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.

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Pocket Check

Jim continues to carry his Buck Canoe that he picked in Episode 06 while Bob has several knives (again):

  • Spyderco Military
  • Case Mini Trapper
  • Cold Steel Black Talon
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Segment 1 – Ships in the Night

Bob takes a quick look at a new knife in his collection, the Ruike P801-SF.


Segment 2 – Knife Life News

On this segment on the podcast, Knife Life News features The Knife Junkie’s calendar of knife shows and events. Be sure to visit the calendar to see the schedule of knife shows, knife events and even knife club meetings. And if you have an upcoming show, meeting or event, submit it to the calendar.

Jim also shared a quick story about how a knife saved a man’s life. Check out the video below with details on how a man’s pocket knife stopped a bullet during a wild string of attempted carjackings in Indiana.

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