Paracord Wrapping Process:
The paracord handle wrap is done with a single piece of paracord, the beginning and end of the simple wrap is a Turks Head Knot which allows the ends of the paracord to be concealed and creates a very comfortable grip. An extra long piece of matching paracord is tied through the lanyard hole to give the customer the option to trim the cord to whatever length they wish.
Due to the variety of paracord colors available, almost any color and pattern is possible. Please Contact Us if you have a specific color in mind!
Bottle Opener Forging Process:
Forged from a single piece of 3/16″ thick x 1″ wide mild steel. After forging the bottle openers are tumbled with abrasive media to remove loose mill scale and enhance the aged/worn appearance of the opener. After tumbling and cleaning, each piece is heated to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit and then brushed with a classic blacksmiths finish comprised of beeswax and boiled linseed oil. The pieces are buffed and heated again before the final coat of pure beeswax is melted over the piece, once they are cooled to room temperature the wax coat is buffed to remove excess wax and provide a smooth finish. The advantages of the two part finish is that the initial coat penetrates deeper into the steel than beeswax alone, this is further aided by heating the steel, and by having the final coat be pure beeswax the finish is non-toxic and smells faintly of honey. Beeswax finishes are often used on utensils like skewers and meat forks because they are safe to eat off of. With regular use this finish should last almost forever, however if at anytime the opener starts rusting, simply buff the rust off with a fine grade of steel wool and apply wax to reseal. Beeswax is preferred but a paste wax such as carnuba can also be used.