Episode 36

Episode 36: Bed Bug Happy Hour

In this episode, we recap Levon, Jake, and Brian's experiences returning fresh from BLADE 2019. We touch on Levon's numerous new acquisitions, Brian's success at the show, and Jake not having a heart attack. In addition we weigh in on the Zero Tolerance 0223 and Sebenza 31 controversies, as well as our thoughts on the winners of BLADE 2019's official awards. This episode was recorded before the Lionsteel steel hardness controversy erupted, but we will soon address it!

As always, thank you to our sponsors PVK Vegas and Kizer Cutlery!

Levon's acquisitions: Shirogorov x Chris Reeve Knives Unique Graphic Hati R, Tuch Knives Sparrowhawk, CKF x Philipe Jourget FiF, Microtech UTX-85, Kershsaw Launch 9 with Abalone, Blade Runner Systems Nova & Warhead, WE Knives Synergy 2 & Arrakis, Liong Mah KUF v2, Greg Stevens Design Watch, others here.

References:

Brian’s heartfelt IG post about BLADE

Mason Ramsey, the Walmart yodeling kid

Beg Bugs, the board game

Shirogorov 111 with Kickstop 

Ace Hood’s “Rolex” disassembling itself 

Reate JACK-2 

CIVIVI McKenna in Damascus 

Isham Bladeworks Dresschaton 

Sebenza 31 

MicroMachines commercial 

Sebenza 31 auction piece 

Zero Tolerance 0223   

Director of Sonic the Hedgehog movie promises to redesign Sonic after the movie was already finished 

Bestech new knives 

Enrique Pena new Reate models 

Chaves 229 

BLADE Show Awards 

Olamic Soloist and Whippersnapper 

Begg Custom Flashlight 

RJ Marin x Shirogorov Overkill 

Shun Folding Steak Knife  

“Last week we put liquid paper on a bee… it died” 

KH Daily kitchen knives 

M Shiffer Knives 

Patrick Doyle Knives 

David Broadwell knives 

HEAdesigns Flame 

Hogue’s Copper G10  

Rich Asians flyer at BLADE  

Episode 35

Episode 35: Duck Tales

After an unintended hiatus, the Knife Nuts are back with a pre-BLADE show episode in which we attempt to cover some of the going-ons in the knife community in the last two months, as well as talk about what we’re looking forward to at BLADE 2019. We cover a number of new releases, and are even joined by a special guest at the end (who also is responsible for the abrupt ending, sorry for the condensed episode length). Thank you all for bearing with us, and a special thank you to our Patreon supporters for their continued support. In tonight’s episode we giveaway two new Serge Panchenko knives to a lucky Patreon supporter!

As always, thank you to our sponsors PVK Vegas and Kizer Cutlery!

References:

"I’m going to go now…”

Red Dead Redemption Snody

Sebenza 31

Duck Tales

Benchmade Bailout hardness issue

Spyderco Drunken pocket clip hate

Para 3 LW

Steel Will F12 Tasso - with the Ant Lock!

New Shirogorov Neon

WingManEDC x Tom Mayo collaboration

Buck x Mayo TNT

Reate Jack-2

Mike Nguyen Kaizen 

Brian’s lineup for BLADE

Greg Stevens Designs

WE Knives Synergy 2 backstory

Boombastic

Real Steel Sidus limited editions

Matt Diskin Integral 

“I know my behavior can be erratic sometimes”

APurvis Xerxes 

Terzuola x Drop Cyrus

Hinderer Balisong

Spyderco Endela

Kizer Mini Domin

Isham Designs Horse Crippler

Episode 34

Episode 34: Horse Crippler

In tonight’s episode: Jake finds yet another new horrible noise to annoy us with, Levon goes “CAWWW!", Brian is full of mirth (seriously), and Dave christens a new Cold Steel sword.

