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Gear Geeks Live 115–Further Down the Rabbit Hole

In this episode we go deep on the world of Spyderco Sprints with @thomasomoore.  If you thought EDC was a niche, wait until you hear about the crazy world of Sprints–from the ones we all know about to Bento Box Shop to some random lock and key company that has some of the sweetest Sprints in the world.

VPD:

Nick: Spyderco Druken, TWSBI Classic, Omega Seamaster

Thomas: Para3 River’s Edge Sprint

Tony: Chapter Knife Gen 2, TWSBI Eco, Rotring 600 Ballpoint, 47s Mini Turbo Mk. III

New Stuff:

Nick: Drunken, Midtech Razel, Kizer Yorkie, TWSBI Classic

Thomas: New son Camden (YAY!), Jade Shaman from BHQ, Spydiechef, 10x PM2s, Jade Native, Shirogorov Hati R

Tony: CRKT XOC, Cold Steel AD-15, Tactile Turn BAK, Sheath for the Busse Forsaken Steel Heart

Main Topic Linx:

PM2OG

Idahoedc.com

www.safeandlockstore.com

www.knifeworks.com

www.riversedgecutlery.com

www.bentoboxshop.com

 

Gear Geeks Live Episode 113: Gear Therapy Live

Tonight’s topic deals with all of the ways that we Gear Geeks are crazy.  From “church knives” to “high end beaters,” Nick and I bear our souls in a hour plus of gear therapy.  Have strength brothers and sisters, for you are not alone.

VPD:

Nick: Omega Seamaster, Hinderer Half Track, Machine Era Classic Pen

Tony: Mnandi in Box Elder with old nail nick, Muyshondt Aeon Mk. III, Edison Nouveau Goulet Pens Limited Edition

New Stuff:

Nick:

HEA Designs Hunter

Spyderco Subvert

Hinderer Full Track

Seiko Samurai

Tony:

CRKT Seismic Deadbolt

CRKT Slacker

CRKT Avante

Something from Busse (later discovered to be the Forsaken Steel Heart)

Monterey Bay Knives EZC

As always Blade HQ is a sponsor of the podcast.

Gear Geeks Live Episode 112: 2018 Gear of the Year

Tonight Nick and I take a trip around the Gear World for the Best Of, circa 2018.

VPD:

Nick: Omega Aqua Terra Quartz, Techno 2, Machine Era Classic Pen

Tony: CRKT Pilar, Surefire Titan Plus, Rotring 600 Ballpoint, Monta Ocean King

New Stuff:

Nick: Techno 2, Kapara, Pleroma, Riticulan, JE Made Slipjoint

Tony: Rovy Von 2, XM-18, Surefire Stiletto, Kershaw Atmos

GOTY (my post and Nick’s post)

Overall Winner:

Nick: TRM Neutron

Tony: MassDrop Gent

Innovation:

Nick: Holt Specter v2

Tony: Tom Bihn Nik’s Minimalist Wallet

Value:

Nick: Spyderco Chaparral (nominees: Ocean King, Civivi)

Tony: Blade HQ CRKT Pilar

Surprise:

Nick:  Buck Slim Pro 110 (nominees: AD-15, XM-18)

Tony: Frelux Synergy I

Company:

BOTH: Massdrop

Knife:

Nick: Holt Specter v. 2

Tony: TRM Neutron

Light:

 

Nick: Thrunight 2C

Tony: Fenix E16

Pen:

Nick: Machine Era Classic

Tony: Prometheus Writes Bamboo

 

 

Gear Geeks Live Episode 111: Growing Old with Gear

Today Nick and I tackle an interesting topic–what gear will suit you for the long run?  After thinking about it we come to surprisingly similar conclusions.

