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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 11 2016 6:58 PM UTC +00:00
$12,503
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
114
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 11 2016 6:58 PM UTC +00:00

About

Back Again! After many requests from previous backers, I have gone back to the drawing board and designed the ultimate compact survival tool, the Go-Knife. A complete 9-in-1 survival tool designed to fit anywhere with minimal weight. Also introducing the new Go-Bracelet, where survival meets fashion.   

As a backpacker and novice survivalist the term "go-bag" is used quite frequently these days. This bag is filled with special tools and equipment that you rely on in an emergency or survival situation. What I have done is compacted some of these tools into one and made it something you can fit anywhere, thus the Go-Knife was born!

I wanted to create something that not only is compact and unique, but actually useful. Intelligently designed and crafted, the Go-Knife contains 9 distinctive tools perfect for hikes, camping, treks, and any other adventure that awaits you.

Raw Aluminum
Raw Aluminum
Black Anodized Aluminum
Black Anodized Aluminum
Raw Titanium
Raw Titanium

With its slim design, minimal weight, and advantageous functionality; the Go-Knife is no doubt the perfect addition to your pack or survival gear. The Go-Knife includes a 2 inch stainless steel blade, compass, firesteel, flare launcher, 3.5 feet 550 FireCord, 20 feet of 50lb fishing line, 2 fish hooks, straw, magnetized needle, and ceramic striker.

Video of making a fire with the Go-Knife

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The Go-Knife is precision machined from billet 6061 Aluminum and the blade is crafted from 440C Hardened Stainless Steel; this prevents the blade from rusting and keeps a nice sharp edge. The Go-Knife has endless uses and possibilities for multiple survival and emergency situations.

 Using the Go-Knife to launch a flare.

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The Go-Knife features removable blades which allows easy replacement in case of damage or breaks. This awesome feature also made it possible to offer different blade styles. The Go-Knife comes standard with the clip point blade, you may purchase additional blades which includes the dagger and tanto. IF THE 100K STRETCH GOAL IS REACHED, ALL 3 BLADES ARE INCLUDED FOR FREE!

This is where survival meets fashion, the Go-Bracelet uses a King Cobra weave made with almost 20 feet of 550 FireCord and has fire-starting capabilities. The 550 FireCord functions as normal paracord, but has a flameable core that can be used as tinder in tough fire-starting conditions.

Available in Two-Tone and Black
Available in Two-Tone and Black

In addtion to the 550 FireCord, the Go-Bracelet has a heavy duty zinc buckle (no cheap plastic), ceramic striker, and a special "core" woven into the center of it. This core contains 20 feet of 50lb test fishing line, 2 fishing hooks, a straw, and a magnetized needle.

Survival Core in center of bracelet
Survival Core in center of bracelet
Bracelet apart for emergency use
Bracelet apart for emergency use

 Starting a fire with the Go-Bracelet

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Imagine if you could also use your paracord as fire tinder…enter 550 FireCord, by Live Fire Gear, the fire preparedness solution that will ensure you are Always Prepared!

Fire is paramount to survival and being able to create fire is crucial. People have a tendency to overestimate their ability to create fire under adverse weather conditions. 550 FireCord gives you that added edge.

Wazoo Survival Gear

Some very important components of the Go-Knife including the ceramic striker and survival core are made my Wazoo Survival Gear.

Wazoo Survival Gear hand makes high quality survival equipment in the USA, they are a very awesome group of people located in Texas.

As with every Kickstarter, YOU the backers are the the ones that make the project SUCCESSFUL. Without your support and participation, great ideas would be lost all the time. So I thank all of you for making Kicstarter what it has become, a place where anyone can share their ideas and make dreams happen.

Successful funding will bring the project to fruition. The funds will be used towards: obtaining high quality materials, production, and logistics. Not only does your support breathe life into this project, it may one day help someone in the community.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my project, it is greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Nolan Brundige

Risks and challenges

Of course there is always the possibility of some challenges or risks surfacing during the project, but I am no stranger to the Kickstarter process. I have successfully launched and fulfilled 2 projects already. So no matter what you will receive your reward.

The reason for such a high goal is I have moved manufacturing to the US. This coupled with the high minimum order of 500 for the custom knife blades has increased the initial start up costs.

I have been working on this project for quite some time and have all manufacturers ready for production. I have also sourced and obtained all the materials for final assembly along with custom packaging. The only challenge that I feel might be an issue, is if the project gets a lot of attention, on time fulfillment may be jeopardized. I think this can be avoided though as my manufactures can handle high volumes with reputable turnaround times.

Thanks for your interest, feel free to ask questions.

** DISCLAIMER**
Know your state and local laws before using the Go-Knife as an Everyday Carry Device (EDC). Go-Knife (Nolan Brundige) are not responsible for misuse, injury, death, or damages resulting in the use of Go-Knife.

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    GO-BRACELET: Receive your own Go-Bracelet hand made and equipped with: firesteel, ceramic striker, ~20ft of firecord, 20ft fishing line, fishing hook, straw, magnetized needle, ceramic striker, and heavy duty zinc buckle. Free shipping within the US.

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    EARLY BIRD: Receive your own Go-Knife at a discounted price. Available in raw aluminum or hard-coat black anodization. Equipped with stainless steel knife, compass, firesteel, 3.5ft firecord, flare launcher, 20ft fishing line, fishing hook, straw, ceramic striker, and magnetized needle. Where will you go with yours! Free shipping within the US.

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    CASUALLY LATE EARLY BIRD: Receive your own Go-Knife at a discounted price. Available in raw aluminum or hard-coat black anodization. Equipped with stainless steel knife, compass, firesteel, 3.5ft firecord, flare launcher, 20ft fishing line, fishing hook, straw, ceramic striker, and magnetized needle. Where will you go with yours! Free shipping within the US.

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    GO KNIFE: Receive your own Go-Knife. Available in raw aluminum or hard-coat black anodization. Equipped with stainless steel knife, compass, firesteel, 3.5ft firecord, flare launcher, 20ft fishing line, fishing hook, straw, ceramic striker, and magnetized needle. Free shipping within the US.

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    TITANIUM- Receive your own Go-Knife available in raw titanium. Equipped with stainless steel knife, compass, firesteel, 3.5ft firecord, flare launcher, 20ft fishing line, fishing hook, straw, ceramic striker, and magnetized needle. Free shipping within the US.

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    DOUBLE DOWN: Receive 2 Go-Knives at a discounted price. Available in raw aluminum or hard-coat black anodization. Equipped with stainless steel knife, compass, firesteel, 3.5ft firecord, flare launcher, 20ft fishing line, fishing hook, straw, ceramic striker, and magnetized needle. Where will you go with yours! Free shipping within the US.

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    SQUAD PACK- Receive 10 Go-Knives at a discounted price. Available in raw aluminum or hard-coat black anodization. Equipped with stainless steel knife, compass, firesteel, 3.5ft firecord, flare launcher, 20ft fishing line, fishing hook, straw, ceramic striker, and magnetized needle. Where will you go with yours! Free shipping within the US.

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    ELITE PACK- Receive 2 Go-Knives in Grade 5 titanium with engraving of your choice (specific location, text only) and 2 Go-Bracelets. Round-trip flight to my backyard Lake Tahoe in Northern California for two and stay for 2 nights. Once there I will say hello and hand you your Go-Knives, after that the adventure is up to you, backpack, fish, enjoy the lake, or relax! Available to US only.

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