(Bonus) Minisode: Buyer’s Guide to Knife Mechanics

We chat about what makes a “good knife,” and offer some tips on what to look for when checking out a knife at a show or from a maker that is new to you.  We hit both folders and fixed blades, in this mini that turned into a “halfisode.”

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(Bonus) Minisode: Inside the Knifemaker’s Head

With the solitary world many custom makers function in, sometimes the need for a bit of maintenance goes beyond the machines and into the mind. Michael and Sean discuss some of these challenges and how they try to deal with them. Many of you may find similar things rattling around upstairs, knifemaker or otherwise. This one gets a bit personal, hope you find it enlightening or helpful in some way.

(Bonus) Minisode: Hatchets, Axes and Tomahawks (Oh my!)

In this minisode, Tom talks about his love of hatchets, axes and tomahawks.  We chat about both traditional and tactical styles and discuss a few great makers and designs out there today.  This minisode ran a bit longer than usual, but we expect it’s one you’ll enjoy.  Did we miss your favorite axe or tomahawk maker or design?  Let us know!  Follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.