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 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.

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 67: Bowie Bonanza

Just in time for America’s Independence Day, we bring you a new picks episode, dedicated to what is probably the knife most synonymous with America.  Regardless how you pronounce it, this one’s a real googler (yeah, we made that word up), you’ll want your search engine handy or hit the Facebook group for pics of some of these great knives from great makers.

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.

(Bonus) Minisode: Blade Show 2021 with Tom

Mark, Sean and Tom chat about Blade Show 2021 and some of Tom’s experiences and goodies from the show. Always great to see friends and makers we enjoy winning awards so we spend a few minutes talking about some of the great custom pieces that makers brought to Blade this year.

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 66: Dave Brown

We’ve talked in previous episodes about Dave Brown’s work under his mark Vasana Bladeworks, and this time Dave took the time to chat with us about his life and his work. Great insights into his background, this knifemaking process and why his work covers lots of territory and multiple genres. Dave was a pleasure to chat with, we think you’ll enjoy the conversation.

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.