, just providing the law so you will be aware and make your own decision about how the law might affect you. This week's show is about a law in Virginia, the home state of The Knife Junkie. Give a listen to The Knife Junkie Podcast for the Holiday Knife Giving Guide. #pocketknife #knives #edc #everydaycarryClick To Tweet Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie • Visit The Knife Junkie website • The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 • Email The Knife Junkie • Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube • Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram • Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter • Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group Affiliate Disclosure In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sa...
December 2, 2018
Show Highlights Jim, aka "The Knife Newbie," is in for a surprise on this episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco brings out a collection of six knives to show off -- and then has Jim pick one out that will be his everyday carry (EDC) knife for the next couple of weeks. Guess Bob was tired of seeing Jim's Swiss Army Knife week after week! The choices: Cold Steel Steelwill Cutjack Buck Canoe Benchmade Mini Griptillion Boker Lateralus Real Steel Metamorph Sypderco Endura And which one did Jim choose? You'll have to listen and find out. Which knife would you have chosen -- and why? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Pocket Check Jim continues to carry his Victorinox Swiss Army Knife and Bob has his normal three knives (again): Spyderco Spidiechef GEC #38 Cold Steel Broken Skull, pink handle (his usual) Segment 1 – Ships in the Night – the Real Steel Metamorph The Real Steel Metamorph is featured in this edition of "Ships in the Night," The Knife Junkie introduces us to one of his newest knives, the Real Steel Metamorph.  It’s his first Real Steel knife, it’s his first front flipper and it might be the first budget-minded high-design knife to kick some heavy hitters out of his pocket … temporarily anyway. The handle is completely neutral and accommodating to all grips and absolutely geared to EDC versatility. The Sandvik 14C28N blade is very sharp and thin and slices paper with the best of them, I think it will make an outstanding steak knife. It has a generous run of jimping for your thumb in standard grip and for purchase on the extended portion of the tang that forms the front flipper. I like this better than and find it a great alternative to the Benchmade 940. I think Metamorph beats the 940 in looks, "sliceyness" and possibly fit and finish. Oh yeah and it’s $100 less. Better than the 940, that’s how good my first impressions are of the Real Steel Metamorph. Segment 2 – Walk and Talk How good are your ears? Listen carefully in this edition of "Walk and Talk" and see if you can identify this featured knife. If you know, call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Show Highlights / Key Points [00:42] - Pocket Check [3:27] - Ships in the Night -- the Real Steel Metamorph [6:02] - Snobbery [6:20] - Styles of knives to collect [6:48] - Justifications for collecting knives [7:15] - Jim picks a new knife [7:48] - The set-up [8:06] - The 6 knives [8:48] - Cold Steel Steelwill Cutjack [10:05] - Buck Canoe [11:33] - Benchmade Mini Griptillion [14:18] - Boker Lateralus [17:03] - Real Steel Metamorph [18:33] - Controversy: The Real Steel Metamorph Better Than The Benchmade 940 [19:19] - Call the Listerner Line (724-466-4467) [19:29] - Sypderco Endura [20:19] - The Spyderco Hole [21:20] - Why Jim Likes the Spyderco Endura ... and the Buck Canoe [22:25] - Consdierations for the Buck Canoe and the Spyderco Endura [23:23] - Jim Decides [23:35] - And the Winner Is? [24:15] - The Knife Junkie on YouTube [24:48] - Bob geeks out on the Buck Canoe [25:33] - Good beginner knives, but they're not all cheap [26:17] - Walk and Talk Segment [27:05] - Call the Listener Line and Identify that knife [27:35] - Show Wrap-up [28:17] - Jim has a new knife [28:35] - Jim's Deciding Factors for his new EDC [29:56] - The Knife Junkie's Final Word Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast play...
