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The "Kadima" Utility Pocket Knife is not your Gandpa's pocket knife, but something uniquely for our time. An EDC Unique Utility Knife.
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Not Your Grandfather's Pocket Knife
Not Your Grandfather's Pocket Knife
Damascus Blades with Titanium Handles
Damascus Blades with Titanium Handles
Kadima with a Glow Pivot Cap
Kadima with a Glow Pivot Cap

 Times change, but traditions and the need for proper tools are timeless.  The Basic Knife - The Pocket Knife - The Simple Cutting Tool has continued to be something handy and useful.  The Kadima is that tool for today.  A one hand opening cutting tool that can fit comfortably in your pocket or a chain around your neck or in your survival tackle for the next Zombie Attack:)

The Kadima:

*Materials are made with either/or Grade 5 Titanium, Stainless Steel Blades in either CTS-XHP or S30V, G10, Mokume and Moku-Ti.

*All Folders come with caged ball bearings for smooth flipping.

*4.24 inches long opened; 2.75 inches closed; 1.5 cutting edge; Frame-lock; Titanium screws and hardware

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Playing around with Anodizing Ti and yes - those are Ti Blades that might be added as a tier:)
Playing around with Anodizing Ti and yes - those are Ti Blades that might be added as a tier:)

 The Kadima comes in several versions at an Affordable Price Point.

The Kadima Utility Flipping Folder is the perfect Knife for Every Day Carry as well as the perfect blade for DeskTop Warriors.

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Kadima Handle Versions

Top is Glow and BlackG10 Handle with Titanium Lock Insert; Titanium Handle with Black G10 Step; Titanium Handle with Titanium Step; Full Integral Titanium Handle; and Mokume Handle
Top is Glow and BlackG10 Handle with Titanium Lock Insert; Titanium Handle with Black G10 Step; Titanium Handle with Titanium Step; Full Integral Titanium Handle; and Mokume Handle
Solid G10 with Ti Lock Insert
Solid G10 with Ti Lock Insert
Ti Handles with G10 Step or Ti Step
Ti Handles with G10 Step or Ti Step
Ti Integral and Mokume Handle
Ti Integral and Mokume Handle

The machine time, the ease of milling the material and the thicnkness of the material is the main driver of the price points.

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Disassembled
Close up of the Ti Pinwheel Cap
Close up of the Ti Pinwheel Cap

By keeping the design simple we were still keep the quality that you expect from a Mid-Tech Knife - a Utility Knife that falls somewhere between custom and production.  And for you modders this is a perfect small little folder to add your own special touches.

The Basic Kadima with a Solid G10 Handle, Titanium Lock Insert and G10 Pivot Cap - in Black, Orange, Green and Glow.

Glow G10
Glow G10
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Lights Off

 Kadima with Titanium Handle and G10 accessories - G10 Step and G10 Pivot

Titanium Handle with Black G10 Step and Black G10 Pivot
Titanium Handle with Black G10 Step and Black G10 Pivot
Black - Green - Orange
Black - Green - Orange

These are prototypes of course.  Production versions will come with matching color G10 Steps and Pivot Caps.

Kadima with Titanium Handle, Step and Pivot Caps

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With Different Pivot Caps and No Logo
With Different Pivot Caps and No Logo

 Moku-Ti and Mokume Handles with Titanium Lock Inserts and Damascus Blades either by Delbert Ealy or Chad Nichols.

Moku-Ti
Moku-Ti
Moku-Ti
Moku-Ti
Mokume
Mokume
Mokume
Mokume

You can find more pictures and videos of the Kadima on my FaceBook Page and my Instagram... 

Possible additions...

We have been trying to dial in CTek as a possible handle material and Carbon Fiber - if we don't get it dialed in by the end of this show it might be a future campaign.

CTek
CTek
CTek
CTek

Risks and challenges

No project comes without its challenges.

Our Production Partner is Keith Edick, a master machinist. And this Project is made 100% in America.

Lesson's Learned has taught me under fire and brimstone the kinds of problems that can arise in production and how to squash them effectively and professionally.

I have completed the final design and worked out the bugs in prototype production

If this project funds and in order to fulfill we will need to:

1. Large Production Run with lower cost -- Manufacture has been tried and tested with a small final prototype production run already completed, inspected and finalized by myself and other designers and makers on KickStarter and the Custom Knife World.

2. Finishing and Laser Marking -- We have set-up services with Keith Edick, who has laser services that can accommodate our needs as well as having a solid reputation to deliver a high quality product.

3. Fulfillment -- We do our fulfillment in house to offer direct communication with our backers. Our experience on our last projects have helped us develop accurate fulfillment protocol.

I think honesty and keeping funders in the loop is critical to building a reputation. It is not always a clean and easy process, but the end product will be worth any challenges we face.

The success of this project depends heavily on getting the word out. Every blog or social networking post counts, so please share. Thank you for your support.

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