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Gear Geeks Live Episode 118–Throwing Us a Fastball

This episode of GGL is a really cool one. Seth from Gerber stops by to discuss the Fastball, a wide range of industry topics, and Gerber's efforts to reinvigorate the brand in the eyes of gear enthusiasts. This episode has a pair of companion pieces: my review of the Fastball and Nick's video trip to Gerber. VPD: Nick: Fastball Tony: Fastball (see a theme?), Strelsov Pen Seth: Custom Engraved Fastball, iPad Pro Seth's Knife Making Process (Fastball took 2.5 years from start to finish, something with all new mechanicals takes longer): 1. Draw on iPad 2. Drop into Illustrator 3. Import existing mechanical pieces 4. Render in Solidworks 5. Engineering Phase 6. Concept Review Process (Marketing, Catalog, Leadership teams all review) 7. Product released Seth Background Grew Up in Montana, worked as a rancher, diesel mechanic, truck driver, but had a degree in industrial design. Worked at Calebas, ID firms, and Nautilus Some Seth Observations: Fastball was a design victory--new level of detail and performance Gerber Flatiron is another Seth design, handle has cues from Fastball Seth and I both hate finger scallops Seth really likes the Harsey Air Ranger, the XM-18, Ace Biblio Micarta No 7Cr in Portland, lowest grade steel is 420HC, which he likes because it is easy to field-maintain Seth understands complaints regarding the liner edging but none of the fixes worked and other fixes would have increased costs beyond what market would support Engineering team lead by Lyle helped with detent--did a comprehensive study on detent depth, strength, and size, also added the oversized pivot to house the race of bearings The Fastball clip is a direct import from 39 series folder

111 MIN3 weeks ago
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 118–Throwing Us a Fastball

Gear Geeks Live 117.1–Blade Show Recap

Holy Moley this thing is late. But as you know, better late than never. Grabbed the wrong file last time. VPD: Tony: Leafstorm 9, Kamakadze Pen, and BOSS 35 Nick: Mido Oceanstar, Herman Knives Bartosz Massdrop Armor Lite Ember T100 New Stuff: Steel Will Tasso Ant Lock Smock SK23 Blade Show 2019 Two rooms stinks The Pit could be replicated Too many knife supplies and "glassholes" Logical separation to the rooms Passes early bird, cap pass Bali Boys in the smoking area

111 MINAUG 5
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Gear Geeks Live 117.1–Blade Show Recap

Gear Geeks Live Episode 117–2019 Blade Show Recap

Holy Moley this thing is late. But as you know, better late than never. VPD: Tony: Leafstorm 9, Kamakadze Pen, and BOSS 35 Nick: Mido Oceanstar, Herman Knives Bartosz Massdrop Armor Lite Ember T100 New Stuff: Steel Will Tasso Ant Lock Smock SK23 Blade Show 2019 Two rooms stinks The Pit could be replicated Too many knife supplies and "glassholes" Logical separation to the rooms Passes early bird, cap pass Bali Boys in the smoking area

-1 sAUG 4
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 117–2019 Blade Show Recap

Gear Geeks Live Episode 116: Budget v. Bourgeois

In this episode Nick and I go deep into the value gear category. VPD: Nick: Breitling Aerospace, Kizer Minitherium, Machine Era Pen, Thrunite Neutron Tony: Aurora A2 Rovy Von, Leatherman PS4, Citizen BM8180 New Stuff: Tuya Knives Hive Hogue Microflip X-1 Gear Draft: Under $60 Round 1: Tony: Citizen BM8180 Nick: Opinel No. 6 Round 2: Tony: CRKT Drifter Nick: CRKT Ruger LCK Round 3: Tony: Zebra F-701 Nick: Hacked Mont Blanc Round 4: Tony: Gerber Shard Nick: Civivi Backlash Round 5: Tony: Ruike p801 Nick: TWSBI Eco SK Blades Goodfella FRN Chaparral TWSBI Eco Frank Clegg

