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Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber Plates

Carbon Fiber Plates

Serve a meal on the most technical dinner plates ever. Dobreff Design’s square plates are handmade with real carbon fiber, sandwiched under glass to make them smooth and food safe. They look great, but aren’t very practical, as they’re expensive, handwash only, and not dishwasher or microwave safe.

Carbon Fiber Drinking Straw

Carbon Fiber Drinking Straw

There are lots of reusable metal straws on the market, but if you’re looking for a different way to be green with your drinks, check this out. Now you can sip through a straw made from carbon fiber – the same material used to make sports cars and fighter jets. Each one is sealed with food-safe coating, and is BPA-free.

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Earth T250LX Trailer

Earth T250LX Trailer

The Earth Traveler’s Earth T250LX is a one-piece teardrop trailer that weighs a mere 216 pounds, thanks to its carbon fiber chassis. It has pop-out side walls with tents, a pop-out roof with front tent and mosquito mesh, removable mat floor, interior LED lights, and running lights.

Fantom 10 Slimline Wallet

Fantom 10 Slimline Wallet

Ansix Designs’ slim and sturdy wallet holds up to 10 cards easily, sandwiching them under stylish and durable carbon fiber. Cards fan out for one-handed access, but won’t fall out while you select one to pay with. Save 37% in The Awesomer Shop.

Panerai Submersible Carbotech Watch

Panerai Submersible Carbotech Watch

Panerai’s dramatic black watch features a Carbotech composite case, giving it textured, matte finish, and a lightweight feel for its hefty 47mm size. It’s powered by a precise automatic-mechanical Swiss movement, has luminous markers, a day indicator, and a small seconds dial.

Weaving a Carbon Fiber Rocket Tank

Weaving a Carbon Fiber Rocket Tank

Hypnotic video footage of a rocket propellant tank being made by wrapping and weaving layers of carbon composite filament around an aluminum form. The custom-built machine and software were engineered by the literal rocket scientists at Interorbital Systems.

Carbon Fiber Pen Cup

Carbon Fiber Pen Cup

Carbon fiber is used mostly because it combines light weight and strength. While neither of those are prerequisites for a pen holder, we’d still love one of these Niama-Reisser pen cups on our desk just because it looks totally awesome.

Carbonara Pencil

Carbonara Pencil

We love the minimal look of this lightweight carbon fiber pencil, which is designed to suspend a 2mm lead in its center. The lead can be released by pressing on the body of the pencil. Each one includes 12 graphite leads, a red lead, a mini sharpener, and an eraser.

Carbon Fiber Bolt-action Pen

Carbon Fiber Bolt-action Pen

Cool Hand’s slick bolt-action pen features a body made from real lightweight carbon fiber, finished off with aircraft-grade aluminum end caps. It takes Schmidt, Parker, or Fisher refills, and has a retractable rubber stylus on its back end for capacitive touchscreens.

Tumi CFX Carbon Fiber Backpack

Tumi CFX Carbon Fiber Backpack

The ultimate backpack for carbon fiber fans. Tumi’s highly structured urban pack is made using a combination of lightweight woven carbon fiber and premium leather, providing a stylish, modern, and extravagant home for your gear. Also available as a briefcase.

Making a Knife from Carbon Fiber

Making a Knife from Carbon Fiber

Blademaker Kiwami Japan continues to hone his skills and add to his collection of unusual knives. This time, he takes advantage of the properties of carbon fiber to make an extremely sharp, strong, and lightweight kitchen knife. There’s something so soothing about his videos.

Kydex Punisher Wallet

Kydex Punisher Wallet

Hicks Holsters‘ bold and manly wallet is made from Kydex – the same thermoplastic material used to make gun and knife holsters. This lightweight wallet features The Punisher’s iconic skull logo, holds 14 to 16 cards, and has a money/pocket clip on its rear.

Lumintop Prince EDC Flashlight

Lumintop Prince EDC Flashlight

This beautiful flashlight from Lumintop features a case made from real brass or copper, and a center section adorned with carbon fiber. It has a bright 1000 lumen Cree XM-L2 U2 LED light source, and is IPX-8 waterproof. Measures 4.49″ long, and comes with a powerful 18650 battery.

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Katsu Carbon/Titanium Folding Knife

Katsu Carbon/Titanium Folding Knife

This elegant and well-made Japanese knife features a razor-sharp 3.9″ VG-10 steel blade, set into a handle made from titanium with carbon fiber details. The frame lock design ensures the blade stays open, but closes easily with one hand. Measures 9″ open, 5″ closed.

Making Carbon Fiber Guitars

Making Carbon Fiber Guitars

A look inside the McPherson Guitars‘ factory, where talented artisans use a mix of high tech materials and traditional finishing techniques to create lightweight, durable, and visually striking musical instruments. The Carbon Series guitars range in price from $2799 to $3299.

