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 63: Dr. Larrin Thomas

Dr. Larrin Thomas, author of Knife Engineering and the Knife Steel Nerds website joins us to talk about his life and his studies in metallurgy. Larrin brings some interesting insight and a technical perspective to an area that is often steeped in tribal knowledge. We also talk a bit about Larrin’s new steel CPM-MagnaCut and its design specifically for the knife industry.

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.

(Bonus) Minisode: ICCE with Tom

Mark and Tom get together to talk about the recent ICCE 2021 show in Fort Worth, TX. Tom tells us about his experience at the show and at the Stockyards. We also talk a bit about the “elephant in the room” with shows restarting around the country. Great chat about what sounds like a great show.

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 62: Rick Hinderer Pt.2

Rick Hinderer joins us again to continue our conversation about his knifemaking journey and going from a converted chicken coop to the factory he’s in today. That journey isn’t always easy, and sometimes it doesn’t look like you thought it would when you get there. Another great chat with Rick, hope you enjoy it.

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 61: Rick Hinderer Pt.1

Rick Hinderer joins us to talk about his life and his knifemaking journey. In the first part of our discussion, we talk about Rick’s early life, challenges he faced growing up, and his long path around to becoming a knifemaker. We only scratched the surface, so this one will continue in Episode 62 for more of the story.

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 60: Three MORE Knives You Should Know About

We revisit a theme from an early episode and pick some knives and makers that we think may be under-appreciated or or lesser known to chat about. Historical knives, art knives, modern knives – you name it. Give it a listen and hit us with your own picks, we’d love to hear about them.

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.