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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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!

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Episode 91: Kirby Lambert

Here’s a great interview with one of the nicest custom knifemakers in the game – our friend Kirby Lambert. For those not familiar, Kirby is a Canadian maker and makes some of the cleanest knives around. From growing up skateboarding and his interests in martial arts and guitars, to the guidance of some great mentors, we cover lots of territory in this great chat.

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 90: Attack of the Mall Ninja

If you ever remember flipping through knife catalogs and seeing crazy stuff that made you shake your head for a sec (or secretly fell in love with), this fun picks episode is for you. We each pick a scenario and the gear to go along with it from the mall ninja / gas station / “affordable fantasy” world. Part guilty pleasure, part “WTF is THAT?!” – we had a blast with this episode.

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 89: Justin Black of Spycraft101

We’ve talked about the IG account @Spycraft101 many times on the show, and this time we are joined by its creator, Justin Black. Super interesting discussion, talking about crazy spy stuff from a new book Justin has out called Covert Arms: Weapons from the World of Spycraft and Espionage. Really fun chat and some great insights and stories from Justin that we know you’ll enjoy.

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: PNWCI 2022

Mark talks with Michael and Sean about their recent experience at the new Pacific Northwest Custom Invitational show. This was a first attempt at a small regional show from our friends and recovering MotM guests Billy Cho and Nick Rolfe. A solid show by most accounts and one that pulled in some fantastic makers from around the country. Listen in with us for more.

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.