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Exotic Damascus

Exotic Damascus

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…

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Stag Neck Knives

Stag Neck Knives

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…

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GunKote In-house

GunKote In-house

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…

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Mokume Damascus

Mokume Damascus

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…

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Blade Show 2019

Blade Show 2019

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…

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New Builds on DLT Trading

New Builds on DLT Trading

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…

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Rainmaker Framelock

Rainmaker Framelock

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…

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Damasteel Options Available

Damasteel Options Available

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…

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Eugene, OR Knife Show

Eugene, OR Knife Show

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…

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Art Homage

Art Homage

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…

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Wayfarer Compact

Wayfarer Compact

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…

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Las Vegas Custom Knife Show

Las Vegas Custom Knife Show

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…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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…

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3.84oz Wayfarer 247

3.84oz Wayfarer 247

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…

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Compound Grinds

Compound Grinds

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…

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New “Basaltic” Texture

New “Basaltic” Texture

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…

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We made a sword

We made a sword

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…

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New Fixed Blades

New Fixed Blades

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…

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Custom Linerlocks

Custom Linerlocks

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,…

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New “Entropic” Finish

New “Entropic” Finish

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…

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Pocket Axe

Pocket Axe

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…

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Exclusive at DLT Trading

Exclusive at DLT Trading

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…

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Now Hiring in Visalia, CA

Now Hiring in Visalia, CA

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…

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Artistry in Metal

Artistry in Metal

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…

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Cast Skull Clip

Cast Skull Clip

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…

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Tanto w/ Matching Sheath

Tanto w/ Matching Sheath

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…

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Bat Bead

Bat Bead

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…

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Shadow Swish is Back

Shadow Swish is Back

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…

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PVD Finish for Wayfarer 247

PVD Finish for Wayfarer 247

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…

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Busker: New Design

Busker: New Design

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…

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Wayfarer 247 3rd Run

Wayfarer 247 3rd Run

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…

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Skullhunter Owl Bead

Skullhunter Owl Bead

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…

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Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming

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…

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Zirconium Available

Zirconium Available

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…

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Carving A New Path

Carving A New Path

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,…

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When It Rains, It Pours

When It Rains, It Pours

It might be a clich√© 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…

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Halloween Editions

Halloween Editions

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…

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