As I’ve said in previous posts, I’ve already begun releasing 15 crysknife and sheath sets via the Ginton Forge Shop page. The orders have been coming in and I had to work double time over the weekend to keep on schedule to meet my production quota. It’s not a good idea to keep the Fremen waiting!
They say there is mastery in repetition and I have to say I have the crysknife build process pat down. I worked on my first client’s crysknife over the weekend and put in that build all the tricks I’ve learned over the past year–including some new tricks like cold casting.
Most people think moulding metal into a shape requires a furnace and bellows and basically high temperatures. Die-casting is done that way, but I’ve been researching the cold cast method, which incorporates real metal into a resin cast–without the need for high heat. The metal adds weight into the cast, and, when polished, really looks like metal. Which makes sense because it IS metal
It isn’t really necessary for me to cold cast the crysknife since the piece is painted with a metallic colour to make it look like real steel. But I just wanted to try this process out just for fun.
I’m also very proud of the sheath I crafted along with the knife. Crafting the sheath is the trickiest part of creating this build and the most time consuming, too. Due to the unpredictability of the resin, my failure rate had been high in past builds. These days though, my builds have turned out very well. Note how the sheath below has a nice even lip where the knife comes in–this build is nice because I can sand down the lip according to the specific crysknife to ensure a tight, snug fit when the blade is tucked into the sheath.
I really enjoy the meticulous work that goes into building the crysknife, even though it takes a lot of effort and time. I hope the Dune fans will forgive me for borrowing from another sci-fi universe when I say this: that I picture my clients as Darth Vader when he visited the second Death Star–and myself as Moff Jerjeron, the commander overseeing the ongoing construction! I echo Jerejeron’s famous words: “We shall double our efforts!”
So I’ll be spending a lot of time at the workshop these days–should you be interested in ordering one, send a quick message via our contact form or email us at email@example.com. Also, check out the Fremen Crysknife product page for more information. Be quick to order–they’re already running out