Meet your Maker – Taschenmesser Mad

Week 14 already of the Meet your Maker feature, if you have missed any….why? Go back and have a read. this week a UK based Zimbabwean

Your company or trading name

Taschenmesser Mad

Tell us about where you’re from, what you do, how it all started and why you enjoy it.

We are a couple of Zimbabweans (brothers) living in the Uk. We make custom Swiss Army Knife scales. In a nutshell we¬† saw some custom scales… thought ‘oooh we could do that” it looked fun, and the rest is history.

What are your aims and are there any items or products you’d love to make?

To continuously improve. Currently it’s just Victorinox scales in a variety of materials and we will hopefully add a few more frame sizes going forward. Possibly to be able to branch out and do a couple of other UK legal brands this year would be nice (Spyderco first with luck).

What do you consider your greatest achievement in the work you do associated with EDC?

Probably getting started in the first place. We found there was quite a gap between having an idea and having a product.

What is the best thing you have made and why?

84mm Sak scales with a pen slot were very cool mostly because it’s a massively undercatered for frame size. Technically we made the pen scales for 58mm in 3d printed plastic that was a pretty awesome achievement.

What EDC gear is in your pockets right now?

I carry an old 1940 Elsener (Victorinox) soldier most days. It’s on me today.

What’s the favourite piece of EDC gear that you own?

Old Saks…I couldn’t pick one I have a bunch of them.

What EDC item would you love to own and why?

Mint condition 1891 soldiers knife. Sadly I don’t believe it even exists.

A random fact about yourself that readers won’t learn anywhere else

Favourite TV show……Family Guy.

If you are on social media or have a website please include the links here so people can find out more about you

Bryan Whittaker on EDC coop

Taschenmesser Mad on Etsy

@taschenmessermad on Instagram

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