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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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 35: Bob Terzuola

We know he feels a little uncomfortable with these kinds of terms, but to describe knifemaker Bob Terzuola as anything other than a “living legend” would be a disservice, in our opinion. Bob leads us through his personal timeline and shares many fantastic stories along the way. We also get some insights into the upcoming release of the much anticipated 2nd Edition of his book about knife making, “The Tactical Folding Knife.” This book is the “bible” of many folder makers, so we’re excited to see this update / re-release of this iconic reference.

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 Mugs from Deneen Pottery

Our friends at Deneen Pottery put together another batch of MotM Mugs! These German Tankards are around 16 ounces, so you can use them for a healthy cup of coffee or a pint of your favorite brew. They are Navy Blue with Cinnamon White glaze, in a limited hand-numbered run of 75 pieces. The new larger mugs are $40 each + Shipping. Tom Krein and his crew are handling these, so hit the web store on Tom’s website to grab one.

To purchase, hit the Krein Knives website: LINK

Episode 34: Listener Q&A

We asked our listeners to submit questions for the crew – and we got a BUNCH from you!  This episode is dedicated to working our way through a pile of listener Q&A.  Knifemaker stuff, business stuff, thoughtful stuff and a couple fun things as well. Give it a listen, your question might just have made the cut!

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

(Bonus) Minisode: Buyer’s Guide to Knife Mechanics

We chat about what makes a “good knife,” and offer some tips on what to look for when checking out a knife at a show or from a maker that is new to you.  We hit both folders and fixed blades, in this mini that turned into a “halfisode.”

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

Episode 33: Questions with Billy

Knifemaker Billy Cho joins Mark of the Maker for a discussion about his life, his knives, what inspires his work and his perspective as a newer knifemaker. Billy has a pretty wide-ranging personal story, which helps paint yet another version of the story about where a knifemaker can emerge from.

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