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 

Episode 28

Episode 28: MODIFY MY BOKER!!! ft Geoff Blauvelt of TuffKnives

Tonight we are joined by custom knife maker Geoff Blauvelt of TuffKnives. Geoff's story is one that is both totally unique, and highly modern; he was key member of the early YouTube knife community, whose passion for knives lead to career modifying them, and later making his own custom knives. What is completely unique is that he documented all of it on YouTube at a time where no one else had done this before. His YouTube channel (Tuffthumbz) is still available if you want to watch the reality-show like progression of Geoff and other custom knife makers around him like Sebastjian Berenji (Borka Blades) and Michal Gavac (Gavko Knives). 

We get the full story from Geoff, as well as some of the interesting up's and down's he has experienced in his career as a knife maker. A common theme throughout the episode is reminiscing about how different knife industry was even just 5 years ago.

In addition, we are proud to announce our new sponsor, Kizer Cutlery, who joins our established sponsor PVK Vegas. We are excited to be able to check out Kizer's new knives and will continue to provide our unfiltered, irreverent takes on their knives. As usual, use coupon code "knifenuts" at PVK for 5% off your order!

References:

Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia, PA) mural painted by Geoff 

Spyderco T-Mag 

Boker Plus x TuffKnives War Toad 

TuffKnives Imp 

Arcform Knives 

Kershaw Cyclone ZDP-189 

Bobby Shmurda 

Jim Skelton visits Tuff Knives and grinds his first blade 

California legal Microtech UTX 70  


Episode 27

Episode 27: Q&A

Well I don't really have a funny description for this one, it's just us answering listener-provided questions like "what two makers would you like to see collaborate and what production company would you like to handle it?" or "Which host of the podcast would survive longest in a zombie apocalypse?". This one really is about knives!

As always, make sure to head over to our sponsor PVK Vegas and use the coupon code “knifenuts” for 5% off your order.

References:

Paris knife show - brought to you by the human chickpea 

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop

Benchmade Gold Class Cigar Cutter

Microtech/Terzuola ATCF

Lily Pulitzer

History of Mokume-Gane

"I did not hit her! I did naaaaaht"

Black Philip

Episode 26

Episode 26: Kevin James Knives

On tonight's episode of the Knife Nuts Podcast: Brian poses a question, Jake 3D prints himself a new life, Levon struggles with his hair, and Dave finally gets the soundboard he has wanted.

Also on tonight's episode we recount Brian's experience at the USN GX show, along with some debates about how knife makers should handle shit talking (and vice versa). In addition, we give away a Viper Fortis to a lucky Patreon supporter and hit some scattershot topics we've missed in the last month.

As always, thank you to our sponsor PVK Vegas with whom you can receive 5% off your order with the coupon "knifenuts". 

New acquisitions:

Jake - Rex 45 Para 3, Trash Panda Express

Levon - River's Edge Cutlery Para 3, Brous Blades Raven, Liong Mah Eraser, Civivivivivi knife

Dave - GiantMouse GM5, Real Steel x Poltergeist Works 3605F

References:

Carol Danvers

BG Knives haul from GX

Lee Lerman auction piece

Knife Nuts Knife Banter episode

St. Nick's exclusive Para 3

Spyderco Brouwer

Heeter Nation video

Delaware County (Delco) accent

North Arms Knives Knife News article

Fyre Festival debacle

The Pine Barrens

Joe Rogan Podcast with knife maker 

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Episode 25

Episode 25: Fake Knife Bro ft. Advanced Knife Bro

In tonight's episode, we're joined by popular knife YouTuber Advanced Knife Bro, whose channel is known for its sardonic, deadpan humor and high production values. Mark has carved out a sizable following on YouTube by giving honest, user-focused reviews that don't get caught up in minutia that plagues tabletop reviews. Oh, and he batons everything.

New acquisitions: Levon - Tangram Vector, Something Obscene Nemley, Valence Knives Gamma midtech, Arcform Catalyst, Purvis Ish. Dave - WE 814 Chimera, Fjallbo bookcase from IKEA. Jake - WE 717 Valiant.

As usual, you can get 5% off your order from our sponsor PVK by using the coupon code "knifenuts".

References:

Eye of Sekhmet

Cedric & Ada

Spyderco Caribbean

Benchmade Fact

Zombie Tools Vakra

Survive! Knives Drama

Advanced Knife Bro Brous Razorback video

"Oh hi Mark"

"Then I heard it's not what you make but how much you spent"

St Nick's Knives exclusive Delica

"Did we just become best friends?!"  

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