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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

Gear Geeks Live 101.1 Make Gear Great Again, Again

Now with fixed audio.

Nick and I discuss…well…things that make gear great.  We also discuss the mysterious Bloop and the unmysterious and boring act of hypothecating.

VPD:

Tony: Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Gent, TWSBI Eco, Olight S1R

Nick: Stealth Review of Item X, Longines VHP,  MM M500 pen in Copper

Blade HQ CF Mnandi 

Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Crux

Gear Draft:

Benchmade Current Production Line Up

1. M4 Contego (Nick)

2. Gold Mini Grip (Tony)

3. Shinola Valet (Nick)

4. Bushcrafter (Tony)

5. Mini Freek (Nick)

6. Micarta Proper (Tony)

7.  940 (Nick)

8. Infidel (Tony)

9. Anthem (Nick)

10. Mini Crooked River (Tony)

Bonus Pick: Bugout (Nick)

Bonus Pick: Mini Barrage (Tony)

Making Gear Great Again

Nick’s List

Great gear shows mastery–Koenig Aerus

Great Gear is Iterative–Spyderco Delica

Great Gear is Boring–Patrick Rohne’s article on Boring, the Sebenza is boring

Great Gear is Built to Last–the Sebenza

Great Gear is a great value–Ruike p801

Great Gear is Simple–Integral Knives

Great Gear is Functional–Kershaw Dividend

Tony’s List:

Technology does not may great gear–Scott Sawby Swift

Great gear should reveal a human touch

Great gear surprises and/or challenges you–Spyderco Zulu

There is no room for improvement–Small Shamwari

Attention to detail makes gear great–Yuna EQ1

Gear Geeks Live Episode 101–Make Gear Great Again

Nick and I discuss…well…things that make gear great.  We also discuss the mysterious Bloop and the unmysterious and boring act of hypothecating.

VPD:

Tony: Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Gent, TWSBI Eco, Olight S1R

Nick: Stealth Review of Item X, Longines VHP,  MM M500 pen in Copper

Blade HQ CF Mnandi 

Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Crux

Gear Draft:

Benchmade Current Production Line Up

1. M4 Contego (Nick)

2. Gold Mini Grip (Tony)

3. Shinola Valet (Nick)

4. Bushcrafter (Tony)

5. Mini Freek (Nick)

6. Micarta Proper (Tony)

7.  940 (Nick)

8. Infidel (Tony)

9. Anthem (Nick)

10. Mini Crooked River (Tony)

Bonus Pick: Bugout (Nick)

Bonus Pick: Mini Barrage (Tony)

Making Gear Great Again

Nick’s List

Great gear shows mastery–Koenig Aerus

Great Gear is Iterative–Spyderco Delica

Great Gear is Boring–Patrick Rohne’s article on Boring, the Sebenza is boring

Great Gear is Built to Last–the Sebenza

Great Gear is a great value–Ruike p801

Great Gear is Simple–Integral Knives

Great Gear is Functional–Kershaw Dividend

Tony’s List:

Technology does not may great gear–Scott Sawby Swift

Great gear should reveal a human touch

Great gear surprises and/or challenges you–Spyderco Zulu

There is no room for improvement–Small Shamwari

Attention to detail makes gear great–Yuna EQ1

Gear Geeks Live Episode 98–2017 GOTYs and SHOT 2018

This episode has two topics–our favorite gear of 2017 and SHOT 2018 previews.  Nick is again on the show.

VPD:

Nick: Olamic Swish, Vision Metal Pen, Omega watch

Tony: Benchmade Proper, Surefire Titan Plus, TWSBI Eco

GOTYs:

Nick:

Knife: Busker

Pen: TiScribe Bolt

Light Thrunite Neutron

Pack: Nutsack Satchel Pro

Honorable Mention: Spyderco Shaman

Tony:

Knife: Proper

Pen: TWSBI Eco T

Light: Muyshondt Beagle

Packs: MR Urban Assault

Bonus story line: death of spinners

Gear Geeks Episode 97: Jolly Old Saint Nick

VPD:

Me: HDS Rotary 250, Emerson CQC10, TWSBI Eco

Nick: Hinderer MP-1, Omega Aqua Terra Quartz, Vision Metal LP-S

Grand Seiko 9F Case Back

Vision Metal Design LP-5

Cold Steel Paradox

My Give a Kit:

CRKT Homefront

CRKT Mossback Hunter

Mystery Ranch Urban Assault

Shaker Gen. 2

Olight S1

Nick’s Give a Kit:

Lead Holder/Clutch Pencil

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Spyderco Native 5 in S110V

Spyderco Mule in LC 200N