We have recently completed an exciting project with London College of Fashion. CUT was a design led project which connected creatives across multidisciplinary backgrounds to create a knife crime awareness campaign.
The project aims to help tackle knife crime with using fashion to and to provide opportunities for young people in the fashion sector and other creative industries.
We received hundreds of knives from Knife Safe who safely collect, and dispose of knives which we then water jet cut over 2000 parts which included rivet heads,14mm and 17mm buttons with 2mm holes through them.
The holes were to difficult to generate as it has to match the needles for sewing, adding this to the hardness and the taper of the knives were one of the challenges we had to over come.
We created and made a long fixture which allowed us to clamp the knives, each button was vibro polished to remove any darkness and they then went to be laser etched by LaserWorks on the faces.
Attached below is an in depth presentation of CUT by the London college of Fashion