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The podcast for knife collectors, knife lovers, knife newbies and “knife junkies.”

The podcast for knife collectors, knife lovers, knife newbies and “knife junkies.”
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The podcast for knife collectors, knife lovers, knife newbies and “knife junkies.”






YouTube Star Advanced Knife Bro on The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 12)

Show Highlights On Episode 12 of The Knife Junkie Podcast it's a fun interview with the Advanced Knife Bro, a knife YouTuber with over 33,000 YouTube subscribers. We think you'll enjoy the chat with The Knife Junkie and the Advanced Knife Bro. Don't forget to call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email if you have any comments or questions about today's show. To listen to past episodes, visit Subscribe to The Knife Junkie newsletter at...


Getting Started with Knife Making Without Breaking the Bank – The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 11)

Show HighlightsAn interesting show this week -- we're talking about making knives. But more specifically, talking about getting starting in knife making without breaking the bank. What must you have at an absolute minimum to make a knife. And roughly how much will it cost yo to get in the game.We're also taking your calls – do you make knives, how much did it cost you to start, what are the absolute minimum number and type of tools to get underway, and any other advise to wannabe knife...


A Look Back at 2018’s Knife News and Trends – The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 10)

Show Highlights The Knife Junkie takes a look back at 2018 -- some of the knife news and trends that happened in 2018. This look back isn't intended to be an all-inclusive recap of the year, but just some of the highlights. Among the highlights of the show -- Kershaw Knives, bearings, Rick Hinderer Knives and the tri-way pivot, mass drop drops, Cold Steel changing steel, Benchmade's quality improvements, OEMs, Spyderco changes their catalog (or their knife release schedule), and more. If you...


Pet Peeves of Knife Collectors – The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 09)

Show Highlights On this episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast (episode 09), we talk pet peeves -- or things that knife collectors look for. The Knife Junkie offers 12 pet peeves for your consideration: Billboarding Re-curved blade Blade centering (un-centered blades) Lock up Thickness behind the edge Steel Action Tip Up vs. Tip Down Deep riding pocket clips Walk and Talk Blade Pull Scale Weight What are your pet peeves? Anything not on the list? Or do you agree -- or disagree -- with anything...


Guest Interview with Fellow Knife Lover, Carrier and Martial Artist Ian Luwis — The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 08)

Show Highlights It's The Knife Junkie's first interview episode and today's show features special guest Ian Luwis, a fellow knife lover, knife carrier and martial artist. Bob was excited about doing an interview show and really wanted Ian to be the first guest, so we're glad we could make it happen. The guys talk knives, as well as martial arts -- various styles -- the two types of training (self-perfection vs. self-preservation) and how and why Ian got into martial arts. And you'll learn...


Holiday Knife Giving Guide – The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 07)

Show Highlights Just in times for the holidays and the gift giving season, The Knife Junkie presents his Holiday Knife Giving Guide. The guide features four categories of knives -- five in each category -- that are perfect to give your special knife junkie. The categories are: $40 and under – No Strings Attached $40 - $120 Category – The Going Steady Category $120-$240 – Skin in the Game Category $250 and Beyond – Marriage Material And what makes The Knife Junkie's Holiday Knife Giving Guide...


The Knife Junkie Helps Pick a Knife for the Knife Newbie ~ The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 06)

Show Highlights Jim, aka "The Knife Newbie," is in for a surprise on this episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco brings out a collection of six knives to show off -- and then has Jim pick one out that will be his everyday carry (EDC) knife for the next couple of weeks. Guess Bob was tired of seeing Jim's Swiss Army Knife week after week! The choices: Cold Steel Steelwill Cutjack Buck Canoe Benchmade Mini Griptillion Boker Lateralus Real Steel Metamorph Sypderco...


Factors in Knife Collecting – The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 05)

Show HighlightsEpisode 05 of The Knife Junkie podcast has Bob and Jim discussing several factors that The Knife Junkie has for knives in his collection -- need versus want, aesthetics, usability, uniqueness, etc. However, there are three main criteria he uses for his personal collection:Its use as a weaponUnique designSentimentalWhat factors do you consider when adding a knife to your collection? Call The Knife Junkie listener line at 724-466-4467 and let us know. Pocket CheckJim continues...


Blade Shapes and Their Utilities – The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 04)

Show HighlightsThe Knife Junkie continues his "Knife 101" series with an in-depth look at blade shapes and their utilities on Episode 04 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.Drop point, clip point, dagger (double edge), Wharncliffe, Tanto, Seax and recurve blades are discussed, as well various grinds -- hollow, saber and flat -- and what these shapes and grinds are best suited for. This week's show also features an interesting product review for an American made product, the Snaggletooth, as well as...


The First Tool, Walk and Talk and the Traditional Slip Joint Folders ~ The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 02)

The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 02) On today's show, Bob and Jim talk about the traditional slip joint folders, as well as have the pocket check to start the show. Also featured is "The First Tool" segment on Bowie knives and the "Walk and Talk" segment where the guys hope you'll be able to identify the knife by the sound it makes, so listen in for that to see what you need to do if you can identify the sound. Pocket Check • Jim continues to carry his Victorinox Swiss Army Knife • Bob has...


The Knife Junkie Podcast – Modern Tactical Folding Knives (Episode 01)

Welcome to the first episode of The Knife Junkie Podcast ... technically it's the second show since our introduction was show 00. Anyway. Hopefully you'll enjoy episode 01 as Bob delves into what he calls the "modern tactical folders," i.e. folding knives. Lots of great knives talked about on today's show and some pretty good "walk and talk," the sound a knife makes when its blade is opened and closed. The walk describes the feel of the tang as it moves along the spring when the blade is...


The Knife Junkie Podcast Introduction – Episode 00

Welcome to the introductory show of The Knife Junkie Podcast, the podcast for knife collectors, knife lovers, knife newbies and “knife junkies.” Each week your hosts Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco and Jim "The Knife Newbie" Person talk knives. Everything about knives! Types, styles, how to maintain your knives, collecting them and lots more. On this episode, show #00, the introduction, Bob and Jim cover: Pocket Check Jim has his red Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Bob has several knives His...