Welcome to Mark of the Maker!

Welcome to Mark of the Maker podcast!  Our show is a panel discussion with renowned custom knife makers Tom Krein, Sean Kendrick, Michael Burch and hosted by Mark Stheiner.  The format is much like a group of friends, sitting down in The Pit at Blade Show, talking about life, knives and knifemaking.

We have lots of things planned for the show and hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.  There will be topical discussions, conversations, and interviews with knifemakers, collectors and notable personalities in and around the custom knife world.

If you’d like to engage with the crew via social media, please feel free to join us on Facebook or Instagram!
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The podcast is free and should be accessible from any device with internet access.  Easiest way for many is to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, but we are also available on Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, YouTube, or you can listen directly, right here at the website.  Just scroll down for the episodes themselves. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 96: Kitchen Knife Picks

What’s the most used knife in your house?  Chances are it’s a kitchen knife, and sometimes not a very good one!  We can help, and with some of our picks, we can dream.  In Episode 96, we each make some kitchen knife picks in a series of price ranges.  From affordable to “OH DAMN” we cover a lot of territory as usual.  Dust off the googlebox and join us for the ride.

Be sure to hit up American Metal Xchange for your titanium and exotic knifemaking material needs. And make plans for NOCKI, the New Orleans Custom Knife Invitational on May 6th!

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon! For more discussion and insight on our show topics, follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.

Episode 95: Season 6 Kickoff

After a short break, we’re back with the Kickoff of Season 6! We recap 2022 and talk about our experiences over the year, makers we made note of, and then got into what our plans and hopes are for 2023. Lots of new shows, some great makers now on our radar and a little reflection on where we all go from here.

Please visit our sponsor American Metal Xchange for your titanium and exotic knifemaking material needs.

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon! For more discussion and insight on our show topics, follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.

Episode 94: Fall Camping Picks

The leaves are falling, the weather is turning cool and that means Fall is here! This time we take a swing at some picks for gear you might want to take on a fall hiking or camping trip, but with a twist. Fun one as always and you’ll want to have your search engine ready or join us in our FB group for pics.

Please visit our sponsor American Metal Xchange for your titanium and exotic knifemaking material needs.

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon! For more discussion and insight on our show topics, follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.

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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If you’d like more than one coin, you can adjust quantity at PayPal before checking out.

Episode 93: Mike Quesenberry

For episode 93, we get together with renowned ABS Mastersmith Mike Quesenberry for a chat.  Mike has been the recipient of numerous awards, including this year’s Best Damascus award at Blade Show and is featured in the Greatest Living Knifemakers book.  We talk about his path and his love for forging, integrals and making damascus.

Please visit our sponsor American Metal Xchange for your titanium and exotic knifemaking material needs.

If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us via Patreon! For more discussion and insight on our show topics, follow us on Instagram @markofthemaker or join our discussion group on Facebook.