Episode 16

Episode 16: Pennsylvanian Hunger

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

Episode 15

Episode 15: China D2 (SHOT Show 2018)

New Acquisitions: Levon - Boos Blades Mini Aero, Reate x Tashi Starboy, Reate x Todd Begg Steelcraft Bodedga. Dave - Zebralight SC64, Kizer T1, Benchmade Mini Crooked River. Jake - BLF Gigathrower, Armytek Wizard Pro

In tonight's episode Jake gets triggered by a screw (and D2), Levon espouses some interesting conspiracy theories, Brian makes some beeping sounds, and Dave makes too many obscure hip-hop references.

We also go over all of the major reveals from SHOT Show 2018. All of the SHOT Show knives we reference can be found here on KnifeNew's overview or here on BladeHQ's YouTube channel.

We also encourage you to check out our new sponsor Tackle Outdoors, where you can use coupon code "KNIFENUTS" to get 10% off your purchase.

References:

What A Time To Be Alive

I get computers 'puting

Data and Lore from Star Trek: The Next Generation

A comprehensive guide to Lil Wayne's poop references

The band sort-of responsible for our new theme music, Rosetta

Post-Metal

The bands Kataklysm, Kittie, and Fleshgod Apocalypse

Throw some China on that bitch

That Britney Spears song with the interlude about getting the jewel from the Titanic

Disclaimer: All statements regarding the character of individuals or corporations are intended as satire and not statements of fact. The views of any one host do not reflect those of any other hosts, guests, or Knife Nuts as a whole

 

Episode 14

Episode 14: #ThrowYourShitintheCreek

In the season one finale, we review the new for 2018 Spyderco offerings and attempt to provide our answer to BladeHQ's 7 Best Knives of 2017 video. In typical fashion, things do not go very well. 

Thank you all for your support, we genuinely appreciate our fans! Look for the Knife Nuts Podcast to return in 2018.

References:

Tom Krein Regrind Benchmade Proper

Duck and Platypus penises

WE Knives 604DS                                                           

The knives Jake sent to Dave

Steve Mnuchin manure incident

Chaves Redencion 228 v3

Trouble Bladeworks

Spyderco Sliverax Rocketship

Spyderco wicker basket hand?

New for 2018 Spyderco:

                Native 5 CPM-154/S90V

                Shabaria (Shabba Ranks)

                Respect

                V-Toku2 steel

                SOG Vulcan

                Fake SOG

                PPT Sprint Run

                Clipit Tool

                Rhino

                Hanan

                Parata

Spyderco Jester

Knife Nuts take on BladeHQ’s year end award:

Best value – Levon: Real Steel Megalodon 2017, Dave: Steel Will’s sub-$100 offerings, Ruike, Boker Plus Tech-Tool, Jake: Tecut Zero

Knife that inspires envy: Jake: Sharp By Design Archnemesis, Borka Blades mStich, Dave: Rotten Designs, Steelcraft Bodega Levon: Damasteel WE Knives, Sharp By Design Archnemesis

Pretty quick knife: Dave: Boos Blades Smoke TS1, 2017 Kizer models, Levon: Olamic Swish (Egyptian Swish)

Twice the knife for half the price: Unanimous: Vipon, for their formerly insane Kizer deals

My new favorite: Dave: not the Giantmouse GM3, Jake: WE 714 Slipsteam, Levon: Sharp by Design Mini Typhoon

A little tank: We instead talk about Boker Plus

Perfect slim EDC: We begrudgingly admit that we should probably try a Benchmade Bugout, Dave: Boos Blades Smoke TS1

Some of our own categories:

                Most beautifully engineered knife: Rike and Liong Mah designs

                Surprise personal hit: Levon – Hinderer XM slippy

                Podcast Archnemesis of the Year: CRKT

                Honorable mention: Dave – CKF Veksha, Jake – Tuch Axis

                Worst knife trend of 2017: Superhero themed Cerakote

Printed circuit board Tenacious

Budget Light Forums Giga Thrower

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Episode 13

Episode 13: The Burr King of Dildos

In tonight's episode Jake says more than two sentences that aren't about flashlights, Levon talks to his mom, Dave breaks up a happy couple, and Brian is very excited to end things.

We also talk about our numerous Black Friday and Vipon scores on WE and Kizer knives, and the related misadventures in buying them. In addition, we give our thoughts on Knife News 2017 Dealer's Choice Award.

References:

The hidden WE 712 scrotum

Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion

Sybian

Iced Earth

Tim "Ripper" Owens

Mustard Tiger

Disclaimer: All statements regarding the character of individuals or corporations are intended as satire and not statements of fact. The views of any one host do not reflect those of any other hosts, guests, or Knife Nuts as a whole

Episode 12

Episode 12: Jake & Aaron Frederick - A Love Story (Post NYCKS)

In tonight's episode, Jake, Brian, and Levon recount their experiences at the New York Custom Knife Show. We go over in-depth Levon's numerous acquisitions, and hear some interesting stories and foibles from the story. Almost all of the knives we talk about can be found on their respective maker's Instagram pages. 

Here's the photo of Levon's acquisitions, and here is Jake's.

References:

The anthropological origin of Richard Wu's (Rike Knives) "coke nail"

Tomas Haake of Meshuggah

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Episode 11

Episode 11: AVERAGE USER!

In tonight's episode Jake strings together a bunch of gross words, Brian lays down in a garage, Levon yells "AVERAGE USER!" , and Dave describes a sex act with an alien.

Also tonight we examine CRKT's new lineup for 2018, including their Ruger line. In addition, we discuss Brian's most recent Arch Nemesis auction and discuss the business of being a knife maker.

Wingding of week: Paulo Balzano, for attacking his own kickstarter backers who are looking for answers about their overdue knives.

References:

David Lynch's Eraserhead

Z Strops IG page

Disclaimer: All statements regarding the character of individuals or corporations are intended as satire and not statements of fact. The views of any one host do not reflect those of any other hosts, guests, or Knife Nuts as a whole

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Episode 10

Episode 10: Knife Porn or Porn Knives? ft. Tuch Knives

We've made it into double digits!

In tonight's episode we are joined by father and son duo William and Eric Tuch (of Tuch Knives). Tuch Knives makes some truly remarkable art pieces that way outside of our normal wheelhouse, which makes the conversation all that more enlightening. Tuch Knives are making their foray into the tactical world with their new "Axis" model, which makes up a bulk of the conversation.

You guys can find William and Eric at:

Their website

Their Instagram

Their YouTube channel

We were plagued by some technical difficulties during this episode and apologize for the occasional stuttering. We're looking into solutions to improving the audio quality when we have guests, which poses the biggest issue for a remotely recorded podcast like ours.

References: 

Butch Vallotton Knives

The Tim Herman "Porn Knife" we couldn't stop talking about

CAS Iberia Ron Lake replica