Episode 22

Episode 22: EpicSnuggleNuts Pt. 2 ft. EpicSnuggleBunny (Post-Blade Show 2018)

Fresh back from Blade Show 2018, we are once again joined by Auston the EpicSnuggleBunny to discuss everyone's (but Dave) experience at the Blade show 2018. We cover the new production knives introduced, give some thoughts on the awards, and generally act very exhausted from the deluge of knives at Blade.

References:

Greg Medford naked
JBin knives
Reate Jack
Enrique Pena/Reate Series X
Liong Mah Lanny
Zero Tolerance 0470
Kershaw Atmos
Andy Milonakis
Suing your parents for kicking you out...
Shirogorov auction piece
Darrel Ralph balisong (no photographs!)
Fanatic Edge Omen
Isham Bladeworks Arrakis, Pleroma, and AEterna
WE knife with exposed spring
Mikita Knives and Maniago Knife Consortium
Lionsteel ROK
Hinderer Full Track with Tri-way pivot
Spyderco Paysan
Spyderco Drunken
Brous knife suspiciously similar to the Tropen
Chris Reeve Knives Impinda
Begg Mini Glimpse
Phillippe Jourget FIF 23
Tashi wolverine claws
Benchmade Gold Class Proper
Snecx/CKF Terra

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Episode 21

Episode 21: EpicSnuggleNuts ft. EpicSnuggleBunny (Pre-Blade 2018)

In tonight's episode, we're joined by friend of the podcast Auston, better known in the knife community as EpicSnuggleBunny. Auston runs a popular YouTube channel in which he reviews a variety of production and custom knives. You can also find him on IG here.

We spend most of the episode discussing what we're interested in seeing at the upcoming Blade show, but wander off into other topics including reminiscing about Auston's former podcast, the Modern Neanderthal Podcast. Much to Auston's chagrin, we very much did not have a list of topics to cover so in typical Knife Nuts fashion, most of the time is spent annoying Brian.

References:
Hogue H&K Exemplar
Zero Tolerance 0095TS
Tommy Boy - "They want the guarantee on the box!"
Begg Knives Astio
Kershaw Camp 18
"I studied the blade..."
Archibald Meatpants aka Bill Barrett    
G&G Hawk Deadlock
G&G Hawk/Serge Orbit
Heretic Blade Show special
Family Guy - "Kicked in the nuts"
Benchmade 756 Micro Pocket Rocket
New Reate integral designed by Jack
Reate/Lambert collaboration
Real Steel Relict and Havran
Lionsteel ROK
Zieba knife stuffed with skulls
New Kizer knives
The Streisand Effect
New Isham Bladeworks
 

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Episode 20

Episode 20: You're Never Too Old For Crayons!!! ft Matt Diskin

In tonight's episode, we're joined by a name you probably recognize but know little about, and if you don't know his name you certainly know the knives he has provided materials for. Matt Diskin is a talented custom knifemaker best known for his recent double action offerings like the Fire, Wheel, or Revolution, but also owns one of the most important carbon fiber companies in the knife industry, Fibersmith.

Matt provides some exclusive information about the history of the ZT0777, and some more insight into the materials knife companies choose. We also get into some general topics talking about his production collaborations and his views on how the custom market has changed.

References:

Diskin VND (can't find any pictures of this one)
Older Diskin art knives    
Butch Valloton and his family
Diskin Fire
Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber
Marble Carbon Fiber
Lamborghini "Forged Carbon Fiber" 
Diskin designed Kizer Toro
Kershaw Strobe
Kershaw Deadline
Kershaw Nura
Zero Tolerance 0095TS
Vanax 35
Zero Tolerance 0454
Zero Tolerance 0600
Sinkevich modified ZT0450
Zero Tolerance 0450FCZDP
Zero Tolerance 0427
Salt Bae Reviews
Adam Purvis Primordial
Quest Customs Kutzu
Teal Delica
Diskin Corkscrew knife
Possible Valloton in Drive
Chris Reeve Inkosi with CarboQuartz

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Episode 19

Episode 19: Blue Collar Comedy Tour

In tonight's episode, Dave offers Jake a cross, Levon alienates a good majority of our audience, Brian has to go, and Jake hand-files for your sins.

We cover a range of topics, including some new acquisitions, Twosun knives, the Caswell Morphing Karambit Kickstarter, the future of custom knife makers, the upcoming Massdrop Terzuola collaboration, and more. Brian had to leave us after about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and we had to call in for reinforcements from a fan-favorite guest. If you only want to hear about knives, you can tune out at that point.

