May 2016 Blog Posts (12)

A knifemakers gathering 20-23 May, Sopot, BG

Hi, guys!

About a year ago one of the best Bulgarian engravers - Evgeni Dimov proposed to make a gathering of the knifemakers in Bulgaria. The idea was to exchange some experience, to meet each other and to keep the tradition alive. Lots of people were interested and and said they will take part in it. 

The gathering took place in Sopot - a beautiful town in Central Bulgaria, in the Sopot…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 31, 2016 at 23:39 — No Comments

Memorial Day, Just my take

I don't often narrow my comments to USA but this holiday is one that is very close to my heart

I am a brat!  I was raised being moved from country to country, state to state and base to base.  It was honestly a privilege.  I learned that no matter where you are in the world at 4PM every day, you stopped, placed your hand over your heart, listened to the National Anthem followed by Taps.  You learned early that God and Country were to be respected and those lost remembered.



Added by Jan Carter on May 26, 2016 at 14:08 — 2 Comments

buck custom 110 in exotic wood with filework and mosaic pins from 1995 for this lucky me


today i walked in an oudoor  shop ( very basic ) here in the countryside near where i live and took a look at the simple and small knife display

nothing special..... just the usual cheap stuff 

almost left the place when i saw this very nice buck 110  in exotic wood with gorgeous filework and mosaic pins !!......  i put on my most innocent face and asked the (ignorant) shopkeeper what it was

"oh   from an old stock ...from 20 years back or so... found it only a few weeks…


Added by Kees ( KC ) Mension on May 14, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Five Knives for Law Enforcement

In this issue of Knives Illustrated, May/June I wrote an article entitled Five Knives For Law Enforcement. I review five knives which are excellent for law enforcement duty carry. KA-BAR Doghead, Gerber Covert Auto (New Stronger Spring), Steel Will Censor 330, Case Mid-Folding Hunter (Tractical..my words) and CRKT Tighe Rade. If you don't have a copy hurry as they are going fast.…


Added by Clint Thompson on May 11, 2016 at 9:53 — 1 Comment

Minion №10

The tenth minion. The blade is 75x27x4mm, TheOAL - 170mm. Thandle is olive tree, wite corian and red fiber spacers. It looks strange, but is really comfortable.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 8, 2016 at 13:57 — No Comments

A gift for the best man

This one is a gift for the birthday of my best man. The blade is 120x25x3,8mm, the handle is pear tree. …


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 8, 2016 at 13:37 — 2 Comments

Another two gifts

Some weeks ago two surgeon made a life saving operation of the mother of a colleague. So he came to me and asked me to make two knives as gift for these men.

The steel is RWL34, hardened up to 62 HRc, the handles are stabilized alder. 

The blades were thinned to about 0,2mm and than hand sanded to mirror finish. I must say I love this steel - it is really a pleasure to work with it! …


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 8, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

A tiny knife for a big guy

This is the tiniest minion I've ever made. A friend of mine wanted me to make him a knife. One day he came to my workshop to have a cup of coffee. As we were drinking the coffee, he said he wants to see the latest blades. When I showed them, he took the smallest blade and said :"THIS is MY knife!". It was really funny - my friend is 195sm tall and weighs more than 130kg. And this huge man was standing in the middle of the workshop, holding the tiniest knive and was happy as a child at…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 8, 2016 at 13:28 — No Comments

Another tiny knife

Next one. OAL 175mm, blade - 80х25х3,8mm. The handle is twisted oak, alder and acacia with red fiber spacers.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 8, 2016 at 0:16 — 4 Comments

Two more minions

Two proud members of the minion tribe. The first is with acacia and red mahogany handle, and the second is with birch bark and alder. Both the handles are impregnated with linseed oil and polished with carnauba. The dimensions are both blades - 56х20х3,8mm, OAL ~150mm.…


Added by Kiril Mitrashkov on May 7, 2016 at 23:59 — 4 Comments

Camillus CK9: The knife used by Dual Survival's Grady Powell

Recently I had the chance to watch another episode of the current season of Dual Survival, & again got to see Grady Powell using the Camillus CK9.  Somewhere I saw someone online stating that Grady Powell designed the knife, but I have not yet been able to confirm or deny this.  Camillus has very little detail on the CK9 on its website, & of course TOPS doesn't have anything public about this on its website because it's not technically a TOPS knife.

Grady Powell designed…


Added by dead_left_knife_guy on May 5, 2016 at 22:12 — 3 Comments

In Memoriam
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Added by Leopold Lacrimosa on May 2, 2016 at 0:40 — 3 Comments

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