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Rugged and utilitarian designed into a sleek and civilized package that is just at home in the woods as it is at the office - EDC tool
551 backers pledged $51,802 to help bring this project to life.

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Introducing the Chase - an everyday carry pocket knife made to do hard work and look damn good while doing it!  As you’d expect from Quiet Carry, we’ve worked in some gorgeous lines to create a grippy workhorse worthy of the centerstage.

This is an EDC tool that produces real results.  Function, beauty, and value...

The Inspiration

The is Chase is designed to do what a everyday knife is supposed do - excel at a variety of tasks. We found our inspiration for the Chase in the utility of the classic fixed blade knife and gave it a stellar appeal. With its delicate balance and ergonomics, this style of knife is designed with utility in mind. We wanted to bring the rugged and utilitarian features of the fixed blade into a sleek and civilized package that is just at home in the woods as it is at the office. The Chase is the amalgam of these two philosophies.

Please note: You will be able to choose your handle and blade finish in the ending survey for all pledges >>

The Form

The Chase boasts many rugged features that suggest hard use, but you certainly couldn’t tell by just looking at it. It features clean lines —creating a satisfyingly symmetrical silhouette. Let’s just say that this is one of those times when it’s okay to stare...

When closed the sleekness of the Chase also shows through. We’ve generously recessed the blade for a slim carry and more discreet look that won’t startle the passer-by.

 Specifications

  • Blade Length: 2.95” 
  • Handle Length: 3.96" 
  • Blade Material: N690co Stainless Steel Blade 
  • Blade Type: Drop point 
  • Option 1 Handle Material: G10 fiberglass epoxy resin weight: 2.8 oz 
  • Option 2 Handle Material: Sea GreyHand poured resin weight: 2.6 oz
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Lock: Liner Lock
  • Blade thickness: 0.104 inches
  • Blade Coating: PVD coating
  • Clip Coating: PVD coating
  • Washers: Phosphor bronze
  • Carry Type: Tip-up

The N690 grade of steel is produced by a small Austrian steel plant that also provides steel for surgical instruments. The key to the hardness of N690 is the addition of cobalt in the steel matrix. The cobalt creates uniformity in the structure within the steel. The value of cobalt in a knife blade is it produces a fine edge with excellent edge retention. Target hardness is 60 HRC. 

The Handle

A hard use knife needs some hard use scales/handle, so we’ve outfitted the Chase with textured G10—a fiberglass-based epoxy resin laminate that is impervious to water, easy to maintain, and extremely strong. Naturally, the Chase excels outdoors and is eager to get dirty. What’s more, these G10 scales are lightweight for unobtrusive everyday carry.

The Chase measures in at 6” but with the wider blade helps with bigger tasks. We’ve also added a bit more width into the handle/scales to help fill your palm for a comfortable and secure grip. It also has a deep finger notch with a tucked away liner lock release to further promote grip and control.

The Chase is also offered in gorgeous Sea Grey scales with a smooth matte finish. Made of hand-poured resin and made in small batches, this handle option features a mesmerizing marbling pattern of sea green and dark grey. What we really love about these scales is the authentic feel. No two scales have the same pattern—making for a knife that is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Clip

When you’re on the move, a deep carry pocket clip affixed to the handle ensures you can carry the Chase discreetly. This knife disappears in your pocket and is as unassuming as a ballpoint pen. We find that big clunky clips are not necessary and a small secure clip placed in the right location is all you need. Of course, with the understated beauty of the Chase, you’ll hardly want this knife disappearing anywhere in all honesty.

Streamlined - No Clunk
Streamlined - No Clunk

 The Blade

We wanted the Chase to excel in a range of tasks, so durability and versatility were our foremost priorities when designing the blade and handle. The blade steel is corrosion-resistant N690 Cobalt Stainless Steel. We also offer a protective PVD blade coating to go the extra mile in wet environments.

The Chase sports a drop point with a generous belly that cuts, chops, and slices. Deep jimping on the spine of the blade enhance traction and inspires confidence in hand. At 2.95” long and 1” wide at its widest point, this blade offers the strength of a bigger knife while staying within legal carry limits. When clipped to your pocket, the Chase features a tip-up configuration that—when combined with the thumb cutout—makes for some easy and smooth actuation. Blade comes with a flat grind.

The Feel

A knife can only be as great as the man or woman that wields it, so we’ve made it a priority that the Chase inspires the utmost confidence every time it’s in your hand. Its full, curving body sits naturally in your palm for a comfortable and secure grip. The textured G10 scales double down on traction even in moist conditions.

The Chase uses phosphor bronze washers for smooth action and easy maintenance. This versatile EDC is equipped with a stainless steel liner lock and a crisp click that accompanies the locking of the blade.

The Function & Practicality

The Chase is one tough knife—one that handles various tasks with ease. Given that our inspiration was the classic fixed blade knife, the Chase is a folding knife that boasts practical and utilitarian features that will get the job done. Where the Chase distinguishes itself is its sleek and elegant form that lends itself to fuss-free carry in more civilized settings.