November 26, 2018
Show HighlightsEpisode 05 of The Knife Junkie podcast has Bob and Jim discussing several factors that The Knife Junkie has for knives in his collection -- need versus want, aesthetics, usability, uniqueness, etc. However, there are three main criteria he uses for his personal collection:Its use as a weaponUnique designSentimentalWhat factors do you consider when adding a knife to your collection? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Pocket CheckJim continues to carry his Victorinox Swiss Army KnifeBob has several knives (again)Spyderco PattadaSwiss Army CamperPink Cold Steel Broken Skull (his usual) Segment 1 – Maintenance Minute (Slip Joint Pivot Care)The Knife Junkie discusses how the simple use of gun oil can help improve the action on a slip joint knife or otherwise pinned together pocket knife.Segment 2 – Ships in the NightThe Zero Tolerance 0055 knife is featured in this edition of "Ships in the Night." (Watch a quick video review of the ZT0055 in one of the What's in The Knife Junkie's pocket today videos.) Past EpisodesCatch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast.Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode.Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything.Follow The Knife Junkie• Visit The Knife Junkie website• The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467• Email The Knife Junkie• Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube• Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram• Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter• Join The Knife Junkie Facebook GroupAffiliate DisclosureIn the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
November 19, 2018
Show HighlightsThe Knife Junkie continues his "Knife 101" series with an in-depth look at blade shapes and their utilities on Episode 04 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.Drop point, clip point, dagger (double edge), Wharncliffe, Tanto, Seax and recurve blades are discussed, as well various grinds -- hollow, saber and flat -- and what these shapes and grinds are best suited for. This week's show also features an interesting product review for an American made product, the Snaggletooth, as well as the Maintenance Minute on stropping.It's a jam-packed episode that might have to be listened to at least twice to catch all the information!Also, don't forget ... we're taking your calls until the end of November 2018 for our question of the month – what knife do you want this holiday gift-giving season? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know.Pocket Check• Jim continues to carry his Victorinox Swiss Army Knife• Bob has several knives (again)Protech Rockeye AutomaticBenchmade BugoutPink Cold Steel Broken Skull (his usual)Segment 1 – Maintenance MinuteIn this edition of the "Maintenance Minute," The Knife Junkie explains stropping and how important it is for your knives.  Segment 2 – Knife Life NewsOn this edition of "Knife Life News," The Knife Junkie gushes over a favorite product, the Snaggletooth, which is an American made accessory.Show Highlights / Key Points[00:40] - Pocket Check[2:15] - Bob explains his favorite EDC[2:58] - Maintenance Minute[5:23] - Stropping Recap[5:59] - Blade shapes and their utilities[6:38] - The drop point[7:38] - Clip point (Bowie and Navaha)[9:20] - The mystique of Jim Bowie[10:40] - Dagger[11:36] - Tanto[13:15] - Wharncliffe and Seax[15:05] - Recurve[16:27] - Choose and search knives by shape[16:55] - Types of grinds[17:25] - Hollow grind[18:22] - Saber grind[19:14] - Flat grind[20:38] - Other types of grinds[20:57] - Listener Line[21:20] - Recap of shapes and grinds[23:20] - Scalable[24:00] - Listener Line[24:09] - Knife Life News - Product Review[26:43] - Snaggletooth recap[27:15] - Quick topic recap[28:20] - The Knife Junkie's last wordPast EpisodesCatch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast.Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode.Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Follow The Knife Junkie• Visit The Knife Junkie website• The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467• Email The Knife Junkie • Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube• Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram• Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter• Join The Knife Junkie Facebook GroupAffiliate DisclosureIn the name of full transparency, please be aware that this website contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you). If you use these links, I might be rewarded credit or a small commission of the sale. If you don’t want to use these links, no problem. But know that I truly do appreciate your support.
