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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Episode 24

Episode 24: Passion of the Jake 2: Electric Boogaloo

In tonight's episode, Levon really emphasizes the "p" in "pimping", Jake makes some noises (as usual), Brian finally loses it, and Dave brings Jake's cross out of retirement.

In addition, we also covered our numerous new acquisitions as of late, with an emphasis on new stuff from WE Knives, including a first look at the new MassDrop/Gavko/WE collaboration Thresher. We spend a good amount of time discussing the ZT lock failure controversy, and Jake and Dave finally share details about stories they've hinted at for a while. 

New acquisiton: Levon - MassDrop/Gavko/WE Thresher (prototype on loan from Massdrop), Shirogorov Hati R, Shirogorov Hation (loan), ZT 0462BLK, ZT 0450FCDAM, Kershaw Launch 1, Kizer Begleiter. Dave - MassDrop Crux (on loan from @richardrigsby), Kizer Basalt, WE Knives 811B Tyche (on loan from @apurvisblades). Jake - Quest Customs Micro Kwaiken

As usual, you can get 5% off your order from our sponsor PVK by using the coupon code "knifenuts". Also, check out the MassDrop/Gavko/WE Thresher at http://dro.ps/thresher-1

References: 

John DeLorean money laundering
Social Learning Theory (Albert Bandura)
Kizer Gemini in Damasteel
Boker Plus Urban Trapper in Damasteel
BRS version of the Thresher
BRS Minuteman
CKF Spectra
Dr. Frunkey Video on the Thresher
HEA Designs EQ V2
"It's the Black Lung Pop!"
Ferrum Forge Pro-Line
Microtech OSS Cobra
Real Steel/Poltergeist Works 3605F Control
River's Edge Cutlery PM3 sprint
Nero Knives video of his ZT locks failing
Nemo Knives using a PM2 to cut through another PM2 (I wish this video still existed)
Strider PT slipjoint

Episode 23

Episode 23: PostBLADEum Depression

On tonight's episode: Jake has a rash, Brian will bang anyone of youse for that kinda money, Levon doesn't say "pet peeve" that much, and Dave puts the stress on the second syllable of "prowess". Oh, and Aaron shows up again.

It may be the Michael Jordan episode, but this was no slam dunk. We jump around between new acquisitions, some forthcoming knives, and reflect more on Blade once we're again joined by Aaron Frederick of Frederick Knives.

New Acquisitions: Levon - Reate Baby Machine, Kershaw Camp 10, Shirogorov Hati R, Real Steel G5 Metamorph. Dave - Kershaw Camp 18

We're also excited to be able to give away a WE Knives 807 Vaquita that was generously donated by its designer, NM Bladeworks. In order to enter, post a picture on Instagram of what you would use a tiny kukri for with the hashtag #KnifeNutsTreeShit and tag at our IG account, @knifenutspodcast. 

References:

Brian's Chicane auction
Shirogorov Hati R
Pena X Series
Dalibor Bergam Unnamed Integral
Michael Raymond Starlit
Real Steel Harrier
Real Steel x Poltergeist Bladeworks
Mora Cork knife
The Hitman
Tim Lambesis arrest
Microtech UTX-70
Microtech Cypher
Lucas Burnley kitchen knife Kickstarter
Vitesse Design Morpheus
Blink Blades Jinx
Spyderco Matriarch
Skeksis
WE Knives 811 Tyche
Zero Tolerance 0462BLK
KABAR's first flipper
Knife Steel Nerds
Chaves x Reate Knives Ultramar line
British pronunciation of "prowess"    
No Flex Zone

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Episode 22

Episode 22: EpicSnuggleNuts Pt. 2 ft. EpicSnuggleBunny (Post-Blade Show 2018)

Fresh back from Blade Show 2018, we are once again joined by Auston the EpicSnuggleBunny to discuss everyone's (but Dave) experience at the Blade show 2018. We cover the new production knives introduced, give some thoughts on the awards, and generally act very exhausted from the deluge of knives at Blade.

References:

Greg Medford naked
JBin knives
Reate Jack
Enrique Pena/Reate Series X
Liong Mah Lanny
Zero Tolerance 0470
Kershaw Atmos
Andy Milonakis
Suing your parents for kicking you out...
Shirogorov auction piece
Darrel Ralph balisong (no photographs!)
Fanatic Edge Omen
Isham Bladeworks Arrakis, Pleroma, and AEterna
WE knife with exposed spring
Mikita Knives and Maniago Knife Consortium
Lionsteel ROK
Hinderer Full Track with Tri-way pivot
Spyderco Paysan
Spyderco Drunken
Brous knife suspiciously similar to the Tropen
Chris Reeve Knives Impinda
Begg Mini Glimpse
Phillippe Jourget FIF 23
Tashi wolverine claws
Benchmade Gold Class Proper
Snecx/CKF Terra

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Episode 21

Episode 21: EpicSnuggleNuts ft. EpicSnuggleBunny (Pre-Blade 2018)

In tonight's episode, we're joined by friend of the podcast Auston, better known in the knife community as EpicSnuggleBunny. Auston runs a popular YouTube channel in which he reviews a variety of production and custom knives. You can also find him on IG here.

