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Precision Machined Titanium Pocket Knife with an Ultra Tough Steel Blade & Minimalist Design - Your Staple Everyday Carry! - EDC
Precision Machined Titanium Pocket Knife with an Ultra Tough Steel Blade & Minimalist Design - Your Staple Everyday Carry! - EDC
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Titanium Everyday Carry Pocket Knives: The Strand & The West

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The pocket knife is an essential everyday tool. While its utility may vary depending on who you are and what you do, it's one trusty companion that'll make quick work of the day's unexpected tasks, both big and small. Those of you that carry one know what I'm talking about.

With my first standard size pocket knife design, the goal was to create a knife that had the versatility to slice through various tasks. Such a tool would accompany you on your day's journey, so the knife had to be both compact and well-built for reliability and resilience. Last but not least, my goal was to design a knife that just plain looked good—something your friend or a curious stranger would stop to ask you about. Thus, the Strand & the West was born.

Following the success of my previous projects, I received many requests to make a bigger pocket knife to which I said "Let's do it!" After many painstaking months, I present to you two new knives: the Strand with a frame lock, and the West with a slip joint design (non-locking). Both of these pocket knives are bigger than the previous designs, yet abide by the same principles of portability, a solid and reliable construction, and a refined visual aesthetic.

The Strand: Satin Finish
The Strand: Satin Finish
Top - The Strand & Bottom - The West (Satin Finish)
Top - The Strand & Bottom - The West (Satin Finish)
The Strand: Black PVD, Bead Blasted, Stone Washed, and Satin
The Strand: Black PVD, Bead Blasted, Stone Washed, and Satin
The Strand: Satin Finish
The Strand: Satin Finish
The West: Black PVD Finish
The West: Black PVD Finish

 Although they are the perfect size to clip in your pocket discreetly these folding knives are made to be seen. With a balanced design and visual appeal the comfort of the knives was not overlooked.

An everyday carry tool needs to be able to withstand your everyday grind, so we’ve built these knives out of some tough materials.

The body is made of Grade 5 Titanium, a metal known for its strength and minimal weight. The blade is made of hardened D2 Steel, known for its sharpness and toughness.  Every component is made with the tightest tolerances, resulting in a strong, sturdy, and lightweight knife that is made to do work. Not to mention the look and feel of these knives are fantastic.  

The Strand: Dark Bead Blasted Finish
The Strand: Dark Bead Blasted Finish
The Strand: Bead Blasted Finish
The Strand: Bead Blasted Finish

1) The Strand is a frame lock design with a blade that is 2.8 inches, housed in a sturdy titanium frame. A great everyday carry and camping knife. Weight is 3.2 oz. 

The Strand Body

  • Meticulously machined titanium with smooth beveled edges that feel great in the hand 
  • Ergonomic notch in the handle has been placed at an optimal distance to double as a grip. Your index finger fits nicely in the groove
  • The blade has a strong lock that can endure substantial pressure
  • Smooth one handed opening action
  • Easy lock bar release when closing, comes with a stainless steel lock bar insert
  • Comes with a stainless steel ball detent

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Blade Length: 2.8 inches 
  • Blade Thickness: .129 inches 
  • Body Length: 3.9 inches 
  • Open Length: 6.7 inches 
  • Blade Type: Clip Point 
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Steel: D2 Steel 
  • Body Type: Grade 5/6AL 4V Titanium 
  • Hardware: 416 Stainless Steel 
  • Washers: Phosphor bronze
  • Weight: 3.2 oz
The West: Satin finish
The West: Satin finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish

2) The West is the slip joint design that does not lock. Its length is 3.5 inches closed with a blade that is 2.5 inches. For the international backers, this one maybe for you (legal in almost all countries). Weight is 1.9 oz.

The West Body

  • Meticulously Machined Titanium with smooth beveled edges that feel great in the hand.
  • Ergonomic notch in the handle has been placed at an optimal distance to pull the blade out and double as a grip. Your middle finger fits nicely in the groove.
  • The blade does not lock but has a very strong spring to hold the blade in place in the open position. A few extra steps are done such as heat treating and clamping in order to get a strong lever spring tension and a perfect fit. 

