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
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.
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 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
These brand new cast stainless skull clips are now an option for the Wayfarer 247. We have always wanted to have an alternative to our current clip selection, but something with a little oomph, and think these are perfect. The clip is an original design and cast in a shape that allows good retention and … Continue reading Cast Skull Clip
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
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