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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

Thanks, as always, to our sponsor: Blade HQ

Gear Geeks Live Episode 106: The Ethics of Gear

In this episode we have an interesting gear-related topic–ethical considerations in owning and collecting gear.  With us is a real-life ethicist and philosopher, Mike Maddeson.  You might know Mike as the guy behind Inkdependence (website and YouTube).

VPD:

Tony: Torrent, BOSS 35, TWSBI Eco, MaxMadCo Pen

Mike: Spyderco PM2 in M4, Baron Fig Squire, Argonaut Retro 51

TWSBI Eco

Baron Fig Squire

Millit Knives Torrent

Michael Walker Knives

Montegrappa Chaos

Wilson Audio Alexandria II

Franklin-Christoph 40

Roland Iten

 

Episode 105: Crazy

Nick and I are back to explore just how crazy gear geeks can be.  It all got started with my first post over at ToolGuyd where I took a look at the surprisingly controversial Combar.

VPD:

Tony: Spyderco Dragonfly II, Surefire Titan Plus, MaxMadCo Bolt Action Pen

Nick: Grimsmo Norseman, Omega Seamaster, Vision LP5 Pen, oLight R1 EOS

Nick’s Checklist for for Excellent Knives

Donald Norman’s Design of Everyday Things

Casio Oceanus JDM

Watch Recon

Frederico Talks Watches

Cold Steel Templar Thrower Fixed Blade

Episode 104: Orthopedic Shoes

This episode took a long time to make.  It took months to coordinate schedules, two different recording sessions, and about 8 hours to splice everything together because of a tech glitch.  That is, of course, the theme of the podcast.  That said, this is one of my favorite episodes in a long time.  Andrew Gene comes back and we have a roaring good time.  Between Andrew’s just over line humor and Nick’s insane puns, it was a lot of chuckles and guffaws.  Jokes galore with a tiny bit of gear talk.  Enjoy.

VPD:

Tony: Chaparral in Raffir Noble, Titan Plus, Prometheus Bamboo, Apple Watch

Nick: Breitling Aerospace, Spyderco Nirvana, LPS

Andrew: Omega Seamaster, Padded Ass Shorts

Random Shit:

Ikea Dog Penis Ad

Nick’s 100 Pacer Review

Winkler Knives

Helium Escape Valve

Spyderco Gunting

Gauntlet of Sauron Review

Blade HQ

 

Gear Geeks Live Episode 102: Tinker Bell

Note: Still workin’ on the audio.  I think this is a better synch with better quality.  Let me know what you think. As always, the podcast is brought to you by Blade HQ.  If you need gear, go there.

VPD:

Tony: Muyshondt Beagle, Smock SK23

Nick: Byrd Meadowlark Ti, TWSBI Eco in Stub Nib

Gear Draft: CRKT

Round 1: Nick: Sketch; Tony: Pilar

Round 2: Nick: Caligo; Tony: Eros

Round 3: Nick: Homefront; Tony: Drifter

Round 4: Nick: Razel; Tony: KISS Commemorative

Round 5: Nick: Fulcrum; Tony: Swindle

Caswell’s Kickstarter for the Morphing Karambit

Maintainence Items

Wiha Bit Set

Rubbing Alcohol

Gun Cleaning Patches

Loctite Blue 242

Nano Oil

Compressed Air

Edge Pro

Lansky

Sharpmaker

KME Sharpener

Viper Sharp System

Strops and Compounds

Nik Wax

Deoxit Red