Shieldon can apply different blade edges to your knife project, giving them distinct personalities that define their intended use.
-Hollow grind edges feature a shallow grind from edge to spine and are best for skinning or hunting knives.
– Full flat grinds have a linear slope from edge to spine and work best with EDC knives and kitchen knives.
– In a saber grind, the edge starts partway through the blade, providing excellent durability and perfect for military or tactical knives.
– Knives with chisel grinds have one side completely flat, making them great for chopping knives like machetes.
Personalize your knife project by dictating the length of the knife’s blade, guiding the cutting strength and durability based on the length.
– Longer blade lengths give the blade more structural integrity, making them more durable and giving them a greater cutting strength. Fixed blade knives work best with longer blades.
– Shorter blade length allows for a more compact and easy to manage blade and is perfect for folding knives as it gives more room for hiding on the knife’s handle.
We help you give your knives more versatility and unique characteristics through different blade types that can add to their functionality and style.
– Straight blades concentrate the cutting force on a smaller area, working well with batoning wood and cutting ropes.
– Trailing point blades feature a curve on the blade’s tip that gives a greater surface on the edge, making them ideal for slicing and making long cuts.
– Sporting a straight edge and a concave spine, sheepsfoot blades are popular blades for woodcarving and electrical projects.
– Spear-point blades are characterized by their symmetrically-pointed blade and double edges, typically used for daggers and tactical knives.
Having access to the best material suppliers in the industry, we can accommodate your request for any blade material you require for the knife project.
– M390 steel, while one of the newer types, is popular for its great edge retention and its “micro clean” properties, giving it a mirror-like polish.
– D-2 is semi-stainless steel that holds an edge better than stainless varieties and has better corrosion resistance.
– VG-10 contains vanadium, making it tougher and more corrosion resistant than most steels.
– AUS-8 is a Japanese steel that is preferred by knifemakers for its corrosion resistance and toughness.
– AUS-6 is another Japanese-made steel that is great for general applications and is easy to sharpen.
Along with the blade materials, choosing the perfect handle materials to complement your blade gives your knives a distinctive personality to match your brand.
– Titanium is considered a standard material for knifemaking for great grip and lightweight nature.
– Aluminum is an affordable and budget-friendly option for handle material and can be anodized for a colorful finish.
– G-10 has a durable construction, allowing it to handle various weather conditions without slipping in the hand.
– GRN, also known as glass-filled nylon, sports extreme durability and gives the knife project a matte handle finish.
– Micarta a combination of cloth or paper and resin, this material is easy to form and gives the knife a comfortable grip.
Whether wanting a classic or a unique approach to opening your knives, selecting the proper opening mechanism elevates the design of your knife project.
– Flippers are usually found on the opposite side of the knife and make opening them smooth and comfortable.
– Thumb studs are easy to use and reliable opening mechanisms, as it uses leverage on the blade for easy opening.
– Hole opening mechanisms require a hole placed on the blade’s spine to open the knife, giving it a unique look.
– Front flippers offer a unique variation to the regular flippers but have the flipper part on the front of the blade.
– Thumb disk mechanisms are some of the easiest and fastest methods for knives, requiring a dist to slide up and down the handle.
– Nail Marks are common among Swiss army knives and are made by placing a small groove on the blade’s spine, allowing the user to pull the blade out.
Complete the look of your custom knife project with a suitable locking mechanism that secures the blade within its handle.
– Liner Lock is a simple and affordable locking mechanism that secures the knife blade with a tensioned piece of metal within the handle.
– Frame lock looks similar to liner locks, however, it uses the handle itself as the main lock.
– Compression locks are strong and unique, using a leaf-like spring to lock the knife blade to place.
– Axis locks are perfect for ambidextrous knives, as its intuitive locking mechanism can be used on either hand.
– Button locks work best with automatic knives, as it releases the knife with a simple push of a button.
– Collar locks are renowned for their simplicity and intuitiveness, with only a few brands carrying this lock type.
We are ready to help at any stage of your OEM knife project. Send us your enquiry and your budget and we will get back to you within 24 hours.