November 12, 2018
Show Highlights On this episode of The Knife Junkie podcast we dive into fixed blade knifes -- camp, combat and every day carry (EDC) neck knives.  Also this week are show segments "Knife Life News" and the "Tip of the Week." We'd love to get your feedback on today's show. If you have any questions or comments -- or a differing opinion -- we're taking your calls. Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Pocket Check • Jim continues to carry his Victorinox Swiss Army Knife • Bob has several knives (again) Spyderco Yojimbo 2-20CV GEC #15 Pink Cold Steel Broken Skull (his usual) Segment 1 – Knife Life News Benchmade had a significant announcement this month. Founder Les de Asis announced that he is stepping down as President of the company, to be replaced by his son Jon deAsis. The younger deAsis says to expect Benchmade to build on its recent successes as the second generation of leadership in the 31-year old company takes the helm. Read more on The Knife News. Main Show Segment Lots to unfold -- although this show isn't about folding knives (get the humor?). Anyway ... fixed blade knives is the subject of the week as The Knife Junkie continues his Knives 101 series. Great information about fixed blade knives as Bob and Jim discuss several types of fixed blade knives -- camp, combat and neck knives (every day carry). Bob also dives into the subject of fighting knives as well. Segment 2 – Tip of the Week The "Tip of the Week" segment is appropriate since this week's topic is fixed blades. The Knife Junkie's tip this week is about fixed blade lanyards and how not to cut yourself. Links / Resources Mentioned Amazon eBay Benchmade Bark River Knives Cold Steel Chaos Double Edge Show Highlights / Key Points 00:30 - Welcome 00:50 - Show preview 1:30 - Pocket Check 2:49 - Knife Life News (Benchmade announcement) 5:30 - The Knife Junkie on Benchmade quality and the company's future 6:27 - Fixed Blade Knives 6:47 - Three categories 8:24 - What is a fixed blade knife 8:45 - Main benefit of a fixed blade 9:22 - Styles of fixed blade 9:40 - Camp knives 10:55 - Combat knives 12:14 - EDC / Neck knives 12:45 - Fighting knives 15:00 - Collect-bility of fixed blade knives 16:20 - Resale and collectibility 16:51 - Plain or ornate 18:06 - Not giving legal guidance 18:25 - Jim's preference 18:55 - Not all knives are legal to carry 19:43 - Call the Listener Line 19:58 - Bob pulls out a dramatic statement piece (The Cold Steel Chaos) 20:53 - Kukri blade (Wikipedia) 21:31 - Zombies 21:40 - Fixed blade knife recap 22:18 - Support the podcast 22:48 - Tip of the Week (Fixed Blade Lanyard) 25:28 - Show wrap-up / Jim's preference 26:50 - Final Thoughts from The Knife Junkie 27:12 - Show Extro Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when a new episode comes out so you don’t miss anything. Visit theknifejunkie.com/subscribe and join The Knife Junkie. Follow The Knife Junkie • Visit The Knife Junkie website • The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 • Email The Knife Junkie
November 8, 2018
The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 02) On today's show, Bob and Jim talk about the traditional slip joint folders, as well as have the pocket check to start the show. Also featured is "The First Tool" segment on Bowie knives and the "Walk and Talk" segment where the guys hope you'll be able to identify the knife by the sound it makes, so listen in for that to see what you need to do if you can identify the sound. Pocket Check • Jim continues to carry his Victorinox Swiss Army Knife • Bob has several knives (again) Fox 599 Karambit Great Eastern Cutlery Northfield #48 Improved Trapper Pink Cold Steel Broken Skull (his usual The Buck Knife, featured on this week's "The First Tool" segment of The Knife Junkie Podcast. third pocket knife) Segment 1 – The First Tool The Buck 110 hunting folder knife is featured on The First Tool. Its style was often imitated and the term "Buck" knife often refers to many knives, becoming almost a generic name for many brands of knives. Main Show Segment Traditional Slip Joint Folders. These knives do not