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.
Grace Horne joins us for a chat about her work and how she came to be part of the Sheffield cutlery world. We’ve talked a few times in previous episodes about Grace’s work and her fantastic scissors. She tells us about her personal history and her path from other forms of metalwork to knives to scissors and why she finds them fascinating. One of our favorite episodes to date, hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
It’s been a weird year, so we check in with Sean for an update on his journey back to school. Sean gives us an update, we pay our respects to damascus and knife maker Chris Marks, and we chat about some very cool and interesting stuff that we’ve come across lately.