Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Orange Survival Set (Part 4)

Just two photos at the end of the year with almost ready set. It looks like it will be the first one to finish in 2014 :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Titanium & Zirconium Beads by Markus Thoma

   I would like to show you some works of a bead maker Markus Thoma from Switzerland. I met him when he was searching for a kitchen folder as his EDC :). Soon it occured that he makes some of the best beads I have ever seen. He uses two kinds of material for his beads: Titanium and Zirconium. Titanium is a well known material but Zirconium is something I didn't know... Unlike titanium, it can be heated to get a black color! This great effect you can see in the pictures. What was even more surprising to me,  Markus is using very simple tools to make the beads but all of them are perfectly finished.

    These two beads below Markus designed and made especially for my WAR Squirrel Friction Folder. I think it fits the knife perfectly. I hope this is not the last time when we are making a cooperation like this ;) Thanks Markus!

Here you can see more of his works need-a-bead.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 9, 2013

WAR Squirrel Friction Folder

   I have just finished a heavy duty friction folder from Squirrel series which I started almost two years ago. It is the biggest knife in the series and for sure the toughest one. Almost looks like a folding cleaver :)

Steel: D2 (cryogenic heat treatment)
Blade thickness: 4 mm
Blade length: 6,2 cm
Overall length: 15,5 cm 
Handle material: G10 OD green coarse textured, bead blasted titanium
Locking mechanism: friction

The knife found a new home in Switzerland and will be used by a talented bead maker I had a pleasure to meet. I will be happy to show some of his works on my blog as he claimed to make a special bead for the knife ;)


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Orange Survival Set (Part 3)

Third episode of this never ending story ;)
I am preety sure that I will finaly finished the set in a month or two... I have both blades ready and all that left is making a combined sheath with leather and kydex... and an orange firestarter with a srewdriver...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Knives on The Stump V

I've just got some blanks from a heat treatment. Some NZ3 carbon steel, D2 and N690.
I have started from this one. Scales are almost ready to be glued.
And my series of little necks. One of them was not ready to be shown on the photo so there are only five.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

[TUTORIAL] How to make a simple leather sheath?

Finally I have finished my second tutorial. I will show you how I make my leather sheaths. The sheath was made for Red Baron knife made by my brother and customized by me. To read tutorial you can click here:
How to make a simple leather sheath?
or find a link on the right panel of the blog.
I also made a music video for this one;).
Feel free to comment. I will updated the tutorial with new informations soon.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


      Here is another knife made by my brother but this time it has a handle customized by me and I also made the sheath. My brother called it Red Baron as it has red linen micarta handle which is a rare thing in handmade knives (nobody likes red knives?!).
It's a compact tool with a thin cutting edge, wide blade and a thick spine. It should act perfectly as an all around knife so the sheath was also designed to be simple, compact, weatherproof and hold a knife very tight. I will soon post a tutorial showing how to make a leather sheath like that.
Steel: N690 (cryogenic heat treated)
Blade thickness: 5 mm
Blade length: 10,2 cm
Overall length: 21.8 cm 
Handle material: Red linen micarta
Sheath material: Leather


Monday, July 22, 2013

My first flight!

Photos from last weekend. My first paragliding flight!!!
Height 540m. Preety scary for such a "feet on the ground" guy like me ;) I hope there will be more!

Saturday, June 29, 2013


     Hello! I have just finished a knife made in a cooperation with my brother. I designed the knife, my brother make a blank and made a rought grind., then I finished the knife. The leather sheath was made by Swiety Leatherworks.

   The idea was to make some kind of modern puukko, very usable and ready to work. The scandi grind is a lot higher than in bushcraft knives, so the blade will not be as strong as in bushcraft knife but will cut a lot better.
Steel: N690
Blade thickness: 3 mm
Blade length: 9,5 cm
Overall length: 20,5 cm 
Handle material: Brown Canvas Micarta
Sheath material: Leather


Thursday, June 20, 2013

[TUTORIAL] How to make a kydex sheath?

 About two months ago I decided to make some tutorials and put it in my blog. Finally first of them is finished! I will show you how I make my kydex sheats. It will be a sheath with a cordura belt loop and a firestarter. Hope it will help someone! You can watch the tutorial by finding a link on the right panel of the blog or by just clicking here:
[TUTORIAL] How to make a kydex sheath?
I will try to correct any mistakes in the tutorial when I found any. It will be updated when needed.