Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #8 Olamic Wayfarer 247

TOP 25 BEST SELLING BLADES OF 2017: #8 Olamic Wayfarer 247
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Olamic Tactical’s motto is “never the same,” and that perfectly encapsulates their custom approach to production knife making. The overall design of every Wayfarer 247 knife that leaves their California shop is the same. But each has seen hand-finishing, and many arrive with their own touches like sculpted backspacers, finishes, and artful handle sculpting. “All the handwork allows us to keep the builds unique, offering something for everyone,” Olamic Co-Founder Eugene Solomonik tells us.

The 247 is a smaller version of the original Wayfarer model, sized to be comfortable to carry 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even in a ‘mid tech’ market where high-end materials and impeccable fit and finish are taken for granted, Olamic stands out with their attention to detail. “Our customer support and ability to upgrade complete the package, putting the 247 in its own niche,” Solomonik says.

In 2017, Olamic avoided a sophomore slump by introducing another popular model, the Swish. The new knife is longer and slimmer than the Wayfarer 247, but like its predecessor is available in countless variations.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #7 on our countdown of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

The TOP 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 is based on a ranking of year-to-date dollar sales per day of all non-kitchen cutlery at The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world and serves the most diverse customer base of any knife retailer.

We chose to remove knives available only at from consideration. Exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include:
the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood
the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood
the s35vn Orange Southard Positron
the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper
the Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives

Certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though based on pre-orders it’s clear they are among the year’s most popular.

Knife featured in image: Olamic Wayfarer 247

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#22 Condor Primitive Bush Knife
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#19 Steel Will Cutjack
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#17 Spyderco Polestar
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#12 TOPS El Chete
#11 Schrade Manilla Balisong
#10 Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka
#09 SOG Baton Q2
#08 Olamic Wayfarer 247
#07 CRKT Pilar
#06 Benchmade Proper
#05 Zero Tolerance 0850
#04 BRS Replicant
#03 Buck 110 Auto
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