Archive for the ‘Custom Knives’ Category

Hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas!  We had a very nice day spent with the family.  Santa was good to us all!  Brandon had been down and out with a wicked cold for almost two weeks but is now starting to feel much better (Thank God!).

This year for Christmas Brandon made knives for both our Dads.  He did a spring assisted automatic knife with lacewood inserts for his Dad.

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automatic

For my Dad he made a pocket knife with birds eye maple.

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Here is a video clip of our outdoor lights.  Brandon made the leaping reindeer over the driveway, the reindeer and trees in the yard and the reindeer on the garage with the wreath.

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Check back soon for the update of the Mountain Climber Nutcracker.

Happy Holidays!!!

11
Sep

A Nutcracker Restoration and a Custom Knife

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Last month Brandon started looking into buying a couple nutcrackers for our anniversary.  He discovered a few on Bob Mills’ site that he was interested in.  He contacted Bob regarding the nutcrackers and it ended up that Bob needed  restoration work done on a rare 18th century nutcracker.  This week we received a package from across the pond.  The nutcracker is here and it is going be Brandon’s next project.  Here are pictures of the nutcracker in it’s current condition…..

Restoration Nutcracker

Nutcracker to be Restored

Back of Nutcracker to be restored

Back of Nutcracker to be restored

Side View of Nutcracker to be restored

Side View of Nutcracker to be restored

This nutcracker is petite and very special.  The front handle had broke and someone did a fix with nails and some metal.    There are none like it in existence to compare to so Brandon will be working on designing an appropriate handle for it.  Stay tuned for progress pictures.

Brandon has also been working on making a few custom knives.  Here is a folding knife he has just recently finished and delivered to it’s owner…..

Folder Knife with Mosaic Pin

Custom Folder Knife with Mosaic Pin

Folder Knife with Mosaic Pin

Custom Folder Knife with Mosaic Pin

He has a few more that he is working on that I will post at a later date.