The Knife Junkie Podcast

Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco

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 and comments will be featured on the podcast -- dial The Knife Junkie Listener Line at 724-466-4487. And be sure to visit The Knife Junkie online at www.theknifejunkie.com read less

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So You’ve Been Challenged to a Knife Duel: Dedicated Fighters - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 374)
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So You’ve Been Challenged to a Knife Duel: Dedicated Fighters - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 374)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 374), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at dedicated fighting knives for that knife duel you're challenged to, including the Randall Made Combat Stiletto 2-7, Spartan Harsey Dagger and his custom Hogtooth Sub-Hilt Fighter among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week from last week's mid-week podcast (episode 372) followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Off-Grid Stinger, Jack Wolf Knives Cyborg Jack and the 15:58 Knife Co. Revere. Bob also shows off a loaner -- the F-22 Jerad Oeser (featuring the Lee Williams Kickstop).In Knife Life News, Ontario Knife Co. adds a lock back to their Camp Plus lineup and a couple of new Kizer knives focus on special materials. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his Cold Steel Natchez Bowie, the Wingard Wearables Thumper War Club, the new Jack Wolf Knives Venom Jack, as well as Dirk Pinkerton's ringed Inversion Prototype and custom Dirk Pinkerton Razorback (on loan from the maker).Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode and leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. You also can call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
So You’ve Been Challenged to a Knife Duel: Dedicated Fighters - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 374)
Yesterday
So You’ve Been Challenged to a Knife Duel: Dedicated Fighters - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 374)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 374), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at dedicated fighting knives for that knife duel you're challenged to, including the Randall Made Combat Stiletto 2-7, Spartan Harsey Dagger and his custom Hogtooth Sub-Hilt Fighter among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week from last week's mid-week podcast (episode 372) followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Off-Grid Stinger, Jack Wolf Knives Cyborg Jack and the 15:58 Knife Co. Revere. Bob also shows off a loaner -- the F-22 Jerad Oeser (featuring the Lee Williams Kickstop).In Knife Life News, Ontario Knife Co. adds a lock back to their Camp Plus lineup and a couple of new Kizer knives focus on special materials. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his Cold Steel Natchez Bowie, the Wingard Wearables Thumper War Club, the new Jack Wolf Knives Venom Jack, as well as Dirk Pinkerton's ringed Inversion Prototype and custom Dirk Pinkerton Razorback (on loan from the maker).Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode and leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. You also can call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Munko Knives Paul Munko, Colorful Filth Graphic Design - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 373)
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Munko Knives Paul Munko, Colorful Filth Graphic Design - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 373)
Paul Munko, graphic designer (Colorful Filth Graphic Design) and knife designer of the Kizer Comet and the upcoming Kizer Clairvoyant, joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on Episode 373 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( is an artist, creating logo, marketing and product designs for through his Colorful Filth label. He has created logos, stickers, and more for companies like Olamic and Flying Shark Knives. His artwork has also appeared on four limited edition runs from Northern KnivesPaul’s first knife -- the compact Kizer Comet -- was released to much fanfare in early 2022. Prior to creating the Comet, Munko was known mainly as a graphic artist, and his artist’s eye gave the Comet a stylish look that balances old and new visual cues.Paul’s new design, a larger more robust button lock called the Clairvoyant, is in the prototype phase with Kizer. While the Clairvoyant still benefits from Munko’s artistic background, it scales up the size and leverages a totally different blade profile and locking mechanism.You can find Paul Munko and Colorful Filth Graphic Design online at as well as on Instagram at and sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Thanksgiving Road Trip Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 372)
Nov 30 2022
Thanksgiving Road Trip Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 372)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 372), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at his knives that accompanied him on his Thanksgiving road trip to see family, including the CRK Umnumzaan, Resco MDCF and Hogtooth Ruffian among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comments of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Les George Knives VECP, Jack Wolf Knives Cyborg Jack, Kramer Voodoo and his emotional support knife, the Finch Knives Buffalo Tooth.In Knife Life News, Paul Munko designs an upsized knife for Kizer and Poltergeist Works and Real Steel create a folded-spine integral. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his Vosteed Raccoon, his new Zulu War Club, Moro Barong (a gift from his brother) and a Saudi Arabian Jambiya (a gift from his dad).Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode and leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. You also can call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Wingard Wearables Zac Wingard - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 371)
