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Introduction Giveaway

Discussion in 'Banzelcroft Customs' started by Banzelcroft, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Banzelcroft
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    Hello everyone my name is Mykel with Banzelcroft Customs and I just wanted to give a brief introduction. After years of lurking on this forum I have finally managed to transition to making EDC gear full time; I focus mainly on small fixed blades and accessories but I'm always up for custom work. I want to kick off my new business by giving away one of my flagship designs, the M.E.K.


    About the M.E.K.
    The M.E.K. (Modern Everyday carry Kiridashi) is my take on the Japanese kiridashi; the small utility blade used in the region for thousands of years. Every day we encounter tasks like stripping wire, cutting against hard surfaces, or cutting through abrasive material that could damage or dull the blade of even the sturdiest knife. To solve this problem, the M.E.K. uses a standard utility knife blade that can be easily replaced if it gets dull or chipped. The thin offset blade allows you to make accurate and precise cuts wherever you need to.

    What’s Included
    The body of the M.E.K. is made from grade 5 titanium with stainless steel hardware securing the blade and handle. All handles are removable and feature a small cavity in the middle (I store emergency cash in mine). Each M.E.K. has a stonewashed finish and includes one blade, one allen wrench for changing the blade and handles, and your choice of either a black or natural leather pocket sheath. The sheath eyelets are conveniently spaced at one inch, fitting many standard clips and allowing for many carry options.

    This M.E.K. has a figured olivewood handle, titanium cord end, and a natural leather sheath. Anyone that comments on this thread between right now and midnight on Sunday is eligible to win. The winner will be announced 2/9/18.

    [​IMG]IMG_7184 by Mykel Piper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_7189 by Mykel Piper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_7193 by Mykel Piper, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_7201-2 by Mykel Piper, on Flickr

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  2. That Movie Guy

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    An absolutely beautiful custom take on a classic tool! Well done!!
     
  3. cole3418

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    That knife is super cool. What a great idea!!!
     
  4. Nick4305
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    Nick4305 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Really impressive idea !
     
  5. tera tike

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    I like your design, very well thought out. I look forward to see your other designs.
     
  6. Water-Rat

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    Hey, welcome to the forums and thanks for offering up a give away with a unique blade! I love that olivewood handle. So neat looking.
     
  7. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Very, very, cool, sir!
     
  8. mbick

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    Welcome to the forum! And that's nice work you've done.
     
  9. Journo

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    That looks amazingly innovative, and a great option for people (like me) who are rubbish at keeping blades sharp.
     
  10. Gary Gross

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    Very nice work! Thanks for the GAW!!

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  11. aasoverteakettle

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    VERY nice design, Mykel.


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  12. bj warkentin

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    Nice looking handle and an interesting take on utility blades. I am a huge fan of them and always have a TPT or Rut in my pocket for the little tasks that come up. Live the idea of the replaceable blade as I don't have to worry about blade damage.

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  13. Highway9
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    beautiful handle! ...and welcome to the forum!
     
  14. karlito

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    Welcome and thank yo for the opportunity. Those olive woods scales really add a bit of class
     
  15. aasoverteakettle

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    Is it an insult to say that if I win one, I'd put a serrated razor on it? I do carry a knife with one of these blades when I travel because I can carry the frame on the plane sans-blade. Except for Denver, there's always a hardware store <2 miles from the airport. Heck, I'll buy one even if I don't win just so I can have one to travel with. Very reasonably priced, appreciate that.


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  16. Banzelcroft
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    Thanks for all the compliments, I'm glad you've all shown so much interest. The giveaway is still open until midnight tonight so good luck everybody.

    aasoverteakettle I actually alternate between a serrated and carbide edged blade for the one I carry myself so no worries there. The serrations seem to work better for any sort of foam and I like them better on paracord.
     
  17. Reaper66

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    I like it!

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  18. joshwhoha

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    That's a beautiful and unique design. I can't say I've ever seen anything quite like it before. Very nice and welcome to the forum!
     
  19. Henry Arms

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    Hey Mykel,
    Well done sir well done! Very innovative knife here. What's your website? I'd like to check out your other goods!

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  20. Banzelcroft
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    My website is http://banzelcroftcustoms.com. I have several more designs I plan to roll out over the next few months as well as some custom projects and prototypes I'm working on.