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About

 The Jinx is a modern folding knife made with quality materials.  It features a minimalist design that sacrifices no functionality.  The Jinx is your perfect everyday companion.  

The Specs (Let's Start with What Matters)

The Jinx

A titanium front flipper knife using high-end blade steel that is reasonably priced did not exist, until now.  The Jinx is the answer to those who want a knife that doesn't take up their entire pocket, a knife that won't jab your hand when you reach into your pocket, a knife that will last a lifetime and stands out in a crowded knife market.

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Beginnings

The Jinx started life as a sketch drawn on graph paper.  The drawing represented my idea of the perfect "everyday carry knife" with a minimalist design that retains a strong presence.  It is a knife you can depend on everyday, and it won’t scare your grandma.  

Design

 When designing the Jinx, I took influences from many great knifes on the market and blended them with new ideas. The result is a unique knife that fits your hand, slides into your pocket, and punches above it's weight class right out of the box.  

 The Jinx's design provides an ergonomic handle that fits the hand and prevents fatigue during extended use.

The length of the blade comes in just under 3” making it long enough for most tasks and still legal to carry almost everywhere.  I wanted a knife that fit my pocket and let me still access other items. There is nothing to catch your hand on or stab into your other belongings riding in your pocket. 

Design Updates

After spending a few months using the prototype some small changes were made.

First, the shape of the flipper tab was made slightly less sharp to make flipping the knife easier.

Second, was the addition of relief cuts on the lock bar and handle to make disengaging the lock bar easier.

The final change was going to a light stonewash on the DLC finish. This will keep the finish looking as good as day one after all the use you put it though.

Time Line

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*All photos are a pre-production model

Please be Responsible

Blink Blades cannot be held responsible for issues arising with your local knife laws.  You are responsible for knowing the knife laws in your area.   Please verify your local knife laws before supporting the campaign.

Risks and challenges

Using a trusted manufacturer to produce the knives helps minimize risks associated with production time and manufacturing quality. My manufacturer has been producing knives for over 10 years and have a strong reputation for quality.

A tariff on steel may effect costs and is a potential risk to fulfilling production.

This is my first experience with kickstarter and selling a product. There is some risk of delays in shipping products to everyone once they arrive from the manufacturer. I do not foresee any issues and will use the production time to solidify the shipping plan and process.

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    The Jinx Pocket Knife

    One Blink Blades Knife.
    Materials
    Blade - Bohler m390
    Scales, Pocket Clip - 6AL4V Titanium
    Bearings - Ceramic
    Hardware - Stainless Steel
    Lock bar / Over Travel Insert - Stainless Steel

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    The Jinx (but two of them)

    Two Blink Blades Jinx Knives.
    Materials
    Blade - Bohler m390
    Scales, Pocket Clip - 6AL4V Titanium
    Bearings - Ceramic
    Hardware - Stainless Steel
    Lock bar / Over Travel Insert - Stainless Steel

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