Another ultralight EDC Titanium Fruit knife is ready:

Titanium pikal knife

The Bladetricks Ti Fruit is a very simple pikal /reverse grip backup knife extremely fast to deploy and intuitive to use.

EDC Fruit knife

Titanium karambit

The Bladetricks Blink Grip original and innovative handle design allows exceptionally fast draws in emergency CQC / self defense situations and provides a strong, secure grip.


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 I was contacted by one of my returning customers with a special request. He wanted me to design a Trench knife for his SHTF kit. 

21st century custom trench knife
US Mk 1 Trench Knife U.S. 1918, L F & C 1918

 A trench knife is a combat knife designed to incapacitate an enemy at close quarters, such as in a trench or other confined area. It was developed as a close combat weapon for soldiers attacking enemy trenches during the First World War.

The customer is a practitioner of the pikal (reverse grip and edge in) technique, so I considered that his new trench knife had to suit to this knife fighting style.

Most trench knives have an integrated knuckle guard made of metal (steel or brass):

Knuckle duster skull crusher guard trench knife

Since I was to review the whole trench knife concept from scratch, I wanted to upgrade this part of the fighting knife. The integrated knuckle duster / skull crusher would allow small circle movements in (even closer) Close-quarters combat (CQC) and grappling situations. The new knuckle duster / guard and skull crusher pommel should be able to cause major damage while containing its dimensions.

This is the final result: a custom made compact pikal / reverse grip combat knife with an integrated knuckle duster small guard for CQC situations:

custom pikal knife

The "horns" on the hand guard act as two micro karambits in grappling / close-quarters combat situations:

Eds Manifesto pikal knife

I went ahead with the design and decided to make a second trench knife, more loyal to the traditional design, generally with a straight double edge / dagger blade. I used the DAK dagger design as a base for the second trench knife:

Marines soldiers combat dagger DAK

I adjusted the new knuckle duster guard design to the DAK and this is the final result:

Custom made Trench knife 8670 steel

Double edge custom dagger

Both Bladetricks Trench knives come with a robust modular kydex sheath:

Custom Kydex sheath knife


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 I made another one off, custom version of the Shard Kwaiken knife:

custom kwaiken knife

With a symmetrical progressive V - grind and a well thought-out handle, the Bladetricks Shard is an elegant collectible knife with a strong piercing tip and a long slicing cutting edge.

knife maker kwaiken rosewood

A kwaiken or kaiken (Jap. 懐剣, meaning bosom knife) is a 20 - 25 cm (8–10 in) long, single (or rare double-edged) knife without ornamental fittings worn by Samurai men and women in Japan, a kind of short version of the Tanto. All wives of a Samurai class man were expected to carry one. It was carried in the inside pocket of a kimono sleeve or inside the lapel. The kwaiken was used for grooming tasks, cutting loose threads or string, and in an emergency, self defense and it is considered the equivalent of the Scottish Sgian Dubh. 


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I was asked by one of my returning customers to make a special EDC ice pick.

  • The customer's requests were:
  • It has to be low profile design
  • The ice pick has to be made in titanium.
  • 150 mm OAL
  • Two finger handle with good traction.

After some sketches and prototypes we had a winning design and this is the final result: 

tactical titanium ice pick

The Black G10 handle scales provide extra grip control, traction and contact surface with the hand:

titanium edc ice  pick

Low profile and easy to conceal:

edc self defense ice pick

If required the Dalton Ice Pick can be used as a last ditch / backup tactical push dagger:

knife maker push dagger titanium

"I have finally received my item. Excellent work, as always. I think adding the scales was the right call since it feels really good in hand with the extra thickness. Nailed the sheath as well." A.D

More information about the ice pick:

The ice pick is a pointed metal tool used to break, pick or chip at ice. The design consists of a sharp metal spike attached to a wooden handle. The tool's design has been relatively unchanged since its creation.

Originally considered an improvised weapon (an object that was not designed to be used as a weapon but can be put to that use and generally used for self-defense), ice picks have become a niche by itself inside the world of knife making.

About Bladretricks knife maker tactical ice picks:

Since its creation Bladetricks ice picks designs have become a reference in terms of design and craftmanship of innovsative tactical and everyday carry ice picks for other knife makers.

You can check more Bladetricks tactical and EDC ice picks by visiting the Bladetricks ice pick collection on my website:


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 I didn't design a Bowie inspired knife for a long time and I wanted to make one with the characteristic Bladetricks touch. The original idea was to make an imposing Bowie style combat knife, big enough and light at the same time:

tactical bowie knife

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The bowie knife lives as a symbol of passionate times, and no American knife design carries the weight of legend and history like the famous Bowie Knife. No one really knows who made the first Bowie knife (The original knife has been attributed to more than a dozen makers), and this has been the subject of ongoing controversy for nearly 200 years. Most sportsmen recognize the knife immediately, even though it comes in wide variations of shape, size, and handle and guard style.

A March 1847 article by J.C. Robertson in The Mechanics' Magazine referred to the Bowie knife as “a wearable, convenient, close-combat weapon — a short sword much shorter than the saber or other swords of the day, yet still possessing a heavy blade. This cleaver-like blade had enough weight to give the blade sufficient force in a slashing attack, while permitting the use of cut-and-thrust sword fighting tactics.”Nowadays Bowie knives can vary in size, materials and blade shape to a degree, but somehow remain easily recognizable. The Bowie’s clip point inspired the legendary Ka-Bar knife, the U.S. Air Force knife and the unique SOG Bowie military knife made for Special Operations Forces in Vietnam.

The Bladetricks Morcalo is a large Bowie style knife with a long shaving sharp cutting edge, an efficient penetrating tip and a long multi-position handle. An imponent and very capable knife to face the most challenging situations:


tactical bowie knife