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.
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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!
Richard Rogers joins us for a chat about his knifemaking journey and some of the challenges he has had to work through both in life and in knife making. Richard and his wife Sally are friends of the show, so it was a pleasure to have him take the time to chat with us. You can find Richard in his Facebook group Richard Rogers Knives or on Instagram @richardrogersknives
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 email@example.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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Our latest knife history installment is on William F. “Bill” Moran Jr. We were honored to have Jay Hendrickson join us for this episode, an ABS Master and legendary maker in his own right. We walk through the Moran timeline together with Jay and after this one, you’ll have a clear understanding why many consider Moran to be one of the greatest makers of our time. You can learn more about the William F. Moran Museum and Foundation at www.williammoranmuseum.com
Traditional knife maker Luke Swenson joins us for a conversation about life and knifemaking. We talk a bit about the South Texas slipjoint scene, his move to Idaho and how Luke came to be a traditional slipjoint maker. You can find Luke in his Facebook group Swenson Handmade Knives or on Instagram @swensonknives
To celebrate our 50th (wow!) episode, we take you on a journey into the wild and wide-ranging world of Fantasy Knives. We did this “picks” style, and each selected some examples from a few different categories. Get your inner knife geek on and join along with us! Be sure to share your own picks in our FB group or via IG and tag us.