Olamic Doubles Available Blade Shapes for Wayfarer 247

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Olamic is rolling out two new blade shapes for its flagship Wayfarer 247 model, a sheepscliffe and a tanto. The line expansion reflects Olamic’s core strategies of listening to customer feedback and product variety.

Company Founder Eugene Solomonik explains that it was important to have these options, previously seen only on custom Wayfarers, translated into the small batch Wayfarer 247 production model. “The original model evolved to having all four blade shapes, so naturally we had to continue its lineage by offering all four on the 247.”

Last year Olamic implemented a harpoon blade for the 247 alongside the standard drop point. Planning to follow that up, they put the question of which blade shape should follow to their fans. “Late last year we had a post where we asked people to vote on which to release first,” explains Solomonik. The poll proved that the demand for both styles from collectors and potential buyers was bigger than Olamic had anticipated. Delaying one in favor of another wasn’t an option. “It was readily apparent that we had to have to both.”

In addition to rounding out the catalog, the blade shapes bring Olamic’s central goal of variety into focus. The company always blended the line between custom and production, encompassing virtually endless options for customization. By doubling the 247 blade shapes on offer, Olamic pushes its catalog into vaster territory. Solomonik believes the 247s are among the most customizable production knives in the world. “We offer more options than anyone else on the market by far and believe that these four blade shapes fulfill all possible preferences for all you knife nuts out there,” he says.

Both the tanto (third knife down in the image below) and the sheepscliffe maintain the same mid-size (around 3.5 inches) length as the harpoon and drop point options. Olamic opted for a relatively gentle interpretation of the tanto, closer to the traditional Japanese style than the more angular American. It should function along the same lines as the drop point, but with less belly and a strengthened tip. The sheepscliffe offers a smooth, gentle curve along its cutting edge and a reinforced point. The differences between the new blades and those that came before may seem small, but Solomonik says that allowing users to cater the 247 to their exact needs is important. “We wanted to offer blade shape variety from a usability standpoint, not just fancy grinds.”

Four Wayfarer 247 blade shapes

In addition to rounding out the catalog, the blade shapes bring Olamic’s central goal of variety into focus. The company always blended the line between custom and production, encompassing virtually endless options for customization. By doubling the 247 blade shapes on offer, Olamic pushes its catalog into vaster territory. Solomonik believes the 247s are among the most customizable production knives in the world. “We offer more options than anyone else on the market by far and believe that these four blade shapes fulfill all possible preferences for all you knife nuts out there,” he says.

Olamic is taking orders for sheepscliffe and tanto Wayfarer 247s now.


Knife featured in image: Olamic Wayfarer 247 Sheepscliffe

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