"Received my x-blade today. The tool feels real good in my hand and fits perfect on my key ring. Great tool looking forward to your next project." - G.Carozza
"Got my knife, and it's pretty damn sweet!" - L. O'Neill
"Got my X-blades today and I've already used them. Like the feel and the portability of them and I seem to have more control." - Grumpy
"I just got mine today and I really love it." - B. Lawrence
I launched the original X-Blade Pocket campaign on Kickstarter back in February with a wonderful response that got completely funded in under 2 hours! The campaign had 744 backers and although everyone was very excited about the product I received many requests for a larger version. Well, I took the suggestions seriously and started designing the new versions immediately!
I am proud to introduce the new X-Blade RUGGED & X-Blade EXECUTIVE!
I spent months designing, prototyping and re-designing the original X-Blade POCKET until I was satisfied with the design. It has a highly effective collet and drawbar enabling the blades to be easily and rapidly replaceable. After the success of the X-Blade POCKET from the first campaign I used the same mechanism approach but extended the main body for an easier grip. I couldn't decide if I wanted to make the new longer version in a fancy, luxurious style or a more rugged style so I decided to do both! The X-Blade EXECUTIVE has a smooth, contoured exterior giving it a really expensive feel and it's topped off with a polished pocket clip. For the X-Blade RUGGED I went with a more industrial look with extra knurling, extra tread lines and extra fine details in all areas such as the giant hex endcap. These finished pieces feel far superior than any craft blade handles that I have ever felt! I'm confident that you'll love 'em!
Risks and challenges
Life is full of risks but backing a Kickstarter campaign shouldn't be one of them! For my last campaign I had no experience launching a Kickstarter campaign so I enlisted the help of my good friend, Avi Goldstein who has a company that has run many successful Kickstarter campaigns. I performed the day to day campaign work but used Avi's help with the campaign set-up and logistics to get all rewards fulfilled as he has extensive experience in this area as you can see by all the positive feedback left on all of his projects! https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/34951038
Our first campaign went off without a hitch and the rewards were shipped out exactly when promised with the positive comments about the product quality still pouring in!
I am using the same machine shop for these X-Blade versions as well and expect no less than the same quality of workmanship and commitment to on-time fulfillment as with our previous campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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