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.
The crew digs into the history and work of one of the world’s most influential knife makers, Bob Loveless. Special guest and knifemaker David Sharp joins us, a student of the Loveless Knives style and a friend of Jim Merritt and the Merritt family. David shares some additional insights into the “how” and “why” behind the Loveless Knives formula, as we walk through the timeline together. Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.
We are joined by knifemaker Chris Taylor of Taylor Made Knives in this episode. Chris tells us about his life, his work and how he came into the knife making world. Although he isn’t a really a new maker, he’s new to the “big show” scene and we discuss some of the challenges that newer makers face as their work becomes more well known and in demand. We touch on what the guys are working on, the fancy new tool Tom has incoming and some MotM merch we’ve got in the works. Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.
We had questions for one another, about life and about knifemaking – so we asked them. These turned into discussions that we thought you might find interesting or helpful. Topics range from music to back pain to knife making processes and belt selection and even a conversation about cars. Definitely a ramble and one that ran longer than any of us expected. We enjoyed the chat, and hope you will as well. Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.
Custom knifemaker Jeremy Marsh joins us this time on Mark of the Maker. Jeremy is a toolmaker by trade and he explains how his experiences as a tool and die maker helped him gain the skills to form the basis of his craft. As seems to often be the case, his background has some common touchpoints with our own but for sure, Jeremy’s story is unique. We talk knives, knife shows, and about how the pursuit of perfection is a common thread between craftsmen of all types. Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.