Also in tonight's episode we cover a series of topics, including a great question from a listener: “Has the knife community gotten more contentious?”. In addition, we talk about Jake's future as a knife maker, the CRKT XOC, and take our first short detour into guns.

As always thank you to our sponsor PVK Vegas, use coupon code "knifenuts" at checkout to save 5% on your order. In addition, thank you to our sponsor Kizer Cutlery. 

Acquisitions: Levon - Nalpak insert, Shirogorov Pero, Kizer Laconico Yorkie, Kizer Begleiter, Microtech Signature Series Socom Elite 

Jake - Beaumont KMG-TX Grinder, Dust Deputy 

References:

Fat Carbon CF 

Purple Archnemesis  

“Boots with the fur” 

Sebenza Tour 

Robot that was hitchhiking across America 

CRKT XOC 

2019 Spyderco reveals from IWA 

A.Purvis Primordial MK2 

“Wheel in the Sky” by Journey 

KC Knives 

Feels Good Bro  

Drouth’s - “Knives, Labyrinths, Mirrors” 

S&W 500 

Paul Bearer (and Pallbearer)

Civivi Isham Anthropos 

Scarve - “Mirthless Perspective”  

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Episode 33

Episode 33: Dynastic Brand Moves Dude! ft. Bladerunner Systems

On this episode of the Knife Nuts Podcast, we are joined by Ed and Lawrence from Bladerunner Systems (BRS). BRS is best known for shaking up the balisong game by creating knives that cater to the demands of dedicated flippers. They're now expanding their brand with the E-volve line of folding knives and fixed blades. We get a nice overview of their history and the intense passion Ed and Lawrence bring to the game. Check out BRS at their website and Instagram pages.

As always thank you to our sponsor PVK Vegas, use coupon code "knifenuts" at checkout to save 5% on your order. In addition, thank you to our sponsor Kizer Cutlery. 

If you would like to win the TuffKnives x BRS Imp in the cover art for this episode, go to the Knife Nuts Podcast Instagram page for instructions.

References:

Nova Blades 

Jim Lee 

Spyderco fined and forced to recall SzaboFly for violating Federal law

Artisan Cutlery auto-bali 

The Package 

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Episode 32

Episode 32: The New Second Base ft. Liong Mah,

Kicking off season 3 of the Knife Nuts Podcast, Levon, Dave, Jake, and Brian return from a brief hiatus to discuss SHOT show. Joining them is knife designer and proprietor of Liong Mah Knives, Liong Mah himself. We go over Liong's 2019 catalog, his largest to date, and spend a lot of time goofing off. We also giveaway a Fox Knives Pelican to a lucky Patreon supporter.

As always thank you to our sponsor PVK Vegas, use coupon code "knifenuts" at checkout to save 5% on your order. In addition, thank you to our sponsor Kizer Cutlery. 

References:

Liong Mah Knives 2019 Catalog

CRKT Eat'n Tool  

Zero Tolerance 0022  

SOG Seal XR 

SOG Terminus XR 

Artisan Cutlery balisong bullshit 

"Diversify yo bonds!" 

Brian's daggers from the KNP hiatus 

Mic Geronimo 

Shirogorv x Sinkevich Sigma 

CZ Shadow 2 

"They're rapin' our churches, burnin' our women!" 

Child killed by alligator at Disney 

Mr. McFeely 

Bob Lum's nail nick 

Johnny Strong 

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Episode 31

Episode 31: A Horrible Error ft. Adam Purvis & Our Best/Worst of 2018

On a special New Year's Eve episode of the Knife Nuts Podcast, we put 2018 under the lens. Joined by friend of the show and knife maker Adam Purvis, we present 22 of our own awards to the best and worst of knives in 2018.

As always thank you to our sponsor PVK Vegas, use coupon code "knifenuts" at checkout to save 5% on your order. In addition, thank you to our sponsor Kizer Cutlery.

