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The Bladeology Podcast
47 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
Episode 61: The one and a half year recap
The unintended consequences of life's little challenges (Or the "Life happened and we didn't record an episode for 1.5 years and things went pretty sideways" EPISODE)
51 minutes | May 14, 2021
Episode 60 2021 ICCE Texas Re-Cap & Host News
Welcome to Episode 60! We have been out for a while and a lot has happened in that time, some of which we will talk about some of that we will tease about! News from Nick about BBMs news from Elijah about future Collabs and News from Jeremiah about the future of the business!
119 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
Episode 59 Sam HEAdesigns
Bladeology returns to the stage in the year 2021 with our first guest Sam from HEA designs! We get off topic more than a few times and hear great origin stories of HEA and NCC Knives mixing it up in the mean streets of Brooklyn.
87 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Episode 48 Johnny Stout
This week we sit down with long time knife maker Mr Johnny Stout! We discuss his early days in the hobby that eventually turned into a lifetime passion for what he calls "Fine Folders" his meeting with Larry Chew and getting hooked on Automatics, along with his recent outstanding NRA auction knife that brought an untold amount.
106 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Episode 47 Steve Hill Custom Knives
This week I sit down with knife maker to the stars, Steve Hill! We catch up about his start making "Pocket Hotrods" and his connections to the early New England makers from days of yore, including his close personal friend Mr Bill McHenry and Steve's early days traveling the North South routes from MA to FL to work at the Randall shop.
65 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Episode 46 Chuck Gedraitis Maker Update
This week we catch up with our first guests ever from Episode 6, now on Episode 46! Chuck Gedraitis! We go over the success of his Swiss Army Switchblade along with some details about his builds this past year including the traditional New England style Switchblade knives that he continues to keep alive and strong.
75 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Episode 45 Brad Zinker
This week we talk with the venerable Brad Zinker about his humble beginnings in Homestead Florida, Brad was a "SpareTime" Knife maker for almost 30 years before becoming full time recently. Zinker is known for his many successful production collaborations and designs with a multitude of knife companies, we dive into the origins of his distinct style of lightweight EDC friendly knives.
87 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Episode 44 Mike Norris Damascus
This week we talk to one of the original modern commercially available Damascus forgers, Mike Norris! We discuss technique and styles along with being one of the great stainless steel forgers of the current era. Norris is known internationally for his outstanding twist style patterns like Fire Clone and Hornets Nest.
96 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Episode 43 Michael Vagnino
This week we speak to Michael Vagnino about his early forging work and transition into folders and automatics with the help of D.B Fraley and Larry Chew. Vagnino also tells us about his recent team up with Patrick Mah of Prometheus Design Werx to form Terrain 365 and utilize cast Cobalt blades and Patrick's famous Invictus Design along with Michael's premiere P38 knife.
87 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Episode 41 Part 2 Nate Clark Knives
This Episode we go over the second half of the interview with Nate Clark of Nate Clark Knives. The new century has begun and Nate is venturing forward grinding a fury into the future!
128 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Episode 42 Brian Biegler
This week we talk with Brian Biegler of Biegler Bladeworks about his early beginnings in knife making and its ties to his practicing of traditional Filipino martial arts. Brian manages a full time gym in the same facility as his knife shop that also houses a part time muscle car garage.
55 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Episode 41 Nate Clark Knives
This week we talk with Nate Clark of Nate Clark Knives about his early beginnings in Oregon working with the Rainy Vallotton in the shop and learning the basics of switchblades and growing into machining along with hours of hand sanding and and attending the Oregon Custom Knife Show
76 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Episode 40 Walter Halucha of Latama Cutlery
This week we speak to Walter Halucha of Latama Cutlery about the rebirth of his brand and his history reading and eventually taking over the "Automatic Knife Resource Guide and Newsletter" better known in the automatic knife circles as just the "Newsletter" along with Walters direct and personal connection with legendary Italian knife making families including the Beltrames.
69 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Episode 39 Craig Camerer Custom Knives
This week we talk with Craig Camerer, Forged in Fire "Warhammer" champion and avid maker. Craig hosts "Hammer Ins" at his house as often as he can and also builds full custom Balisongs and in the last couple of years came out with the Continuum Mid-Tech Balisong series. We hear about future projects and Craig tells us about the ABS.
99 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Episode 38 Les Adams
This week we speak with Les Adams of Cape Coral Florida about his sole authorship carbon fiber knives. Les makes a flipper and an "Always On Safety" push button automatic designed for use in the bomb squad. Les shares the development of these models through his time in the Miami-Dade county law enforcement program during the hay day of drug running and Vice squad.
92 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Episode 37 BURN Knives Paul Panak
This week we speak to Paul Panak of Burn Knives, a long time switchblade maker who tells us of his early days customizing Italian Stilettos and selling them on BladeAuction.com and then eventually fabricating them from scratch and developing his OTF mechanism. Paul is now a full time maker still doing Stilettos in the classic way along side making his Custom OTF's.
76 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Episode 36 Part 2 Rainy Vallotton
This week we pick up where we left off in Episode 36 Part 1. This is Part 2 with Rainy Vallotton going over some more details and history of the Vallottons and the way to convert knives and the Mechanisms that make the world spring to action.
86 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Episode 36 PART 1 Rainy Vallotton
This week we talk with the outstanding Rainy Vallotton of Rainy Vallotton Custom Knives. Rainy is the son of the late Butch Vallotton, we talk about growing up immersed in switchblades and dual actions. Rainy has been to 30 Blade Shows over the years with his dad and has the stories to prove it! Stay tuned for part 2.
79 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Episode 35 Jason L Williams
This week we talk with Jason L Williams fifty percent of the team that came up with the now famous Axis lock along with William J McHenry. Jason regales us with stories from A time ago in Rhode Island meeting and joining forces with William "Bill" and working on many a project together and eventually hitting the show circuit.
31 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Episode 34 Mid 2020 Crisis
This week the gang catches up on some day to day updates with a few announcements of things to come, we also go over the 2020 show schedule while discussing the merits of the guitar solos on the legendary Led Zeppelin 4 VS those found in The Who's Quadrophenia
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