Quality

These knives are custom manufactured. Every corner has been meticulously machined. The phosphor bronze pivot, PVD-coated N690 steel blade, strong deep pocket clip, and textured G10 are quality materials that make a knife that lasts.

These knives are exceptionally made with tight tolerances, which demands more time, skill, and precision to make them. We make well-thought out knives and cutting tools.  We combine simple clean design while excelling in function.

 The Warranty

Here at Quiet Carry, we’re proud of our work, and we never settle for anything less than the best. The top quality materials, machining and construction. We’re so confident that our knives will serve you and serve you well that every Quiet Carry knife comes with a lifetime warranty.

We are humble yet proud of our products, and we’re glad that those of you that have your own Quiet Carry knife love them, too. Here is what our supporters have to say about our products: 

an Jelinek on December 21, "Received both of my knives and I’m highly impressed with the craftsmanship, superb fit and finish. This is the kind of quality tool that becomes part of you. I don’t leave the house now without one of them, have been using them in the field on my job daily. Great job!"

Mike Ryan on December 16, "Bryce, The Strand arrived today. It is everything I was expecting. The design is classic and the quality is such that it rivals much more expensive knives. To you and your family Bryce merry Christmas and thank you. To those folks who have not received their knives yet, be patient the wait is worth it."

David Dilworth on December 13, "Satin West just arrived. Wow, this is a great little knife. Fit and finish is awesome, and the design is such a nice hybrid of traditional and modern. This is going in my coin pocket daily."

TONY NIVICKI on August 27, "I'm an extremely satisfied customer of Quiet Carry for the 4th time. Beyond happy with my new Q2s and Shorty. Great products and exceptional customer service. Keep up the great work Bryce and I look forward to any new projects. Thanks Again. TONY"

Mark "HoverDonkey" "Craig on April 23, "Received mine today and was immediately impressed by the quality. Obsessively opened and closed it for a couple of hours whilst watching TV, the action was so satisfying! By no means cheap, but I'm confident that it will last for decades - really well constructed item, made with well specced materials. Not only that, but it was manufactured, shipped and delivered well in advance of my expectations! Thanks!"

Yair Gal on April 16, "My two arrived today. Nicely made and well finished. Opened and closed the thing for 10 minutes to enjoy the positive action which feels just right - what you expect in a full sized folder just smaller... Spyderco Bug removed from my keychain and replaced with this knife. The Bug is much smaller and rounder, with a similar sized blade in a smaller package, but nowhere near as cool. Good job guys!"

The Reward

We are grateful for our Kickstarter support and are extremely excited about the Chase. We would not be here if it were not for this community platform so we are pricing exclusively for you, our supporters!

The Bandit & Friend
The Bandit & Friend

Handle add-on:

Add a extra set of scales to any pledge.

1 x Black $22

1 x OD Green $22

1 x Black & White Resin $26

(please note: you will not be able to add an extra set of Sea Grey - see details in the update)

Project Overview

The goal of the Chase was to create a hard use tool/knife made to get dirty in an elegant design. We have experimented with various shapes, materials, and thicknesses not only to get the ergonomics and aesthetics how we wanted them but also to meet the tight tolerances that constitute a long-lasting product. We have learned that with time and patience our vision will come together, and it goes without saying that a lot of work went into getting the Chase just right. Function, beauty, and value is our mission.

The Quiet Carry Team

We are well-versed in the the production of knives and titanium products. This is what we love. This is what we do!

We are a very small humble company that let our products speak for themselves. We stand behind our products and never settle for anything other than high quality standards. We have been featured in some great publications including Cool Material, Gear Hungry, Everyday Carry, and Uncrate.

Our campaigns are run with integrity, and we will not spam you with advertising updates nor do we trade your information. However, we will always keep you informed on the latest progress. We pride ourselves on having excellent customer service and we stand behind our products. You can rest assured your time and investment is in good hands. We love to hear your ideas and feedback so please keep the great suggestions coming. Thank you all! 

Sincerely, 

Bryce

Risks and challenges

The funds raised from Kickstarter will allow me to create The Chase on a larger scale and offer it to the public at an affordable price. But I need your help to do it!

Everything needed to kick off the manufacturing process is complete. The design and prototyping is done and all materials are in place. It’s just a matter of giving our partners the green light once the project is complete and funded.

I have worked closely with my machinist and manufacturers for some time now and have built a strong working relationship. We are ready to go and delivery dates are set.

I am excited to get The Chase in your hands so you can feel and experience the quality for yourself and add one to your everyday carry.

The only delay I foresee happening is if there are an extensive amount of backers that would add additional time to the delivery date.

Thank you for your support,
Bryce

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    1 x Chase - BLACK Early Bird Special!

    You get 1 x G10 handle Chase in Black.

    You pick the blade black or silver.

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    1 x Chase - SEA GREY Early Bird Special!

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    2 x Chase - 1 BLACK & 1 SEA GREY

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