The Olamic Wayfarer 247 is a super cool pocket knife, made by Olamic Cutlery in California, USA. When you flip it open and hold the solid titanium handle in your hand, you can feel that this is a high-quality hunk of metal. Truly something special! Made to be used, but at the same elegant and exclusive enough for your display case.
The Olamic Wayfarer 247 has a titanium handle and a blade made from Böhler M390 steel. M390 is one of the most popular premium steels at the moment. It has excellent sharpness retention and great corrosion resistance. The titanium frame lock keeps the blade in place when opened. It has a steel insert with ceramic detent ball, and the blade runs on steel ball bearings with a steel interface between the bearings and the titanium handle. The spine of the blade has a sizeable false edge, also known as a swedge. This keeps the weight down, and also adds some exciting lines to the blade. There is a pear-shaped thumb hole just in front of the handle. This allows you to open the blade with your thumb, although we doubt you'll ever get tired of the extremely smooth flipping mechanism.
On this particular specimen, the blade has a very nice satin finish. The scales have an Orange Peel effect. The handle has a five-hole pattern with blue facets. The pocket clip has the same orange peel effect as the frame, and the blue hardware matches the blue accents on the scales.
How does Olamic Cutlery work?
Olamic Cutlery has its scales and blades coarsely milled in Italy by a highly skilled specialist. Olamic then customises each knife in California down to the very last detail, ensuring every knife is unique. They offer dozens of different finishes and shapes, meaning that thousands of different combinations can be produced. Some models even have more than two million options! For this reason, the chances of you running into someone with the exact same knife are very slim. That's why Olamic's slogan is: Never the same!
This is is no small part due to the significant amount of workmanship that goes into each creation. The experts at Olamic work on the smallest details by hand. There are so many different finishing options which are uniquely expressed by the different employees, tools, and even the chemistry during anodisation.
Olamic Cutlery: family of cutlery makers
Olamic Cutlery's success didn't come out of the blue. The Solomonik family has been producing top-quality custom knives for many years. Knives that aren't very accessible to the ordinary knife enthusiast. This mid-tech knife is an amazing way to get acquainted with Olamic's excellent quality and exclusivity, for a more affordable price.