Wednesday, April 20, 2016

**SOLD OUT** TOM FUGLE X JOE KING BUCKLES

Here are the buckles I made with Tom. I think they came out great...Tom is an amazing artist and these were all made by hand. I'm really proud and honored that I could work with him.
These are thick leather stamped buckles laced with brass. We've only made 12 of them and I'm not doing another run. They're 60usd plus shipping. Please email me at paulo@joeking.com.br
I've made a special small cotton bags, just like the ones I used on the helmets to pack the buckles.










Below is the post I made in IG last week:
This is Tom Fugle if you didn't already know him, maybe now after the movie 21 Days Under The Sun you know. If you still don't...well, he is the godfather, one of the originals, one of the founders of the El Forastero MC, true artist, motorcycle builder, painter, leatherwork craftsman, well, pretty much one of the guys responsible for all of this we're doing today. I've found out about him through Jeff's blog Church of Choppers about 8-9 years ago I guess... I respect guys like him, Max Schaaf - 4Q, Jeremiah - Love Cycles among others for always making sure people knew about Tom. We have to pay respect for those who started this...and that's why I was so goddamn happy when I watched 21 Days and saw the tribute that Michael Schmidt and all the crew made for him. Last year I did a small project with Tom. I was finishing some things I wanted to add to it and waiting for a good time to show it...this seems like the right time. So stay tuned for news in the next few days and hopefully some other cool plans in the near future. #tomfugle #21daysunderthesky #joekingspeedshop
Make sure to follow @tomfugle he's building a new bike for @bornfreeshow and I can't wait to see it.

 took this from Tom's blog. I heard that he doesn't like this pic...but I think it's fantastic.
With his pan "Only One Love"
 I shot this pic at Born Free 5
 BF5
 This was a rad day and dinner...in 2013...Tom and the great Ken.
 at Born Free 7
 Think this pic is from Street Chopper...in Brooklyn
 Born Free Builder photo
 Tom in the 70's...I think this is a great photo. From CoC blog.
 Another one stolen from CoC blog.
 I have this photo proudly framed and on the wall of my shop...Photo by James Stone
Tom and Max at the Invitational.

Tom by Scott Pommier

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wild Turey Collab


Mto feliz em fazer parte da historia da Wild Turkey no Brasil! Foi uma honra participar desse "collab", obrigado a todos!!
Stoked to be part of Wild Turkey's history in Brazil! It was an honor to be involved in this collab. Thanks!! @wildturkeybr @kellylobos @sigaavaca @alexvianna

Making of:




21 Days Under The Sky




So as you know by now Netflix released@21daysunderthesky but the special edition with over 1 hour of Tom Fugle's 60s 8mm footage, Jason Jesse's Black Tibetan, interviews and more will only be available on dvd/bluray and itunes. We don't get to see movies like this very often, specially with this kind of chopper history as a bonus feature...so I'm still buying the dvd and giving all my support to the people that made this great movie happen. Follow @21daysunderthesky for news. #21daysunderthesky





Friday, March 25, 2016

EODM


 





Jorma rocking the 74 or more t-shirt.


Full show:

Eagles of Death Metal

 


Made a couple of helmets for these cool dudes. Jesse and Jorma from Eagles of Death Metal. They played at Lollapalooza here in Sao Paulo. It was great to hang out a bit with them! Thanks dudes!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Joe King Camo Hoodie








Made these camo hoodies a little while back for the new website and online store. Joe King patch in front and silk on the back. Couldn't wait for the site to be finished so these are available for sale in all sizes here. Just contact ana@joeking.com.br for prices and shipping info. 
Moletons importados de capuz, patch Joe King na frente, silk atras. Para compras e infos: ana@joeking.com.br
#joekingspeedshop #joekinghelmets#buymorefollowers #copythese

Joe King Helmets In Action

 Jason
 Matt
 Michael
Troy & Teresa


All pics taken by my buddy Justin AKA Buztin

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Randall Model #10 - 3

 I like this Model 10 with 3 inch blade because it's so small...perfect EDC. And if you're into fishing, it's the perfect tackle box knife.



From Randall Made Knives: The History of the Man and the Blades pp. 118-119

Quote:

The Salt Fisherman and Household Utility made its appearance in the 1948 catalog and was the first standard model Randall made without a forged blade. It was made by what is called the stock-removal process, i.e., hand-ground from a piece of flat steel.... The postwar lineup of new knives had been lacking a replacement for the old one-piece, stainless steel fish knife, or Fish and Bar if there was a bottle opener ground into the back. Florida's many saltwater anglers liked the idea of a rustproof knife in their tackle box. 

...Like all Randall designs, this knife had to be able to accomplish the intended tasks while holding up well under severe use. This included the handle as well as the blade. Leather doesn't last well when constantly soaked in saltwater, and for this knife, the handle should be two slabs riveted to a full-width tang. The grip also had to be as slip-proof as possible, even when held in wet, slimy hands. The final answer was to rivet duralumin pieces to the tang, grind them to shape, and then sandblast only the handle. 

This left a rough, nonslip surface, which has worked fine ever since. Even modern dishwashers can't hurt this handle a bit. Just when the design jelled and became a standard isn't known, but the St. Petersburg man's fillet knife was shipped to him on 11 May 1948. With a shorter blade this became an excellent bait cutter and all-around tackle box knife. To answer both demands, the 1948 catalog listed it as available with either a 5- or 7-inch blade. 
Some photos and info from http://www.knifetalkforums.com/

Randall knives have such an amazing history and quality, even songs were made after it.
Here's Guy Clark's:

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