I’m now delighted to be able to offer both an anodising and random colour heat colouring service for titanium knife scales, backspacers, standoffs and fasteners, and also titanium torches or anything else titanium as long as it’ll fit in my anodising bath, my etching bath, and (if desired) my tumbler.
Price will vary depending on size, quantity of items and complexity of masking for multicolour finishes; as well as whether items are desired to be tumbled and/or etched first or not.
If you’re interested in making use of this service, please use the Contact Me page to get in touch.
I am offering single and multi colour anodising, along with things like random splash patterns and what I call my “rainbow slide” finish where the colour smothly slides through one or more hues from one end of the piece to the other..
Important note – if you live outside the UK and would like me to anodise knife handle scales for you, then I have to request that you dismantle the knife and only send me the items to be anodised. This is due to the risk of folding knives where the blade can be quickly opened by hand with a flick of the wrist being classed as “gravity knives” and subject to seizure at import into the UK.
I can only anodise things that are 100% titanium, so scales with press-fit steel pins (like the Mk3 PITS) are not possible unless the pins can first be pressed out of the handle.
Torches can only be anodised as a complete unit, and can be etched first (masking off the glass to avoid it being frosted by the etching fluid) or if you prefer a darker finish or they are a shiny polished finish already they can be anodised without etching. As they will be done as a single unit, all fittings and parts on the torch must be 100% titanium, and the buttons to operate them must either be silicone or another chemically resistant rubber if they are to be etched.
Steel pocket clips, screws etc cannot be anodised, but I can heat treat them to achieve other colours (including straw, purple and blue) if desired, but this will affect the “spring” of steel pocket clips. No guarantee of colour matching to the anodised Ti though.
Titanium parts (especially handle scales can also be tumbled before etching to give a smooth semi-matt surface finish and help hide minor marks from pocket carry.
I’m also offering flame colouring / “fire polishing” of titanium fittings / screws if desired, and am happy to also flame colour titanium knife scales, pocket clips or backspacers.
Here’s sone more example photos of things I’ve anodised or that I’ve made and then head coloured.