Thursday, December 7, 2017

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife scales 22

Some SAK scales made in the second part of 2017.
Toxic pattern and two tone anodized titanium scales for 84mm SAK
 This anodized set is for my personal EDC SAK - Victorinox Bantam
...and here is my new favourite dark finish on brass.
Special set of scales with logo of  Polish Fighter Squadron No. 303. I like how the orange peel finish is contrasting with the beadblasted engravings. I will for sure use this finish combination more often. Note that it was engraved without use of laser, just a CNC milling machine

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tactical Fishes... and Top 40 Knife Blogs Award!

Pictures of the last finished Tactical Fish bottle openers. Stonewashed titanium, titanium with badlands finish and copper. All ready for action! ;)


Also I would like to announce that my blog awknives.blogspot.com was ranked in Top 40 Knife Websites and Blogs for Knifemakers by FeedSpot.com! I have not idea how it happened but it is extremely cool and motivates me to find more time to run this blog. I hope to finally finish some of the knifemaking tutorials I am working on for a long time.
Of course it is all thanks to you! Thank you! It makes me feel really really happy :)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Random stuff

It is time for the new post!
Below are some pictures of the random stuff I made lately with my brother
SAK scales, Pingo scales, Vault Openers, Tactical Fishes, logo earrings and so on... ;)
Also a picture made during stitching of the first ever leather wallet I made. I always wanted to make one. After a few months of using it is still works great! Vault Boy approves ;)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife scales 21

Random pictures of the scales I have made with my brother this year. Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tactical Fishes and anodization

It been a while...
In last months I made two banches of Tactical Fishes which I would like to show you. First set has my standard finish.
The second one is anodized. This year I made  huge step in anodization process. Found an etchant for titanium available in Europe which works great.
For comparison, first check my old anodized Tactical Fishes made in 2016. I always got very dull colors for the voltage above 40V (which is blue). Also I was not able to get clean green color.
New anodized fishes below. It took me very long time to learn that the only way to succeed in anodization is by the etching process. Now I am able to get really bright colors for the whole anodization scale and it feels great ;)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife scales 20

Catching up with some previous works ;)
Star wars themed copper scales: "Stormtrooper" and "Boba Fett" with Mandalorian emblem.
Postapocaluptic 91mm brass scales scales for kombou made according to his drawings

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spyderco Pingo scales 4

Some pictures of copper and titanium Pingo scales made in last 6 month. In the end there is a very special 'Stormtrooper' Pingo...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife scales 19

Star Wars Stormtrooper engravings on titanium scales

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Copper Tactical Fishes

In december we made two Tactical Fish bottle openers. This time the material we used was 3mm thick copper. One of the fishes had a terrible accident during milling but thanks to that it probably looks even cooler :D What do you think about the mutated fish? ;)