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.
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)