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.
Mark, Sean and Michael chat about the 2021 Nashville Tactical Invitational (TKI) show and how it went in the new calendar slot and location. We talk makers, special knives and some fun projects we’ve seen in the last week or two.
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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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!
Dr. Larrin Thomas, author of Knife Engineering and the Knife Steel Nerds website joins us to talk about his life and his studies in metallurgy. Larrin brings some interesting insight and a technical perspective to an area that is often steeped in tribal knowledge. We also talk a bit about Larrin’s new steel CPM-MagnaCut and its design specifically for the knife industry.