Anso ‘Crash’: Titanium Honeycomb Handle

Anso 'Crash' (Photo: fauxpas0815 - Instagram)

Featuring a satin finished curvy blade and a Spydie hole, the Anso ‘Crash’ is made by Danish knifemaker Jens Ansø. Its holey titanium handle has a unique honeycomb pattern, with a lanyard hole at the end of the blade. Jens Anso has been making knives since 1988 and has collaborated with Spyderco and Boker. He also makes carabiners and other pocket tools. (Photo: fauxpas0815 – Instagram)

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Opinel No4 Patina Knife Mod

Opinel Knife mod by Ross Tyler, copper handle and no. 4 blade (Photo: ru-titley-knives - Tumblr)

Opinel pocket knives are one of the most popular and inexpensive pocket knives available. Knifemaker Ross Tyler modded the No4 carbon steel knife, which he describes as a “pimped up toxic post apocalyptic Steam punk’ish Opinel mod”.

The carbon steel no.4 Opinel blade was striped out then dark etched in ferric with a hint of copper. The Higonokami style one piece handle was beaten out of an old copper pipe, which was flattened then hammer hardened. It is secured with a kydex eyelet and a torx pivot and was then all etched, brass blackened and then stone washed for an aged effect.

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Spyderco Military: Titanium Handle Run!

Spyderco Military, titanium handle (Photo: blade_philosopher - Instagram)

The Spyderco Military is one of the oldest models from Spyderco (since the 1990s), but still remains a popular folding EDC knife for many knife fans. Here in this titanium handle version, the Millie features the renowned ‘Integral lock’ from Chris Reeve Knives, which keeps the CPM-S30V flat-ground blade firmly in place when open. With lightweight and space-age titanium, this makes the Spyderco Military a very handsome folder! (Photo: blade_philosopher – Instagram).

Buy it: $298.50 from Amazon.

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Dave Ferry ‘Ranchero’: Mammoth Tooth Handle

Dave Ferry 'Ranchero', mammoth tooth handle and nickel bolsters custom knife (Photo: Horsewright - BladeForums)

Mammoth tooth handles, damascus steel blade, engraved nickel bolsters … this combination is a personal favourite. Handmade by knifemaker Dave Ferry, the ‘Ranchero model is a small, lightweight knife with a blade length of 3 inches and an overall length of 7. Accentuating the fine design is the Western Brite Cut engraving by Mike “Tapadero” Vatalero, of Tap’s Bit and Spur Shop. (Photo: Horsewright – BladeForums)

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