Utility Purpose Knives and Tools
Hard use Tools built TOUGH!
Cutting Edge Engineering. Fully Featured
Stainless Steel Knives and Tools made to DO WORK, Maximize Utility, be Comfortable Every Day Carry, and to Open/Close/Store Safely!
Operation and Features Video
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The Right Finish
Each piece is unique hand-finished Stainless Steel, combining as many as 8 processing steps and over 90 hours collectively per knife yields a finish like no other. While each component is done in batches to improve the price point, these are finished by hand and each one will have unique character.
Hand Finished Blades
Wet ground by hand on silicon carbide and diamond belts, the blades are brought to a true flat main bevel. Here are the GunMetal and Silver Blade finishes.
Deep Carry Pocket Clip
Slim, Comfortable, and meant to be Worn. Made for the dedicated EDC soul.
“My routine has been pants, knife, socks, belt. I never go anywhere without my knife”
-John Risch (designs and grinds UPKnife)
The Inspiration for UPKnife
"I wanted to create an OTF(Out The Front) design that could be the ultimate use tool. My experience as a gun smith inspired me to utilize the chamber lock mechanism in a Bolt-Action rifle as the method of locking the blade. The bolt-action in a gun is, by design, a strong and reliable mechanism worthy of handling repeated bullet discharges, so keeping a blade in position was the type of over-engineering I like to pursue. Furthermore an OTF type blade deployment is inherently a safer way to deploy a blade.
UPK-M2 Featured in EDC Magazine!!!
I am so grateful that Steven Barlow, editor of EDC Magazine, met with me and took the time to write a review and share the M@ and its unique features to the EDC community!