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Three versions of our EDC blade carrying tool. Crafted in high grade aircraft aluminum with an easy blade replacement system.
Three versions of our EDC blade carrying tool. Crafted in high grade aircraft aluminum with an easy blade replacement system.
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"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!

 

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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!

 

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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.

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    EARLY BIRD X-Blade Pocket: One X-Blade Pocket with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades.

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    X-Blade POCKET: One X-Blade POCKET with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades.

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    EARLY BIRD X-Blade POCKET w/ PERSONALIZATION: One X-Blade Pocket with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades. You will get to choose up to five letters for laser engraving.

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    X-Blade POCKET w/ PERSONALIZATION: One X-Blade Pocket with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades. You will get to choose up to five letters for laser engraving.

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    EARLY BIRD X-Blade EXECUTIVE:
    One X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades.

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    EARLY BIRD X-Blade RUGGED:
    One X-Blade RUGGED with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades.

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    EARLY BIRD X-Blade EXECUTIVE w/ PERSONALIZATION:
    One X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades with laser engraving.

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    EARLY BIRD X-Blade RUGGED w/ PERSONALIZATION:
    One X-Blade RUGGED with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades with laser engraving.

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    X-Blade RUGGED or X-Blade EXECUTIVE:
    One X-Blade RUGGED with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades. You will make your model selection after the campaign ends.

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    X-Blade RUGGED or X-Blade EXECUTIVE w/ PERSONALIZATION:
    One X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades with laser engraving. You will make your model selection after the campaign ends.

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    DOUBLE X-Blade POCKET Deal:
    Two X-Blade POCKET's with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered.

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    DOUBLE X-Blade POCKET w/ PERSONALIZATION Deal:
    Two X-Blade POCKET's with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. You will get to choose up to five letters for laser engraving for each piece.

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    COMBO: X-Blade POCKET + an X-Blade RUGGED OR EXECUTIVE:
    One X-Blade POCKET and one of EITHER an X-Blade RUGGED or X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. You will make your model selection for the second piece after the campaign ends.

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    COMBO: X-Blade POCKET + an X-Blade RUGGED OR EXECUTIVE w/ PERSONALIZATION:
    One X-Blade POCKET and one of EITHER an X-Blade RUGGED or X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. Each piece will get laser engraving. You will make your model selection for the second piece after the campaign ends.

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    Pledge $74 or more About $74

    DOUBLE X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVE Deal:
    Two X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVES with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. You will make your model selection after the campaign ends.

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    DOUBLE X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVE w/ PERSONALIZATION Deal:
    Two X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVES with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. Each will get laser engraving. You will make your model selection after the campaign ends.

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    COMPLETE SET:
    One X-Blade POCKET, one X-Blade RUGGED and one X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered.

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    TRIPLE X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVE Deal:
    Three X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVES with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. You will make your model selections after the campaign ends.

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    COMPLETE SET w/ PERSONALIZATION:
    One X-Blade POCKET, one X-Blade RUGGED and one X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. Each will get laser engraving.

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    TRIPLE X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVE w/ PERSONALIZATION Deal:
    Three X-Blade RUGGED or EXECUTIVES with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. Each will get laser engraving. You will make your model selections after the campaign ends.

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    TWO COMPLETE SETS:
    Two X-Blade POCKET, Two X-Blade RUGGED and Two X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered.

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    TWO COMPLETE SETS w/ PERSONALIZATION:
    Two X-Blade POCKET, Two X-Blade RUGGED and Two X-Blade EXECUTIVE with 5 replaceable #11 craft blades for each one ordered. Each piece will get laser engraving.

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