Nov 27 2022
Wingard Wearables Zac Wingard - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 371)
Zac Wingard of Wingard Wearables joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on Episode 371 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( Wearables creates EDC items out of weapons not thought of for everyday carry, like tomahawks, spears, war clubs and an implement called the "Quill." One thing that many current-day tomahawk makers get wrong (and that Wingard focuses on getting right) is weight. Unlike axes and hatchets, tomahawks are meant to be very light and nimble in the hand and easy to throw.Like the name implies, Wingard Wearable tomahawks, pikes and quills are intended to be worn close to the body and come with kydex sheaths for the sharp and pointy parts. Zac EDCs his Backripper Tomahawk, in-the-waistband, literally all the time. These tomahawks and other implements are not just weapons but also intended for utility use. The new Thumper is a wearable bludgeon designed around the Iroquois war club, made by Zac entirely in house.Each Wingard Wearable is made in America by skilled blacksmiths and bladesmiths and numerous small businesses across three states.Find Wingard Wearables online at and on Instagram (wingard_wearables) at sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Scab of Choirboyz Cutlery Outdoors - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 370)
Nov 20 2022
Scab of Choirboyz Cutlery Outdoors - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 370)
Scab of the Choirboyz Cutlery Outdoors YouTube channel joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on Episode 370 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( started the Choirboyz Cutlery Outdoors!! YouTube channel as a form of therapy, and with the goal of using and learning about knives, bushcraft, kayaking, and the outdoors -- all in hopes that the viewer comes along for the ride! His tastes in knives range from folders to massive fixed blades and mega-choppers. The Choirboyz Cutlery Outdoors channel is intended to be a fun expression of his appreciation of all things with a blade and the outdoors!! And Scab always shouts out other content makers to build community and also honors veterans, law enforcement officers (LEOs) and those suffering from addiction.Scab is not a veteran of military service, but he supports veterans and wants to raise awareness of the tragedy of veteran suicide! #22aday.Find Choirboyz Cutlery Outdoors!! on YouTube (www.youtube.com/@choirboyzcutleryoutdoors) and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/choirboyzcutleryoutdoors.Be sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit www.theknifejunkie.com/patreon for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit theknifejunkie.com/listen. And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice -- theknifejunkie.com/podhost.
Knives with the Best Bang for the Buck Under $60 - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 369)
Nov 16 2022
Knives with the Best Bang for the Buck Under $60 - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 369)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 369), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at the knives that'll give you the best bang for the buck all under $60, including the Cold Steel SRK, Petrified Fish Victor and Civivi Praxis among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comments of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Kizer Begleiter XL, Jack Wolf Knives Cyborg Jack, the Hogtooth Knives Ruffian, and the Off-Grid Baby Rhino.In Knife Life News, there's a new CRKT Forged For War knife -- the Taco Viper (a 4"+ folder), and a new folder from Fox and Grigorii Matveev called the Argus. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his Ontario SP-10 Marine Raider Bowie, as well as three loaner knives -- the Williams Design/W.K. Hira Zukuri 5.75” and 9" (both on loan from @skookumdanger), and the Emerson Sgian Dubh (on loan from @jocksknives)Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode and leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Orion Knives David Kam - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 368)
Nov 13 2022
Orion Knives David Kam - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 368)
David Kam of Orion Knives joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on Episode 368 of The Knife Junkie Podcast (theknifejunkie.com/368).David started collecting EDC gear including knives in 2017, and began his BladeBanter YouTube knife review channel in 2018, after being an active contributor to other review channels. Once David's knife preferences were crystalized, he created Orion Knives and a premium-feel folder called the Solaris, for less than $100.Fascinated with mechanisms and workmanship, David set out to make knives with a high-level of engineering and design finesse. His Solaris model was an early "enthusiast-designed," China-OEM-produced folder, designed around its button lock/flipper action.Orion recently released the Scorpio, a sweet little clip point EDC with a unique look and build around the same button lock action as the Solaris. In an exciting departure from the button lock flipper setup, David has designed and prototyped a full size frame lock flipper with fuller, opening hole and hawkbill/wharncliffe blade called Cetus.The company's logo features the three stars that make up the belt of Orion, the favorite constellation of his three boys. The company's motto is, "Invest in Your Lifestyle." Find Orion Knives at www.orionknives.com and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/orionknives.Be sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. www.theknifejunkie.com/patreonLet us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
