One of our favorite reasons for using Kickstarter as a platform to launch new products is the invaluable insight we receive from our backers to help understand exactly what features are important to you in your EDC knives.
All the feedback we receive from each campaign helps fuel our next design and this new product launch is no different! We've taken hundreds of comments and messages from our past few knife campaigns and charted them out to find the most common requests such as:
- Top quality steel perfectly sized for EDC tasks
- Solid, comfortable, ambidextrous, and ergonomic handles
- Tip-up and reversible pocket clips
We've also received countless requests for a slip-joint mechanism due to the classic, timeless and nostalgic feel they provide as well as to comply with the strict knife laws in some locations...
Designed with a slip-joint (non-locking) mechanism which have been around for hundreds of years, the LEDGE features a modern take on the time-tested, classic design. The slip-joint mechanism & controlled back-spring movement allows for a tactile, classy and buttery smooth deployment and closure. The extended blade groove and extra blade width allows for much easier deployment of the blade than traditional slip-joint knives that have a small nail nick for opening.
The LEDGE boasts a modified sheepsfoot, flat grind, D2 steel blade that makes light work of any daily cutting task while maintaining a razor sharp edge with excellent corrosion and wear resistance enhanced by the stonewashed finish. Heat-treated to an HRC of 59-61, you can rely on the edge of your Ledge to be ready for action!
Contoured G10 handles offer a light texture for a secure and comfortable grip. With its dual layered CNC routed scales, the LEDGE gives a modern spin to a classic gentleman's knife. G10 is a thermoset laminate produced from fiberglass that is impregnated with an epoxy resin binder. G10 is commonly used for knife and gun handles due its incredible dimensional stability to withstand any shrinkage or swelling from extreme temperatures and its superior strength while staying lightweight. The textured pattern on the LEDGE help provide a non-slip surface to the ergonomically designed handle for a comfortable, controlled grip.
The reversible, deep carry, tip-up stainless steel pocket clip allows you to carry the LEDGE inconspicuously for right or left-handed use. The pocket clip is made from heat treated stainless steel with two Torx screws to keep the clip from over bending, breaking or pivoting. This all just means that you can carry your LEDGE on your preferred side, deep in your pocket, out of view and you can rest assured that it will stay securely clipped until needed at which point it is easily removed and ready to deploy.
What backers of our previous campaigns have said:
"I received my reward when it was promised and since then I have to say I don't know why I went for so long without an EDC knife. Your knife is incredible, I'm looking forward to your next campaign." - Mr. E52s - Slinger Campaign
"I have received mine, nicer in real than on the picture. Good job." - Stephane - Slinger Campaign
"Just received my knives and boy am I ecstatic about their design and quality. Nicely sharpened, no play whatsoever in the action. I am extremely satisfied so far, and am proud to be giving one as a Christmas gift. Looking forward to your next project, guys!" - Jonathan - Slinger Campaign
"Got mine today. Very happy with the knives. Have forgotten that they are that small. Perfect for my pocket. Thanks guys, very well done." - Gerhard P.W. - Slinger Campaign
"Just got my knife today, they look sharp design wise and sharp out of the box. Engraving is top notch (went with script). I have one that will be a gift and do not think the person will be disappointed in the slightest!" - Pat - Slinger Campaign
"The knife arrived in Brazil this week, and it is awesome! It has a very nice grip and weight. Very solid construct. This was an excellent project. Congratulations to the StatGear Team!"- Helder Lavigne - Ausus Campaign
"Got my knife just before christmas in switzerland. Great workmanship, looks clunky, but feels good in the hand. Thank you very much" - Dave Striebel - Ausus Campaign
"Just got mine in Australia.... it looks sick as!! I can't wait to use it. So far I just opened some other kickstarter & ebay boxes & bags & it cut like they were butter. Its a bit heavier than I imagined it to be, but that's fine with me, it proves its solid." - Christopher McVerry - Ausus Campaign
"Thanks statgear. Great successful company’s stand behind what they do!! You guys are great!" - Matt - TriTac Campaign
"Just received my pen today! Very, very nice and I'm very, very pleased with it! Thank you!"- Brent Gath - TriTac Campaign
"Placed an order for three more pens today. These will make great gifts."- Harry - TriTac Campaign
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 in April of 2019.
We are manufacturing the LEDGE knives with the same factory that currently produces many of our top selling products such as the Ausus and the Slinger, 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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