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The comfort of a full-sized knife in an everyday carry size. SHIPS IN DECEMBER!
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Slinger: Pocket-Sized EDC Flipper Knife

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You understand the importance of carrying a blade on you. You use it daily for simple tasks like opening boxes, product packaging and occasionally for trimming loose thread on your favorite cardigan sweater but you don't always need a large knife that'll take up too space in your pocket and weigh you down. 

We got you covered.  Introducing the SLINGER. 

The inspiration for the Slinger was based off the feedback we received from two of our past products, the Ausus Knife and the Pocket Samurai Keychain Knife. Both have been extremely well received and loved by many but we had thousands of requests for a knife that was larger than the Pocket Samurai with similar top quality specs to the Ausus. 

Making a smaller knife with premium handle and blade materials isn't too difficult but finding the right handle design to make the smaller handle length feel completely comfortable for realistic use was the real challenge. 

We spent months designing, prototyping, re-designing and re-prototyping until we found the perfect combination of size and functionality. Finally we came up with the angled handle tip to provide the most ergonomic comfort and blade control in any folder this size!

A knife that'll fit your lifestyle just as perfectly as it'll fit your hand. 

D2 Steel: 

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 2.0" hollow ground, drop-point blade comes with a stonewashed finish on the gray and blue handled versions and a black oxide finish on the black handled version. 

Flipper & Ball Bearings:

The Slinger has a flicker and integrated stainless steel, caged ball bearings which enables you to use your index finger for a quick flicking action to get your blade out smoothly and rapidly. 

Handle:

Machined from stainless steel, the handles on the Slinger are only 3" long but have an intuitive, ergonomic design to give you a firm grasp making it feel as if you're holding a full-sized knife handle. 

We spent months designing, prototyping, re-designing and re-prototyping until we found the perfect combination of size and functionality. Finally we came up with the angled handle tip to provide the most ergonomic comfort and blade control in any folder this size!

Frame Lock: 

The frame lock on the Slinger is super sturdy with smooth engagement to protect against accidental closing while being simple to disengage for one-handed blade closing. 

Pocket Clip:

A skeletonized, tip-down, stainless steel pocket clip ensures that your Slinger will remain in your pocket to be there when you need it. With just the right amount of pressure for easy pocket attachment and a speedy draw. 

Lanyard Hole:

An integrated center lanyard hole for lanyard attachment.

 Why Kickstarter?

We are using Kickstarter as a means to fund our initial production of the Slinger. One of the greatest challenges a small business faces is to fund the production of a brand new product in order to bring it to market. StatGear has been really lucky to have such a loyal following of Kickstarter backers who have helped us fund many new products so that we can initiate manufacturing to introduce an array of new products in the marketplace. We thank you for all of your continued support!

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.

We are manufacturing the Slinger knives with the same factory that currently produces many of our top selling products such as the Ausus, TriTac EDC Tactical Pens & our Pocket Samurai Keychain Knives. We are very confident in the quality of their work and ability to produce on schedule.

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    Pledge $33 or more About $33

    $33 Super Early Bird Special!

    ONE (1) Slinger Pocket EDC Knife in your choice of colors
    (You will get to choose your color(s) after the campaign ends)

    ~ Add $33 for each additional Slinger Knife at the same Super Early Bird Special price!

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    $35 Limited Early Bird Price

    ONE (1) Slinger EDC Pocket Knife in your choice of colors

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    $38 Early Bird Price

    ONE (1) Slinger EDC Pocket Knife in your choice of colors

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    SLINGER - KICKSTARTER SPECIAL PRICE

    ONE (1) Slinger EDC Pocket Knife in your choice of colors

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    SLINGER - DOUBLE PACK (X2)

    TWO (2) Slinger EDC Pocket Knives in your choice of colors

    (You will get to choose your colors after the campaign ends)

    Includes:
    • 2x Slinger EDC Pocket Knife
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    SLINGER - TRIPLE PACK (X3)

    THREE (3) Slinger EDC Pocket Knives in your choice of colors

    (You will get to choose your colors after the campaign ends)

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    SLINGER - FIVE PACK (X5)

    FIVE (5) Slinger EDC Pocket Knives in your choice of colors

    (You will get to choose your colors after the campaign ends)

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