Monday, April 23, 2012

WilkinsGRIP BMGx2 Steampunk Edition V1

I did this edition of 12 gripsets machined from 5mm brass, blackened and hand polished. Each gripset included five heat-colored stainless screws and a machined, Hardcoat anodized black spacer and a numbered, signed certificate and Wilkins "W" Logo PVC patch.

The grips have a window machined from both sides revealing the interior of the knife. The windows are inlayed with acetate – the same material used for eye glass frames. I had 6 different types of inlays, some  more transparent than others as is apparent from the pics.

The standard pocket clip may be installed if desired, however you may need to bend the clip in a vise to adjust the tension. The clip may also leave marks on the acetate inlay where it makes contact. I suggest leaving the clip off. Do not ever use acetone to clean these grips as it will dissolve the acetate!

These grips were more a design exercise than the pair for "Hard Use" but hey, if you're Captain Nemo you can take them down 20,000 Leagues if you choose. They are heavy enough to help you dive deep fast! Maybe James Cameron needs a set for his next Voyage to the Bottom of the Ocean? ;-)

These are all sold out. Right now I do not plan another run, but who knows what the future holds!

Here are a few pic!

Havana Acetate

Blue Ice Inlay

Pale Yellow Transparent Inlay

This modified product was not manufactured by Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.