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bathonuk
05-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Anybody know that guy??

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/blade-brothers

Noodle Soup
05-26-2013, 01:56 PM
Very big name in custom knife circles.

GeneH
05-26-2013, 04:20 PM
Never heard of them, but I'm outside that particular circle of friends. One of the guys smokes what appears to be a Peterson pipe and plays with knives so must be a pretty classy operation.

:-)

Noodle Soup
05-26-2013, 05:36 PM
Todd is one of those custom makers that you need to stand in line to draw a number from a hat at shows to have the privilege of buying one of his knives. But I don't think he has ever made much in the way of kitchen knives.

SpikeC
05-26-2013, 05:47 PM
I tried to watch that show, butt it is a direct ripoff of Orange County Choppers and I hate that format!

ThEoRy
05-26-2013, 06:00 PM
I tried to watch that show, butt it is a direct ripoff of Cake Boss and I hate that format!

Fixed!

bkultra
05-26-2013, 08:24 PM
He is a very skilled knife maker, but I'm with the others... Cant stand the format of the show

Crothcipt
05-26-2013, 08:39 PM
NOthing like pissing off someone than having a 6 year waiting list, then have you filming nothing getting done in the shop.

Crothcipt
05-26-2013, 08:55 PM
went looking at what his line looks like

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRX0js9Tr_lc-7b_TLRb8SqvwTp3V5BEFwMIxfYWnsQBsEufcxV

Granted that one is pretty pricey, but his low price ones start out at 500.

bikehunter
05-26-2013, 09:57 PM
Only 500 huh....LOL?

Crothcipt
05-26-2013, 10:12 PM
not sure the price on that one. the 500$ ones I saw were pretty much plane looking.

Noodle Soup
05-26-2013, 10:19 PM
NOthing like pissing off someone than having a 6 year waiting list, then have you filming nothing getting done in the shop.

I do like your post Crothcipt. :) In my experience, that is true of a lot of the makers with long waiting lists.

ThEoRy
05-27-2013, 12:27 AM
I do like your post Crothcipt. :) In my experience, that is true of a lot of the makers with long waiting lists.

What's worse is, he films guys walking in and skipping the waiting list.

Crothcipt
05-27-2013, 12:29 AM
I was thinking that as I watched the two they have posted. Maybe they had been on the list for 6 years, they said "hey we are shooting a show now want to be on it?" I know I would be pissed. Are all of his knives water jetted?

Noodle Soup
05-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Doesn't seem like Todd is the one-man custom shop he once was.

sudsy9977
05-28-2013, 12:08 AM
What's worse is, he films guys walking in and skipping the waiting list.




That's a lot more common than u think.....money talks and well I think u know what walks.....there are lots of deals before knife shows in hotel rooms.....makers havenfavoritesthat they make exceptions for etc.....nobody talks about it though.....I've seen it many times.....ryan

ThEoRy
05-28-2013, 04:58 AM
That's a lot more common than u think.....money talks and well I think u know what walks.....there are lots of deals before knife shows in hotel rooms.....makers havenfavoritesthat they make exceptions for etc.....nobody talks about it though.....I've seen it many times.....ryan

II know it happens and I'm sure it's quite often. I just think it's a slap in the face to waiting customers to film it and shove it in their faces.

Justin0505
05-29-2013, 12:39 PM
went looking at what his line looks like

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRX0js9Tr_lc-7b_TLRb8SqvwTp3V5BEFwMIxfYWnsQBsEufcxV

Granted that one is pretty pricey, but his low price ones start out at 500.

The one pictured is a "customized" (blinged out) version of what seems to be a mid-tech/ semi-production line of folders. The line normally runs $500-$800 but, according to the show the one in the picture would sell for $4000. I wonder if the steel is from Hoss?

He seems like a super talented machinist, grinder, engineer (and designer if you like what looks like a knife version of an OC chopper). I think the show really could be interesting if they focused on the learning process of the 2 brothers and the young guys and let the audience learn along with them, but after watching the 2 episodes online, you get the same feeling as with OC choppers: that any learning you manage to do is done despite the best efforts of the producer.

Crothcipt
05-29-2013, 03:09 PM
Other pics had watermarks from the sellers.

I agree with hoping it is going to be informative, but don't see that happening.

Mike9
05-29-2013, 03:18 PM
Makes me not miss cable even more.