Show Notes

Knife Perspective Podcast 010 – The Stephan Fowler Affair

010 Show Info – The Stephan Fowler Affair 

Show Topic: Stephan Fowler of Fowler Blades

Overview:  Today we have Stephan Fowler with us to talk about how he became interested in making knives, his life, and talks with us about the ABS / damass steel.  He was very interesting guest and one that has a ton of technical information and thought about why he does what he does. 

Host:  Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives

Co-host: Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives 

Knife Perspective Music: Tom the Brit

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Dealers

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Shout Outs and Reviews

  • Knives illustrated for their article on the Dogwood Kephart it will be on newsstands on the 3rd it is essay to recognize because it has a Kephart on the cover 
  • Instagram Shout Outs
    • Fieryiceforge – First to say he listened to the whole Dylan Fletcher Episode
    • 50/50 Forge – Awesome Damascus and friend of the podcast
  • To the 8 new members the Ga knife makers guild that were voted in this week (names coming before show time) 

Knives in the News 

This is a sad one, it seems that the government is not listening to the youth of England and are using hashtags #knifefree (which are so yesterday) and putting ads on chicken shop packages to try fight knife violence. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/young-people-experiencing-new-levels-of-paranoia-around-knife-crime-as-government-not-listening-to-a4220546.html

Interview

Early Years / Family

  • Where did you grow up 
  • What was your first knife / you made
  • How did you meet your wife and wear does it rank on the Dan and Kyle scale
  • With a large family how are you able to balance work and family 
  • What is your favorite knife that you did not make 
  • Favorite knife you did make 

Knifemaking 

  • Knife making not your full time thing, why / how did you get started 
  • Apprentice self-taught classes?
  • You use both stock removal and forge, is that allowed? 
  • What style techniques / machinery do you use
  • You had your hand crushed a few years back how did you come back from that and have you had to change your techniques 
  • What is your must have tools in your shop
  • What would you say defines your style
  • What steels do you like to use  
  • Demasskus, demass, forge welding, pattern welding, folded steel what is it and why 
    • Early way to make alloyed steel?
  • You have two lines a custom line and a production line why are you going in two directions
  • What handle materials do you like  
  • Where do you get your inspiration?
  • Forged in fire what was that like who is the cutest judge
  • Wear do you think the industry is going/ what is the next big thing

Where you can find Stephan Fowler?

Past Episodes

Knife Perspective Podcast 010 – The Stephan Fowler Affair

010 Show Info – The Stephan Fowler Affair  Show Topic: Stephan Fowler of Fowler Blades Overview:  Today we have Stephan Fowler with us to talk about how he became interested in making knives, his life, and talks with us about the ABS / damass steel.  He was very interesting guest and one that has a […]

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Knife Perspective Podcast 009 – The Dylan Fletcher Experience

009 Show Info – The Dylan Fletcher Experience  Show Topic: Apprenticeships with Dylan Fletcher of Fletcher Knives Overview: Guest Dylan Fletcher of Fletcher Knives talks with us about his life, life experiences, and apprenticeship to learn to make knives.  This show is a historical, informative, wild, funny ride.  Hope you have as much fun listening […]

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Knife Perspective Podcast 008 – Dealers with Lee Tigner

Show Info Show Topic: All about Dealers – Lee Tigner from Olde Towne Cutlery Overview: Our guest is one of the owners of a dealer that sells both Dan and Kyle’s knives, Olde Towne Cutlery.  Lee talks with us about his life, how the company came to be, and what rolls knife dealers play in […]

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Knife Perspective Podcast 007 – Heat Treating

Show Info Show Topic: Metallurgist Corner – Steels and Microstructure Overview: Guest Jared Sponzilli dropped a ton of knowledge on blade steels in podcast 006.  We asked him back to explain some about the mysteries of heat treatment of steels used in knife making.  He also walks us through the Crucible CPM 154 data sheet, […]

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Knife Perspective Podcast 006 – Steels and Microstructure

Show Info Show Topic: Metallurgist Corner – Steels and Microstructure Overview: Guest Jared Sponzilli drops a ton of knowledge on steels, elements in steel, and the microstructure of steels used in knife making. Host:  Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives  Co-host: Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives Knife Perspective Music: Tom the Brit Sponsors KHDaily […]

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Knife Perspective Podcast 005 – Doug Ritter Knife Rights

Show Info Host:  Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives Co-host: Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives  Show Topic: Interview with Doug Ritter of Knife Rights Music: Tom the Brit Sponsors KHDaily Knives Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Kyle@KHDailyKnives.com Kyle@KnifePerspective.com Dogwood Custom Knives Instagram, Facebook Dan@DogwoodCustomKnives.com Dan@KnifePerspective.com Dealers Olde Towne Cutlery Dogwood Custom Knives KHDaily Knives Knife Center […]

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Knife Perspective Podcast 004 – Knife Making Shop Tips

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Knife Perspective Podcast 003 – Blade Show 2019 Recap

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Knife Perspective Podcast 002 – Dan Eastland Interview

Host: Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives because Kyle couldn’t get his  “equipment” to work for the whole last episode Co-host: Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives  Interview: Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives Music: Tom the Brit Sponsor Dogwood Custom Knives Instagram, Facebook Dan@DogwoodCustomKnives.com Dan@KnifePerspective.com Interview Links Georgia Custom Knife Makers Guild Casting Kings  […]

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Knife Perspective Podcast 001 – First Show / Kyle Daily Interview

Host: Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives (Because Kyle completely failed at rock paper scissors) Co Host: Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives Interview: Kyle Daily of KH Daily Knives Music by: Tom the Brit Show Overview Two knife makers talking about all things sharp and pointy as well as what it takes to design, […]

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