Custom and Production Fixed Blades on Loan from Tier1 Gear & EDC Reviews – The Knife Junkie Podcast Episode 215

On the mid-week supplemental episode of The Knife Junkie podcast (episode 215), Bob “The Knife Junkie” DeMarco looks at several custom and production fixed blades on loan from YouTube’s Tier1 Gear & EDC Reviews, including two from Bark River Knives and two from Pearson Custom Knives.

In addition, Bob has his normal pocket check, looks at a couple of loaner knives from a friend and his Leatherman Surge that just fell apart, as well as some stories in Knife Life News, including Demko Knives AD20.5, the new James Brand Reate-made integral folder, and the death of German Knife Designer Helmut Jermer.

This week I'm taking a look at some custom and production fixed blades on loan from Tier1 Gear & EDC Reviews, as well as the usual news, pocket check and state of the collection, all on episode 215 of #theknifejunkie #podcast Click To Tweet



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Knives, News and Other Stuff Mentioned in the Podcast


Pocket Check

  • Emerson Appalachian
  • LionSteel Gitano


State of the Collection

  • Leatherman Surge Falls Apart from Lack of Use?
  • Baron Solingen Knife on Loan from Friend
  • Huge Old Folder on Loan from Friend


Custom and Production Fixed Blades on Loan from Tier1 Gear & EDC Reviews

  • Bark River Knives JX6 Companion – Designed by Chris Tanner / Prepared Mind 101
  • Bark River Knives Ringtail – Bird & Trout Knife
  • Pearson Custom Knives (TKJ Epi. # 168) – Damascus Titan
  • Pearson Custom Knives – Rambler with Fat Carbon Fiber


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