THE BEST Carbon Fiber

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.

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.

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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).

The Infinity Cube

The Infinity Cube

It sounds like a power-wielding device from the Marvel cinematic universe, but the Infinity Cube just looks cool and doesn’t do anything. This intricate desk plaything is made of numerous layers of real carbon fiber. A 1.5″ cube is made of over 70 layers of the durable woven material.

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Carbon Fiber Straight Razor

Carbon Fiber Straight Razor

Carbon fiber all the things. This beautiful straight razor from Bastion has a real 3k twill carbon fiber handle, and a gorgeous damascus steel blade. And if you don’t know how to shave with a straight razor, you could always buy one as a gift for your barber.

Carbon Fiber Toiletry Bag

Carbon Fiber Toiletry Bag

A bold and masculine little black bag for all your toiletries, handmade from a flexible carbon fiber material that’s been impregnated onto natural leather. Measures 10″ x 6″ x 3.5″, and has a zippered exterior pocket for small items.

B-9 NH Urban Stealth Bike

B-9 NH Urban Stealth Bike

This black beauty of a bike has an angular carbon fiber frame, fork and handlebar inspired by the iconic F-117 Nighthawk aircraft, a greaseless carbon belt drive, a carbon saddle, and atomic22 security to prevent component theft.

Ferruccio Carbon Fiber Sunglasses

Ferruccio Carbon Fiber Sunglasses

Made from real carbon fiber handcrafted in Italy, these sunglasses are as functional as they are stylish. The arms are attached with rose gold spring hinges, and the dark lenses are unpolarized so as not to affect viewing of LCD screens.

Carboneer Carbon Fiber Key Clip

Carboneer Carbon Fiber Key Clip

A lightweight, durable clip for holding onto multiple keyrings, the Carboneer is CNC machined from a single sheet of carbon fiber, and can hold a heavy set of keys despite being less than 1/2 the weight of a single key.

Carbon Fiber LEGO Tiles

Carbon Fiber LEGO Tiles

Mark Carpenter and his kids have a unique goodie for their fellow LEGO enthusiasts. They designed a 3mm-thick 1×2 LEGO-compatible tile made of aerospace grade glossy black carbon fiber, the perfect finishing touch for your creations.

Ultra Carbon Fiber Rings

Ultra Carbon Fiber Rings

These made-to-order rings are crafted from real 2×2 twill carbon fiber, producing unisex jewelry that is lightweight and durable – and sure to be a conversation starter. Each ring is wet-sanded to a semi-gloss finish.

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Carbon Flyer

Carbon Flyer

An R/C plane with a body made entirely out of carbon fiber, making it extremely durable yet lightweight. Its swappable battery lasts about 3min. per charge. It has a 640×480 camera, but you can’t stream the video feed live.

Hinged Carbon Fiber Wallets

Hinged Carbon Fiber Wallets

Common Fibers opens a world of new design possibilities with their CF-Lex tech. Their first offerings of sleek wallets and iPhone 5 cases with the hinged carbon fiber design were funded in just two days but rewards are still available.

Carbon Fiber Money Clips

Carbon Fiber Money Clips

Even if you’re only carrying a stack of singles wrapped in a ten, these durable carbon fiber money clips will make your money look money. The aluminum fiber design is especially slick. Also available as a tie clip.

Carbon Fiber Playing Cards

Carbon Fiber Playing Cards

As is evidenced by its price tag, carbon fiber isn’t exactly an inexpensive material to work with. However, if you do buy Sly Kly’s badass playing cards, you’ll be treated to a deck that will probably outlast all of us. Choose matte or gloss.

IXO Carbon Fiber Skateboards

IXO Carbon Fiber Skateboards

These exceptional skate decks are skinned in lightweight, durable carbon fiber with a nomex honeycomb core, and coated with six layers of high-gloss “nano-ceramic” varnish. Also available in longboards and teensy fingerboards.

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