Titanium + Leather and Knives

Wow! It’s been a LONG time since I last wrote a blog post.

But I’m doing one now …and that’s what matters, right? Cool.

I have a few things for you – so let’s crack into it…

 

Limited Salt-and-Pepper Shakers (only 20 available)

I have a handful of these Titanium Salt and Peppers shakers left going for 50% OFF (they were almost $200 and now are only $99). They are in stock right now and ready to ship.

Click here to take check them out.

I have no plans to ever make these again (these are the last of them) – because we are focusing on different products now. My loss is your gain 🙂

 

Titanium + Leather

In the next week or two I’m going to be doing my first ever collaboration.

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll know we occasionally offer leather products in the form of pouches/cases for my various products (i.e. pen pouches, tweezer pouches, etc.).

I have had my friend Steph (her company is Kohi Point) do this over the last couple of years. She is highly skilled and professional and I have been working with her for a couple of years now.

Now, here’s the funny thing…

For around 11 years I’ve been looking for a particular style of leather bag (I know it was 11 years ago because I saw the style in Wellington, New Zealand when I first travelled there from Scotland).

In all these 11 years I have never been able to find one that was exactly the style I recall seeing (and I don’t even recall where exactly I saw the bag).

There were a few features I knew really made the bag close to perfect for me:

#1 – It was big enough to hold a standard A4 pad of paper …but no bigger (i.e. it is NOT a laptop bag)

#2 – There were no clips or magnets …just a large, simple flap that help itself closed with gravity

#3 – A clean and simple overall design

 

But here’s the crazy thing:

A few things have happened in the time I’ve been looking for this “holy grail” of bags.

Firstly, I’ve become somewhat proficient in designing things over the last few years – this has allowed me to design the bag I’ve always wanted.

Secondly, I have someone who can do high-end, custom leather work – and therefore bring my bag to life.

Thirdly, I’m “the titanium guy” …and so it is a no-brainer to design and make ALL the titanium “hardware” for my dream bag (which, to be honest, is incredibly exciting).

Okay, enough hype. Here’s the bag along with the custom-made titanium hardware:

Finally, after 11 years, not only is it the “holy grail” …but all the hardware is titanium to boot!

Here’s a shot of making the buckles for it:

Now, one more thing on the bag…

As far I am aware (and I could be wrong on this) no one out there seems to make high-end, hand-stitched leather bags with titanium hardware.

With this in mind — and the fact that I’ve had to design and make this specific bag because I could not find one in the 11 years I searched — my friend Steph and I are going to do a collaboration on Kickstarter for this bag with fully titanium hardware.

I’ll provide you with more details on this soon – but, hopefully, they should be launching in a week or two. Also, there will be at least two different colour options (possibly three). Oh, and we import the leather directly from Italy ourselves.

 

 

The “Candy Can”

Designed this while I was driving to pick up my son last Friday (and did the cnc machining over the weekend):

It’s a small, square(ish) container designed to fit into that “little square pocket” everyone seems to have on their jeans or pants.

I’ve been carrying it for a few days and it’s working even better than I thought it would.

It is, of course, titanium and the lid is kept on with a pure friction-fit. I’ve been testing it to death (and by this I mean putting the lid on and off hundreds, possibly thousands, of times).

If there is enough interest in this, then I will make it (so, yeah, let me know in the comments!).

Also, the dimensions are around 43mm (1.7″) x 25mm (1.0″) internal length and width.

 

And…

I think that’s all I have for you today (well, I do have a lot more… but I’ll try and get another blog post out to you later in the week – trying my best to start keeping you more updated!).

Oh, one more thing actually…

Take a look at this:

We’re currently in full production mode on the Flixx Knife.

The above photo shows some of the “hidden details” of the pocketing of the scales (handles) of the knife. Yeah, I know, I could have just left the inside plain because no one will ever see it – but it’s just one of those this I felt the need to make look good. Maybe I’m odd though 😀

We’re about to start shipping these in the next couple of weeks so if you want to grab yours then click here right now.

 

If you have any thoughts or comments, then fire away below (I WILL reply! :-D)

  • Victor says:

    Yes please, please make the candy can to sell.

    many thanks,

    V

  • Santiago Barocio says:

    Any word on tweezers? I do need a pair of great tweezers! The small box is awesome too! Interested in it as well!

  • Sebastian O says:

    Yes, i need the bag AND the Candy Can! Looking for something like that since months and years!

  • Derek Robson says:

    Very keen on bag.

    Also like the small box thing.

  • Dan says:

    I am very interested in the candy can. I need to take one dose of medication with me everywhere I go. That would be the perfect size to do so. Maybe some mints as well.

  • TR says:

    Candy can plz

  • Steve Arbabi says:

    Deffo yes on the candy can!

  • Emanuel Robins says:

    The candy can should be tall enough to fit coins as all wallets now have no where to fit coins

    • Magnus says:

      True. I have made a wallet and it also has no room for coins!

      • Andrew says:

        I don’t have your wallet (yet…still waiting), but I’m using the Decadent Minimalist and I’m able to put coins in it by using a “cavity card” (Google that). I’m pretty sure a “cavity card” will work with your wallet design to hold coins as well.

        Incidentally, I carry your first generation mini tweezers in the cavity card too!

  • Mikael says:

    Hi

    This is proparbly not the right forum for this, but I’d like to know the status of the 9-card Titanium Wallet I ordered. Any chance of it being ready for shipping soon?

    Brgds.

