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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
We are currently working on the third run of our popular mid-tech model the Wayfarer 247. On the first run we used Elmax blade steel, on the second run we switched to M390 and will continue to use it on this model. In addition to improvements in the way these knives are machined we are … Continue reading Wayfarer 247 3rd Run
We have recently found a new supplier for Zirconium and are finally happy with the quality of the material. Since we started working with it two years ago, a number of sheets we received would be inconsistent once they are ground into and contoured. Because of the difficulty in working with Zirconium, as you can … Continue reading Zirconium Available
5,933 miles is the distance between our shop in Visalia, CA and that of Andrey Kolesnikov in Vladimir, Russia. We are an American knife company and he is a Russian master artist and engraver. We make things that can cut, he makes things that are art. Luckily, there is a way to combine our talents, … Continue reading Carving A New Path
It might be a cliché but we have found this out for ourselves time and time again and can easily see why this concept is so relatable. Problems almost never arise by themselves and often thing seem like they’re either really great or totally terrible. What separates those who get soaked from those who stay … Continue reading When It Rains, It Pours
Starting in 2016, every year we build Halloween versions of our custom folding knives. Only one or two of each model is made per year, all have black/orange themes and special logos. Luckily G10 comes in an amazing orange and there are many types of dark materials. Logos on the blades are also one-offs, with … Continue reading Halloween Editions