Spyderco Knife Draft:
Nick: FRN Chap
Mens Citizen BM8180 Review
In this episode Nick, new permanent cohost, and I discuss what could happen in the future as the knife market experiences some changes and speculate what could happen if a big company decided to get involved–$40 Amazon knife anyone?
Nick: Benchmade Mini Loco, Citizen Blue Angel, TiScribe Bolt, Thrunight TC20
Tony: TWSBI Eco, Benchmade Proper, and Klarus Mi1C
This episode has two topics–our favorite gear of 2017 and SHOT 2018 previews. Nick is again on the show.
Nick: Olamic Swish, Vision Metal Pen, Omega watch
Tony: Benchmade Proper, Surefire Titan Plus, TWSBI Eco
Pen: TiScribe Bolt
Light Thrunite Neutron
Pack: Nutsack Satchel Pro
Honorable Mention: Spyderco Shaman
Pen: TWSBI Eco T
Light: Muyshondt Beagle
Packs: MR Urban Assault
Bonus story line: death of spinners
Me: HDS Rotary 250, Emerson CQC10, TWSBI Eco
Nick: Hinderer MP-1, Omega Aqua Terra Quartz, Vision Metal LP-S
My Give a Kit:
CRKT Mossback Hunter
Mystery Ranch Urban Assault
Shaker Gen. 2
Nick’s Give a Kit:
Lead Holder/Clutch Pencil
Spyderco Native 5 in S110V
Spyderco Mule in LC 200N
Me: Jarosz M75 and Torch Lab BOSS 35
Lucas: Burnley Peregrine Fixed Blade
Current shows: TKI, Blade Show, USN Gathering, NYCKS, and Monkey Muster Show
Today’s guest is the great Will Hodges, the man behind some of the coolest EDC pens on the planet. He is about to release the Gen 2 Movers and Shakers on Kickstarter and he came by to chat about obsessing over pen design.
Will: Grimsmo Rask, JBB Sorry/Not Sorry Bead, and a Gen 2 Mover
Tony: Hinderer Half Track, Klarus Mi1C, Gen 2 Shaker
Don’t hate me for chatting with the MSM. As it turns out, they are pretty knowledgeable and fair in this case. Actually, Doug Mahoney, while working for the New York Times-owned Wirecutter, is actually as non-MSM as it comes–working as a freelancer and carpenter in rural New England.
Doug: Flat Carpenter’s Pencil, Kizer Gemini, Foam Ear Plugs
Me: Gareth Bull Small Shamwari, Muyshondt Aeon Mk. 3
This the first of two episodes on the Wirecutter article on knives. This episode with with my fellow source for the article, Dan Policastro, aka the Ur-Reviewer of Knives on the Internet, BladeReviews.com.
Tony: Kizer Feist, Surefire Titan Pro, Prometheus Writes Pen
Dan: ZT0055, 47 Mini ML, Microstream
This the first of what will hopefully be a series of podcasts where I go on a gear-related adventure. First up, exploring the upper limit of sharp.
After two years of use by me (and eight decades of us my someone else), my straight razor needed a new edge. Fortunately, Howard Schechter of The Perfect Edge, lives less than half hour away. My son and I visited and Howard was kind enough to play along.
If you need something sharpened, Howard is the man. He could put a shaving sharp edge on a tennis ball.
Ben Schwartz, New Editor over on Knife News, joins me for a discussion of our favorite budget knives.
Boy did Ben and I ramble and I took horrible notes, so I apologize.
Ben can be found at:
Goodman Darkness on Twitter (is controversial, so be warned)
He has some good book and video game recs: Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay and Bloodborne.
Ben: Benchmade 940 and Tactile Turn Slider
Me: Spyderco Chaparral, UltraTac K18, and Prometheus Writes Pen
After that I have nothing for ya’.