Airport Security and Ceramic Knife Airport and other
security detection devices have difficulty in detecting plastic or
ceramic materials. For this reason we have made sure that the body of
these ceramic pocket knives contain a high percentage of stainless
steel to ensure detection by existing security scanners. While not, as
yet regulated, we feel it is important to offer this security feature
and if regulations are every put in place your ceramic folding knife
should pass any reasonable rulings. Certain
models that I have produced for EOD
work have to be non-magnetic and thus may be limited to use by
professionals in that field.
Ceramic Knives started in 2005 and have been improved and the product
line expanded to meet customer’s
feedback and advice. Producing
affordable ceramic folding knives and tools to meet real life demands
financially challenging at times but very rewarding when I
see my feedback."
CERAMIC FOLDING KNIFE
Black Ceramic Pocket Knife Blade or White
Blade? OK, there some increased hardness in a black ceramic knife blade
but in reality the white blade is already so hard that this increase
makes very little difference in terms of the ability to retain an edge.
The only real reason, in my opinion, to purchase a black ceramic
folding pocket knife is one of appearance. It just feels strange using
a knife with a white blade that you can almost see through. The black
blade on a ceramic pocket knife gives a much more traditional
appearance & darn it, just plain looks better! The black blades are
however, more expensive to produce, as they have to go through a
secondary Hot Isostatic Process where pressure and extremely high
temperatures physically change the blade from white to black and
increase density & hardness. Keep in mind
that increased hardness does also increase brittleness so a white
ceramic bladed knife might actually be tougher in some applications as
it would be more resistant to chipping.
I would appreciate feedback (comments) concerning the
designs I have created for these ceramic pocket knives. Obviously a
niche market but I feel that the ceramic blades are particularly suited
for small ceramic pocket knife application. The folding action protects
the black ceramic blades from damage and these two sizes of ceramic
pocket knives do, in my mind, cover the majority of requirements. The
ability to retain sharpness means the ceramic pocket knife will be
ready to cut whenever required! YES, you can improve the edge and
maintain it using a 600 grit diamond hone and ultra
fine silicone carbide wet/dry sanding paper. Please read
the SHARPENING page.
CERAMIC POCKET KNIFE DESIGN
Fibre Ceramic folding Knife
|$79.95 Carbon Fibre Ceramic folding
ceramic folding knife. Solid Carbon Fibre handles, Black ceramic
with a mirror polished finish and razor sharp deep hollow grind.
Pocket clip, blade locking spring, double sided thumb stud, and all
screws and fittings are Titanium Nitride coated stainless steel.
a 3 ¼” blade the total weight is only 60 grams. (2 oz).
small ball retainer (holds blade in place when folded) is ceramic to
prevent wear. Manufactured to the highest standards with
materials available and individually hand assembled. I have
concentrated on reasonably priced working world ceramic knives a number
of customers have asked for the best available regardless of
pricing. I have found that in very extreme salt water and heat that the
Ti Coated screws can present surface corrosion. Fresh water is not a
problem and rinsing after salt exposure OR light oiling would stop this
from happening. The UK and Australian Customs have refused to permit
entry of this knife to other than Police / Military Customers!
$23.95 EOD Knife
and Police worldwide have employed this tool for EOD and other tasks,
completely non-magnetic, non conductive and impervious to corrosion.
Salt water canoeists and sailors love this for permanent attachment to
gear. This knive has been improved over time and now has a black
ceramic blade, a non-slip grip and an optional nylon belt sheath
available ($2.00). The three inch blade handles most tasks, the extreme
stilleto point is required by my EOD customers for making small
openings into packages.
Tip can be "snapped off" and ground flat if requested for other
|$59.95 Pocket Sized Carbon Fiber Knife
Same high quality carbon fiber scales, titanium frame lock, only much easier to carry in pocket for everyday use.
Pocket Sized Carbon Fiber Knife
FP-1 model, I feel this small ceramic folding
knife is the highest quality ceramic knife I have had made to
date. Using a back lock and 1 7/8” black ceramic blade with
stainless steel handles and brushed finish for an improved grip it
compares directly with the Boker titanium folder 112030. Razor sharp!
The titanium handle on the Boker makes it lighter at 25 grams where the
FP-1 weighs 38 gms. The only other dimensional difference is the Boker
knife is 1mm (1/32”) thinner. Length opened is 4 ½”, closed it is
2 5/8”. Of course the Boker sells at $129.00 on the internet &
lists much higher.
This gentlemen’s pocket knife is meant for everyday use with a matte
finished blade and just enough weight to feel solid in your
hands. A nylon pouch is provided but this back lock design and
tight fitting blade will prevent any coins from getting lodged beside
the ceramic blade. Very tight lockup of the blade and just large
enough to cut down all those cardboard boxes at hand. I did not
incorporate any belt clips or lanyard rings as this is intended for
indoor casual use. I have other ceramic folding knives that are
better suited to outdoor activities.
Ceramic Pocket Knife
Hunter's Black Bladed Ceramic
|$59.95 Hunter's Black Bladed Ceramic
The latest design which incorporates a number
of improvements suggested by customers. A 2.88" blac ceramic
blade in a drop point design and with a new diamond grinding process to
give a razor sharp edge without the very obvious hollow grind present
on the Rigger's Knife. The handle is identical to that on
the Rigger's knive and gives a good grip while remaining very slim and
light. The thumb stud is reversible, as is the pocket clip which
could also be removed if desired. I really did not like going
over the $50 price point BUT put every improvement I could manage into
this knife. For real work or as a collector's piece I hope you
appreciate this highly refined folding ceramic knife.
appears that sailors in particular require a one hand opening knife. A
ceramic folding knife has particular appeal due to the need to cut
some lines containing “Kevlar” and other really tough
materials. This knife design uses a reverse tanto point to reduce
the possibility of an accidental deep wound on a tossing vessel. Using
a white ceramic blade on this knife serves to keep costs a bit
lower AND does satisfy sailor’s penchant for wearing white
costumes. This ceramic pocketknife again has a blade length of just
under 3” to satisfy most regulations about concealed knives.
