Episode 71: Tim Reeve

Tim Reeve of Chris Reeve Knives joins us to talk about knives, life and business. Tim shares some insight about what it was like to grow up as part of this family business, including some history and personal perspective on what it all means. It’s a great insight to the current state of CRK, their workflow and some fun projects on the “wish list.”

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Episode 70: Metallurgy Mythbusters

Dr. Larrin Thomas joins us again to talk metallurgy and this time we dive into busting some myths around steel and heat treat. This one’s definitely a more technical episode, so buckle up for some detailed talk and if you haven’t already, check out Larrin’s book Knife Engineering and his website Knife Steel Nerds.

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Episode 69: More Questions, More Answers

It’s been a while since we did Q&A, so we reached out to our Patreon supporters and listeners and they came up with a fine list of questions to walk through.  We also had a few questions for one another, talking shop and other stuff.  Fun chat, you may find something interesting here whether a maker or collector.

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Mark of the Maker Challenge Coins!

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 shipping quote at mark@markofthemaker.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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Episode 68: Boker

Ricky Ray and Neal Punchard join us to  talk Boker history and walk us through the timeline laid out in their book – Boker: Two Centuries and Two Countries Representing One Name in Cutlery Excellence.  150 years of cutlery is quite a haul, so there’s plenty for us to talk about to better understand the Boker family and the complex history of this brand.

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