    Mikael Qvarfordh

    • Magnus says:

      Hi Mikael, yes, this is a good a place as any to ask. You wallet is still at the production stage as it was a pre-order. Shipping is March and we are still on target for then.

      My apologies if there was any confusion over shipping/delivery dates!

  • Jay Newburgh says:

    That candy can: I want at least 1.

  • Cameron says:

    I would buy a couple “candy cans”

  • njw says:

    yes for candy can – but what is the depth? Thanks

  • GT says:

    You should make the Candy Can. I have money burning holes in various pockets 😉

  • Mike Espineli says:

    Yessss make the candy can!! I need this!! Instant buy

  • Per S. says:

    The pill box is super, I would buy one instantly

  • tony says:

    I’ll buy the candy can!

  • James Butler says:

    I’d like a candy can or 2

  • B says:

    Will you make the HookUp Clips again?

  • Roland - says:

    I like the candy can too – and I love the idea of putting coins in it…

  • Linwood says:

    That bag is pretty sexy! I’d definitely be interested in that….
    Another project I’d be interested in that you teased a while back is the utility blade holder, that’s an absolute instant buy for me!

  • Ron Lussier says:

    Bag looks like it could be nice, but I worry about the weight of leather.

  • Gary says:

    I am also interested in the candy can.

  • Bob Gelb says:

    Yes, the candy can…..

  • Michael Kruep says:

    I’m in for the “candy can” – a great supplement to the “pill pots” already in my collection. This is the answer to something I have been looking for ever since the pill pot Kickstarter. Bring it on!!

  • Chris says:

    Hi Magnus,

    I’m still clicking the click pen – excellent.

    The candy can, what price point do you see that at?

  • Charli says:

    Yes, please… Candy Can looks amazing!

  • David says:

    Dang! 5 hours after you post and the salt and pepper shakers are gone (and that was the same time that most of us are asleep in the US). Oh well. Candy box, yes! If you go with he bag please consider a slight size alteration to fit a standard US 8.5″ x 11″ tablet of paper. As I understand the A4 is very close to that, but not quite the same. I know, typical American wanting things their way, but if I can not fit a standard sized tablet of paper (for my region), it really cuts down on the usefulness to me.

  • RIchard says:

    Candy can please 👍🏻🙂

  • Brian says:

    I would get a Candy Can if you made them.

  • Daniel says:

    Any chance of a hinged version of the candy can instead of a separate lid? Ideally something that could be opened one handed.

  • Robert says:

    Definitely interested in candy can . I buy one for sure

  • rocco says:

    candy can.

  • Robert Cartmell says:

    Maybe you could put a removable divider in the candy can . You could separate different kinds of candy or pills

  • Charles "Pat" Long says:

    Could you please let us know when you open the campaign for the leather bag?

  • Christopher says:

    Yes to the can. No to the purse with adjustable shoulder straps. A fixed handle would make it a yes for me. Or, post a better photo of the bag with someone holding it so we can see the size better.

  • Olga says:

    I’d like the candy can

  • Olga says:

    Oh, and the hookup clips again please! They were sold out when I went to get more 🙁

  • Christian Haller says:

    Very interested in the box. Would buy several

  • Fabian says:

    if you make boxes again – what about a remake of the pill boxes? (I’d need the small one for some lip cream)

  • Peter Tomecek says:

    I’m interested – “candy can”

  • Rore says:

    Definitely interested in the “Candy Can”!

  • Noallium says:

    I like the candy can. It would make lunch vitamins more fun. I would have to trust it wouldn’t open in pocket.

  • Javi says:

    Me gusta mucho the Candy can, y espero poder comprarlo.
    Gracias

  • Richard says:

    I love the little can!

  • Richard says:

    Candy can is a great idea.

  • Brian says:

    I’m down for the candy can!! Just a comment on your last tweezer design. I bought two and am not too impressed with them as is my wife. I have the original version and think they are of better design and function better

  • AER says:

    I would love to see the candy can please!

  • rbl100 says:

    If the lid fits tightly on the “candy bar” I would be interested in 1, maybe 2 of them.

  • David Selaya says:

    Please make the candy box
    Also please take over the jackfish project from kickstarter

  • Mary says:

    The leather bag does not sound like a size that would work for me. The candy can sounds really cool. Count me in for one of those.

  • Rob says:

    Hello Magnus,

    The candy can is a definite interest, but a question regarding the leather bag. Have you considered increasing the size just slightly? Americans in the United States don’t us A4 paper, as ours is a bit larger at 8.5 x 11 inches. That might impact some of your marketability.

  • Ethan says:

    I would love the can! Great for carrying around meds needed on a daily bases when you don’t have a bag.

  • Joe Z. Hougaard says:

    Hello Magnus!
    “Candy can” is awesome! I can’t quite see in the pictures, but is it a rectangle or is it slightly angled?
    The bag is awesome too! I’m not the type of guy who usually wears a leather bag, but I have always wanted to get one and never found one that would fit me. This bag looks perfect and your titanium hardware with the “Magnus finish” is a perfect addition to the awesome bag! So a definite purchase from me lol.
    I do think the bag should be a little bigger so you potentially could fit a small laptop in it and other stuffs!

  • Abram Apodaca says:

    Candy can please

  • Mel says:

    Hey Magnus, love the candy can. Have you considered maybe using a magnetic closure for extra security? Just a thought…

  • Emanuel Robins says:

    Mangus could you consider making two sizes of the candy can one small one to fit coins?

  • JP says:

    Definitely up for the bag…..looks pretty much perfect.

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