We spend most of the episode discussing what we're interested in seeing at the upcoming Blade show, but wander off into other topics including reminiscing about Auston's former podcast, the Modern Neanderthal Podcast. Much to Auston's chagrin, we very much did not have a list of topics to cover so in typical Knife Nuts fashion, most of the time is spent annoying Brian.

References:
Hogue H&K Exemplar
Zero Tolerance 0095TS
Tommy Boy - "They want the guarantee on the box!"
Begg Knives Astio
Kershaw Camp 18
"I studied the blade..."
Archibald Meatpants aka Bill Barrett    
G&G Hawk Deadlock
G&G Hawk/Serge Orbit
Heretic Blade Show special
Family Guy - "Kicked in the nuts"
Benchmade 756 Micro Pocket Rocket
New Reate integral designed by Jack
Reate/Lambert collaboration
Real Steel Relict and Havran
Lionsteel ROK
Zieba knife stuffed with skulls
New Kizer knives
The Streisand Effect
New Isham Bladeworks
 

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Episode 20

Episode 20: You're Never Too Old For Crayons!!! ft Matt Diskin

In tonight's episode, we're joined by a name you probably recognize but know little about, and if you don't know his name you certainly know the knives he has provided materials for. Matt Diskin is a talented custom knifemaker best known for his recent double action offerings like the Fire, Wheel, or Revolution, but also owns one of the most important carbon fiber companies in the knife industry, Fibersmith.

Matt provides some exclusive information about the history of the ZT0777, and some more insight into the materials knife companies choose. We also get into some general topics talking about his production collaborations and his views on how the custom market has changed.

References:

Diskin VND (can't find any pictures of this one)
Older Diskin art knives    
Butch Valloton and his family
Diskin Fire
Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber
Marble Carbon Fiber
Lamborghini "Forged Carbon Fiber" 
Diskin designed Kizer Toro
Kershaw Strobe
Kershaw Deadline
Kershaw Nura
Zero Tolerance 0095TS
Vanax 35
Zero Tolerance 0454
Zero Tolerance 0600
Sinkevich modified ZT0450
Zero Tolerance 0450FCZDP
Zero Tolerance 0427
Salt Bae Reviews
Adam Purvis Primordial
Quest Customs Kutzu
Teal Delica
Diskin Corkscrew knife
Possible Valloton in Drive
Chris Reeve Inkosi with CarboQuartz

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Episode 19

Episode 19: Blue Collar Comedy Tour

In tonight's episode, Dave offers Jake a cross, Levon alienates a good majority of our audience, Brian has to go, and Jake hand-files for your sins.

We cover a range of topics, including some new acquisitions, Twosun knives, the Caswell Morphing Karambit Kickstarter, the future of custom knife makers, the upcoming Massdrop Terzuola collaboration, and more. Brian had to leave us after about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and we had to call in for reinforcements from a fan-favorite guest. If you only want to hear about knives, you can tune out at that point.

New acquisitions: Levon - Brian Tighe Tighe Breaker, WE Zeta, Steel Will Resident, Brown Knives Servo (on loan), Dave - waiting on a Twosun TS69, Jake - his own custom made fixed blade

References:

Cognitively impenetrable memes
reusable diaper washer
Brian Tighe Tighe Coon
Edge Observer documentary on Brian Tighe (sadly taken down along with all of Edge Observer's work)
Steel Will Tenet
Rodney Mullen
"Take On Me" by Aha
Tuya Knives
WE 604 tattoo
Twosun TS25
Massdrop Made Terzuola/WE Knife
Three Rivers Manufacturing TR-1000
WE 803, 804, 805
New Reate/Liong Mah knives
New Reate/Lambert knives
Damon Wayans with a Kwaiback
In Living Color skits (Self-Defense Instructor and Fire Marshall Bill)
Killer Mike (and his Balzano knife)
Cold Steel San Mai cease and desist
Massdrop/Spyderco SG2 Endure and Delica
Super Blue Caly warping
Spyderco Lum Tanto thread with Sal's awful response
Awful lamination line on the BladeHQ/Lum Chinese sprint
Alexi Laiho
Wayne Static and Tera Wray
Joe Caswell Morphing Karambit Kickstarter
Wintersun's kickstarter controversy
"ran off on the plug twice..."
Boxing glove on a spring thing
Lehigh Valley Knife Show

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