Folded it measures 3 ¾” and has a handle width of only 3/8”. Now produced with a pocket clip and two sided thumb stud.
2.75" Ceramic Bladed Pocket Knife
|Ceramic Pocket Knife with clip $45.95
This medium sized pocket knife was designed for either with a pocket clip,
or dropped inside a pocket. There is a filler block at back of handle to
prevent coins or other debris from getting in behind a closed blade. The
handle or scales are Micarta /
G10 (very low electrical conductivity),
finished with a small fishscale pattern to help prevent slipping when used.
Kind of neat that it has a bit of a carbon fiber look as well.
blade length, from handle, of 2.75" this ceramic knife would fill most
everyday light service requirements. The larger handle size on our
Rigger's, Hunters or large Carbon Fiber do provide a more secure grip if
required for hunting, sailing or more robust actions.
|$35.00 Neck Knife / Corrosion proof
After two or three years of requests I finally have a
small 1 1/2: blade and overall length 5 1/2" Solid Black Ceramic knife with fitted Kydex sheath.
The large hold provides for a "pinch grip" when performing delicate
tasks. Extra holes are to permit adding a custom handle or fixing
lanyard. Grooves on top and bottom provide extra grip and also assist
with wrapping paracord. Razor sharp and completely corrosion proof.
Unless heating to over 1,000 degrees in sulpheric acid!
Neck Knife / Corrosion proof
Limited Edition Damascus bladed gentleman's knife
|$95.00 Limited Edition Damascus bladed gentleman's knife.
what I usually produce but could not pass up the chance to purchase the
steel used in these. The center core is Japanese super steel,
then 23 layers of stainless steel. The edge that the supersteel
takes is almost unbelieveable, too brittle for use except in a
damascus sandwich. I thought I had enough steel for 100 knives
but ended up with 32, only 30 will be for sale. First come first
served. Note: real mother of peal scales, real turquoise,
nickle silver bolsters , lock back blade. A lot of hand
work but not polished everywhere to the point I have to charge $400
*Photo below shows wave in center core, layers are too fine to pick out without a jeweller's loupe.
Bladed Scissors $21.95
request of some of my EOD techs I have contracted to have some small
reinforced plastic scissors produced with ceramic blade
inserts. These will us 304 stainless steel for the pivot
and tightning screw for very low magnetic signature. Overall
length is 5”, maximum width 3 ¼” with 2 ¼” long blades (measured at 90
degrees to each other) Weight is only one ounce. These will
be marked E.O.D. on the handle but certainly have other uses such as
near MRI equipment. Finger holes are large enough for real
working men’s thumbs.
Ceramic Utility Blades "Stanley
These blades will fit all
standard utility knives that accept "STANLEY" style blades with two
retention grooves. Super Sharp and extremely long lasting.
Kevlar, fiber optics, fiberglas and other difficult to cut materials
handled much better. Sorry about the costs but these are
processed mainly by hand due to the limited market.
Utility Blade : $5.00
Utility Blades : $45.00
RETRACTABLE BLADE CUTTER
CERAMIC RETRACTABLE BLADE CUTTER
ceramic cutter for delicate EOD work. Snap off blade
segments to ensure optimum sharpness. NO METAL COMPONENTS.
Non conductive and non-magnetic tool. Special production
completed to meet military requirement but should prove useful in a
number of applications!
$50 for package of
5 replacement ceramic blades
YES you can bring
back an edge even if you have some chips. Not nearly as easy as you
can a steel blade BUT this 600 grit diamond encrusted steel credit
card sharpener does give you a reasonable working edge. See
Titanium pocket hanger $20.00
Really just a pure Titanium Money Clip
with a 5mm hole milled into the end. BUT with the addition of a
SS split ring this permits you to "HANG" keys, knives, flashlight etc.
inside your pocket WITHOUT wearing a hole in the bottom. I have
been using a prototype now for about a month and it is surprisingly
comfortable. I can carry a much larger every day load than
possible without this pocket clip hanger. One benefit when using
with a knife is that unlike the Spring clip on my Hunter's ceramic
bladed knife, the knife is not visible at all. We all know how
touchy many people get when they see even a small pocket knife in a
Production is expected to be completed this month so hopefully they
will be in the first week of December!!!
Ceramic Xacto Scalpel Blades $5.00
These small blades are for delicate work where a non-conductive
and non- magnetic cutting tool may be required.
These will fit any common xacto knife handle.
Will not contaminate biological samples the way a steel blade will.
Ceramic Xacto Blade
|$10.00 Escape and Evasion Blade.
for everyday use by any means but these little chisel edged blades are
only 1" long and 3/8" high. The chisel or Japanese edge is as close to
a razor blade as you can get. Sharper than ones your wife uses I
suspect. Survival kit type of tool, I would not want to skin a
moose or even a rabbit with this BUT if it was all I had I guess I
would try damned hard. Interesting comment that back of this
little tool makes a great striker for a fire rod, better sparks
than with a piece of steel. Probably as it is that much harder.
Escape and Evasion Blade
ENGRAVING OF BLADES with a laser has been done for some special orders but setup and extra
work requires a minimum of 25 knives. Contact me if this service would be useful to your business.
Before you ask, no engraving is possible on the knife handles.