10 Great Tiny Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 367)
Nov 9 2022
10 Great Tiny Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 367)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 367), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at 10 great tiny knives, including the Cold Steel Micro Recon 1, Ka-Bar Dozier Lockback, and Fred Perrin Le Bowie Neck Knife among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Boker Smatcchet, Ritter/Hogue Mini RSK Mk1 (Emotional Support Knife) and the Bark River Knives Mini Bush Seax -- as well as looks back on Knives Live 2022, which was rebroadcast as Episode 366 of The Knife Junkie Podcast.In Knife Life News, it's the New Jack Wolf knife (a futuristic traditional) and TOPS goes full hipster with the Tac-Rake. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his Orion Knives Scorpio, Orion Knives Cetus Prototype, Jack Wolf Knives Cyborg Jack, Hogtooth Knives Ruffian (this year's birthday knife) and the Rough Rider Black Mule Bowie.Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode and leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Knife Rights Doug Ritter and Off-Grid Knives Cary Orefice - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 366)
Nov 6 2022
Knife Rights Doug Ritter and Off-Grid Knives Cary Orefice - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 366)
Knife Rights Doug Ritter and Off-Grid Knives Cary Orefice joined Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco for his hour of the 24-hour live stream marathon to benefit KnifeRights.org. Episode 366 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( is a replay of that livestream.Knife Rights is America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization; leading the fight to Rewrite Knife Law in America™ and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans™. Knife Rights efforts have resulted in 39 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 25 states and over 150 cities and towns since 2010.Support Knife Rights with a donation ( or join Knife Rights ( You can also support Knife Rights while shopping on Amazon (for any product or products) with AmazonSmile. Just go to smile.amazon.com/ch/74-3197994 for all your shopping on Amazon!Get Your Off-Grid Knife (or knives) with my affiliate link and support The Knife Junkie channel at the same time -- www.theknifejunkie.com/offgrid. Learn more about Knives Live at sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Best Knives to Get Stranded With - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 365)
Nov 2 2022
Best Knives to Get Stranded With - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 365)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 365), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at what he calls "the best knives to be stranded with" and shows off his top 10 knives that fit that bill, plus he recaps his Halloween 2022 knives! Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comments of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Emerson CQC-13, Jack Wolf Knives Benny's Clip (steak knife), CJRB Scoria (emotional support knife), and the QSP Canary.In Knife Life News, the biggest fixed blade GiantMouse is an "Ultimate Camp Knife" and the James Brand Palmer, a new stylish replaceable-blade utility cutter (affiliate link: Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his QSP Penquin Mini and QSP Penquin Plus, along with the TFW Talibong.Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode and leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Diane Carver, Brighten Blades - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 364)
Oct 30 2022
Diane Carver, Brighten Blades - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 364)
Diane Carver, founder of Brighten Blades, along with two of her daughters -- Kristy McClellan and Katie Mecham -- joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on episode 364 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( If you're interested in a Brighten Blades (or several), save 15% on your purchase with the discount code "junkie15".Brighten Blades offers high quality knives with a beautiful twist and a positive message. The best of human attributes that guide Brighten Blades are: Believe, Love, Brave, Resilient, Faith, Hope, Happy, Dream, Peace, Unite, Wish, and Happy.Prior to founding Brighten, Diane spent 20 years traveling the globe and developing knives with some of the best manufacturers, like Fox, Klim, Traeger and Browning. Eschewing cheap pink knives, Diane decided to make beautiful knives for a woman's hand and inspire others in the process. Diane's three daughters jumped at the chance to help their mother with her compelling vision, and took on the different responsibilities it would require to make Brighten a real company.Find Brighten Blades online at on Instagram at as well as on Facebook at sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Practical to Tactical: 10 Great Do-All Folding Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 363)
Oct 26 2022
