Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Next Up: Hand Ground S30V Mytuko Minis

I'm FINALLY getting the S30V Mytuko Minis finished. These have been in a box on my desk for months.

I redesigned the grips and am making the first ones from Grade 2 Titanium. I also figured out a way to hollow grind the blades that I like better than previous hand ground Mytuko Minis. I expect to have these up for sale by the weekend.

He's a couple of WIP pics from my shop. The first pic shows one of the knives with the grips on for a test fit. The last two show the grips being machined. (It took me 2 full days to make the 5 pair of grips.)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday, Sunday....

Spent the day FINALLY getting all the Ryback Kitchen knives up on my site for sale that I have in stock. This includes the Carbon Series knives and several RS2s with wood grips.

I also found a box of completed Ryback Series 2 knives I#d totally forgotten. These are all machine satin finished and have grips of either Corian or PE Recycling Plastic that I won't be offering in the future. I decided to sell these knives at a reduced closeout price so check 'em out!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Next up...

Will be several Mytuko Mini HG's hand ground from S30V with stonewashed finsih. I've had these knives half finished for MONTHS and finally decidied to get down and do 'em up. I will have these ready for sale next week.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Folders 24th August

Got those last 2 Leafstorms in S30V finished.
First one up is all matt stonewashed Ti with an olive green G11 grp overlay. The CPM S30V blade is stonewashed to match the grips as is the stainless pocket clip. The spacer is also made from green G11.
This one is SOLD many thanks!

Next Leafstorm is all matt greay stonewashed 6Al4V titanium with matching CPM S30V blade and stainless clip. The pivot collar is fire anodized Ti and the spacers is bright orange G10. This knife features my single-side lanyard hole for slimm pocket carry.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope to have the last 2 Leafstorms with M2 HSS blades ready in September.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I finished my prototyping job and am back on the S30V Leafstorms.

There is a new addition to the worksop... may I present my new (used) Jun Air 4000-40M compressor! This little guy is about the size of a wash machine and is almost tottally silent when running. I don't think it will put out the air I need for bead blasting but the old compressor wasn't up to that either.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Still more Leafstorms...

I expect to have the last 2 S30V Leafstorms finished and up for sale by this time next week. After that I think I'll do a couple with M2 HSS blades and after that ... who knows!

Friday, August 5, 2011

...and 1 more S30V Leafstorm!

This one is actually appearing here on the blog before it makes it to my website. I'm too tired tonight to recode the in stock page ... tomorrow's another day!

This Leafstorm has a stonewashed, matt grey S30V stainless blade. The titanium grips are 2-tone blue / bronze anodized and then stone wshed for a distressed look. The stainless clip is stonewashed to match the blade. This one has the single sided lanyard hole and a black Micarta spacer. Titanium pivot collar is fire anodized. Price is €595 (€500 for non-EU sales)

The next S30V Leafstorm is up!

This one has stonewashed Titanium grips - 2.6mm lockside, 2mm overlay side - that are anodized dark bronze. The stonewashed matt grey CPM S30V stainless blade is marked with my "W" logo and the stainles clip is stonewashed to match the blade. The pivot collar is fire anodized Ti and the grip overlay is fossilized Bark Mammoth. SOLD

First S30V Leafstorm is up!

I call this finish Grey Ghost because just about everrything on the knife is finished with a matt stoneswashed surface. The Titanium sacer on this knife is fire anodized mostly bright blue which really pops against the grey. The blade is made from CPM S30V stainless steel. SOLD

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I'm working' on 'em!

Here's a few WIP pics from the shop today. First pic shows me parting off a pivot screw collar from 12mm titanium round stock. The collars then get attached to a fixture where I do the front lathe ops.

Next is a pic from the bench of some Leafstorm parts I'm fitting together. The overlay is some nice bark mammoth. I finished the knife except for sharpening after I took this pic and will be posting it for sale as soon as I photograph it.

S30V Leafstorms are coming

Got the first of 4-5 Leafstorms finished yesterday with 4mm S30V blades. Most if not all will have stonewashed finish on the blades...