Oct 17, 201724720 views

Custom Knife Collaborations: Favorites and Wish Lists

Knife makers all have their own styles, and not all mashups make sense. Sometimes two people get together and the results are fantastic - to me, that means their individual styles and design elements are both easily perceived, and blended seamlessly together. So, two questions for you:
A) What are your favorite collaborations between knife makers?
B) What collaborations would you like to see that haven't happened yet?
(Photo credit: Steel Addiction Knives)
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A) The photo above is one of my favorites, "The Legacy" from Tashi Bharucha x Bob Terzuola. I'm also a big fan of the GM2 from Giant Mouse, one of a new series of collaborations from Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes. https://www.giantmouse.com/collections/knives/products/giantmouse-gm2
B) I like both Jesse Jarosz and Brad Larkin, it would be cool to see them do an EDC fixed blade and/or folder...or maybe a set of both. http://jaroszknives.com/ https://www.bradfordknives.com/index.php
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I know...I saw that. I want it done here, so I can buy it for $200? 🤓👍
I did end up buying the Fortis 2.0! Really nice knife!
This Steel Addiction knife is beautiful looking yet different at the same time from the latest flippers. I like it. AF
Victorinox and Justin Lundquist—a Feist with tools, a memory stick, and a little cell phone backup battery
Gille of Fontenille Pataud and Gareth Bull—front flipping Laguiole Onion and Voxnes—curves meet squares Mah and Glesser—Mah plus L200CN plus Sal’s compression lock = delivery of Mah from the wilderness Ferrum Forge and Yann Nomine—American robustness plus French beauty = the French New Wave of knives
Moletta and Voxnaes. Something with a fat choil and the H.WAYL clip that looks like an Egyptian scarab. Osborne and Isham. Something that looks like a Sardaukar slip tip drawn with the off hand. Wes Crawford and Greg Thompson. A close quarters knife with a retaining ring on the pommel and a chisel edge blade with the stance of the Kasper. Sal Glesser and Andre De Villiers, a compression locking karambit with a fat fuller in the leaf ground blade. Glesser gets to pick the steel, De Villiers has veto power on design. There's four to go with :)
Is the kinfe shown above available for purchase? Why is there no info or description? Obviously a terzuola design but what is it?
The Legacy - Tashi Bharucha / Bob Terzuola
I know spyderco and knife center already did their pakka wood and hap 40 thing, but I’d love to see more of that tbh. My personal pick would be a premium line of the bug series.
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@JonasHeineman the one collab with MD I'd love to see is with borka blades for a collaboration stitch. A super unique and usable design unlike anything else available (aside from the microtech stitch, but that is an automatic). Tons different routes for finishing options too. A more affordable production stitch in rwl34 or 20cv would have my money as soon as it dropped.
Here's the favourite collaboration that i own:) Made by Steve R. Johnson and Michael J. Smith, and engraved by Julie Warenski.

Nice knife. But I would prefer to use the money for a down payment on a Porsche.
I think a Kevin Wilkins Leaf Storm design would be ideal for this group. The Spyderco version was good and even better if you got s custom scale from Kevin.

Seen some Russian knives. For some reason are usually very expensive. Would be nice to see some of there ideas/efforts directed into a quality production facility that could mass produce a more affordable product.
Gavko Thresher is Awesome, So Awesome I picked up 3 of them in different styles,The Value for what your getting is outstanding.I would love to see more from Massdrop/Gavko... Also have my eye on the Keen collaboration,but seems to be sold out at the moment.
Laconico Keen is the best Massdrop collabo knife I've gotten in on. Ray Laconico involved with any future drops is solid gold! I'd also like to see a Massdrop collaboration with Dmitry Sinkevich.
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I'm not 100% sure if this is a collab but I'm in love with my Ferrum Forge Buc I even got it anodized
Tashi and Bob would be more than dream come true!
Some of my favorite collaboration knives have been sinkevich zt's and reate collabs with tashi and Kirby Lambert. I'd love love love to see Peter rassenti get with reate to do a small satori, they'd make it affordable and available to most unlike the ckf satori that is somewhat over priced and very hard to come by. I'd also like to see Jason Stout do some zt collabs like a possum or blood and thunder, or maybe just some midtech runs with millit or maybe even with Koenig
Oh man I'm with you all the way on the small Satori getting done by a company that can get it down to $300 or so. They definitely need to make enough that you can score one even if your not one of the first few hundred people to do so. ✌
I'm really tempted by an MKM Clap designed by Bob Terzuola.

Very please with this purchase. It flips well and comes with a tool to remove flipper in case you can only use a slip joint. Locks well, I would of like it being a bit thinner behind the edge.
Thank you Jonas, for all of your hard work this year. It's been a great year, and you have been a big part of it. 2019 will soon be upon us, and another exciting year will follow, I'm sure!
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No, the Archbishop 2.0 will be part of the FFKW Pro Series. We're focused mostly on original designs, whereas their Pro Series will focus on production versions of past FFKW models. The Mordax is an exception because of the mutton-lock flipper made in partnership with Pro-Tech.
Thank you much, for clearing that up for me Jonas. I thought I had heard them say, that some of the variations, would be available directly through them (FFKW), and two of the variations would be split out. One being an exclusive to BHQ, and one exclusive to Massdrop. I must have heard them incorrectly. Either way, I'm sure that 2019 will be an exciting year! I'm excited for the upcoming Mordax, and whatever else you may have up your sleeve.
I would love to see a Jim Burke Rebel produced by WE Knives or Reate here on Massdrop. Im really enjoying the collabs you managed to create with Bob Terzuola , Tashi Bharucha and Ray Laconico. Great work gentlemen 👍
Would be neat to see what Mel Pardue and Chris Conaway (Sheepdog Knives) could come up with, since Pardue made the excellent Benchmade sheepsfoot blade with Spydie hole and Conaway makes excellent sheepsfoot cleaver blades
Name a better duo than Jesper Voxneas and Yens Anso. I'll wait.

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Damn it..
Agreed, but I think Giant Mouse has that one pretty much sewn up.
The sleek lines of a Jens Anso and Tuff Knives, I believe would be awesome.
How about Holt BladeWorks Specter? Here's an example of one https://holtbladeworks.com/collections/sold-specters/products/specter-153
I have one of their first generation knives and it is amazing. The Holt's are awesome people to work with too.
When will the knife in the photo above be available. I've seen it some many times, but I never have a chance of buying one. Please make this happen
We'd be interested in making that knife if both Bob and Tashi were up for it, but we don't have that in the works...yet.
When will these knifes be available
Steve Karrol or Gareth Bull Shamwari or anything Shirogorov would be sweet!
Love Gareth Bull's work, we can reach out and see if he's interested.
Would love to see with Toledo and Randal!