Rings/Wedding Rings For Knife Enthusiasts? Let's see em!

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Fixall, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    My wife and I are about to hit our two year anniversary. :D For her engagement ring, I purchased the center diamond separately and had a custom platinum and rose gold ring made. For our one year anniversary, I had a custom matching platinum/rose gold/diamond wedding band made (we went with a cheapy wedding band at first so we could spend more on the wedding, lol). For my wedding band we went with a really cheap tungsten/ceramic band (cost about $10) because we were sure I would lose it since I'm not used to wearing rings... It's a good thing we did that too because I'm on my fourth tungsten ring, lol. I've now had the same ring on for over a year so for our second anniversary my wife thought it would be cool to have a custom band made for me.

    I thought long and hard about it and ended up deciding on a custom Dense Twist Damasteel and grade 5 Titanium lined (I'm allergic to the nickel in Damasteel) ring. I'm very pleased with how it turned out... And it even matches my Dense Twist Damasteel Olamic Busker, lol. :D

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    I haven't seen a wedding band/ring thread in the gadgets and gear subforum in a long time so I'm curious to see what you guys are rocking! Does being a knife enthusiast affect your preferences in rings?
     
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  2. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Very cool looking ring. Mine has four diamonds in it, and I rarely wear it.

    I have a cladagh I thought would be a good work ring, but it catches every time I put on gloves.

    I bought one of the safety one that will shatter instead of crush. But it’s too thick between my fingers and hurts sometimes. Strangely I get compliments on it when I wear it.

    I probably should get a silicone one, but haven’t bothered. My wife doesn’t seem to mind me not wearing it.
     
  3. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Thanks!

    Yea, the first year we were married, I was working in the meat department of our warehouse so I rarely wore a ring (which is the main reason I lost so many). I work in sales now though so there's no more risk of losing a hand/finger, lol.
     
  4. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    mine would disappoint.
    37 years ago the choices were pretty much white gold or yellow gold.
    We bought mine from an outfit that sold rings for the price of the gold they contained.
     
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  5. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Just celebrated our 40th.. Don't think either one of us has worn a ring in the past 39yrs..:D
    John
     
  6. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I don't have the slightest idea where my wedding ring might be. I never wore rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc before & my first day at work after getting married in 1970, it got caught on something while I was jumping out of a trailer, and darn near tore my finger off. We had to cut it off my finger. My wife had it repaired, but I haven't worn a ring since.
     
  7. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Funny you should mention that. My wife & I were taking our daily walk with the dog yesterday & it suddenly occured to me that we both forgot our anniversary, which was sometime in early June. I never could get it straight. We both just cracked up laughing.

    And before anyone wishes me a happy 50th anniversary, we're both on our second marriage. We've only been married 22 years to each other, but have been married a total of 73 years.
     
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  8. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Mine is very similar to the one pictured above., stainless damascus. It has taken all the abuses of being a rancher and a knife maker quite well.
     
  9. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    im an occasional custom jeweler, and finished these this past weekend.
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  10. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    I'm not married. I don't wear a ring. But if I did, I'd want it to be a Green Lantern ring, preferably not in the style of the live action movie.
     
  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Titanium with sterling silver/ palladium/ rose gold Mokume inlay:) (fresh forced patina on the sterling silver)

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  12. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I have a ten dollar amazon stainless ring where the middle thing is a fidget spinner kinda thing.

    I'm in the process though of getting a design together for a copper big heavy fat chunky biker type ring.
     
  13. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    How're you going to keep the copper from oxidizing green all over your finger from sweat?
     
  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I have some other copper stuff that doesn't do that once it starts to patina.

    Or I could just hit it with a hi temp flame for a few seconds like they do with titanium. I think that would work, right?
     
  15. AndreLinoge

    AndreLinoge Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 20, 2014
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    Vipera Berus chainmail, #19 stainless wire wound on 1/8" mandrel continuous weave.

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    Squishy and perfect for big knobby knuckles that make round rings fit poorly, plus they break away when they snag.

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  16. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    I don't know, but you're making me tempted to do a ring made from a 3/4" copper crimp ring used for pex plumbing. A little sandpaper on the outer surface to take out the stamping data, a little heat from a gas torch to force color changes, and go from there.
     
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  17. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Very nice Jack:cool::cool::cool: hope you and your family are doing well buddy:thumbsup:
     
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  18. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    Thanks Bud! Likewise Paul, havent seen your handle pop up in some time!
     
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  19. paulhilborn

    paulhilborn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Outside distractions of late Jack, I see more time (hopefully) here come fall? Your ring skills are impressive, I'd know;) Thanks again for the massive skull ring:thumbsup:
     
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