lock open, it stays open through the tension of a back spring, but there is no locking mechanism to hold it open against forces exerted upon it. "Grandpa" knives are one example of the traditional slip joint folder. Segment 2 – Walk and Talk The "Walk and Talk" segment is your opportunity to get involved. Bob will show off the sound of a specific knife, and if you know what it is, email The Knife Junkie at bob@theknifejunkie.com or call our 24/7 listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Correct answers may be featured on an upcoming episode. Show Highlights and Key Points 00:44 – Show open 1:24 - Pocket Check 1:55 - Patina 2:50 - The First Tool - The Buck 110 4:10 - Traditional Slip Joint Folders 4:47 - What are Traditional Slip Joint Folding Knives 5:23 - The aesthetics of Slip Joint Knives 6:15 - Jigging 7:01 - Different types of covers 7:40 - Micarta (Wikipedia definition) 8:15 - The Walk and Talk sound 9:15 - Safety 10:14 - Purpose of a Slip Joint 10:30 - Bob always cuts meat with a Slip Joint 10:50 - Patina and cleaning the steak knife 11:20 - The Knife Junkie's dedicated steak knife 12:20 - Are Slip Joints Collectible 13:20 - Covers are the "Bread and Butter" of Case Knives 13:55 - Great Eastern Cutlery Knives 14:15 - Call the Listener Line - What knife do you want for Christmas? 15:08 - Multiple blades 16:00 - Jack Knife 16:25 - Neutering 16:45 - Jack blade 17:11 - Traditional doesn't preclude locking mechanisms 17:34 - Buck 110 18:28 - Isn't that pretty 18:57 - Final thoughts on Slip Joint Folders 19:51 - Walk and Talk Segment 21:10 - Show Wrap-up and recap of key points 22:13 - Show 03 Preview Just a few of The Knife Junkie's Collection of Slip Joint Folding Knives amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "persnet-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Shop Related Products"; amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "buck 110 knive"; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "50867836cee1e79739f1c0ea6eb2af74"; Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode. Join The Knife Junkie community and we’ll email you when...
November 6, 2018
Emerson Seax, one of the knives in The Knife Junkie's Pocket today Welcome to the first episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast ... technically it's the second show since our introduction was show 00. Anyway. Hopefully you'll enjoy episode 01 as Bob delves into what he calls the "modern tactical folders," i.e. folding knives. Lots of great knives talked about on today's show and some pretty good "walk and talk," the sound a knife makes when its blade is opened and closed. The walk describes the feel of the tang as it moves along the spring when the blade is opened. The talk refers to the sound of the knife when the blade is closed. A well adjusted knife “walks and talks” (has a nice strong snap and has blades that slide smoothly across the springs). All About Pocket Knives The main points of the discussion are about the three characteristics of all the knives that Bob and Jim talked about, the modern tactical folder. The Knife Junkie considers them to fall within this category if they have these three features: One handed open and close Pocket clip Locking mechanism In addition, today's show features the pocket check to see what The Knife Junkie is carrying today, and the Knife Life News and Tip of the Week segments. Pocket Check Jim still has his trusty red Swiss Army Knife Bob has several knives (again) Pink Cold Steel Broken Skull Benchmade Proper Emerson Seax Segment 1 – Knife Life News The Emerson “Low Rider” Deep Carry Pocket Clip Main Show Segment Modern Tactical Folders Some of The Knife Junkie's collection of Modern Tactical Folders -- and the Cold Steel Espada XL Segment 2 – Tip of the Week In the Waistband Carry Show Wrap-up The Knife Junkie is up for some spirited debate. Have a differing opinion? Then call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467, leave your message and let us know. Also, be sure to subscribe to The Knife Junkie's YouTube channel and help us reach 1,000 subscribers. Key Points in the