Welcome to Mark of the Maker!

Welcome to Mark of the Maker podcast!  Our show is a panel discussion with renowned custom knife makers Tom Krein, Sean Kendrick, Michael Burch and hosted by Mark Stheiner.  The format is much like a group of friends, sitting down in The Pit at Blade Show, talking about life, knives and knifemaking.

We have lots of things planned for the show and hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.  There will be topical discussions, conversations, and interviews with knifemakers, collectors and notable personalities in and around the custom knife world.

If you’d like to engage with the crew via social media, please feel free to join us on Facebook or Instagram!
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Facebook Discussion Group: LINK
Instagram Feed: @markofthemaker

The podcast is free and should be accessible from any device with internet access.  Easiest way for many is to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, but we are also available on Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, YouTube, or you can listen directly, right here at the website.  Just scroll down for the episodes themselves. Thanks for listening!

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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.

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon! For more discussion and insight on our show topics, follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.

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. You won’t want to miss this one!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon! For more discussion and insight on our show topics, follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.

Mark of the Maker Challenge Coins!

We’re happy to finally offer you these custom Mark of the Maker challenge coins! These are a great way to support the show and be part of the story. The coins are finished in antique silver and custom shaped in the style of our logo.  They are right around 2″ x 2″ in size. The front carries the logo itself and the rear reminds us that although we are all makers or collectors – everybody has their own story.

Mark of the Maker Challenge Coins are $40 each, shipped to US addresses.

For shipment to addresses outside the US, you can purchase below and contact me for a USPS Priority shipping quote at mark@markofthemaker.com – Typically this ends up being an additional $15-30 due to Priority International cost, depending on location. Please Note: Shipment outside the US via any method other than tracked Priority or Express is at the buyer’s risk.

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If you’d like more than one coin, you can adjust quantity at PayPal before checking out.

(Bonus) 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!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon! For more discussion and insight on our show topics, follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.