Awards:

Surprise personal hit:

Dave - Zero Tolerance 0640

Jake - Manly Knives, APurvis Primordial

Levon - APurvis Primordial

Adam- Tangram Vector

Worst knife trend of 2018:

Dave - Poor estimation of production schedules from production companies

Levon - Fordite/carboquartz

Jake - continued downfall of ZT

Brian- the pocket pecker myth

Adam - fordite

Most impressive knife of the year:

Dave - WE Knives 811 Tyche

Jake - Russian Hokkaido

Levon - Begg Knives Mandera

Adam - Reate Crossroads

Brian - Begg Knives Mandera

Overall - John W Smith NY Special Folder

Best budget folder:

Dave - Tangram Vector

Levon- Civivi Praxis

Jake - Real Steel

Adam - Civivi

Best overall lineup:

Dave - ZT

Levon - Reate

Jake - Spyderco

Adam - Reate

Overall - Kizer Cutlery

Best OEM:

Dave - WE Knives

Levon - Reate

Jake - Bestech

Brian - Reate

Adam - Reate

Worst detent:

Dave - GiantMouse GM5

Levon- GiantMouse GM5

Jake - David Saltzman

Brian - Didn’t feel it myself but if Dave couldn’t fire it it would have to be RJ Martin

Most disappointing knife we received all year:

Dave - Defiant7 Servo

Levon- WE Knives 815B Double Helix

Jake - Aegis Hoplite

Designer of the year:

Dave - Elijah Isham

Brian - Isham

Levon - Isham

Adam - Isham

Honorable Mention - Jared Van Otterloo

Best value:

Dave - MassDrop/WE Knives offerings

Levon- Massdrop Gent

Jake - Kershaw Bareknuckle & Aaron Frederick Trash Panda line

Adam- Jan Hafeinec fixed blades

Worst value:

Dave - everything from Italy

Levon- Ditto

Jake - European table prices

Best knife meme:

Brian - Levons Christmas China D2

Adam - Para3 memes

Overall - Heeter Nation guy

Wingding of the year:

Dave - Comments Sections

Levon- Nick Shabazz comment sections

Best collaboration:

Dave - Sharp by Design x Reate

Jake - Elijah x Knife Industry, AP x Knifenuts!

Levon - JVO x Begg Knives

Best new maker:

Levon- Ian Pikarski CMF

Jake - Luma Blades Jason (new 2018 process)

Brian - Ian Pikarski

Adam - Aaron Frederick

Most promising new production company:

Dave - Artisan Cutlery

Levon - Bestech

Jake - Real Steel

Most disappointing production company:

Dave - Rike Knives

Jake - ZT

Levon - Rike

Best YouTuber:

Dave - Cedric & Ada

Levon- Advanced Knife Bro

Jake - Jeremy Schmidt

Adam - EpicSnuggleBunny/Alex Steel

Best dealer exclusive:

Dave - Rivers Edge Cutlery P3

Levon - Rivers Edge Cutlery P3

Jake - St Nicks Para3

Most controversial/questionable move by production company:

Dave - Boker raising their MAP prices by 25%

Jake - ZT - Once favorite American manufacturer getting steamrolled by red China

Levon - Spyderco continuing to raise prices

Most improved brand:

Dave - Hinderer Knives

Levon - Kizer Knives

Jake - Microtech

Best podcast moment of 2018:

Dave - Jake revealing to Brian he probably has lead poisoning

Levon - hearing Jason Brous say “China D2” seriously/going on Knife Banter

Jake - Sal Manaro singing my dying cat version theme song

Worst podcast moment of 2018:

Dave - Monroe Transfer catching on as much as it did

Levon- Jake’s soundproof chamber

Jake - the 3 hours I spent soundproofing

Brian - my mug on a mug.

References:

The Apollo Theater's "Sandman"

Pusha T's Daytona

"You haven't thought of the smell, you bitch!"

