Episode 73: Switchblades and BB Guns

Author, collector and all-around enthusiast Neal Punchard joins us to talk about two truly fun topics. It seems most knife nerds have many life interests and experiences in common and who doesn’t remember their first time using a switchblade or their first BB gun. Part history, part throwback fun, we think there’s plenty here for most anyone to enjoy.

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Episode 72: Fall Catch-All

The weather is starting to turn cooler and we check in with our crew to talk Arts in Metal, adventures, upcoming shows and projects, and plans for this winter.  Lots going on for the entire team this time of year.  COVID, changes to show schedules and “life” have thrown us all some curveballs.

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Episode 71: Tim Reeve

Tim Reeve of Chris Reeve Knives joins us to talk about knives, life and business. Tim shares some insight about what it was like to grow up as part of this family business, including some history and personal perspective on what it all means. It’s a great insight to the current state of CRK, their workflow and some fun projects on the “wish list.”

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Episode 70: Metallurgy Mythbusters

Dr. Larrin Thomas joins us again to talk metallurgy and this time we dive into busting some myths around steel and heat treat. This one’s definitely a more technical episode, so buckle up for some detailed talk and if you haven’t already, check out Larrin’s book Knife Engineering and his website Knife Steel Nerds.

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Episode 69: More Questions, More Answers

It’s been a while since we did Q&A, so we reached out to our Patreon supporters and listeners and they came up with a fine list of questions to walk through.  We also had a few questions for one another, talking shop and other stuff.  Fun chat, you may find something interesting here whether a maker or collector.

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