Episode 65 Final: Mind the Gap (with significantly better audio)

Sorry for the audio nightmare.  I have edited, re-edited, and re-re-edited (with the help of Ameer) many, many times.  This is as good as it is going to get.  Sorry again for the shitty audio.  I am going to upgrade to new software before the next podcast.  I am also going to only use the mic and headphones, unless there is a very, very good reason.  To make up for this mess, look for a very special guest around Turkey Day.

On this episode Andrew Lang and I are joined by a friend from another gear podcast, Auston.  You know Auston as Epic Snuggle Bunny (You Tube and Instagram and USN).  We discuss the shrinking (or maybe growing) gap between custom and production gear.

Virtual Pocket Dump:

Auston: Sam Johnston Navaja Custom, Guardian Tactical Helix Nano, Aristo Flieger, Two Finger Design Wallet, ZT Pen

Andrew: Spyderco Dragonfly II in Super Blue, Hamilton Khaki, Leatherworks Minnesota Wallet

Me: Microtech UXT-70, Muyshondt Aeon Mk. III, Karas Customs EDK, Anso Matrix, Sinn 556i

New Stuff and News:

Spyderco PM2 in S110V

TRM/RJ Martin Collab

Goulet Pens Edison in Midnight Thunder

(Just in for both Andrew and I) Tactile Turn Gist

(Just in for me) Kizer Gemini

(Just in for Andrew) MagKey

(Just in for Andrew) Wrist Candy Watch Strap

(Just in for Auston) Johnston Knife

(Just in for Auston) Clyde Chandler Mk. 4 Premium

(Just in for Auston) JDM Seiko SARG-015

Main Topic: Comparing Custom and Production Gear

Koenig Zenaida

GTC Knives

Van Barnett Time Machine

Karroll SES

P1050232

Roger W Smith Custom Watches

Mailbag Question:

Mark R. asks for a recommendation on a good small (3″ or less blade) fixed blade from a custom maker.

I recommends the Jarosz JFS

Auston recommends Bradford Guardian3

Andrew recommends Tom Krein Fix Blade