AIMblades

Custom axes, hatchets, and knives

Leavenworth, Kansas | 1300 Sales

AIMblades

Custom axes, hatchets, and knives

Leavenworth, Kansas 1300 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (262)
Travis Michelena

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Travis Michelena

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About

Gifts shouldn't suck. Be a good friend and give them an awesome personalized blade.

I like unique gifts besides the traditional plaque, and couldn't find anything that fit the bill. So...here we are! I want your gifts to wow. I want the recipient to display it proudly and have people ask who gave it to them and why. Plaques are boring. Don't be boring.

Whoa, wait. Blacksmith in Pakistan?! What?! You may be surprised to know that Persian blades have been prized weapons for centuries, and the forging skills have been passed down through generations of families. These are custom designed as beautiful presentation blades, and utilize 1095 blade steel (known for its ability to hold an edge), bone, buffalo horn, a variety of beautiful woods, various inlay materials for the handles, and are fully functional tools of cutting fury! I'll deal with the design, importing, and custom engraving. You just reap the rewards and huge smiles.
Look at the pictures, look around at prices, and then think how much someone would like to have one of these blades as a gift. I'm confident they'll love it.

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Shop members

  • Travis Michelena

    Owner, Designer

    Army Logistics Officer, Father of two little girls, Husband to a wonderfully understanding wife.

  • Sue Michelena

    Shipper, Mom

    My loving mom, who will be shipping you your goods from a beautiful mountaintop in Tennessee! She's added "Master Engraver" to her long list of talents, which includes horse tamer, pony trainer, mule tolerance, homesteading, and much more!

Production partners

  • blacksmith

    Wazirabad, Pakistan

    blacksmith

  • Firestorm engraving

    Sparta, WI

    Laser Engraver

  • Blacksmith

    Wazirabad, Pakistan

    Blacksmith and leather work.

  • Blacksmith

    Pakistan

    Blacksmith

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Last updated on May 22, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

1095 high carbon and damascus steel will hold an edge very well, but they are not stainless steel. It may take on color with lots of use, and should be dried and oiled, if possible, to prevent rust. If you do get some rust, I prefer giving it a quick rub with a very fine (000) steel wool and it usually easily takes care of it without scratching the metal.

I wouldn't go chipping away at rocks, but they're pretty tough and should last you a long time!

Corporate Gifts or Awards

These are usually orders of 15+. We can do almost any amount given enough time.

You can engrave names or logos on the handles. You can replace my AIM logo with your own etched into the blade, or we can make a custom metal stamp of your logo for the leather sheaths.

Just remember, these are custom made and hand crafted, so we need months, not weeks. The more customized, the more time we need! They look ridiculously awesome, so bring it on!

Custom and personalized orders

Yes. Oh, you want to know more? Just send me a note to discuss your ideas!

Notes:
-ENGRAVING goes on the wood handles. It's a laser engraver, so burning the image in. It can do fairly detailed images, even your drawn pictures and handwriting. Be creative! Engraving has a quick turn around.

-ETCHING goes on the metal. It looks great on the polished metal, but can be hard to see on the damascus. This needs to be less detailed. Think words, numbers, basic designs. WE ONLY DO THIS FOR LARGE ORDERS (10+). This takes time.

We will do full custom jobs for larger orders, including blade designs, handle materials, custom deep etched logos (instead of the AIM), custom leather stamps on the sheath, etc. Your gifts can be awesome!

Wholesale availability

I'm open to the discussion. Send me a note!

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