Henry. R "Dick" Hole, Rhode Island basketball legend

CRKT Ken Onion Motley

MKM slipjoint

The WE Knives 619 "HIV knife"

AdvancedKnifeBro's Himalayan Imports Kukri review

Johnny-Five

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Episode 30

Episode 30: Progenies of the Great Knifenuts Podcastalypse (Post NYCKS 2018)

In tonight’s episode: Jake’s credit score is 734, Levon decries Nuts-on-Nuts crime, Brian does a whisper, and Dave goes to lockbar detention.

Also in tonight’s episode we tackle some new releases, the Knife New’s Reader’s Choice awards (as of 12/4), our first production knife collaboration, and most importantly, our thoughts on NYCKS 2018.

As usual, thank you to our sponsor, PVK Vegas. Use coupon code “knifenuts” for 5% off your total order. Check out our other sponsor, Kizer Cutlery, and their “Black Month” sale going on now.

News: Spyderco’s new reveal strategy & possible price increases from tariffs (https://knifenews.com/spyderco-adopts-new-reveal-strategy-with-2019-product-guide/),

ZT Sprint Runs (0562Ti https://zt.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/zt0562ti  0055BRZ https://zt.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/0055brz

Knife Nuts Podcast x APurvis Blades Progeny thoughts

Knife News Reader's Choice Awards

New acquisitions: Dave - Isham Bladeworks Blackstar, Spyderco Kapara, ZT 0640

Levon - ZT 0920, Kizer Theta/Feist, Isham Bladeworks Blackstar

Jake- Isham Bladeworks Blackstar, Kizer Theta/Feist, Copper Natrix, Worst OerLa.

Projects- Copper Natrix hardening new washers, Aegis Hoplite no detent no lock.

Wingding of the Week: The Return of JDavis882

References:

Carcass - "Swansong"

"Now that I can't abide"

Kmaxrom Pelican

RIP Clippy

Dimmu Borgir - "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse"

Celtic Frost - "Progeny"

Tyga - “Taste”

Levon's British friend

Mustangs at Car’s & Coffee

Baby Shark

People at NYCKS:

Sal Manaro

Ken Steigerwalt

Tom Krein

Richard Rogers

Chuck Gedraitas

Chopp Knives

Chuck Richards

Greg Medford

Three Rivers Manufacturing

Luhmer Knives

Matt Diskin

Achter Knives

Geoff Blauvelt

Peter Rassenti

Brian Tighe

Cultrotech

Dervish Knives

Attn2Detail

RJ Martin

Kirby Lambert

Andrew Demko

The whole Chris Reeve Knives crew (Tim, Matt, Anne)

Think Twice Cut Once Podcast


Episode 29

Episode 29: Herb Derr (Pre-NYCKS 2018)

In tonight's episode, Levon yells "abort!", Jake doubles down on a bad joke, Dave records the second half of the podcast underwater, and Brian and makes a shrill noise then disappears.

In addition, we cover a bunch of new acquisitions we didn't mention last episode, go over the discontinued for 2019 Spyderco's, and discuss what we hope to do and see at NYCKS 2018. Later in the episode, a guest joins us and we try to get through Boker's 2019 catalog. We don't get far.

We also giveaway an APurvis Blades Primordial to one of our $25 level Patreon supporters. As usual, thank you to our sponsors Kizer Cutlery and PVK Vegas. Use coupon code "knifenuts" to get 5% off your order at PVK!

New acquisitions: 

Dave - Maxpedition Entity 23L, APurvis Blades Primordial, Zero Tolerance 0470, Tangram Amarillo 

Levon - APurvis Primodial, Kizer Minitherium, Kizer Nomad, Zero Tolerance 0470, Spyderco EuroEdge, Sharp By Design x Reate Micro Typhoon, CRKT x BladeHQ Pilar, Shirogorov x Barker Hokkaido 

References:

Grainside Originals 

Yaxell Mon Chef's Knife 

Herb Derr 

Spyderco Discontinued 2019 list 

The Monroe Transfer (look it up yourself)

Butterfish

Boker 2019 Catalog