Many knife owners are not satisfied with the original design of the product. In this case, it is not necessary to change the knife and look for a replacement. You can make your knife unique with the help of tools for knife customization. Professional equipment costs a pretty decent amount, but if desired, you can customize the knife even without special tools. So, a customized knife is a mass-produced knife, completely or partially recycled and modernized. The purpose of customization is to make the knife original, to change its characteristics. Today, you can order almost any customization of knives, and well-known craftsmen offer services of carbon fiber (G10), acrylic, and micarte. It is also popular to replace the stock parts of the knife with titanium and add clips. Fans of hand-to-hand knife fighting can make a knife according to their own requirements, and lovers of jewelry can add titanium beads to the knife strap.
Most often, the knife handle undergoes changes. To work with steel, you need both skill and specialized equipment, while upgrading the handle is more affordable. The main materials for customization are both natural and synthetic. For example, a properly made birch bark handle has not only high strength, but also an aesthetic appearance. In addition, the handle made of birch bark is especially convenient in the winter season — when grasping the handle, the hand does not freeze as much as when using other materials. Similar properties of synthetic rubber Elastron G.
Artificial materials have gained great popularity due to their exceptional strength qualities. The constant use of a knife with a wooden handle in most cases will lead to its deformation, whereas synthetic materials are able to carry huge loads without losing their properties. Modern elastomers feel the handle in the hand similar to rubber, but much superior to its durability. The most famous elastomer variations are kraton and santoprene. They are obtained by adding various additives to the mixture that enhance the effectiveness of the resulting substance.
Private collections are full of custom knives made by craftsmen. In this case, only the author’s imagination matters. Valuable wood and metals, ivory, animal fangs – all involved in the creation of a masterpiece. If the master is driven by the desire to realize his idea, only then do truly unique knives appear.