Episode 8

Episode 8: Useful Consumer Advice ft. Ben of BladeHQ

In tonight's episode Levon mispronounces "microcosm" twice, Jake suggests a creative way to die, Dave makes a horse noise, and Brian forgets why he was angry. 

Also, marketing manager of BladeHQ Ben Petersen joins us to discuss BladeHQ and what it's like working in the retail side of the knife industry. Ben is best known as the face of BladeHQ, and pioneered the use of videos and social media to help engage the consumer with the retailer.

Wingding of the week: Shirogorov, for the Born in Vegas spinner roulette, and Sketchen Scales for going MIA with peoples knives and money

References: Meat Spin (no I'm not linking that), Mr. Hands (also not linking that)

Episode 7

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Episode 7: LubriCANS and LubriCANTS

News: TOPS new $500 BoB folder

In tonight's episode, we try to provide some genuine consumer advice and discuss knife maintenance, from lubricating to wrenches to sharpening. There's 40 minutes of solid bullshitting before that though.

Wingding of the week: Photobucket, for suddenly putting  everyone's photos behind a paywall and simultaneously breaking most of the internet, including knife forums

References: Andre Chikatilo, Blue Waffle (hell no I'm not linking that here), Fox Knives Desert Fox, Farid Mehr vs. Sal Glesser

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Episode 6

Episode 6: 50 Shades of (John) Gray

Today we are joined by knifemaker and Bigfoot lookalike John Gray. We talk a lot about his knives, and some of the more interesting anecdotes from his past (mostly involving bears). This was a pretty loose episode, so don't say we didn't warn you.

Wingding of the week: People funding knife-related Kickstarter/GoFundMe campaigns when they have no option of getting their money back (e.g., the Balzano/"Mars" situation). John provides a nice counterpoint of how it has been used successfully by reputable knifemakers.

References: Necronomicon, Ed Gein, Tool's "Prison Sex"

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Episode 5

Episode 5: Fedora-Flipper Correlations (BLADE Show)

Tonight we get very loose discussing what we saw (on the internet) at BLADE, and interrogate Brian about his experience there.

Wingding of the Week: BLADE organizers as a staff, label, and as a mothafuckin crew for perpetrating yet another fraud by giving Lionsteel overall knife of the year and the manufacturing quality award.

References:

Lynn Thompson/Andrew Demko photo

Kizer Rape Whistle

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Episode 4

Episode 4: Olight Durags (Pre-BLADE Show)

Tonight's episode revolves around the loose topic of the upcoming BLADE show. We take a big detour into flashlights where Jake educates us a bit on what to look for in an EDC flashlight. 

News: Microtech vs KAI lawsuit amended, Knifehaterz possibly back for real?

Wingding of the week: knife manufacturers who blame their customers for being "too picky" or "problem customers" when they have totally reasonable concerns.

References:

Arsis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UllRP874veI

Celtic Frost - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N59La4jsOjA&t=86s

Cradle of Filth ("Nemesis") - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-HtAhCleo - this track was actually off of "Nymphetamine", not "Thornography". Apologies to the two people who might have caught that mistake.

Glenn Danzig's bricks - http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/03/23/danzig-is-just-cleaning-up-his-motherfcking-bricks-bitch/

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Episode 3

Episode 3: Revenge of the Smiths

Joining us today is Elliot and Chris from Ferrum Forge. We get insight about the origin of their company, how they tackle the Maker's Choice variants, their new Massdrop collaboration, and some answers for nagging questions like why they use the pivots they do.

You can find the Ferrum Forge guys at http://www.ferrumforge.com/ or on IG as "ferrumforgekw"

News: Everyday Commentary vs. Marfione lawsuit settled, Top Quality Knives closes

Wingding of the week: Chris Williams, knifemaker from South Carolina (again), for totally losing his mind - http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/chris-williams-knife-tried-to-rip-me-off-for-5-150.1488172/page-12#post-17141074

References: H.R. Giger - http://www.hrgiger.com/

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Episode 2

Episode 2: The Lords of Steel

Knife Nuts Drinking Game: Take a drink every time one of us says "allegedly". Finish your drink during Brian's clone rant.

News: Marfione lawsuits, Spyderco warranty change, ZT heat treat controversy

Main topic: Why knives? What is it about knives that has gotten us so invested in this hobby?

Wingding of the week: Chris Williams, custom knife maker from South Carolina, for rebranding $15 Gonzo Knives and selling them for $150 - https://www.williamsknife.com/ and http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/chris-williams-knife-tried-to-rip-me-off-for-5-150.1488172/

References:

Fat swordsman - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG7sUjrI-zO6NGRbzhmeURQ and http://www.cc.com/video-clips/1ftvtl/tosh-0-web-redemption---fat-bottle-ninja

Redwall - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwall

Carcass' "Surgical Steel" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHSKliEgy6E&list=PLAs9-sxStbSrsDZ6MRTgpBCYGZ3viUVN1

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Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of the Knife Nuts Podcast! Our guest in this episode is Brian Nadeau of Sharp By Design.

Topics discussed: Strider Knives restructuring, Anso of Denmark, Sharp By Design

Edit: To clear up any confusion we might have caused, Eugene at Olamic has confirmed that the Wayfarer 247 only has basic machining performed in Italy and everything beyond that is done in their shop in Visalia CA by the same crew who make their handmade customs.

References:

Jared West plane incident -www.ocregister.com/articles/passen…ong-flight.html and player.tout.com/dailynews/qdhviu

Chris Reeve/JDavis altercation - www.reddit.com/r/knifeclub/comme…the_heat/cl4did3/

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