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Gough Custom – Making a Custom Knife for the Antarctic Research Mission

Custom knife maker Aaron Gough crated this special version of the 5″ Resolute for an EMS Lieutenant, and will shortly be who was headed to Antarctica to work as a Communications Tech for the research base. Aaron documented the process which is a boon for those of us intereted in design and manufacturing. About 11 hours of footage was was shot during the creation of the knife, and then that was condensed down to the video. It took them almost four days to edit the footage. The knife itself took Gough Custom about 14 hours to finish.

Model name – 5″ Resolute
Blade steel – A2 tool steel @ 62.5HRC
Handle – Black and Toxic Green laminated G10
Sheath – Black Kydex
Overall length – 9.6″ (243mm)
Blade length – 5″ (127mm)

for full details on the materials and tools used in the build visit


6 Responses to “Gough Custom – Making a Custom Knife for the Antarctic Research Mission”

  1. Jeremy says:

    Definitely a fun watch. He makes it look easy.

  2. Aaron Gough says:

    Hey guys!
    Glad you like the video! It was really fun to work on this knife and do the video in tandem. As you can imagine it’s a bit of a pain to make the knife and shoot the footage all at the same time but I think it’s totally worth it!

    I’m currently re-tooling my workshop and working on a new version of my Resolute knife, hopefully I’ll be able to get a lot more knives out to customers starting around the middle of the year!


    • Erik says:


      Glad to hear, was rather dismayed at the 50wk lead time listed on your site. Thanks again for the video; it was a pretty cool watch.


  3. TM says:

    Excellent knife video! I like your process. Beautiful knife.

  4. Shin says:

    Nice and great video.
    We could understand how this beautiful knives built.
    These knife making machines are interesting for whatching too.
    Thank you for your video!

  5. Chicken Legs says:

    Nice…makes me want to buy one of your knives.