Episode 68: Boker

Ricky Ray and Neal Punchard join us to  talk Boker history and walk us through the timeline laid out in their book – Boker: Two Centuries and Two Countries Representing One Name in Cutlery Excellence.  150 years of cutlery is quite a haul, so there’s plenty for us to talk about to better understand the Boker family and the complex history of this brand.

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Episode 67: Bowie Bonanza

Just in time for America’s Independence Day, we bring you a new picks episode, dedicated to what is probably the knife most synonymous with America.  Regardless how you pronounce it, this one’s a real googler (yeah, we made that word up), you’ll want your search engine handy or hit the Facebook group for pics of some of these great knives from great makers.

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Episode 66: Dave Brown

We’ve talked in previous episodes about Dave Brown’s work under his mark Vasana Bladeworks, and this time Dave took the time to chat with us about his life and his work. Great insights into his background, this knifemaking process and why his work covers lots of territory and multiple genres. Dave was a pleasure to chat with, we think you’ll enjoy the conversation.

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Episode 65: Katar with Rachel

Dr. Rachel Parikh joins us again, this time for a deep dive into her favorite category of South Asian weapon – The Katar. You’ll want to have a web browser handy as Rachel gives accession numbers for each of the pieces she talks about and there are details you won’t want to miss. Rachel is a joy to chat with so this one’s a fun and informative discussion, much like when she joined us last.

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Episode 64: Knives of Summer

It’s almost here, and who doesn’t love summer?  We put together a “picks” episode for a few categories and as usual, end up taking the long way around the barn.  Customs, production, obscure – we’re all over the map.  What would YOU pick for each of these summer knife categories?  We’d love to hear your picks too, we always miss a few good ones!

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