It's hard to find the perfect knife. Several months ago We set out to design a pocket knife that would be solid, elegant and also affordable. Every single aspect of the design and the specific materials chosen were carefully picked based on these three criteria.
Canvas Micarta Handles
Micarta is often regarded as one of the best materials for knife handles due to its durability. The handles in the Ausus knife were ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable grip during use while the texture of the canvas micarta offers a nice grippy, non-slip feel while maintaining its elegant aesthetic.
There are many opinions as to the best steel to use for an EDC knife but D2 is always among the top of the list. D2 is a tool steel and has excellent resistance to corrosion. With an HRC of 59-61 it is among the hardest steels on the market and as a result has excellent edge retention which is one of the most important factors for a premium EDC knife. The 3.5" drop-point, straight-edge blade on the Ausus have a bit of jimping on the lower spine for added thumb control and come with either a stonewashed finish for the brown handled knife or a black oxide finish for the black handled knife.
Dual Over-sized Thumb Studs & Ball Bearing Deployment
The Ausus features oversized dual thumb studs with internal stainless steel ball bearings which make the blade easily deployable with either hand even while wearing gloves.
Liner Lock - The liner lock mechanism engages when the blade is completely opened and protects one from accidentally closing the blade while in use. The liner-lock also allows for one-handed unlocking to close the blade again.
Reversible, Low Profile, Tip-Up Carry Pocketclip - The Ausus features a deep-carry, reversible pocketclip for a comfortable, low profile carry for right-handed or left-handed users.
Lanyard Hole - An integrated lanyard hole allows for a paracord lanyard to be attached.
Risks and challenges
As the saying goes, this isn't our first rodeo! We've had many successful Kickstarter campaigns and an entire fulfillment team at our disposal to help get the rewards out in a timely fashion. We are planing on having the inventory available for us to ship out to our backers early December but of course specific delivery dates depend on the location of each individual backer. Also keep in mind that we will be shipping the rewards out via USPS so although December is quite busy for the postal service we can almost guarantee delivery to our U.S. backers before the Holidays but cannot guarantee pre-Holiday delivery to our international backers. We are working on setting up an option for international backers to pay extra shipping fees if they would rather have the rewards shipped via Fedex International.
We are manufacturing the Ausus EDC knives with the same factory that currently produces many of our top selling products such as the TriTac EDC Tactical Pens & Pocket Samurai Keychain Knives. We are very confident in the quality of their work and ability to produce on schedule.
Here are some quotes from backers of our previous Kickstarter campaigns:
"Got the pen. Great job on the design. Pen is well made. Works very well. Smooth operation. The packaging was even well thought out.." - Matt (TriTac EDC Pen Campaign)
"Received one week ago in Singapore, great pen!" - Viet D.N. (TriTac EDC Pen Campaign)
"Got mine the other day. Great quality and great customer service dealing with my one complaint. Very happy with my new bag!" - Raevynhart (DIEM Duffel Campaign)
"My duffel and media case has arrived in Perth Australia. I'm very pleased with the quality of the products. Thanks StatGear!" - Gigi (DIEM Duffel Campaign)
"You're the first kickstarter that I've been in to ship early. Can't wait to start showing it to everyone." - AkoaKSGenesis ( Personalized Tactical Pen Campaign)
"I received my Diem Duffel and ANGLZ media case yesterday. Very nice! So nice that my husband commandeered the duffel bag (sigh)!! Thanks for a great product!" - Angela (DIEM Duffel Campaign)
"This is so awesome. I backed intending to give this to my dad for his birthday and with you shipping early it may make it under the wire!! Good job!" - Jessica (BOOMR Campaign)
"I love my Boomr so much that I don't even bother taking my camera bag with me anymore, I just throw this over my shoulder and off I go :) I love it so much, I'm regretting not ordering 2 so that my dad can have one too x" - Bryony (BOOMR Campaign)
"I dont shoot often, but i get very excited to carry my camera around to events because of your sling! People at fashion events ask me all the time about it because i dont use the typical OEM straps, and its very comfortable, too especially when running. the bungee part makes it easy on my shoulders. I love it! great product!!!" - Percival (BOOMR Campaign)
"Got mine & it is a great job. Thank you very much" - Brendan (SuperVizor XT Campaign)
"Thank you so much for this product! I gave it to my husband for Christmas and he keeps it on his visor. It's a nice safety loop for when he is driving in dangerous, watery areas. Just wanted to say--great job!" - Gina (SuperVizor XT Campaign)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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