Utility Purpose Knives
Tools built TOUGH!
Cutting Edge Engineering. Fully Featured
Stainless Steel Knives designed to be USED, Maximize Utility, be Comfortable to Carry, and to Open/Close/Store Safely!
Operation and Features Video
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The Right Finish
Each finish option is a unique look in hand-finished Stainless Steel, combining up to 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.