10 New Custom Knives Too Cool for Summer

Custom Kwaiken knife

Summer might be hot, but these custom knives stay cool with innovative designs, expert craftsmanship, and cutting-edge materials.

Tighe Fighter (Brian Tighe)

Brian Tighe fighter knife

  • BLADE LENGTH: 3 7/8”
  • BLADE MATERIAL: Damasteel damascus
  • HANDLE MATERIAL: Titanium
  • LOCK: Button-lock flipper
  • CLOSED LENGTH: 5 1/16”
  • SKULL STUFF: Pierces Skull Design waterjet cut with a .015-inch-diameter stream; titanium engraved over the piercing to enhance detail
  • MAKER’S LIST PRICE FOR A SIMILAR KNIFE: $1,500

Straight Razor (Chris Taylor)

Chris Taylor custom razor

  • BLADE MATERIAL: Stainless steel and 410 over 1084 carbon steel core in a san-mai construction by Randy Haas of HHH Knives
  • BLADE GRIND: Hollow
  • HANDLE: Bronze lightning-strike carbon fiber
  • PINS: Bronze

Desk Knife (John Young)

John Young Desk Knife

  • KNIFE TYPE: Fixed utility
  • BLADE STEEL: RWL-34 stainless
  • HANDLE: Sambar stag
  • BOLSTER: 416 stainless steel
  • MAKER’S LIST PRICE FOR A SIMILAR KNIFE: $650

Kwaiken (Mike Walton, Matt Gregory)

Custom Kwaiken knife

  • KNIFE TYPE: Fixed fighter
  • BLADE LENGTHS: 4”
  • BLADE STEEL: CPM S60V stainless
  • HANDLE MATERIALS: Stingray and tsukaito
  • INSIDE SCOOP: Made as a matched pair

AbOhlone (D Rocket Squared Collaboration)

AbOhlone (D Rocket Squared Collaboration)

  • KNIFE TYPE: Dress locking folder
  • BLADE LENGTH: 2.75”
  • BLADE STEEL: CTS-XHP stainless
  • HANDLE & FRAME: Titanium
  • APPROXIMATE CLOSED LENGTH: 3.5”
  • MAKER’S LIST PRICE FOR A SIMILAR KNIFE: $850

Dress Locking Folder (John Doyle)

John Doyle dress locking folder

  • BLADE LENGTH: 3 1/8”
  • BLADE STEEL: W2 tool
  • HANDLE: Blackwood w/koa inlays
  • FRAME: Titanium
  • BOLSTER: Checkered blackwood
  • SPECIAL STUFF: Jeweled titanium liners, bronze fileworked backspacer
  • CLOSED LENGTH: 4”
  • MAKER’S LIST PRICE FOR A SIMILAR KNIFE: $1,350

The Gambler (Andrew A. Griggs)

Andrew Griggs custom knife

  • KNIFE PATTERN: Fixed hunter
  • BLADE LENGTH: 4.25”
  • BLADE MATERIAL: Damasteel AB Munin pattern
  • HANDLE: Desert ironwood
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 9”
  • SHEATH: Leather by CC Leathers
  • MAKER’S LIST PRICE FOR A SIMILAR KNIFE: $600+

Bowie (Wade Colter)

Wade Colter custom knife

  • BLADE LENGTH: 7.75”
  • BLADE MATERIAL: Damascus
  • HANDLE MATERIAL: Ancient walrus ivory
  • FITTINGS: Nickel silver
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 12.5” 

Hunter (Feldman Custom Knives)

Feldman Custom Knives

  • BLADE LENGTH: 4 5/8”
  • BLADE MATERIAL: Damascus
  • HANDLE MATERIAL: Dinosaur bone
  • FITTINGS: Stainless steel

Linerlock Folder (Tony Miller)

Tony Miller Custom Knives

  • BLADE MATERIAL: Devin Thomas twist pattern stainless damascus
  • HANDLE MATERIAL: Mammoth ivory
  • BOLSTERS & BACKSPACER: Same as blade
  • LINERS: .045-inch-thick titanium
  • FITTINGS: Stainless steel
  • MAKER’S LIST PRICE FOR A SIMILAR KNIFE: $545

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