Who Else Wants a Perfect Pocket Knife?
Have you ever tried to rip open a package with your keys or attempted to cut off something with whatever you have in your pocket, just wishing you had a knife on you? We certainly have. But, a lot of people find folding knives a bit big and intimidating, which in turn makes them harder to use and wear in your everyday life.
We Wanted to Change That and design a better pocket knife with an urban look that you easily can bring and use in the field as well as at the office.
The Urban HUSKY
Is specifically designed to be a versatile modern pocket knife that can follow you everywhere. The minimalistic frame and well balanced blade length makes it a perfect knife to cover your everyday carry needs.
• A sophisticated look to fit the modern life
• Handmade with high-end materials
• Minimalistic design that’s legal to carry
Century old design, updated for the modern adventurer
Pocket knives have been an essential tool for countless uses, civilization after civilization. We took that ancient form, updated it, modified it and improved it for modern uses.
With classic design, a simple opening function and a modern twist, Urban HUSKY folding knife can make opening, using and carrying your blade easy.
The Urban HUSKY comes in 3 different versions to fit your personality and taste.We offer a brass handle, steel handle and copper handle version, all with a sharp high carbon steel blade.
Hand Forged Damascus Steel Edition
Apart from the main collection, 50 additional very exclusive Damascus steel Huskies will be made. We love to forge and figured the Urban HUSKY would look good with a pattern welded blade.
This Knife Is For You who really appreciates the craft, the quality in details and the unique pieces this creates. These very limited editions comes with a numbered collectors certificate.
Unlike the industrially massproduced sintered Damascus steel, we make our own Damascus steel by forging together two different types of steel by hand, into a solid piece of about 300 layers. This produces a unique and much livelier pattern with sharper contrasts. A better looking steel.
Handmade leather pouch made by our friend Tore. An old-timer with decades of experience crafting leather. This is available as an add-on. Read more below.
Customize Your Knife
Get your initials marked on the handle. This is available as an add-on. Read more below.
Wear it on a Cord
For the days you need to keep a knife close at hand, we equipped the Urban HUSKY with a hole for hanging a cord, either to wear around your neck or to easily pull out of a deep pocket.
The Right Size
The most useful tool is the one you can carry with you at all times. Usefulness lies in proportion to its weight and size. To big a knife and it won’t fit your pocket, to small and it’s no longer useful. We chose a weight and size you'd be comfortable reaching for every day, without compromising performance.
A Straightforward, Functional Handle
Simple is not easy. We eliminated and developed innumerable ideas to arrive at an ergonomic handle that looks great and feels good in your hand as well as your pocket. The Urban HUSKY’s metal handle construction makes for a very durable yet light handle.
Many light weight knives have blades that are too small. We wanted the Urban HUSKY to be light weight and still have a genuinely useful blade.
A blade for multi-use needs a good balance in its geometry. We gave the Urban HUSKY a 3" blade with a solid spine and thin enough edge to cut well, and a blade profile that makes it easy whether you're whitling wood for fire, using it as a scalpel, opening a package or peeling an apple.
One very important aspect of a good knife is the quality of the steel and how it´s heat treated. Living close to one of the world’s best steel producers: Uddeholm, we choose their super clean high carbon tool steel UHB20C to make the Urban HUSKY able to hold the keenest edge.
This is the same kind of steel that you would find in your grandfathers old knife, just a cleaner harder version (61 HRC). Every knife blade we make goes through a meticulous heat treatment and hardening process. We use a high temperature salt bath to heat the blades, one at a time. This gives a very even and precise quality to ensure you get the most out of your cutting.
How we got here
We started this project because we lacked a modern classic pocket knife and simply wanted one for ourselves.
Then our immediate friends wanted one once they saw us build a prototype. So, we started to build a few dozen knives for us and our friends, and as it turned out the knife was very appreciated.
Now after countless hours of testing and lots of more prototypes and improvements we are ready and want to share this knife with you.
What does handmade mean? To us it means the smell of metal and sparks, late nights in the workshop, burnt fingertips, the will and knowledge to do something that stands out from the ordinary. And after many years of this, it means to strive for perfection.
We believe it´s possible to create long lasting quality at an honest price. In our workshop, we ourselves make the knives, by hand and with great care, one piece at a time. This close presence in the process is our way of guaranteeing that you get a knife that’s at its best.
How to Back
1. Choose a reward
Pick an Urban HUSKY knife with your handle of choice. If you pick the damascus Urban HUSKY, it´s handle material is choosen later.
2. If you want to add something, check out our Add-On Menu
If you want someting additional added to your reward, you can check it out in the Add-On menu below. You can add anything from this menu to your reward by increasing your pledge by the amount specified in the menu.
3. Relax, you are set for now
All details like shipping information, add-on specifics and damascus knife handle choice will be collected via a survey after this campaign has ended.
Who We Are
We’re two passionate designers and craftsmen, and together we have well over two decades of experience in metal design and fabrication.
We have specialized in making high-end knives and do this together under the brand name Andersson Copra. That’s where the logo on the Urban HUSKY:s blade come from.
Focusing on design that improves your everyday life we´re extra happy that this year, our knives have gotten the design award –Young Swedish Design, amongst others juried by Head of Design for IKEA.
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We want to share Urban HUSKY with you, and by using Kickstarter we can keep an affordable price by skipping the high markup any traditional retailing adds. That’s generally half of the retail price.
Also, by using Kickstarter we get the means to collect the materials needed and then make the Urban HUSKY in a concentrated run, which helps us provide you with maximum value.
Production and Delivery
Once successfully funded, we will send out the survey and production of the Urban HUSKY will begin immediately. Here is a preliminary production and delivery schedule.
- First batch delivery: Ferbruary
- Second batch delivery: April
Risks and challenges
We have done our best to schedule production and delivery dates based on estimates. Still unexpected bumps can happen along the way that could delay production or delivery timing and we promise to communicate this to you with full transparency.
We look forward to sharing our project with you and thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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