The original Skullhunter Owl (in pewter) was released in 2016 and has been available on and off, since then. We followed up in November 2018 with two new versions of that design. One was in bronze and another in cobalt-chrome, with each being limited to ten (10) pieces. In December 2020 we revisited those and … Continue reading Beads of a feather
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 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
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
Every once in awhile we like to make something different, or at least new to us. In a way it’s something to challenge us. This particular batch of fixed blades is the latest iteration in that endeavor. We wanted to have that classic style of matching wood sheath and handle. Here we are using Hornbeam … Continue reading Tanto w/ Matching Sheath
In 2016 we released our first bead, the Skullhunter Owl, to a great reception of both knife and non-knife people. Today we are following up with another bead design, but this time a bat. Bats exist in most cultures and symbolize a number of things including perception, life, death, and rebirth. The bead is $35 … Continue reading Bat Bead
Just in time for Halloween, the Shadow Swish is once again available for ordering. These are all black variants of the knife achieved using a PVD coating. We can build these in matte (pictured above) or stonewash, both having a very cool dark look. Halloween Edition variants of the Swish include purple, green, orange accents … Continue reading Shadow Swish is Back
We are starting to build a batch of Wayfarer 247s with PVD finished blades and/or handles. The option is available on both Classic and Harpoon style blades. This coating is applied via vapor deposition and is extremely durable. As is it is matte and non-reflective and on top of that we can also do a … Continue reading PVD Finish for Wayfarer 247
We have received hundreds of requests for a smaller model. It’s said go big or go home… so we did, except we went small. The Busker has a 2.25″ blade that’s deployed via front flipper or blade cutout. This means it’s legal everywhere and makes for a perfect EDC. On top of its practical size, … Continue reading Busker: New Design
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
The Skullhunter Owl bead is back! After the incredibly successful first batch of this bead design we had to make more due to the demand. So as of today the beads are back in town! Once again we are proud to collaborate with talented Russian maker/designer Alexander Gagarin. The Owl is Olamic’s mascot and we … Continue reading Skullhunter Owl Bead
Olamic began in 2010 with handmade Damascus hunting knives forged and built in Russia. We have always been proud of our in-house steel, specifically High Carbon Vanadium Damascus (H.C.V.D.) and its various patterns. In 2013 we expanded into folding knives and began using modern powder metals while our line of hand-forged fixed blades continued to … Continue reading Long Time Coming
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