RNGR™ ST-2 is the knife you need when you don’t have the space for one. It's ultra-thin and ultra-light. This is unlike anything you've seen before.
People loved the ingenuity and convenience of our WildCard, but some wanted it to be even smaller. We redesigned the housing, stripping it down to it’s bare essentials. We didn’t want to simply make it smaller though. We wanted to make it stronger. By utilizing stronger steel and increasing the thickness by just 50%, we were able to make the blade and body 4x as strong. It's truly an unmatched ultra-thin minimalist pocket knife.
The ST-2 is a new concept in knife design. It is built free of screws and bolts, allowing it to be the thinnest pocket knife ever designed. We call it "steel origami".
It’s 440C stainless steel is a premium blade material. The ultra-thin featherweight design allows you to store it conveniently, under the most extreme circumstances. Or under daily circumstances, in your jean pocket.
RNGR utilizes our patented FlyOff technology. If you find yourself going through airport security while still carrying RNGR ST-2, simply remove and forfeit the blade. You will be able to order a replacement blade after your trip. Better yet, choose the knife + blade pack reward now!
There is no bulk. You can't even feel that you are carrying it in your pants pocket and there's no bulge for others to know either.
RNGR ST-2 is so small, hyper-thin and hyper-light that makes it really easy to carry it around.
Since our founding, Zootility has been committed to producing all of our products in the US. With each new product, our manufacturing needs evolve. This is why we need the funding - to keep us independent and all of our manufacturing here in USA.
We needed $25,000 to move this product from our initial test batch to a manufacturing reality. This funding will move us from aluminum dies and various test fixtures to tool steel dies that won't wear out and full-sized fixtures.
Generously, REI has shown early interest in our new knife design and has pledged $10,000 to reduce our funding goal to just $15,000. We are very excited to have REI's participation in this campaign and will be providing their reward fulfillment from the initial batch. The remaining rewards will be made and shipped once we get our steel dies built.
We made sure to check with Kickstarter about the logistics of this rare opportunity and have structured it as recommended by the Kickstarter Integrity Team.
Risks and challenges
As with all design projects there are risks and challenges. Good news though, you are funding a team that has already produced and successfully delivered a bunch of other Kickstarter projects! We have been working together for over 4 years now and already work with our vendors and deal with fulfillment on a daily basis.
With any Kickstarter project, there is always a risk of delay in shipping. Our last Kickstarter experienced this, but that was because we found a way to improve the overall design of the product. It meant we had to start from scratch, but in keeping with company values, and the respect we have for our backers, we refused to ship a lower quality item. With RNGR, we have everything mapped out and lined up. We've been testing this product for a long time now, and it's just a matter of hitting the "go" button.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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