115 MINJUL 9
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 116: Budget v. Bourgeois

Gear Geeks Live 115–Further Down the Rabbit Hole

In this episode we go deep on the world of Spyderco Sprints with @thomasomoore. If you thought EDC was a niche, wait until you hear about the crazy world of Sprints--from the ones we all know about to Bento Box Shop to some random lock and key company that has some of the sweetest Sprints in the world. VPD: Nick: Spyderco Druken, TWSBI Classic, Omega Seamaster Thomas: Para3 River's Edge Sprint Tony: Chapter Knife Gen 2, TWSBI Eco, Rotring 600 Ballpoint, 47s Mini Turbo Mk. III New Stuff: Nick: Drunken, Midtech Razel, Kizer Yorkie, TWSBI Classic Thomas: New son Camden (YAY!), Jade Shaman from BHQ, Spydiechef, 10x PM2s, Jade Native, Shirogorov Hati R Tony: CRKT XOC, Cold Steel AD-15, Tactile Turn BAK, Sheath for the Busse Forsaken Steel Heart Main Topic Linx: PM2OG Idahoedc.com www.safeandlockstore.com www.knifeworks.com www.riversedgecutlery.com www.bentoboxshop.com

103 MINAPR 30
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Gear Geeks Live 115–Further Down the Rabbit Hole

Gear Geeks Live Episode 114: Broken Battle Hearts and Cooked Gear Books

VPD: Tony: Gen 2 Chapter Knife, Titan Plus, Rotring 600 Nick: Aerospace Breitling, Pena Trapper Front Flipper Incoming: Nick: M4 Shaman Kizer Beigleiter CRKT Crossbones in Italy M390 Spyderco Waterway Tony: Forsaken Steel Heart Reate T2500 Notes end here for they are a record of stupidity.

96 MINAPR 5
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 114: Broken Battle Hearts and Cooked Gear Books

Gear Geeks Live Episode 113: Gear Therapy Live

Tonight's topic deals with all of the ways that we Gear Geeks are crazy. From "church knives" to "high end beaters," Nick and I bear our souls in a hour plus of gear therapy. Have strength brothers and sisters, for you are not alone. VPD: Nick: Omega Seamaster, Hinderer Half Track, Machine Era Classic Pen Tony: Mnandi in Box Elder with old nail nick, Muyshondt Aeon Mk. III, Edison Nouveau Goulet Pens Limited Edition New Stuff: Nick: HEA Designs Hunter Spyderco Subvert Hinderer Full Track Seiko Samurai Tony: CRKT Seismic Deadbolt CRKT Slacker CRKT Avante Something from Busse (later discovered to be the Forsaken Steel Heart) Monterey Bay Knives EZC As always Blade HQ is a sponsor of the podcast.

101 MINFEB 3
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 113: Gear Therapy Live

Gear Geeks Live Episode 112: 2018 Gear of the Year

Tonight Nick and I take a trip around the Gear World for the Best Of, circa 2018. VPD: Nick: Omega Aqua Terra Quartz, Techno 2, Machine Era Classic Pen Tony: CRKT Pilar, Surefire Titan Plus, Rotring 600 Ballpoint, Monta Ocean King New Stuff: Nick: Techno 2, Kapara, Pleroma, Riticulan, JE Made Slipjoint Tony: Rovy Von 2, XM-18, Surefire Stiletto, Kershaw Atmos GOTY (my postand Nick's post) Overall Winner: Nick: TRM Neutron Tony: MassDrop Gent Innovation: Nick: Holt Specter v2 Tony: Tom Bihn Nik's Minimalist Wallet Value: Nick: Spyderco Chaparral (nominees: Ocean King, Civivi) Tony: Blade HQ CRKT Pilar Surprise: Nick: Buck Slim Pro 110 (nominees: AD-15, XM-18) Tony: Frelux Synergy I Company: BOTH: Massdrop Knife: Nick: Holt Specter v. 2 Tony: TRM Neutron Light: Nick: Thrunight 2C Tony: Fenix E16 Pen: Nick: Machine Era Classic Tony: Prometheus Writes Bamboo

