Which knife industry person/people would you like to have a beer with?

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  1. el gigantor

    el gigantor Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 5, 2015
    Just for fun. Who from the knife industry would you like to have a beer with and pick their brain? It can be a maker, designer, retailer, or even YouTube reviewer.

    For me I'd choose Sal Glesser from Spyderco. I'd like to hear stories behind the early days of his company, and the ideas that led to his most popular designs.

    I'd also select David C. Anderson from the Knifecenter because he just seems like a nice guy (based on his YouTube videos) and I want to know what he carries.
     
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  2. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2002
    Bob Terzuola is a really nice guy. I visited his shop one day with my Nephew. It turns out he lives a few blocks from my Sister-in-law. I have talked to Sal Glesser at a knife show and he is very interesting as well. Either one of them would be very cool to talk to over a brew.
     
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  3. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    Jeff Randall
     
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  4. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    +1 on Sal Glesser
    Rick Hinderer
    Tony Marfione
    Mick Strider
     
  5. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Absolutely Sal Glesser , he’s someone I greatly respect .
     
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  6. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Agreed.

    Sal Glesser i is the first person that comes to mind. Chris Reeve is second.
     
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  7. tatsu

    tatsu

    Oct 2, 1999
    Surfingringo aka Lance Clinton

    It would be amazing to sit down and talk knives and fishing, maybe even get out on the water with him.
     
  8. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    It would be fun to meet with anyone mentioned so far.
    But for me, I would absolutely love to have a cup of coffee with Lori Buck and listen to Buck history from her angle.
    I'll bet there are a lot of fun stories.
     
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  9. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    Sal Glesser would be one. Also from Spyderco Kristi would be another. She has taken care of us on the forum for a long time and has always done it with grace and class. Eric Glesser would likely be my 3rd choice. He is a very knowledgeable guy and like Sal he seems pretty down to earth.
     
  10. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Sal for sure and if I was a betting man I'd say he'll win this thread by a landslide, haha.
     
  11. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Not Sal Glesser :D

    I’d rather have a beer with someone who’s personally made me a knife so I’ll go with Bret Dowell. I have others from him but this one has dominated my pocket for almost 3 years now (old pic).

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  12. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Sal and Eric. Just hearing Sal's stories in and out of the knife world you know would be amazing and I have a hunch that Eric would be a kick after a couple pints.

    Phil Wilson. Cuz Phil Wilson.

    @Horsewright . Stories, skill, leather, knives, and cowgirls. It would all just be awesome.

    @DeadboxHero . A crazy mind that I really enjoy. Deep thinker yet so approachable. Amazing sharpening and maker skills. And ya just know the general pondering and smack talk would be fantastic.
     
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  13. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Bob Loveless was a legendary partier and talker.
     
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  14. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jerry Busse. I’m sure it wouldn’t be just the one beer though...
     
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  15. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    It can’t be done, but, if it could, I would add Charlie Mike to my list.
     
  16. Shorttime

    Shorttime

    Oct 16, 2011
    Bill Harsey.
    Ed Fowler.

    Reserved for any others I think of.

    Andy Roy of Fiddleback Forge
    James Helm/Storm Crow
    Tai Goo
     
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  17. CoryMc

    CoryMc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 3, 2016
    Nathan Carothers
     
  18. Squid61

    Squid61

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    Aug 12, 2020
    Ben Orford
     
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  19. jonnyfgroove

    jonnyfgroove

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    Feb 21, 2008
    Andrew Demko.
     
  20. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Ethan Becker is a gentleman of the first order and passionate about knives.
    Sal Glesser has his heart int his industry.
    So many of the other names are also likely candidates who I don't know much about, but would like to get to know better.
    The knife industry does have some very good folks.
     
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