Show :42 – Pocket Check 1:12 – Bob has his normal three knives 1:56 – Knife Life News – the Emerson “Low Rider” Deep Carry Pocket Clip 2:52 – Utility wins over aesthetes 3:16 – The most damning design flaw 4:34 – The modern tactical folder 5:07 – What does “modern tactical folder” mean 6:11 – The Knife Junkie’s parlance 6:29 – One handed open 6:50 – What is a switch blade 7:45 – Let’s get clear about the modern tactical folder 8:06 – Spyderco Workman 8:37 – Utility and Combat Knives lead to the modern tactical folder 9:15 – Ernest Emerson 9:27 – Lynn Thompson 10:22 – Different brands share characteristics but do things differently 10:46 – Chris Reeve and the frame lock 11:02 – Michael Walker and the liner lock 11:20 – Axis lock by Benchmade 11:26 – Cold Steel 12:02 – The Knife Junkie’s personal favorite type of tactical folders 12:38 – Modern folders defined by The Knife Junkie 13:10 – Recapping the three characteristics 13:45 – Cold Steel Espada XL 14:18 – Fixed blades are in our future 14:50 – Tip of the Week – In the Waistband Carry 16:18 – How does a kid’s concert fit in to the story? 17:50 – Closing segment 18:20 – Call the 24/7 Listener Line 18:58 – Open for debate 18:30 – Looking for the 1,000th YouTube subscriber 19:55 – The Knife Junkie’s final word Listen to Past Episodes Catch up on past episodes of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Subscribe to the podcast in your favorite podcast player or by RSS so you automatically receive each new episode...
November 5, 2018
Welcome to the introductory show of The Knife Junkie Podcast, the podcast for knife collectors, knife lovers, knife newbies and “knife junkies.” Each week your hosts Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco and Jim "The Knife Newbie" Person talk knives. Everything about knives! Types, styles, how to maintain your knives, collecting them and lots more. On this episode, show #00, the introduction, Bob and Jim cover: Pocket Check Jim has his red Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Bob has several knives His beloved Hinderer XM24, Warren Cliff Blade GEC #14 Cold Steel Pink Broken Skull Segment 1 – Ships in the Night GEC #14 Main Show Segment Who are Bob and Jim Why collect knives Why another knife podcast Segment 2 – Maintenance Minute Carbon vs. Stainless Steel and how to maintain them Show Wrap-up Taking your calls – what knife do you want this holiday gift-giving season? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Key Moments in the Show 1:05 – Jim is ready to open a lot of boxes 1:20 – Bob’s pocket check 2:05 – Why does Jim have a Swiss Army knife 3:00 – Jim’s side hustle and how The Knife Junkie helped him make some money 4:27 – Show structure 4:41 – Bob explains the Ships in the Night segment 5:55 – Ships in the Night (Featuring the GEC #14) 9:30 – Why another knife podcast 9:50 – The Knife Junkie explains his knife passion 10:48 – Bob’s grandfather had an influence on his passion for knives 11:44 – Swords 12:20 – Always an artist, Bob loves the aesthetics 13:29 – Bob discusses the show’s special segments 14:08 – Bob’s Slip Joint Phase 14:36 – Why collect knives 15:23 – Knives as weapons 16:07 – Phillipino martial arts 17:12 – Bob’s a knife maker too 18:30 – Who should listen to The Knife Junkie podcast 18:48 – Other subjects and who should listen 19:34 – Maintenance Minute – high carbon steel vs. stainless steel 22:26 – Victorinox 22:52 – The 24/7 Knife Junkie Listener Line (724-466-4487) 23:03 – The question of the month 23:51 – Call the listener line with any questions 24:07 – Show wrap-up 24:55 – Visit the website, theknifejunkie.com The Knife Junkie Visit The Knife Junkie website at theknifejunkie.com The Knife Junkie Listener Line -- 724-466-4467 Email The Knife Junkie – bob@theknifejunkie.com Follow The Knife Junkie Follow The Knife Junkie on YouTube at theknifejunkie.com/youtube Follow The Knife Junkie on Instagram at theknifejunkie.com/instagram Follow The Knife Junkie on Twitter at theknifejunkie.com/twitter Join The Knife Junkie Facebook Group at theknifejunkie.com/facebook
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