The Recruit - By MAG-Knife - The perfect lightweight - replaceable blade pocket knife.
UPDATE: We will be able to ship the day we get funded. That should be on or around Nov 9th. Help spread the word. After our initial shipment we will create a listing on Amazon. We will be offering a free Recruit for positive reviews on this listing. This will be offered only to our Kickstarter backers. Thanks for your support!
Always have the blade you need with the Recruit Replaceable Blade Pocket Knife. Designed to go wherever you go, this compact and lightweight knife is built to last. It’s highly durable and easy to use. Whether you’re in the kitchen, camping, hunting, or fishing the Recruit will meet and exceed your needs. However, what really sets this 1.25-ounce knife apart is the replaceable blade design. The Recruit comes with ten different blades includes five standard blades and five #60 hunting blades. You can purchase unlimited blades anywhere online. We will also provide premium blades at our website www.bench-built.com.
The Recruit is the first in a series of three - replaceable blade - knives by MAG-Knife. Our goals included: lightweight, long lasting blades, easy to use, durability, with easy access to an abundance of replacement blades.
Check out the buy two get one free reward for $50. With this reward and your review on Amazon, you will get four Recruits. That's $12.50 each!!!
All our blades are Surgical Quality Blades!
Blades: We will stock Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel - Swann-Morton surgical blades. These durable blades are proven for their edge quality and longevity.
They will come with ten blades:
5 - Standard blades: perfect for general applications, box cutting, leather work, fishing applications and detailed trimming.
5 - #60 Blades: Ideal for food processing, meat cutting and hunting applications. The #60 blade is a stronger yet similar "in size" to Havalon's - Baracuta skinning knife.
MAG-Knife Replacement Blade costs: $15 for 25 blades. We're still working on bulk purchasing costs. You can buy cheaper blades online or at your local pharmacy, we will compile a list of blades that work.
Concept: All the MAG-Knife designs have a military concept. The Recruit is the first of a series of three knives. When we designed the Recruit, we wanted a lightweight yet durable pocket knife. We wanted to have a knife that allowed our customers to purchase blades that are readily available online. We will stock premium blades but you as a customer have options. You will not have to purchase blades from MAG-Knife. Keep it simple! That's our motto!
Ergonomics: When we designed the handle, we took a hard look at what felt good in hand. So we took a piece of clay - squeezed the clay with the pointer finger facing forward. When we released the clay and cut out the excess - we had our design. It just feels right! The knife is lightweight so we needed it to be extremely stable when gripped.
Finger-Point- accuracy: We wanted a knife that had the blade directly below the pointer finger. Hunting needs often require accuracy on the blade - with it at your fingertip - you can't go wrong. Leatherwork is a breeze. Always have a sharp, accurate knife with the Recruit.
Material: The Recruit is made of a durable ABS material, recommended for its strength. It is coated with our medical grade QuiteCote for an outer shell that provides durability with a soft touch. The coating has excellent durability with excellent resistance to 98% DEET, lubricating oils, cleaning solutions, and sunscreens. Soft touch applications are used in the auto and medical industries. It is desired for its excellent Mar and DEET Resistance with a velvety touch.
Prototyping: After we found our shape we built a working prototype out of wood. We were able to work most of the kinks out with these prototypes so when we went to manufacturing a mold we were able to have a great starting point.
About us: We're a small family orientated company with a military background. We believe in the American dream where one can still start a successful business out of the garage. If we take the time, put in the work, treat people right and take care of our customers - we will succeed! We believe in old school customer service and we back all our products. We wrap it all up in our MAG-Knife Guarantee.
Risks and challenges
Challenges are always part of doing business. However we're using a proactive approach so we've used funding from previous campaigns and products to help build and fund the Recruit. All proceeds will be used for manufacturing and supplies. We have our manufacturer, assemblers, packaging and logistics lined up and ready to go. Excess proceeds will be used for our patenting, and development expenses.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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