Episode 81: Knives are like Pretty Girls

Jim Cooper, also known as Sharp by Coop, the most famous and prolific cutlery photographer in the world, joins us for a great discussion about blades, the uber high end, how to take great pictures, and where the market is heading (and it ain’t custom tacticals folks…).

Honjo Masamune

VPD:

Coop: GEC Congress and a Tim Wright custom

Me: AG Russell Lightnin’ Bug and the MBI HF-R

The King Tut Dagger by Buster Warenski

Coop’s Top Five Living Custom Makers:

Loerchner

Walker

Lake

Steinau

Kramer

The guy (Lloyd Hale) that was an in-house maker for a single collector.

Coop’s set up:

Canon DSLR, Mono Strobes, NO FUCKING TRIPODS

Van Barnett’s 2013 AKI knives

Best Engravers:

Barry Lee Hands

Jon Robyn

Tercolli

Ray Cover

Sharp by Coop on Blade Forums

Sharp by Coop on IG

Super Insane Loveless Subhilt