Oct 17, 201719087 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!
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.

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
When will these knifes be available
Steve Karrol or Gareth Bull Shamwari or anything Shirogorov would be sweet!
Would love to see with Toledo and Randal!
Malanika Puukko x Stedemon Knife Company
I would love to see Jukka Hankala do something.
My favorite collab knife is the Tom Mayo Lee Williams Donk.
Two of the greats!
I like the John Barker Hokkaidos:
Barker/Shirogorov colab:

Very stylish i like it.
And if ONLY this is what we got. You make THIS knife and we'd love it. I don't care for the version of it you guys made, I'll keep it but it's a FAR cry from this photo, the photo you marketed and the photo in which many of us bought into this one. Please try again, make THIS one.
The Ferrum Forge/WE Knives collaboration on the Falcon was superb. I'd like to see someone work with Curtiss Knives or Medford to make something. A midtech Sebenza would also be superb.
I would die for a production version of the Arrestor by JBB Knives. Holy Grail for me... Pic from here: https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/217148257/20180512_173045.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000
Nice!  Big, Bold and Simple! I like that blade profile too!
"The Legacy" from Tashi Bharucha x Bob Terzuola.
a) TBD b) Daniel Winkler X Ken Onion - I would so love to see a fixed-blade bushcraft/survival collab with, preferably, extended striker full-tang, ~150mm blade length, >6mm thicc, saber grind, in DLC over CPM M4. Bonus points for serviceable exotic micarta scales!
Protech Harkins ATAC would be amazing. Dual action or manual.
The Tashi Terzuola needs to be (re)made for sure!
one of my favorite colaborations is the ZT 0450 which was between ZT and dimitry Sinkivich (sorry if I butchered the spelling).
I would definitely like to see a collaboration between Elijah Isham and Spyderco.
Hard to see that happening tbh. Function over form has never been Isham's MO.
I'm in on this😍😍😍😍
Make the Tashi Terzuola !!!! Make it Now!!!
Giantmouse collab would be epic..take my money
I need a Dustin Turpin/Ray Laconico collab right now!
Dustin Turpin is a dirtbag!
Dustin Turpin is a dirtbag!
Also a Massdrop x Laconico collab for his Yorkie design!
Id love to see something with Ray too but with the Jasmine. I like the Yorkie and EZC but just a titch to small.
a custom with DB blades, he’s a bit of a smaller knife maker but makes really nice products, would be awesome in my opinion.