54 episodes

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, 205 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

    Episode 45: Chad Nichols

    Episode 45: Chad Nichols

    Chad Nichols of Nichols Damascus Steel joins us for this episode.  We talk about Chad's background, how he got into knives, and ultimately what led him to become of the key suppliers of damascus steel and other materials to the knife industry.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Episode 44: Quarantine and Questions

    Episode 44: Quarantine and Questions

    Yes, we're back!  We chat quarantine, knives and take some listener questions in our first episode after a bit of a hiatus.  It's been a crazy time and we hope you are all staying safe and healthy.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 43: Sal Manaro

    Episode 43: Sal Manaro

    Knifemaker and all around good guy Sal Manaro joins us for some good conversation about his path into knifemaking.  We talk history, shop and techniques and still manage to have a few laughs along the way.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Minisode: Listener Check-In

    Minisode: Listener Check-In

    Feeling a little weirded out about what's going on?  We are too!  One thing is certain:  We're all in this together.  Mark and Michael chat about some of the challenges we are all facing and check in with you all.  Wishing you all the best and much love from the MotM crew! Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.http://www.markofthemaker.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 42: TKI and QnA

    Episode 42: TKI and QnA

    We recap our experience at this year's Tactical Knife Invitational in Nashville and fill out the episode with some Q&A.  This one's all over the map, with lots of laughs and maybe a little helpful information as well.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 41: Get Off My Lawn!

    Episode 41: Get Off My Lawn!

    This one started out with the working title "Knife Mythbusters" and just sort of rolled off into a series of rants mixed in with some myth busting.  The topic evolved as we went along but hopefully you find it somewhat entertaining and maybe a little bit educational as well.  Check out our Patreon and follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook for more conversation.

    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

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’!

Mar7y6 ,

The perfect podcast about Knives / knifemaking

I just finished episode 9 and I have enjoyed all of them so far. Very fun podcast filled with interesting historical facts on knives and makers.

Thumbs up guys, keep it up!
Marty

St.IdesHeaven ,

Best podcast on Knives I’ve listened to.

With such a high percentage of knives and edc/gear podcasts that are unlistenable (I’ve tried to listen to maybe 10 different podcasts on the subjects); I was grateful to have found one that is this well done. I listened to the Loveless episode in it’s entirety and immediately subscribed. The discussion is well structured and the guys seem to be earnest in their love for the craft and it’s workmanship. Thanks! Keep up the good work; it’s appreciated.

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