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:)
*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
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.
Kadima Handle Versions
The machine time, the ease of milling the material and the thicnkness of the material is the main driver of the price points.
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.
Kadima with Titanium Handle and G10 accessories - G10 Step and G10 Pivot
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
Moku-Ti and Mokume Handles with Titanium Lock Inserts and Damascus Blades either by Delbert Ealy or Chad Nichols.
You can find more pictures and videos of the Kadima on my FaceBook Page and my Instagram...
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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