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 29: David Sharp

In Episode 29, we welcome David Sharp back to Mark of the Maker.  David was kind enough to help us with our Loveless history episode and this time we talk with David about his own knifemaking journey. We talk about David’s background, his unique path into knifemaking, his preferences in design and style and a bit about what makes him tick outside the knife world.

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.

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 28: Blade 2019 Wrap-Up

We chat about our Blade Show 2019 experience and some differences in the show this year. Some good, some not so good, but always a fun time overall. Like last year, we share some sound clips from the show floor and some words from Friends of The Show: Jeremy Marsh, Brian Efros, Billy Cho, Chris Taylor and Luke Swenson.

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon (LINK)! Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.

Show Etiquette Remixed

Blade Show is coming up fast, so we wanted to revisit the topic of show etiquette. Knife shows are a great experience, both for knives and for the social aspect. The first 30 minutes of this episode is new content and the addition of some topics we didn’t catch last time. The remainder is a remastered version of Episode 11, dedicated to show etiquette. Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.