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Please visit this dedicated Halloween 2021 editions page to see what we’re doing this year.
Our new Appetizer model is a fidget-friendly non-locking folder that’s just shy of 4.5″ overall with a sub-2″ blade. In addition to many of our style and finish options this model also includes a modular backspacer component.
After a bunch of certainty we’re happy to say that Blade Show in 2021 in Atlanta, GA is definitely happening and we will definitely be attending. You’ll find us in a new spot, Booth #612, which will be on your left through the second walk-way after the entrance. This year for the show special exclusive/limited … Continue reading Blade Show 2021
To make custom Timascus pivot collars we typically buy oversized Timascus rod then manually lathe it down to size. The reason for this is the large variation in how collars are done on all the different models. Usually this rod material is about one inch or slightly more in diameter. It is not a cheap … Continue reading Sunrise Inlays
To mark the end of the first run of the Whippersnapper we are offering a limited amount of builds all based on these shaped inlays. The inlays will span most of our familiar options in Titanium as well as expand into other materials like copper, fat carbon, Fedokume, and others. They will be available in … Continue reading Whippersnapper Pocket Inlays
This is the Olamic B.A.T. It was first sighted in an instagram post on March 13th, 2021. Additional sightings have been reported here on the website.
As of today it’s possible to buy an Olamic knife direct from us, in the shop section here on the website, and pay using a number of different cryptocurrencies… and yes, that includes dogecoin.
We came out with the original Entropic finish in summer of 2018, and were the first ones to do so. In the months that followed we worked on perfecting it while keeping it exclusive. That’s changed since then and Entropic is well on its way to becoming a household name. However we never stopped on … Continue reading Antique Entropic
We are marking Halloween Olamic style for the fourth year in a row. Only during the month of October we’ll be making spooky themed builds of all our framelock models. This is the first year we’ve been able to do this and that means you’re able to order any of the following: Wayfarer 247 (4 … Continue reading Halloween 2020
Crowd favorite the Skullhunter Owl bead is back in stock once again and available to order from the shop page. As always, stock is limited for the time being. The price hasn’t changed ($35.00) and shipping is always included. For international orders feel free to contact us first regarding shipping options.
We are working on a small batch of our custom linerlocks, this time with CTS-XHP blade steel. So far this is limited to the Wayfarer Classic (4″ blade) model. Contact us directly or fill out the build your own form if you’re interested and want to get started.
Visit the Olamic Table Our first show to get cancelled was IWA OutdoorClassics and from then it was sadly obvious that others would follow. To bring the knife show experience up to social distancing spec we built The Olamic Table which aims to simulate the experience but online. During times of actual cancelled shows we’ll … Continue reading Olamic Table Opening
Following the similarly styled Wayfarer 247 (August 2019) and Busker (May 2019), the latest limited exclusive with CountyComm is the Whippersnapper. This variant is limited to just 24 pieces in each blade style and is serialized xx/24 (on the inside, unlike standard Whippersnappers). The main distinguishing feature is three prominent curved fullers in show side … Continue reading Whipsnap CC Limited
We just released a new lanyard bead to go with our latest Whippersnapper model. The idea was to have something to symbolize the meaning behind what a whippersnapper is and so for inspiration we used the popular purple devil emoji: 😈 . For more photos of the end result, more details, and to purchase you … Continue reading New Lanyard Bead!
Today we are launching our latest folding knife, the Whippersnapper. It’s a follow-up front-flipper to the Busker, also designed by Andrey Kolesnikov. This one will be available with American-made CPM 20CV steel from Crucible metals and feature our proven framelock DNA. The pocket clip has been updated to a full 3D design that offers easier … Continue reading Whippersnapper Launched
We’ve teamed up with CountyComm again to bring another Limited Exclusive. This time it’s our Wayfarer 247 model with the addition of three distinct fullers in the handle. All the details are finished with an aggressive stonewash. Each blade shape is limited to 23 pieces and this variant is not available anywhere else. All are … Continue reading Limited Exclusive 247
Our brand new Steampunk lanyard bead is available now. For more details or to purchase visit the lanyard beads section of our store.
One of the most sought-after exotic steels is Bertie Rietveld’s Damascus. Perfected over decades, his steel is unique and offered in very limited quantities. We scored some at Blade Show and used it for a matching set of knives pictured here. You’ll see that there are two different patterns, they are called “Dragonskin” and “Nebula”. … Continue reading Exotic Damascus
A few times a year we make a few of these neck knives. They are mini fixed blades in a number of different designs. Because there are so many potential styles (shapes) we don’t give them official model names. Each batch has 3-5 designs with each design being limited to about 8 pieces. We very … Continue reading Stag Neck Knives
After working with an outside contractor for Gunkote application we decided to bring the process in-house. So far we are very happy with the results and can offer quicker turnaround time. We decided to use 2400 Series Gunkote (by KG Industries) after experimenting with a number of other coatings.
