If you guys havent heard of Michael Burch, Tom Krein, Sean Kendrick, and Mark Steiner's Podcast "Mark of the Maker" Its fantastic if you enjoy knife history, and knives in general. I'm listening to Episode 7 today and recollecting this story.
Back in the day when I was getting into making knives. Bob Lum's knives were some of the first Custom's I came across. (found out about him because of Spyderco and the Chinese and Tanto's)
I remembering coming across the attached two design's in edition to the aforementioned. I thought to myself "I gotta talk to this guy, these designs are amazing" So I gave Bob a call and talked to him for 30 or so minutes. He talked me into making my first knife, just encouraging me to give it a try. The next day in statistics class I started designing my first knife (probably why I failed stat's) That became what is now my Daw's model. Also designed my logo around the same time. Its square, cause Bob's was and I thought it was just a super cool logo. He passed away about 3 months later.
I wouldn't be making knives today if it wasn't for that Lum you picked Michael. I've had a few Lum's in my collection over the years, and about to let my last one go (a large Chinese). If I ever came across a user Lum Pen knife, or one of his two bladed, single liner knives... well it would be something super special to me.
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