Practical to Tactical: 10 Great Do-All Folding Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 363)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 363), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at what he calls "practical to tactical" and shows off his top 10 great do-all folding knives, including the Asymmetrical Contact, Vosteed Knightshade and the Spyderco Delica Wharncliffe (serrated) among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Heretic Manticore-X, Jack Wolf Knives K9 Jack, Tempest Pinion (emotional support knife), and the 15;58 Revere.In Knife Life News, two new WE Knives are on the way and CRKT teams up with an Italian OEM for a limited edition Squid II. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his new Boker Shamsher, a gift from Chas Fisher, general manager at Boker USA, who was a guest on episode 354 of the podcast.Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode and leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Dirk Pinkerton, Custom Knife Maker & Knife Designer - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 362)
Oct 23 2022
Dirk Pinkerton, Custom Knife Maker & Knife Designer - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 362)
Custom knife maker and knife designer Dirk Pinkerton joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on episode 362 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( began making knives seriously in 2005 after a lifetime interest in knives. His design philosophy comes from observing his father’s knife usage. Dirk makes and designs straight forward, purpose driven knives.Dirk’s experience in the private security world, training with LEOs and SWAT gave him an understanding of how knives were looked upon as tools and weapons. And his mentor, Darrel Ralph, taught him the strict discipline and the freedom of expression of knife making.Aside from a thriving custom knife making career, Pinkerton's folder designs, as well as fixed blade designs, are in production with companies like Kizer, Kansept, Assymetric and more.Find Dirk online at www.pinkertonknives.com as well as on Instagram at www.instagram.com/pinkerton_knives.Be sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit theknifejunkie.com/patreon for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated.Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit theknifejunkie.com/listen. And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice -- theknifejunkie.com/podhost.
My Top 15 "Bestest" and "Mostest" Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 361)
Oct 19 2022
My Top 15 "Bestest" and "Mostest" Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 361)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 361), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at his Top 15 "bestest" and "mostest" knives, including the Boker Squail, 1918 Trench Knife, Emerson Elvia and the TOPS Felony Stop among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza 21, JWK Vampire Jack, Boker Texas Toothpick and the TOPS Express.In Knife Life News, Divo Knives builds its brand with its second release, the Buzz, and an extremely unique fixed blade knife is coming from Civivi and Torbe Knives. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off his Boker Texas Toothpick, Boker Shamsher, and Schrade Leroy SCHF45.Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Michael Miller, Tactile Knife Company - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 360)
Oct 16 2022
Michael Miller, Tactile Knife Company - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 360)
Tactile Knife Company's Michael Miller joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on episode 360 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( Knife grew out of the Tactile Turn Pen company, which makes some of the most precisely turned pens in the industry out of materials familiar to the knife industry. Tactile Knife maintains the culture of high-quality, small-scale manufacturing started at Tactile Turn. Tactile Knife manufactures nearly all parts in-house in Garland, Texas, including screws and pivots, for their debut knife the Rockwall. Tactile also aims to have the manufacturing capabilities to make their own ceramic bearings and detent balls in the near future.The Rockwall, Tactile Knife Co.'s first knife, is an ideal EDC with a 3" in various super steels, smooth ceramic bearing flipper action, intricately milled/turned titanium frame and a classically clean design. The Bexar is Tactile Knife Co.’s slim and classy slip joint with a tightly milled pattern and clip point blade.Tactile is also working on releasing the Maverick, a 3.6 inch folder designed by Richard Rogers -- hopefully coming out in November -- as will as a fixed blade designed by Matthew Christensen -- Tactiile's first fixed blade design.Tactile Knife Co. will also be hosting a knife show, at their new facility, on Nov. 5, 2022. The "Invitational" started as an idea by Miller for a small gathering, but it kept growing and now will feature approximately 25 makers as well as shop tours. If you're interested in attending, tickets are available on the Tactile Knife website.Find Tactile Knife Company online at (.com also works) and on Instagram at sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review in whatever podcast player app you're listening on. Your feedback is much appreciated.Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Camp Knives: Recreation, Bushcraft and Survival - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 359)
Oct 12 2022