Just in time for Blade Show we completed a few knives with a brand new steel. What you’re seeing is our proprietary in-house High Carbon Vanadium Damascus but with Mokume-style layers of copper and nickel. This is a new process for us that took months and months of trial and error to formulate. Just a … Continue reading Mokume Damascus
We are in a new location this year: booth #607. It’s our first time having a booth instead of a table and when this spot became available we couldn’t say no. This year we are planning to officially release the new Rainmaker framelock as well as announce two other new models. If you are attending … Continue reading Blade Show 2019
Our friends at DLT Trading just received the latest batch of our limited edition Damasteel Swish model. Visit their site to see fresh builds of this rare model, with variants not available anywhere else. Below is a preview gallery of some of these knives. Each Damasteel Swish is one of a kind and we used … Continue reading New Builds on DLT Trading
Our next upcoming model is a framelock version of a full custom design, the Rainmaker. Sign up below to receive notifications about this new release. This knife will have the same DNA as our other framelocks with features like a caged bearing system, floating backbar, all titanium construction, and M390 blade. Blade Options (June 2019) … Continue reading Rainmaker Framelock
For the first time ever we are using Damasteel on our most popular models. The Wayfarer 247, Busker, and Swish are now available to order with Damasteel blades and matching pocket clips. We are using their new Super Dense Twist Pattern, it is stainless, and we’re hardening it to 60 Rockwell. Each model is limited … Continue reading Damasteel Options Available
For the first time in a couple of years we will back in Eugene, OR for the Oregon Knife Collectors Association annual show. It will be held at the Lane Events Center on Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2019. If you’re in the area we strongly recommend attending to see a variety of knives and … Continue reading Eugene, OR Knife Show
We have recently added a brand new Hand Carved Series. It is called Art Homage and the idea here is to use hand carving to pay respect to famous art styles, images, painters, sculptors, and the like. The first such piece is a Busker pictured here. It is done in Art Nouveau style, paying homage … Continue reading Art Homage
The Wayfarer Compact was our second folding knife model, a smaller version of the Wayfarer Classic. We built the first ones in 2015 and have been making it on and off and since. It was and still is a full custom (no CNC) liner lock, with a 3.5″ blade (8.25″ OAL). This model spawned our … Continue reading Wayfarer Compact
Coming up this weekend is the first annual Las Vegas Custom Knife Show. It is organized by our friends at Fifty Fifty Productions and will feature a ton of great makers. The show is January 26-27, Saturday 9AM-6PM and Sunday 10AM-3PM. It is being held at Bally’s Hotel & Resort, in the Jubilee ballroom. If … Continue reading Las Vegas Custom Knife Show
We wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the entire team here at Olamic. Thank you for the support shown in 2018, for giving us ample opportunity to make awesome knives, and for pushing our limits with your build ideas. To celebrate the season we made two very … Continue reading Merry Christmas
There are many things we can add to a knife but the concept of removing is just as important. A sculpture is just a solid block until the right amount of material is removed in the right places. On this build we decided to take our Funky Holes and see just how much titanium we … Continue reading 3.84oz Wayfarer 247
A limited run of compound grind Tanto and Sheepscliffe blades for the 247 is now available. This is a hollow grind and the style is inherited from our original linerlock Wayfarer and Wayfarer Compact models. You can use the Wayfarer 247 build form to reserve yours.
We wanted to have a texture available on titanium that is classy in a traditional way, like checkering, but wasn’t done by machine. This is the result of a number of experiments and we’re calling it Basaltic. Below are some of the first knives with this new texture. It works with a number of finishes … Continue reading New “Basaltic” Texture
Pictured here is the biggest fixed blade that we’ve made. This tanto sword is 19″ overall with an 11.5″ blade. The steel is our High Carbon Vanadium, sandwich’d on carbon steel. Handle is hornbeam wood matching the sheath with an HCVD bolster. This is the only made so far and it sold after being posted … Continue reading We made a sword
We just completed a batch of our fixed blades. These are fully handmade and all feature our in-house Damascus. There are two main types: High Carbon Vanadium Damascus (HCVD) and Nickel Carbon Mosaic Damascus (NCMD). This time we’ve incorporated a number of rare and challenging patterns on Voykar HT, Voykar Scout, Suna, and utility skinner … Continue reading New Fixed Blades
Our first folding knife was the Wayfarer (now called Wayfarer Classic) released in June of 2013. It was and still is a large (4″ blade) tactical folder. We have gone through many iterations of it, with all being full custom, one offs. It was followed by its smaller variant, the Wayfarer Compact and then a … Continue reading Custom Linerlocks
Pictured here is Entropic, our finish on titanium. It is available to order now on framelocks and we are still experimenting with how to use it on linerlocks. Entropy is defined as lack of predictability and that’s exactly what this is. Some of the first builds with Entropic are pictured below and we’re very excited … Continue reading New “Entropic” Finish
We wanted to make something fun and have had this idea for awhile. The pocket axe was first shared via a playful giveaway on instagram (link) and then revealed fully (link). After an overwhelming response we knew that it was time to bring this project to reality. It will be released in October, sign up … Continue reading Pocket Axe
A limited number of various Wayfarer 247s with flame color themes is now available at DLT Trading. We haven’t explored this popular finish much before. Huge thanks to everyone at DLT for making this batch a reality. For now these styles are limited to the Wayfarer 247 model but span across all blade shapes. In … Continue reading Exclusive at DLT Trading
Olamic is now hiring knife-minded individuals at our Visalia, CA shop. You will be part of the creation process for our line of folding knives, both custom and semi-custom. We are looking for a number of roles so regardless of your work/hobby history, feel free to apply to email@example.com. Please make sure to include relevant … Continue reading Now Hiring in Visalia, CA
We are proud to continue working with Andrey Kolesnikov (Russia) on unique pieces. Wayfarer 247s, Swishes, and Buskers have hand-carved Titanium frames. On our linerlocks we can also use Bronze for the scales. Below you find a gallery of some of these knives. Please let us know in the comments if there’s anything you’d like … Continue reading Artistry in Metal