124 MINJAN 7
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 112: 2018 Gear of the Year

Gear Geeks Live Episode 111: Growing Old with Gear

Today Nick and I tackle an interesting topic--what gear will suit you for the long run? After thinking about it we come to surprisingly similar conclusions. VPD: Tony: Nick: New Stuff: Boos Blades Hound Buck 110 SK Bladeworks Half Track Tanto Tri-Way pivot Frelux Synergy I PDW Badger Nik's Minimalist Wallet Draft: Weird Gear Tony 1. Demko AD-15 2. Spyderco Zulu 3. Graham Razel Stubby 4. AG Russell K12 5. Spy Tri V Honorable Mention: Darrell Caston Kadima Nick: 1. Buck Marksman 2. Pilot Vanishing Point 3. Grimsmo Norseman 4. Chris Reeve Ti Lock 5. Spyderco McBees Honorable Mention: WE Knives Eschaton Grow Old Knife: Tony: Mnandi Nick: Sebenza Grow Old Watch: Both: Mechanical Watch Grow Old Pen: Fountain Pen Grow Old Flashlight: None, but HDS Rotary if you had to pick. You can find some of this gear at the Gear Geeks Live Amazon Influencer's Page.

93 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 111: Growing Old with Gear

Episode 110.1: Tech v. Technique

Two files with the same name were loaded. This is the actual episode 110. Tonight Nick and I talk about two approaches to knives--one that emphasizes skill and the other that emphasizes materials. For more on this,hereis my post on the topic. VPD: Nick: Hinderer XM-18 Gen. 6, Breitling Aerospace, Machine Era Classic Pen Nick: Hinderer Half Track, Parker 51 Demi, Surefire Titan Plus, Seiko 5 Draft: Stuff You Would Never Buy Yourself Me: 1. Rolex Submariner 2. Seibert Benchmade 3. Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 4. Mystery Ranch ASAP 5. Chris Reeve Mnandi in Box Elder Nick: 1. HDS Rotary 2. CRK Sebenza Doppler Pattern 3. Medford Slim Midi Marauder 4. Benchmade Bugout with Rogue Knifeworks Scales 5. FP Journe Resonance Chronometre Honorable Mention: Octa Automatique Lune Nacre Edition

101 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Episode 110.1: Tech v. Technique
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Latest Episodes

Gear Geeks Live Episode 118–Throwing Us a Fastball

This episode of GGL is a really cool one. Seth from Gerber stops by to discuss the Fastball, a wide range of industry topics, and Gerber's efforts to reinvigorate the brand in the eyes of gear enthusiasts. This episode has a pair of companion pieces: my review of the Fastball and Nick's video trip to Gerber. VPD: Nick: Fastball Tony: Fastball (see a theme?), Strelsov Pen Seth: Custom Engraved Fastball, iPad Pro Seth's Knife Making Process (Fastball took 2.5 years from start to finish, something with all new mechanicals takes longer): 1. Draw on iPad 2. Drop into Illustrator 3. Import existing mechanical pieces 4. Render in Solidworks 5. Engineering Phase 6. Concept Review Process (Marketing, Catalog, Leadership teams all review) 7. Product released Seth Background Grew Up in Montana, worked as a rancher, diesel mechanic, truck driver, but had a degree in industrial design. Worked at Calebas, ID firms, and Nautilus Some Seth Observations: Fastball was a design victory--new level of detail and performance Gerber Flatiron is another Seth design, handle has cues from Fastball Seth and I both hate finger scallops Seth really likes the Harsey Air Ranger, the XM-18, Ace Biblio Micarta No 7Cr in Portland, lowest grade steel is 420HC, which he likes because it is easy to field-maintain Seth understands complaints regarding the liner edging but none of the fixes worked and other fixes would have increased costs beyond what market would support Engineering team lead by Lyle helped with detent--did a comprehensive study on detent depth, strength, and size, also added the oversized pivot to house the race of bearings The Fastball clip is a direct import from 39 series folder

111 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Gear Geeks Live Episode 118–Throwing Us a Fastball

Gear Geeks Live 117.1–Blade Show Recap

Holy Moley this thing is late. But as you know, better late than never. Grabbed the wrong file last time. VPD: Tony: Leafstorm 9, Kamakadze Pen, and BOSS 35 Nick: Mido Oceanstar, Herman Knives Bartosz Massdrop Armor Lite Ember T100 New Stuff: Steel Will Tasso Ant Lock Smock SK23 Blade Show 2019 Two rooms stinks The Pit could be replicated Too many knife supplies and "glassholes" Logical separation to the rooms Passes early bird, cap pass Bali Boys in the smoking area