It is common to see small slip joint knives without pocket clips but for me a pocket clip is a must. The pocket clip allows the knife to ride securely in your pocket while feeling practically weightless. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Blade Length: 2.5 inches 
  • Blade Thickness: .118 inches
  • Body Length: 3.5 inches 
  • Open Length: 6 inches 
  • Blade Type: Clip point 
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Steel: D2 Steel 
  • Body Type: Grade 5/6AL 4V Titanium 
  • Hardware: 416 stainless steel 
  • Washers: Phosphor bronze
  • Weight: 1.9 oz
The Strand: Satin Finish
The Strand: Satin Finish

Blades

Blades are made with D2 steel. We choose this steel because it is a very tough steel that will stay sharp with daily use. It has excellent wear resistance and great edge retention.

The shape of these blades are made to be versatile and very practical. Made to be highly functional, with both cutting and detailed work in mind.

Made with hardened D2 steel at 58-60HRC. In addition it will go through a cryogenic process which removes residual stresses and improves wear resistance. Comes with a hollow grind and very sharp right out of the box.

Quality

These knives are custom manufactured, meticulously machined, with top quality finishes. The 416 stainless steel pivot allows for a lifetime of use. 

Durability

The bodies are made of titanium that is strong and lightweight. Extremely durable with a blade that is tough as nails. Simply put, these knives are made to last. 

THE STRAND & THE WEST COME WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY!

The Strand: Black PVD Finish
The Strand: Black PVD Finish
The Strand: Satin Finish
The Strand: Satin Finish
The Strand: Satin Finish
The Strand: Satin Finish

Comfort

  • Robust yet still compact and light 
  •  Simple clean design with just the right amount of ergonomics to fit nicely in your hand
  •  Extra machining on the edges for the ultra round smooth corners to ensure comfort and minimizes wear on pockets 
  • Pocket clip goes unnoticed when gripping the handle

 Practicality

Adds a productive tool to your everyday carry. Use it to open boxes or anything that requires more effort than your fingers. Cut, chop and slice almost anything. Flip out the blade for instant access in time of need. It is a handy tool and satisfying to use. You will soon discover it to be an essential part of your everyday carry. The Strand & the West is designed to be a basic knife with a versatile do-everything blade that just happens to be housed in a simple eye catching handle. No unnecessary add-ons, the single blade simply acts as your trusty sidekick in everyday life.

Why do you need a pocket knife?

How many times have you been in a situation where you’ve said to yourself, “Heck, a knife would be really handy now!” A pocket knife is a handy tool for light to medium work and makes simple things in life more enjoyable!

The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish
The West: Bead Blasted Finish
The West: Bead Blasted Finish

Finish Choices for The Strand: 

Black PVD (smooth satin black)

Bead Blasted (textured grey- aids in grip)

Stone Washed (small marking pattern)

Satin Finish (smooth finish)

The Strand: From the Top - Black PVD, Bead Blasted, Stone Washed, & Satin
The Strand: From the Top - Black PVD, Bead Blasted, Stone Washed, & Satin
The Strand: Stone Wash Finish
The Strand: Stone Wash Finish

Finish choices for The West:

Black PVD (smooth satin black)

Bead Blasted (textured grey- aids in grip)

Satin Finish (smooth finish)

Please note: Stone Washed finish is not available for the West

The West: From the Top - Black PVD, Bead Blasted,  & Satin
The West: From the Top - Black PVD, Bead Blasted, & Satin

The Strand (The Larger Frame Lock)

Kickstarter Early Bird Price $89 

Kickstarter Standard Price $99 

If they are available after Kickstarter Retail Price will be $160.

The West (The Smaller Slip Joint Knife)

Kickstarter Early Bird Price $69

Kickstarter Standard Price $79 

If they are available after Kickstarter Retail Price will be $130.

These are exclusive Kickstarter prices and heavily discounted in order to get the Strand & the West into as many hands as possible. I want you to see the quality first hand!

THE STRAND & THE WEST COME WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY!

The West: Satin Finish
The West: Satin Finish

Invest in a knife that you are proud to show off, is comfortable in your pocket, and one that reflects your personality. A pocket knife that feels good in the hand, that you’ll take pride in and want to carry around, plus won’t break the bank. 

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Risks and challenges

The funds raised from Kickstarter will allow me to create The Strand and The West 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 the factory the green light once the project is complete and funded.

I have worked with my machinist and manufacturer for some time now and have built a strong working relationship. My manufacturer is ready to go and delivery date is set. I am working with a factory that specializes solely with this type of product and materials, so I do not expect any hiccups.

I am excited to get the Strand & the West in your hand 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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