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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

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