111 MINAUG 5
Comments
Gear Geeks Live 117.1–Blade Show Recap

Gear Geeks Live Episode 117–2019 Blade Show Recap

Holy Moley this thing is late. But as you know, better late than never. VPD: Tony: Leafstorm 9, Kamakadze Pen, and BOSS 35 Nick: Mido Oceanstar, Herman Knives Bartosz Massdrop Armor Lite Ember T100 New Stuff: Steel Will Tasso Ant Lock Smock SK23 Blade Show 2019 Two rooms stinks The Pit could be replicated Too many knife supplies and "glassholes" Logical separation to the rooms Passes early bird, cap pass Bali Boys in the smoking area

-1 sAUG 4
Comments
Gear Geeks Live Episode 117–2019 Blade Show Recap

Gear Geeks Live Episode 116: Budget v. Bourgeois

In this episode Nick and I go deep into the value gear category. VPD: Nick: Breitling Aerospace, Kizer Minitherium, Machine Era Pen, Thrunite Neutron Tony: Aurora A2 Rovy Von, Leatherman PS4, Citizen BM8180 New Stuff: Tuya Knives Hive Hogue Microflip X-1 Gear Draft: Under $60 Round 1: Tony: Citizen BM8180 Nick: Opinel No. 6 Round 2: Tony: CRKT Drifter Nick: CRKT Ruger LCK Round 3: Tony: Zebra F-701 Nick: Hacked Mont Blanc Round 4: Tony: Gerber Shard Nick: Civivi Backlash Round 5: Tony: Ruike p801 Nick: TWSBI Eco SK Blades Goodfella FRN Chaparral TWSBI Eco Frank Clegg

115 MINJUL 9
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 116: Budget v. Bourgeois

Gear Geeks Live 115–Further Down the Rabbit Hole

In this episode we go deep on the world of Spyderco Sprints with @thomasomoore. If you thought EDC was a niche, wait until you hear about the crazy world of Sprints--from the ones we all know about to Bento Box Shop to some random lock and key company that has some of the sweetest Sprints in the world. VPD: Nick: Spyderco Druken, TWSBI Classic, Omega Seamaster Thomas: Para3 River's Edge Sprint Tony: Chapter Knife Gen 2, TWSBI Eco, Rotring 600 Ballpoint, 47s Mini Turbo Mk. III New Stuff: Nick: Drunken, Midtech Razel, Kizer Yorkie, TWSBI Classic Thomas: New son Camden (YAY!), Jade Shaman from BHQ, Spydiechef, 10x PM2s, Jade Native, Shirogorov Hati R Tony: CRKT XOC, Cold Steel AD-15, Tactile Turn BAK, Sheath for the Busse Forsaken Steel Heart Main Topic Linx: PM2OG Idahoedc.com www.safeandlockstore.com www.knifeworks.com www.riversedgecutlery.com www.bentoboxshop.com

103 MINAPR 30
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Gear Geeks Live 115–Further Down the Rabbit Hole

Gear Geeks Live Episode 114: Broken Battle Hearts and Cooked Gear Books

VPD: Tony: Gen 2 Chapter Knife, Titan Plus, Rotring 600 Nick: Aerospace Breitling, Pena Trapper Front Flipper Incoming: Nick: M4 Shaman Kizer Beigleiter CRKT Crossbones in Italy M390 Spyderco Waterway Tony: Forsaken Steel Heart Reate T2500 Notes end here for they are a record of stupidity.

96 MINAPR 5
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 114: Broken Battle Hearts and Cooked Gear Books

Gear Geeks Live Episode 113: Gear Therapy Live

Tonight's topic deals with all of the ways that we Gear Geeks are crazy. From "church knives" to "high end beaters," Nick and I bear our souls in a hour plus of gear therapy. Have strength brothers and sisters, for you are not alone. VPD: Nick: Omega Seamaster, Hinderer Half Track, Machine Era Classic Pen Tony: Mnandi in Box Elder with old nail nick, Muyshondt Aeon Mk. III, Edison Nouveau Goulet Pens Limited Edition New Stuff: Nick: HEA Designs Hunter Spyderco Subvert Hinderer Full Track Seiko Samurai Tony: CRKT Seismic Deadbolt CRKT Slacker CRKT Avante Something from Busse (later discovered to be the Forsaken Steel Heart) Monterey Bay Knives EZC As always Blade HQ is a sponsor of the podcast.

