Custom Micro-Blades Built to Exact Proportions
Brian Jacobsen is a knife maker from Redmond, Oregon. Mr. Jacobsen has been crafting knives since 2006, and his blades are exceptional. However, there is one small caveat to these fine pieces—all of Brian’s beautiful hand-crafted knives are miniature. Although they may be less than 3 inches long in many cases, these miniatures were made with extraordinary attention to detail. The finished pieces look just like full-size knives, and despite their tiny size, the level of craftsmanship is unmistakeable.
Getting an Early Start With Miniatures
Now, Brian is no stranger to the miniature world. In fact, his interest in miniature knives dates back to childhood. His decades of experience show through in the quality of Brian’s craftsmanship, as these unique knives are nothing short of masterful.
No two micro-blades are the same, and each is made exactly like a full-size knife, with every tiny detail reproduced to scale. All of Brian’s blades are crafted from high quality materials, and they often feature striking wooden handles.
In his own words, Brian writes, “I’ve been a miniature knife maker since 2006. I recently began making liner lock folders as a challenge, and plan to move on to more difficult styles of knives. I’ve loved miniature knives since I was a child, visiting a local flea market that had a bunch on display.”
The flea market knives just didn’t seem to hold up though. Brian noted, “I was always bothered by the lack of high quality miniatures on the market, and have always worked toward accuracy, proportion, and quality.”
About the Micro-Blades
All of Brian’s micro-blades are custom made. They have realistic proportional profiles, and crisp transitions. Each miniature also has a highly polished finish. Every knife features a high carbon steel blade, which is hardened, heat treated, and hand finished. The handles are all made from authentic exotic materials. Typically, Brian makes both fixed blade and folding knives.
The fixed blade knives are all custom designed, hand built, and hand finished. For his miniature folding knives, Brian has made liner lock, slip joint, and lock back types. The folding knives are CNC machined, hand fit, and hand finished. Brian has also started to make some OTF (out the front) knives, which are also CNC machined from his own custom designs.
While Brian is a craftsman by nature, he also sells some of his micro-blades as collectables. These miniature knives are works of art, and they reflect a lifelong dedication to fine craftsmanship. When considering the future, Brian wrote, “I’m using my experience in the aerospace industry to carry my miniatures into an entirely new realm, including OTF knives and miniature guns.”