Friday, January 25, 2013

A rising theme...

Here is another knife that I have done some etching on for a fellow blade enthusiast.  Not a lot I can say about it, other than that I am thankful that there are people out there that trust me with their knives and allow me this creative outlet!

If the photo isn't large enough to really see, it's a rattlesnake wrapped around an M16 /AR15, with the phrase "Come and  Take Them" leading into the design.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Etched knife art

Here is something fun that I've been getting into.  Using a little artistic creativity and some chemical help, large knife blades can become canvases!  These can make great display pieces or gift for military vets or your favorite patriot!

This one is etched into the metal, so the design will last a lifetime on this blade.  God bless America!

The handles are custom made from layers of Desert Camo bdu's.  There is one layer from the F-18 pilot uniform of a pilot who crashed and was killed in a training exercise.  Thank a vet, thank a soldier.  Their lives are on the line for you!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Knife handle liners

Have you ever had a great knife in your hand and thought, "if this just had a thicker grip, it would be perfect"?  That happened to me the first time I held a Becker Knife & Tool BK16 in my hand.  It was the perfect blade length and the handle was comfortable, except for the fact that it got really narrow up by the index finger.  As I pondered making custom handles and wrapping the stock handles in various materials I came across some thing G10 material (.030" thick) and decided to try making a liner to add an even thickness to the entire handle.  Well, what do you know, the idea worked!

My first set was a bit rough, but a lot was learned in that process.  I always like to keep record of where I began, because it helps me to remember what I've learned and that everyone starts somewhere.  Here is the knife with the first set I made:

Then, I made a set for a friend:

And many more have followed:

In the future, I'll get a DIY Tutorial set up on making your own.  Experience has taught me that G10 is a hard medium to work with!  There are plenty of other thin materials out there from which you can make your own set of handle liners.  Play around, see what works for you and what doesn't.  Feel free to ask questions if you decide to make a set for yourself!  If you don't want to mess around with making your own, you can contact me to have a set custom made for your knife.  If the knife has removable scales, liners can be made for it.