Camp Knives: Recreation, Bushcraft and Survival - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 359)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 359), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco looks at camp knives: recreation, bushcraft, and survival, including the Buck 119, TOPS Tex Creek and the Off-Grid Ridgeback among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Emerson SuperCQC-15, Jack Wolf Knives Little Laid Back Jack and the Kramer Custom Voodoo.In Knife Life News, there's a Civivi twofer on the way for November, and Larrin Thomas announces a new super forging steel called ApexUltra. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off the new Jack Wolf Knives Vampire Jack.Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review in whatever podcast player app you're listening on. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Emotional Support Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 357)
Oct 5 2022
Emotional Support Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 357)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 357), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco shows off his emotional support knives, including the Finch Buffalo Tooth, Vosteed Bellamy and the Ritter Hogue RSK Mk1 among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Asymmetrical Contact, Petrified Fish Victor (emotional support knife), the Jack Wolf Knives Little Bro and the Spyderco Street BowieIn Knife Life News, there's a ridiculously cool utility knife from G&G Hawk and ZT re-releases a Sinkevich classic. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off the Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie and a CRKT Catchall (on loan from HeroSticks).Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review in whatever podcast player app you're listening on. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler, Owner/Partner Winkler Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 356)
Oct 2 2022
Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler, Owner/Partner Winkler Knives - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 356)
Daniel Winkler, Master Bladesmith and owner/partner of Winkler Knives, joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on episode 356 of The Knife Junkie Podcast ( Winkler knives and tomahawks have been made for and featured in many movies and TV series, like the Last of the Mohicans, Zero Dark Thirty, Suicide Squad and the Terminal List.Daniel became fascinated with the history of Early America as a child. It was that fascination that prompted him to become a historical enactor and, subsequently, a world-renowned maker of utilitarian art. From the beginning, and throughout his career, Daniel has drawn inspiration from the knives and axes of the American Frontier -- a time when the equipment a person carried meant sustenance and survival. He sold his first knife in 1984. Initially, however, his knife making was a creative outlet that helped defray the expenses of primitive treks and attending rendezvous. Winkler has a sheath maker and partner in Karen Shook. The combination of Karen’s unique leather work and Daniel’s historically influenced designs was in high demand, so both quit their jobs in March 1988 to pursue full-time careers in the custom knife industry.Daniel began competing in Cutting Competitions in 2004, learning more about blade geometry and heat treating during his years of competing than in his previous 20+ years of making knives. He was accredited as a Master Bladesmith in the American Bladesmith Society in 1993, meaning that he had evolved to the forging of high-performance pattern welded steel.When demand for his work exceeded his ability to hand forge specialized equipment for Tier 1 Special Operations Force Team in 2006, Winkler adapted his 31 years of knifemaking experience into a stock removal line of products called Winkler Knives II.Find Winkler Knives online at www.winklerknives.com and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/winklerknives.Be sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit www.theknifejunkie.com/patreon for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review in whatever podcast player app you're listening on. Your feedback is much appreciated.Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --
Best EDC Folders Under 3.5" - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 355)
Sep 28 2022
Best EDC Folders Under 3.5" - The Knife Junkie Podcast (Episode 355)
On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 355), Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco unveils his list of the best EDC folders under 3.5 inches, including the Benchmade Bugout, Demko AD20.5 amd Spyderco Yojimbo among others. Find the list of all the knives shown in the show, and links to the knife life news stories, at starts the show with his favorite comment of the week followed by his "pocket check" of knives -- the Microtech SOCOM Bravo, Finch Buffalo Tooth (his emotional support knife), the Jack Wolf Knives Benny’s Clip and the Bright for War Kwaiken.In Knife Life News, Kizer adds Raffir Noble to their lineup and ESEE announces the Pinhoti, a limited edition friction folder. Meanwhile in his "State of the Collection," Bob shows off the Burchtree Secant (on loan from Patron HeroSticks), the Bestechman Dundee, and two knives from Elite Tactical -- the Parallax and the Conqueror.Support the Knife Junkie channel with your next knife purchase. Find our affiliate links at You can also support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review in whatever podcast player app you're listening on. Your feedback is much appreciated.Please call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email bob@theknifejunkie.com with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know what you'd like to hear covered next week on The Knife Junkie Podcast Supplemental edition.To watch or listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit And for professional podcast hosting, use The Knife Junkie's podcast platform of choice --