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Medium size Survival / Bushcraft / Utility full tang fixed blade knife with a convex grind, perfect for your outdoor adventures!
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I have designed the "Leaf" knife as a tool of creation, initially for my own needs and for my survival classes.

I am working with world-class knife maker Askari Knives from South Africa (well known for the The Silent Hero, produced by TOPS and for their activity in anti-poaching operations).

Askari Knives are already working on my 30 first knives for my own use. I have been testing prototypes for several months now, and even have one prototype being tested in various wild places on the other side of the globe.

Because this knife has been generally well appreciated by the early testers, I have decided to make it available to you as a special Kickstarter Edition. Each knife will feature a special backer number, starting from KS000. 

I need your help in order to lower the material and manufacturing costs associated with larger scale production; the knife needs steel for the blade (Tufnol for the handle) and leather, Kydex or Boltaron thermoplastics for the sheath.

Please consider potential import restriction related to fixed blade knives. The backer is responsible to know the legislation regarding the import of fixed blade knives into his country. Knives that cannot reach the backer , because they are being seized by the customs for example, because of such laws will not be refunded.

Risks and challenges

Risks are close to zero as I already have a first batch being made, so this basically means that you are financing the larger scale production of a new product instead of the development of a prototype.

The challenges are in the time it needs to get the all the knives produced in a reasonable time and lowering the costs of the material needed in the process, from steel to kydex and leather.

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    Every Penny Counts, you will have my eternal gratitude!

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    Extra Early Bird

    Receive an MK1 "Leaf", Kickstarter Edition, number KS001 to KS005 and its kydex sheath (retail 250.-)

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    Super Early Bird

    Receive an MK1 "Leaf", Kickstarter Edition, number KS006 to KS010 and its thermoplastic sheath (retail 250.-)

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    Receive an MK1 "Leaf", Kickstarter Edition, number KS031 to KS 050 and its thermoplastic sheath (retail 250.-)

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    Last Sprint Special!

    Receive an MK1 "Leaf", Kickstarter Edition, with serial number (KS XXX) and its thermoplastic sheath (retail 250.-)

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    Outdoor Enthusiast

    Receive an MK1 "Leaf", Kickstarter Edition, number KS051 and above and its thermoplastic sheath (retail 250.-)

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    Collector - KS 000

    Receive the first MK1 "Leaf" with the Serial Number "KS000", a special custom and handmade thermoplastic/leather sheath, a Firesteel and a wooden display.

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    Pledge CHF 1,500 or more About $1,536

    Retailer

    Retailers will receive 10 (ten) MK1"leaf" with their thermoplastic sheaths (retail 250.- each)

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