VPD:

Tony:

Nick:

New Stuff:

Boos Blades Hound

Buck 110 SK Bladeworks

Half Track Tanto Tri-Way pivot

Frelux Synergy I

PDW Badger

Nik’s Minimalist Wallet

Draft: Weird Gear

Tony

1. Demko AD-15

2. Spyderco Zulu

3. Graham Razel Stubby

4. AG Russell K12

5. Spy Tri V

Honorable Mention: Darrell Caston Kadima

Nick:

1. Buck Marksman

2. Pilot Vanishing Point

3. Grimsmo Norseman

4. Chris Reeve Ti Lock

5. Spyderco McBees

Honorable Mention: WE Knives Eschaton

Grow Old Knife:

Tony: Mnandi

Nick: Sebenza

Grow Old Watch:

Both: Mechanical Watch

Grow Old Pen:

Fountain Pen

Grow Old Flashlight:

None, but HDS Rotary if you had to pick.

You can find some of this gear at the Gear Geeks Live Amazon Influencer’s Page.

Episode 110.1: Tech v. Technique

Two files with the same name were loaded.  This is the actual episode 110.

Tonight Nick and I talk about two approaches to knives–one that emphasizes skill and the other that emphasizes materials.  For more on this, here is my post on the topic.

VPD:

Nick: Hinderer XM-18 Gen. 6, Breitling Aerospace, Machine Era Classic Pen

Nick: Hinderer Half Track, Parker 51 Demi, Surefire Titan Plus, Seiko 5

Draft: Stuff You Would Never Buy Yourself

Me:

1. Rolex Submariner

2. Seibert Benchmade

3. Mont Blanc Meisterstuck

4. Mystery Ranch ASAP

5. Chris Reeve Mnandi in Box Elder

Nick:

1. HDS Rotary

2. CRK Sebenza Doppler Pattern

3. Medford Slim Midi Marauder

4. Benchmade Bugout with Rogue Knifeworks Scales

5. FP Journe Resonance Chronometre

Honorable Mention: Octa Automatique Lune Nacre Edition

Episode 110: Tech v. Technique

Tonight Nick and I talk about two approaches to knives–one that emphasizes skill and the other that emphasizes materials.  For more on this, here is my post on the topic.

VPD:

Nick: Hinderer XM-18 Gen. 6, Breitling Aerospace, Machine Era Classic Pen

Nick: Hinderer Half Track, Parker 51 Demi, Surefire Titan Plus, Seiko 5

Draft: Stuff You Would Never Buy Yourself

Me:

1. Rolex Submariner

2. Seibert Benchmade

3. Mont Blanc Meisterstuck

4. Mystery Ranch ASAP

5. Chris Reeve Mnandi in Box Elder

Nick:

1. HDS Rotary

2. CRK Sebenza Doppler Pattern

3. Medford Slim Midi Marauder

4. Benchmade Bugout with Rogue Knifeworks Scales

5. FP Journe Resonance Chronometre

Honorable Mention: Octa Automatique Lune Nacre Edition

Gear Geeks Live 109: Gear Journeys

Tonight Nick and I talk about our wanderings through the gear world, from cheapo productions through customs and back into the production world.

We also got the aid of Nathan on editing.  Thanks Nathan.

VPD:

Tony: Parker 51, Spyderco Brouwer, FourSevens Preon Mk. 3

Nick: Protech Calmigo, Tudor Pelagos, Machine Era Pen

Commonwealth Pen Show 2018

Custom/Production Gear Draft

Tony:

1. Spydiechef

2. CRKT Eraser

3. Spyderco Zulu

4. Sibert Benchmade Auto

5. Bark River Adventure

Nick:

1. Spyderco Paysan

2. Steelcraft Mini Bodega

3. Cold Steel 4 Max

4. Brian Nadeau Mini Typhoon

5. ZT Hinderer Line Up

Honorable Mention Kizer Kala

Nessmuk Trio

 

Gear Geeks Live Episode 107: Enablers Support Group

On this episode we had Nick and Aaron on to discuss the topic of gear microbrands.  Coming over from watches is a pretty easy thing to do, as microbrands are running rampant.

VPD:

Aaron: Guthrie Scout, Longines Big Eye,  Muyshondt Maus

Nick: Aerospace, Spydiechef, LP5 Pen

Tony: Giant Mouse Ace Biblio, Reylight Lan Ti, MaxMadCo Pen

Guthrie Barlow

Millit Knives

TRM

Grimsmo

Olamic

Halios Seaforth

Oak and Oscar

Monta

Everest Bands

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