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
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.
Jim still has his trusty red Swiss Army Knife
Bob has several knives (again)
Pink Cold Steel Broken Skull
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
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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
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