Posts Tagged ‘Folder’

A Cool Avian Blade Design…

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Every once in a while I come across a knife that, while interesting by itself, is made even more interesting by the creative integration of strategically incorporated props…

Ivory Art Folder by Herbst

Ivory Art Folder by Herbst

Here is an interesting blade, or set of blades. Or whatever. It in fact looks like an ivory scaled, damascus bladed folder, mounted atop a custom designed blade display, strategically designed to make it look like the head of a… Pterodactyl? A cockatiel maybe… I dunno.

Ivory Art Folder - Open

Ivory Art Folder - Open

Either way, from the site of Herbst Knife Making Academy we have the quite appropriately named “Ivory Art Folder”. ‘Cause that’s exactly what it is. A work of art. In ivory and damascus steel. Even half closed it looks cool…

Ivory Art Folder - Folding

Ivory Art Folder - Folding

Quite an interesting piece, incorporating a very unique serration design on the blade, as well as an amazing level of detail on what I’d call the “eye” of the great damascus cockatiel…

Ivory Art Folder - Scales and Eye

Ivory Art Folder - Scales and Eye

Great stuff eh? The back of the grip was also treated to some equally unique styling cues…

Ivory Art Folder - Back

Ivory Art Folder - Back

All in all, some really great work here… Though the mounting itself seems evil enough on it’s own to be used as a weapon… A punch dagger or something…

Ivory Art Folder - Head

Ivory Art Folder - Head

Gotta love how blade art can be so evil looking and cool at the same time!

Ivory Art Folder – [Herbst Knifemaking Academy]

Mad to the Maxx…

Friday, October 16th, 2009

So today, I’ve got a couple of cool folders to show you:

Meet Mad Maxx, By Darrel Ralph:

Madd Maxx

Madd Maxx

And here’s his crazy younger brother, Mad Maxx II

Madd Maxx II

Madd Maxx II

Yeah, I think MAXX II has been doing drugs or something… πŸ™‚ Let this be a lesson to you… Don’t do drugs!

But either way, I like the lines on these folders. I especially like the lines and colors on the original Mad Maxx (this should be no surprise to you πŸ™‚ )

Only thing is, there’s a 60-90 day lead time, and they are not cheap. Nothing of this high quality ever is. But they are probably worth every penny.

Just thought I’d share…

Mad Maxx by Darrel Ralph – [eBladeStore]

Mad Maxx II by Darrel Ralph – [eBladeStore]

Monster Stilettos

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Don’t have a whole lot of time today, so I thought I’d throw some eye candy your way to distract you, and then while you were looking the other way, I’d skedaddle. Let the game begin… πŸ˜€

The topic of todays’ post? Stilettos. Monster Stilettos. Monster Folding Stilettos. Yeah. Don’t believe me? Here Ya go:

Monster Folding Stiletto - Natural Wood Scales

Monster Folding Stiletto - Natural Wood Scales

Would you just look at this thing? It’s like a freaking short sword… 13″ long, 6″ blade. Ok, maybe a short sword is exaggerating a bit, but still, how many 6″ folders do you run across?

Monster Folding Stiletto - Pearl Handle

Monster Folding Stiletto - Pearl Handle

Honestly, stilettos have some of the most sexiest blade profiles around. Actually I think a few of the Fairbairn-Sykes profiles are similar, and much more evil, but nonetheless, the stiletto is a classic. The narrow 6″ blade, with the false edge, and the sharp point, is, as the website suggests, the stuff of classic 50’s gangstas. But I bet none of them ever carried around a 15″ stiletto…

Monster Folding Stiletto - Midnight Blue Handle

Monster Folding Stiletto - Midnight Blue Handle

Absolutely beautiful…

Now just keep your eyes on the pretty flashy not-so-little knives… πŸ˜€

Custom 13″ Oversized Folding Stilettos – [True Swords]

A Cool Gamblin’ Gunblade.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Today, per popular request, I thought I’d treat you to one of the sweetest gun blades I’ve ever come across. A very unique gun blade that is so cool in so many ways, I hardly know where to begin. So I guess I’ll start with a pic:

The High Roller

The High Roller - By Bruce Bump

Now *that* is a cool gunblade. Exactly *how* cool? Let me count the ways… πŸ˜€

First off, this piece of art is a study in beautiful black damascus steel. And my regulars will all know that black is a BIG plus in my book. This little knife is a beauty. A 5″ black damascus blade, that folds into a beautifully contoured black damascus grip, adorned with a set of sweet sambar stag horn scales. Just amazing.

The High Roller - Sans Pistol

The High Roller - Sans Pistol

And then we have the fully functional black powder muzzle loader pistol in .22. All in black, with beautifully done scrollwork along the length of the barrel and backstrap/grip.

The High Roller - Top

The High Roller - Top

Seriously, a black damascus folder, especially one like this, is a thing of beauty all by itself. But a black damascus folder attached to a black steel gun? That’s just too darn cool for school.

The High Roller - Grip

The High Roller - Grip

And as if that weren’t enough, the knife was made to stow in a beautiful book set, complete with black powder kit and a pair of elephant ivory dice to boot.

The High Roller - Book Safe

The High Roller - Book Safe

This, ladies and germs, is functional art. None of that “fantasy” garbage here, the knife is fully functional, the pistol is fully functional, and the whole thing is just an amazing amalgamation of art, sinister lines and beautiful darkness all put together to make a single, awesome kit of uncompromising WIN.

The High Roller - Pistol Barrel

The High Roller - Pistol Barrel

What more can I say? I’m not the gambling sort, but I’d certainly take it up if it gave me an excuse to carry something like this around… πŸ˜€

The High Roller by Bruce Bump – [Blade Gallery]

A Power Gliding Folder.

Monday, July 20th, 2009

LOL, no. Before you ask, this knife has nothing to do with either Harley Davidson motorcycles or powered ultralight aircraft. It does, however have something to do with firearms. Sorta. In a kind of round about way. OK, maybe to say that is a bit of a reach. But it is manufactured by a well know firearms manufacturer, so that’s got to count for something right?

Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide Folding Knife

Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide Folding Knife

So yes, this is the Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide folder. A rather cool folder if you ask me, primarily for mechanical reasons. Not that it’s a slouch in the aesthetics department either. Sporting an all black, clip point westernized tanto blade, and an equally black aluminum handle with black inserts, it is certainly the kind of knife that would accessorize well… πŸ™‚

But the coolest part of this folder is the folding mechanism. The blade actually folds downwards and inwards between the grip halves. As I mentioned earlier it is not an entirely unique idea by any means. A similar design is used in the pantographic knife, more commonly referred to as the Paratrooper knife, though there is ironically no evidence to suggest it was ever used by paratroopers.

The Pantographic Folding Knife

The Pantographic Folding Knife

But it too folds the down knife between the handles, guiided by a collar, to which both handles are attached. The difference between this knife and the patnrographic knife, is that rather than using folding grips, the Smith & Wesson version uses solid single piece half grips, and using a gear set within a modified pantographic mechanism, it slides the entire blade down into the grip. A much stronger design, in my opinion.

Overall a very cool folder design. Certainly one I think I’ll be adding to my collection…

Smith & Wesson Black Tanto Power Glide Folder – [True Swords]

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