101 MINFEB 3
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 113: Gear Therapy Live

Gear Geeks Live Episode 112: 2018 Gear of the Year

Tonight Nick and I take a trip around the Gear World for the Best Of, circa 2018. VPD: Nick: Omega Aqua Terra Quartz, Techno 2, Machine Era Classic Pen Tony: CRKT Pilar, Surefire Titan Plus, Rotring 600 Ballpoint, Monta Ocean King New Stuff: Nick: Techno 2, Kapara, Pleroma, Riticulan, JE Made Slipjoint Tony: Rovy Von 2, XM-18, Surefire Stiletto, Kershaw Atmos GOTY (my postand Nick's post) Overall Winner: Nick: TRM Neutron Tony: MassDrop Gent Innovation: Nick: Holt Specter v2 Tony: Tom Bihn Nik's Minimalist Wallet Value: Nick: Spyderco Chaparral (nominees: Ocean King, Civivi) Tony: Blade HQ CRKT Pilar Surprise: Nick: Buck Slim Pro 110 (nominees: AD-15, XM-18) Tony: Frelux Synergy I Company: BOTH: Massdrop Knife: Nick: Holt Specter v. 2 Tony: TRM Neutron Light: Nick: Thrunight 2C Tony: Fenix E16 Pen: Nick: Machine Era Classic Tony: Prometheus Writes Bamboo

124 MINJAN 7
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Gear Geeks Live Episode 112: 2018 Gear of the Year

Gear Geeks Live Episode 111: Growing Old with Gear

Today Nick and I tackle an interesting topic--what gear will suit you for the long run? After thinking about it we come to surprisingly similar conclusions. VPD: Tony: Nick: New Stuff: Boos Blades Hound Buck 110 SK Bladeworks Half Track Tanto Tri-Way pivot Frelux Synergy I PDW Badger Nik's Minimalist Wallet Draft: Weird Gear Tony 1. Demko AD-15 2. Spyderco Zulu 3. Graham Razel Stubby 4. AG Russell K12 5. Spy Tri V Honorable Mention: Darrell Caston Kadima Nick: 1. Buck Marksman 2. Pilot Vanishing Point 3. Grimsmo Norseman 4. Chris Reeve Ti Lock 5. Spyderco McBees Honorable Mention: WE Knives Eschaton Grow Old Knife: Tony: Mnandi Nick: Sebenza Grow Old Watch: Both: Mechanical Watch Grow Old Pen: Fountain Pen Grow Old Flashlight: None, but HDS Rotary if you had to pick. You can find some of this gear at the Gear Geeks Live Amazon Influencer's Page.

93 MIN2018 DEC 11
Comments
Gear Geeks Live Episode 111: Growing Old with Gear

Episode 110.1: Tech v. Technique

Two files with the same name were loaded. This is the actual episode 110. Tonight Nick and I talk about two approaches to knives--one that emphasizes skill and the other that emphasizes materials. For more on this,hereis my post on the topic. VPD: Nick: Hinderer XM-18 Gen. 6, Breitling Aerospace, Machine Era Classic Pen Nick: Hinderer Half Track, Parker 51 Demi, Surefire Titan Plus, Seiko 5 Draft: Stuff You Would Never Buy Yourself Me: 1. Rolex Submariner 2. Seibert Benchmade 3. Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 4. Mystery Ranch ASAP 5. Chris Reeve Mnandi in Box Elder Nick: 1. HDS Rotary 2. CRK Sebenza Doppler Pattern 3. Medford Slim Midi Marauder 4. Benchmade Bugout with Rogue Knifeworks Scales 5. FP Journe Resonance Chronometre Honorable Mention: Octa Automatique Lune Nacre Edition

101 MIN2018 NOV 14
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Episode 110.1: Tech v. Technique
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