Eighth Order | ALLIED | 8-Ball Tool
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The Eighth Order Allied Collection highlights the unique work and creativity of Veterans, Veteran owned small businesses, and other small businesses who share the Eighth Order values. The Allied Collection exists to share the craft and creativity of those individuals and businesses in an effort to Carry Forward the warrior stories and their legacy. We do this in the pursuit of raising awareness and money for Veterans fighting PTS injuries, TBI, and transition from the military to civilian life.
Makai Metal Works is a U.S. Navy Veteran owned small business based in Virginia Beach. Their business was born out of loss, the loss of a friend and teammate. Getting their start inside of a Conex box in Hawaii, Makai learned the craft of hand forging from a Navy teammate. That teammate was later lost at sea, and after many struggles, Makai Metal Works found the outlet from sorrow in the hammer and anvil. They now Carry Forward that teammates warrior legacy in the forge, crafting unique blades and tools to honor him and help other Veterans struggling from the battlefield.
The 8-Ball is a collaboration between Eighth Order and Makai Metal Works. We have all heard the phrase "behind the 8-ball". This tool reminds us that no matter the struggle, when you find yourself behind the 8-ball, you always have your hands and the tools at your disposal to change the outcome.
The 8-Ball blades are all unique, no two exactly the same. They are a full tang tool, fitted with pinned warrior wood handle scales. They are completed with Kydex holsters, fitted with a locking belt closure that is adjustable. The 8-ball is finished with the Eighth Order St. Michael wing logo to remind us of his protection in the fight.
Makai Metal Works suggests routine oiling of the blade to prevent surface rust.