Episode 92: Nick Swan

Next up in our string of interviews is Nick Swan.  Nick came into knives as a user and collector and eventually found is path to being a maker.  We talk about his personal knifemaking journey, his influences, his mentors and his process.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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