Sentry Solutions’ Oil-Free Knife Care Partners with Olamic Cutlery’s Fine, Handcrafted Knives
Sentry Solutions, the leading maker of oil-free lubricants and protectants for firearms, and Olamic Cutlery of Mountain View, CA, have partnered for mutual promotion of their brands. Olamic Cutlery joins the likes of Chris Reeve Knives, William Henry Knives and Brownells by offering cobranded sample TUF-CLOTH to their customers and fans.
Olamic Cutlery is a young brand of hunting, semi-custom and Damascus knives founded by father Ilya and son Eugene Solomonik in October 2010. The Solomonik family has a long history of outdoor adventuring and surviving in Russia’s Northwestern region, “Karelia.” Olamic’s aim is to makeknives with an authentic Russian feel. Their knives are 100% handmade by craftsmen in the historic epicenter of Russia’s metalworking industry. All grinding is done on stone wheels and Olamic uses only proven Russian 95% high-carbon vanadium Damascus. Eugene Solomonik explained the Olamic philosophy, “Olamic means ‘something lasting through eternity’ and that is exactly what we’ve set out to do. Our goal is to employ lessons from the rich history of man’s oldest tool and modern knife technology to provide a superior product both for utility and collecting. Each knife is forged and assembled by the hand of a veteran artisan. After all, a blade makes the knife, but a man makes Olamic’s blades.”
Sentry Solutions is best known for starting the Oil-Free Gun and Gear Care Revolution by introducing TUF-CLOTH. A simple to use specially impregnated cloth; TUF-CLOTHs’ remarkable performance continues to attract the attention of artisans, adventurers, Warriors and First Responders the world over. Mark Mrozek of Sentry Solutions commented, “I never thought our products would lead to so many fascinating relationships. Long ago I got used to being humbled by our fans; with more than 60,000 troops using TUF-CLOTH in place of military issue CLP during the Wars, there were plenty to draw on. We didn’t realize the protective powers of TUF-CLOTH for Damascus steel would encourage artisans to become avid supporters. Now they humble me too, I still can’t get my brain around the patterns folks at Olamic and William Henry create in Damascus Steel.”
Image courtesy Laura Burgess Marketing/Olamic Cutlery