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Mark of the Maker is a panel discussion with renowned custom knife makers Tom Krein, Sean Kendrick and Michael Burch, and hosted by Mark Stheiner. The format is much like a group of friends sitting around in The Pit at Blade Show, talking knives - a look at life from the perspective of the maker as well as the collector. Covering broader topics such as tactical knife history, trends, industry commentary and influences of social media, as well as conversations with other knifemakers, collectors and notable figures in and around the custom knife world. Music: “noir guitar” by Stevie’s Amp Shack, from the Free Music Archive, CC BY 4.0

Mark of the Maker Discussion of knives, knifemaking, and knife collecting with makers Michael

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    • 4.9 • 211 Ratings

Mark of the Maker is a panel discussion with renowned custom knife makers Tom Krein, Sean Kendrick and Michael Burch, and hosted by Mark Stheiner. The format is much like a group of friends sitting around in The Pit at Blade Show, talking knives - a look at life from the perspective of the maker as well as the collector. Covering broader topics such as tactical knife history, trends, industry commentary and influences of social media, as well as conversations with other knifemakers, collectors and notable figures in and around the custom knife world. Music: “noir guitar” by Stevie’s Amp Shack, from the Free Music Archive, CC BY 4.0

    Season 4 Kickoff

    Season 4 Kickoff

    Whew, what a year!  We kick off Season 4 of MotM with a bit of reflection on 2020, talk about some makers and projects that got our attention, and give some thought to what we are looking forward to for 2021.  There was no shortage of things to talk about with a bit of an introspective from the crew.  Hope you enjoy it!  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Back to School - Part 5

    Back to School - Part 5

    We check in with Sean on what may be the last of the Back to School Minisodes...or is it?!?  Sean tells us about his most recent classes and things coming up, as well as how he's been able to use some of what he's learned.  We spend a fair bit chatting about some cool things we've seen around the 'net and folks we wanted to point out.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 59 min
    Over the River and Through the Woods

    Over the River and Through the Woods

    We always have fun with "picks" episodes, so with the holiday season upon us, we put one together around road trip essentials as well as some gift picks for one another across a few price ranges. We share some very cool things we spotted since our last episode and pay some respects as well.  Fun conversation as always and ended up turning into our longest episode to date.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 2 hr 47 min
    Richard Rogers

    Richard Rogers

    Richard Rogers joins us for a chat about his knifemaking journey and some of the challenges he has had to work through both in life and in knife making.  Richard and his wife Sally are friends of the show, so it was a pleasure to have him take the time to chat with us.  You can find Richard in his Facebook group Richard Rogers Knives or on Instagram @richardrogersknives Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 2 hr 26 min
    Bill Moran

    Bill Moran

    Our latest knife history installment is on W. F. "Bill" Moran.  We were honored to have Jay Hendrickson join us for this episode, an ABS Master and legendary maker in his own right.  We walk through the Moran timeline together with Jay and after this one, you'll have a clear understanding why many consider Moran to be one of the greatest makers of our time. Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 2 hr 33 min
    Luke Swenson

    Luke Swenson

    Traditional knife maker Luke Swenson joins us for a conversation about life and knifemaking.  We talk a bit about the South Texas slipjoint scene, his move to Idaho and how Luke came to be a traditional slipjoint maker.  You can find Luke in his Facebook Group "Swenson Handmade Knives" or on Instagram @swensonknives Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 2 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

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Great podcast

Love the podcast with all the knowledge and entertainment l’m always looking forward to the new podcast release

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One of the best

This podcast truly kicks butt! I’ve been listening for a long time, these guys are a fun, interesting, and addictive group.

Production quality is amazing!

Bryan Absher ,

Good Stuff

Having a blast listening and learning! I’ll have a hard time not acting like I’m best friends with you all when/if we ever meet in person! Keep on truckin’!

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