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 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.

Episode 32: Billy Cho

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.

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 31: Nick Rolfe

The incredibly talented Nick Rolfe joins us to chat about knives, his life, and his own journey from collecting knives to using them in Search and Rescue. We have a very frank and open conversation about people of color in and around the knife world and Nick shares his own picks for a Three Knife Collection.

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 30: Three Knife Collection

If you could only keep three knives from your collection, which would you keep and why? We chat about this as well as the fun version of it – if you could add three knives of unlimited budget or attainability, what would you pick and why? We’d love to hear your own picks, please share them with us! Tag us on IG or use the hashtag #threeknifecollection to share your own pics.

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.