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!
Facebook Page: LINK
Facebook Discussion Group: LINK
Instagram Feed: @markofthemaker

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!

Listen on iTunes

Listen on Google Play Music

Listen on Spotify

Listen on Stitcher

Listen on iHeartRadio

Listen on TuneIn

Listen on iHeartRadio

Minisode: TKI SoCal 2022

Mark, Sean and Michael talk about the recent TKI SoCal 2022 show and what that experience was like. We talk details of the show, a few maker that were there, and Sean gives us some insights on the California Custom Knife Show that took place in the days following.

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 83: The Return of Rossi

We’re joined again by our very first guest, the original Friend of The Show, Mr. Nick Rossi!  A lot has happened over the last four years with Nick and in our world.  He gives us an update on what’s been happening with him since that time, on his venture into the world of a full-time knifemaker, and on his path to becoming an ABS Master Bladesmith.

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 82: Dagger! Dagger! Dagger!

Do you like daggers? Well, we sure do and in this episode we dig into some dagger picks from a few fun categories. Historical, Sneaky and Fantasy daggers all get their fair share of discussion. Hit our Facebook group for photos of each of our choices and join in the discussion. What are your favorites from these categories?

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.

Minisode: Blade Texas 2022 with Tom

Tom talks with us about his experience at Blade Texas 2022. This is the former ICCE show with a new name and venue. We hear details about the show, some cool stuff he saw there and get his thoughts on why this is a show worth checking out as well as a bit of other show news.

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 81: Les George

Knifemaker and Designer Les George joins us for a great chat about knives and knifemaking. Please pardon the audio quality on Les’ track early in the episode, it cleans up as you listen on. We talk about Les’s experience in the military and making a knife while overseas – plus folders, daggers, midtechs and spend some time talking about mentors and their influence.

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.