Episode 118: Jarrod Franklin

Sean and Mark get together with Jarrod Franklin of Gunfighter Customs. Jarrod served in the USMC and started out building knives for those who serve and today builds customs in a variety of styles. We talk about how he got started, his path through life and into knifemaking and some of the impacts his father Mike Franklin (of Hawg Knives) had on his love of knives from a very early age.

Check out the latest from our friends at Giant Mouse Knives and their Blade Show 2024 award-winning fixed blade, the Giant Mouse GMF1 XL. The GMF1 is available with green canvas or milled brass handles and comes in a leather sheath at a price you’ll like!

Bob Terzuola’s new subscription series “Shop Talk” is available now at Terzuola.net for those wanting to expand their knowledge and get tips on knifemaking directly from a true living legend. The 11-part video series “A Sharp Life” is also available now and is also a great resource for any knifemaker.

Coming up quick is the Pacific Northwest Custom Invitational knife show! July 20th from 11:00am to 5:00pm in Seaside, OR. This one is put on by some Friends of The Show and is a guaranteed winner of an experience. A great lineup of makers, firearms companies, and an evening afterglow on the beach. All on the beautiful Pacific Northwest coastline. Get details at the PNWCI Website.

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