Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back around almost a year ago I had a customer reach out to me and ask if I could put together a bead/toggle/pendant shaped like a grenade. He was currently in the military and wanted to use it on the end of a lanyard attached to a knife as a weight to make it easier to draw the blade. I told him I would take a stab(hardy har har) at it and a few weeks later I had what looked like the horrible bastard child of a mayonnaise jar and a pineapple…..at the time my knowledge/skill level in both the 3d modeling techniques for jewelery making and training in 3d printing just wasn’t at the level it needed to be. With a heavy heart I let the guy know that it just wasn’t shaping up, refunded his deposit and stomped around like an angry 3 year old for awhile….stewing in my failure…..
Soooooooooooo several months later I was looking for something to do and I thought to myself…”hey…stupid grenade….I’m gonna beat you….its go time!” aaaaaaaaaaand low and behold it managed to shape up just fine. This was a two stage happy dance for me, because #1 I pulled off something I didn’t think I was capable of doing and #2 I am going to send one of these off to the young man that requested it as a surprise…hopefully that’ll will make the load he carries for the rest of us back home a lil lighter….
If you’re interested in picking one of these up, I can do them in standard stainless, bronze or gold plated(if your feeling fancy) These suckers are pretty heavy, they are solid metal all the way through, and I will put them on 550 para cord with a pressure closure quick release clasp.(just a thought on that…if you had to use this as a glass breaker or personal defense tool…it would work pretty dang good…the cord is strong as %@#@$ and you could swing this thing really hard…..just food for thought)
(once your order is placed it takes around 25-30 days to create the pendant)