Since its inception a decade ago in 2011, Iron & Resin has established itself as a true lifestyle brand, offering an increasingly wide array of garments and accessories inspired by Southern California surf, skate, and moto culture. Alongside the California company’s apparel lineup, InR also produces an expansive range of outdoor gear and everyday carry items, and after previously joining forces with Greg Wesley (of Wesley Custom Knives fame) to deliver a collaborative line of fixed blade knives, Iron & Resin has now unveiled its first-ever in-house collection of blades.
Comprised of a trio of new models, this new knife collection follows InR’s signature formula of bestowing vintage-inspired designs with modern, high-end materials. The first of the three knives is the Field Knife, an 8.875” fixed blade with a 3.75” hand-forged D2 raindrop pattern Damascus steel (made by Chad Nichols) full-tang blade mated to a set of wenge wood handles decorated via a surfboard resin band and mosaic pin inlay. The second model is the Skinner Knife, a utilitarian, outdoor-focused 9” fixed-blade knife with a blacked-out full-tang D2 steel drop point blade paired with a glass-breaker-equipped maple and rosewood handle outfitted with a surfboard resin band accent. Last but not least is the Outback Knife, InR’s first-ever folding knife model. Measuring 8” overall, the Outback Knife consists of a 3.5” drop point blade that’s crafted from the same Chad Nichols-made Damascus steel and mated to an olive wood and steel handle with a brass liner lock. In addition to coming accented with leather lanyards, each of these handmade knives also comes with a custom leather sheath that, like the knives themselves, comes adorned with InR’s signature piston-anchor logo.
Available now, the Iron & Resin Outback, Skinner, and Field knives are priced at $125, $150, and $150, respectively. Additionally, because these handcrafted blades feature handles made from organic materials, no two knives are exactly alike, and each item will grow all the more unique over time as they slowly develop their own patina.