The Knife Junkie Podcast

The Knife Junkie Podcast

The Knife Junkie podcast is the place for knife newbies and experience knife collectors to learn more about knives and knife collecting and become true "knife junkies." Twice per week, Bob DeMarco talks knives and brings you special sections such as Knife Life News, pocket checks and more. In addition, your calls will be featured on the podcast -- just call The Knife Junkie Listener Line at 724-466-4487. And be sure to visit The Knife Junkie online at theknifejunkie.com

Episodes

October 17, 2021

Custom knife maker Ron Steele Jr. of Ron Steele Designs joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on episode 260 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.

Steele is a graphic designer by trade and has been making knives for a relatively short time. He specializes in EDC fixed blades, making colorful and complex structured handle scales.

He describes himself on Instagram as a husband, father, mountain biker, DIY’er, graphic designer, and now kn...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 259), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at seven cool knives on Loan. Be sure to check out the show notes at www.theknifejunkie.com/259 for the list of knives talked about on this episode.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket check" of knives -- the Microtech Ultratech and the Victorinox Fruit Knife -- while in Knife Life News, SOG shows off...

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Matt Chase of Hogtooth Knives -- who crafted Bob's gorgeous custom 50th birthday knife (and awesome leather sheath) -- joins "The Knife Junkie" on episode 258 of the podcast to talk about the build.

Bob and Matt discuss the knife, how it was built, the parts of the knife and where they came from, as well as the challenges the former USMC Scout Sniper had to overcome to make it. 

The elaborate and beautiful Loveless sub-hi...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 257), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at the traditional folder by examining 10 trappers in his collection. Be sure to check out the show notes at www.theknifejunkie.com/257 for the list of knives talked about on this episode.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket check" of knives -- the CRK Umnumzaan tanto, Victorinox Pioneer X and the Civ...

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Brian Moreland of JB Knife & Tool joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 256 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Find show notes at www.theknifejunkie.com/256.

Based in Texas, JB Knife & Tool aims to make custom knives, tools, pens and gadgets that the "average Joe" can afford. Founded in Aug. 2013, JB Knife and Tool, LLC is an outlet for all the crazy ideas that Brian and business partner John Stubbs can come up w...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 255), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at a box of custom blades from Tier 1 Gear & EDC Reviews. Be sure to check out the show notes at https://www.theknifejunkie.com/255 for the list of knives talked about on this episode.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket check" of knives -- the Spartan Harsey Folder, SPK Shark in Cruwear. the Luft...

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Jake Wright, better know as Bearded Gear on YouTube and Instagram, joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 254 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Find links, etc. at https://theknifejunkie.com/254.

With well over 8,000 subscribers and almost 800 videos, Bearded Gear has become a well-respected and relied-upon voice in the online knife world. Now, Jake has teamed up with Ryan of Rimmer Designs to create a new knife company called L...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 253), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco dives into his collection to find his top 12 folders with neutral handles. Be sure to check out the show notes at www.theknifejunkie.com/253 for the list of knives talked about on this episode.

Bob starts the show with a reminder that time is almost up to donate to Knife Rights' Ultimate Steel. And in his "p...

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Custom Knife Maker David Longworth of David Longworth Knives joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 252 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Fins show notes and the video of today's podcast at https://theknifejunkie.com/252.

Longworth has been making knives part-time for over 40 years, specializing in the folder. He recently went full-time into the knife making business.

He seeks to innovate with his folders, having invented a b...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 251), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at the top 10+ folders in his collection with ideal handle to blade ratio. Be sure to check out the show notes at https://www.theknifejunkie.com/251 for the list of knives talked about on this episode.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket checks" -- the Off-Grid Scorpion and the Benchmade Bugout --...

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Jonathan Caruso of Ledlyl Knives joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 250 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Be sure to catch this great episode full of info and fun, as well as how Caruso came up with the interesting name for his knife company.

Caruso custom hand forges knives, tomahawks and grill tools with a focus on function and an eye for beauty. Bladesmithing was a hobby for him for 7 years until he retired from the Marin...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 249), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco showcases his Top 12 Most Carried Knives. Be sure to check out the show notes at www.theknifejunkie.com/249 for the list of knives talked about on this episode.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket checks" -- the ZT 0620 and the Spyderco Ronin -- while in Knife Life News, it's a new Joe Flowers knife fr...

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Michael Janich, founder of Martial Blade Concepts and special projects coordinator with Spyderco Knife Co., joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 248 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.

Janich is the founder and head instructor of Martial Blade Concepts, and he has been studying and teaching self-defense and the martial arts for more than 40 years. He  is one of the few contemporary instructors to have been personally trained by...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 247), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco showcases his top 10 future heirloom knives -- a hard list to narrow down to just ten. Be sure to check out the show notes at www.theknifejunkie.com/247 for the list of knives talked about on this episode.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket checks" -- the CRK Sebenza 21 and the Ron Steele Designs Prime --...

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JB Stout, custom knife maker, joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 246 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.

Stout specializes in hard use folders, though he also makes fixed blades, slip joints and pocket tools. A machinist / tool and die maker by trade, he uses this experience and expertise to construct his knives.

He has done collaboration knives with makers Jim Burke, Ramon Chaves, Jeremy Horton, Shannon Carter, Brad Blount a...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 245), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco provides an EDC folder update with his 10 best. Be sure to check out the show notes at www.theknifejunkie.com/245 for the list.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket checks" -- the Hinderer XM-18 Spanto, Victorinox Alox Pioneer X, and the SPK Shark -- while in Knife Life News he takes a look at the third ver...

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Dylan Grace, Dylan Grace Blade Co., joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 244 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.

Dylan has always loved knives and making things. Once he began making knives, he was inspired by his love of adventure and handmade products. He aims to make knives that look as if they've been used for generations.

Each robustly built knife is handmade and goes through a three-day aging and patina process to giv...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 243), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco takes a look at his birthday haul of knives, including several loaners from friends of the show, and of course his custom Hogtooth Knives Sub-hilt Fighter.

Bob starts the show with his "pocket checks" -- the TRM Atom / Gcarta and the Kramer Custom Knives Voodoo -- while in Knife Life News he takes a look at...

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KnifeSteelNerds.com founder and steel metallurgist Larrin Thomas joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" on episode 242 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.

Larrin developed an interest in steel by visiting knife shows with father Devin Thomas, maker of Damascus steel. Years later his interest in steel led to a PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

He works professionally developing steels for the a...

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On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 241), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco takes a look at Pikal style knives (tip down, edge in).

Bob starts the show with his "pocket checks" -- the Spyderco Military and the Finch 1929 -- while in his "state of the collection," it's a knife from JB Knives (the Ditch Pick Double-Edge), the TRM Atom DLC / Gcarta, and a Cold Steel Spike ...

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