Monocoque Palle Canoe

Monocoque Palle Canoe

Italian design studio BorromeodeSilva presents an absolutely stunning one-of-a-kind canoe. Its hull is made from carbon fiber with shimmery copper thread woven in, and ample quantities of beautiful teak wood, inlaid into a herringbone pattern.

Ravean Carbon Fiber Wallet

Ravean Carbon Fiber Wallet

A superbly slim and compact wallet for holding up to 8 payment or ID cards. It’s made from sculpted carbon fiber for both durability and flexibility, plus it blocks RFID scanning. An add-on money clip ($8) lets you carry cash too.

Carbon Fiber Aviators

Carbon Fiber Aviators

We love the technical look of these aviator-style sunglasses made from real carbon fiber. Unlike most carbon fiber, they’re formulated to have some springiness for comfort. They come with polarized lenses in a couple of different colors, though the blue ones are currently sold out.

VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR’s flat desktop speakers use 1.3mm thick panels of real carbon fiber to produce an open and airy soundstage. Combined with the bundled compact subwoofer with dual 48-watt amps, they push out great volume too. Read our review of the prototypes over on Technabob.

Making a Carbon Fiber Chess Piece

Making a Carbon Fiber Chess Piece

Jewelry designer Patrick Adair wanted to see if he could make a chess piece from a block of carbon fiber, so he set about carefully carving one on his lathe. Now we want a full set of pieces made from the stuff.

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Carbon Fiber Bottle Opener

Carbon Fiber Bottle Opener

This handy pocket tool is made from lightweight and durable 0.125″ thick carbon fiber, and not only pops open bottles with ease, but has 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ and 7/16″ wrench cutouts, and a 1/4″ hex bit holder, making it more versatile than your average bottle opener.

Carbon & Wood Surfboard

Carbon & Wood Surfboard

San Diego’s Upsidedownpyramid handmakes superb surfboards such as this beautiful model made with a durable, lightweight Marko foam eco core, wrapped in a carbon fiber skin with wood veneers, and sealed with a long-lasting, UV-resistant clear epoxy resin.

Carbon Fiber Tach Coasters

Carbon Fiber Tach Coasters

HillsideComposites‘ carbon fiber coasters are the perfect gift for gearheads and petrolheads. Each one features an engraved, ink-filled tachometer graphic, and is made from a 1/4″ thick hunk of real carbon fiber, backed with soft cork to protect tabletops.

Keypack Carbon Fiber Key Holder

Keypack Carbon Fiber Key Holder

A cool spin on Swiss Army style key organizers, this one is made from durable, lightweight carbon fiber. It provides quick and easy access, and includes all the screws and spacers needed to handle between 1 and 16 flat keys. Also doubles as a stand for smartphones.

Carbon Fiber Explained

Carbon Fiber Explained

Stuff built from carbon fiber looks cool, but what makes it so amazing is its incredible ability to be manipulated to serve a variety of lightweight structural needs. Real Engineering takes a look at this awesome woven material and explains what makes it so work so well.

Carbon Fiber Coasters

Carbon Fiber Coasters

The perfect gift for gearheads, Centri Designs‘ coasters are made from real 3K twill carbon fiber. They’re insanely slim at just 1mm thick, yet still more durable than steel. Available in sets of 2 or 4 coasters.

Carbon Fiber Fedora

Carbon Fiber Fedora

We have a saying here in The Awesomer offices: “Carbon fiber all the things.” But we can’t decide if this hat made from the lightweight black weave is the coolest hat ever, or if it’s gone too far. You be the judge.

Hydraulic Press vs. Carbon Fiber

Hydraulic Press vs. Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is used in auto racing and aerospace industries because of its strength and lightweight properties. But can this stuff that’s basically made from woven material and resin stand up to the mighty hydraulic press? Tune in and find out.

Carbon Fiber Bottle Opener

Carbon Fiber Bottle Opener

Always be prepared with this slim bottle opener that’s thin enough to fit in your wallet. It’s as slim as two credit cards, but is strong thanks to its carbon fiber construction. As an added bonus, it won’t set off metal detectors.

ST Vengeance Karambit Knife

ST Vengeance Karambit Knife

This awesome looking tactical knife is made from a mix of carbon fiber and titanium that appear to seamlessly blend from the handle to the blade. Tungsten carbide enhances cutting ability, and its handle comes wrapped in 550 paracord. Includes a KYDEX molded sheath.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Carbotech

Panerai Luminor 1950 Carbotech

An absolutely stunning timepiece, the Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech offers rugged, military looks, and a case made from lightweight carbon fiber composite. It has a 3-day automatic movement, and is water resistant up to 30 bar (~300 meters).

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