New acquisitions: Levon - Brian Tighe Tighe Breaker, WE Zeta, Steel Will Resident, Brown Knives Servo (on loan), Dave - waiting on a Twosun TS69, Jake - his own custom made fixed blade

References:

Cognitively impenetrable memes
reusable diaper washer
Brian Tighe Tighe Coon
Edge Observer documentary on Brian Tighe (sadly taken down along with all of Edge Observer's work)
Steel Will Tenet
Rodney Mullen
"Take On Me" by Aha
Tuya Knives
WE 604 tattoo
Twosun TS25
Massdrop Made Terzuola/WE Knife
Three Rivers Manufacturing TR-1000
WE 803, 804, 805
New Reate/Liong Mah knives
New Reate/Lambert knives
Damon Wayans with a Kwaiback
In Living Color skits (Self-Defense Instructor and Fire Marshall Bill)
Killer Mike (and his Balzano knife)
Cold Steel San Mai cease and desist
Massdrop/Spyderco SG2 Endure and Delica
Super Blue Caly warping
Spyderco Lum Tanto thread with Sal's awful response
Awful lamination line on the BladeHQ/Lum Chinese sprint
Alexi Laiho
Wayne Static and Tera Wray
Joe Caswell Morphing Karambit Kickstarter
Wintersun's kickstarter controversy
"ran off on the plug twice..."
Boxing glove on a spring thing
Lehigh Valley Knife Show

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Episode 18

Episode 18: Big Country Big D*** ft. Aaron Frederick of Frederick Knives

On tonight's episode, we're joined by veteran custom knifemaker Aaron Frederick, one of the most colorful personalities in the knife industry. Buckle up, it's going to be a rollercoaster of homoeroticism, self-deprecation, and some fantastic insider stories from Aaron. We also learn about his origins, and future directions for his Trash Panda line. Aaron and his knives can be found on his website and on his Instagram page.

Stick around after the outro music for 20 minutes of behind the scenes raw recordings of us trying to set the episode up with Aaron. It's worth it to hear where tonight's title comes from.

New Acquisitions: Dave - Stedemon Shy V. Levon - Will Moon Stormcrow, Wind River Wild Knives folder, Steel Will Resident, Spyderco Shaman, Unnamed M-tech, CRKT Maven. Jake - Wicked Edge Pro Gen 3.

References: 

John W Smith
Art Knife Invitational
Aaron's CRKT production knives

 

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Episode 17

Episode 17: Schrödinger's Tip

In tonight's episode: Dave sits way too close to his mic, Levon wants to swing the podcast dick, Jake details how to know if you have lead poisoning, and Brian details his love brake cleaner. 

This is another off-the-cuff episode but we keep the topics almost exclusively on knives. We discuss our experience with the Work Sharp Ken Onion edition powered knife sharpener, which was provided to us by Work Sharp. In addition, we cover topics like Japanese knives, the new steel tariff, the new Spyderco's revealed at IWA 2018. and a weird Russian knife. 

New acquisitions: Levon - Liong Mah XV, Lionsteel Shuffler, DCB Customs Kitchen set, Purple kitty cat katana. Dave - SBD Mini Typhoon, Rike 803CH, ZT 0462

References:

Peter Steele: "I'm less miserable"

DMX - Stop Bein' Greedy   

Richard Wu selfie

inlaid Mini Typhoon

Raging Jap Knives  

Miyabi Kaizen

Massdrop Chef Knife

Kershaw Atmos

Mad Hatter Disease

Wicked Edge Go

Venev Bonded Diamond

Tech Studio Professional sharpener

"A box from Russia changed my life"

The titty knife

Spyderco Collector's website (IWA 2018 offerings)

Spyderco Mosquito

North Arms Knives Skaha

Ron Flaherty knives (no website, just google them to see them)

 

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Episode 16

Episode 16: Pennsylvanian Hunger ft. Isham Bladeworks

On tonight's episode, we're joined by one of the hottest knife designers in the industry, Elijah Isham of Isham Bladeworks. We discuss his origins, influences, and what's it like to design knives with WE and Kizer. 

Please check out Elijah's work on his Instagram and remember that using coupon code "KNIFENUTS" will get you 10% off from Tackle Outdoors.

References:

True Sword's video for the wakizashi Jake bought

The Brian propaganda picture

Elijah's artistic influences: HR Giger, Zdzisław Beksiński, Brian Smith

The band "Horrendous"

Kristian Wåhlin

Hangar 18 and the terrible Megadeth song

"When you're dead you're done you're dead you died"

Black Knight Satellite

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Episode 15.5

Episode 15.5: China D2... Part 2? (Bonus Q&A Episode)

Here is our attempt at an apology for our delays between episodes. But if I got this as an apology, I would probably be pretty upset. 

In this episode, we answer fan questions including biggest knife regrets, whether S30V is boring, whether we're all too spoiled by the current crop of production knives, and more! Expect a lot of the the trademark Knife Nuts Off-Topic Banter® between questions.

References:

The legendary freestyle from Cam'ron on Rap City

Jimmy McMillian of the "Rent is Too Damn High Party"

Become the leader of the Thieves Guild and earn yourself the Gray Fox Mask and the Skeleton Key