With the help of special guest and Friend of the Show Grace Horne, we take a deep dive into the history of Sheffield, UK and Sheffield knives. Grace lays this history out for us in the context of eight objects in her collection. We will share the bibliography for this one and photos of the objects in our Facebook group.
This is part two of our interview with Derrick Obatake of Steel Flame. We talk about the challenges that creative people face in business, the root and meaning behind “HGR,” the origins of the Killbox, and Derrick’s own journey into knifemaking. A great wrap-up to a fantastic interview that will hit hard with people who create things for a living.
Our first guest of Season 4 is jeweler, craftsman, artist, knifemaker and all-around badass, Derrick Obatake of Steel Flame. Derrick explains the core of Steel Flame and the community around it. We chat about how he got into the industry and some of his perspective on growing a small business. This one was long enough that we split it into two episodes, so stay tuned for Ep.57 where we finish our discussion.
Whew, what a year! We kick off Season 4 of MotM with a bit of reflection on 2020, talk about some makers and projects that got our attention, and give some thought to what we are looking forward to for 2021. There was no shortage of things to talk about with a bit of an introspective from the crew.
We check in with Sean on what may be the last of the Back to School Minisodes…or is it?!? Sean tells us about his most recent classes and things coming up, as well as how he’s been able to use some of what he’s learned. We spend a fair bit chatting about some cool things we’ve seen around the ‘net and folks we wanted to point out.