Made in the strongest Aluminum Alloy practical to make a handle from, the 7075-T6 Aluminum boasts a tensile stregnth of 74 ksi which is well into steel strength territory. The hardcoat anodize is a military specification thickness of anodize that provides a high strength skin of Aluminum oxide to improve durability and scratch resistance over standard anodize aluminum parts.
Available in Black, Navy Blue and Dark OD Green, the handles offer a stark contrast to the Blades micro peened surface.
- 3 Position Bolt Action OTF Operation
- 3.1” Sandvik 14C28N Stainless Heat treated Blade
- Multi-Purpose Saw
- Bottle Opener
- Box Wrench Sizes: 9 SAE/Metric
- Dual: 9/16"(15mm), 1/2"(13mm), 3/8"(10mm)
- Solo: 7/16", (12mm), 1/4"
- 1/4" Bit Driver Driver (T-Handle) with NdFeB magnet retention
- Wire Stripper fixed V-blade
- Tungsten Carbide Glass Breaker Tip with Center-Punch Action
- Deep Carry Concealed Pocket clip
- holds up to a 1.5" Belt Width
- Integrated Lanyard Loop
What is it made out of?
Blade steel: Sandvik 14C28N Stainless Steel Heat treated target HRC: 62
Handle Material: 7075-T6 Aluminum with Hardcoat Anodize
Bolt Lever material: 450 Stainless steel Heat treated to HRC: 45
Hardware material: 316 Stainless screws, 302 Stainless Springs and Pocket Clip, 304 Stainless Dowels, 440C Stainless Steel Ball Bearing, 304 Stainless carrier for a *Tungsten Carbide glass breaker tip, *Neodymium Magnet
Knife pattern: Hybrid Tanto Custom Multi-tool Blade Pattern
Blade length: 3.1inch
Blade grind and micro bevel: Flat Sabre Grind, wet ground and sharpened to preserve the temper all the way to the edge
Length Closed: 4.3" (110mm)
Partial Open Length: 5.1" (130mm)
Full Open Length: 7.2" (184)
Width: 1 3/8" (35mm)
Thickness Handle: 5/16" (8mm)
Thickness Overall: 9/16" (14.2mm) clip to bolt lever
Weight: 2.6 oz.
Where is it made?
USA Made Qualified Claim: Designed, Engineered, Prototyped, Tested, Ground, Finished, Sharpened, Laser Engraved, Assembled, and packaged in-house in Agua Dulce, CA, USA with imported and US sourced materials and hardware.
Just got the knife. Seems like a useful thing to have.
I'm pretty happy with my UPK-M2 Lite. The design is extremely unique and I have found a lot of use for the blade at the different levels of extension. The action feels great, it has good fidget capability and the blade shape and size is very useful. I also light how lightweight it is. Very pocketable.
However I am disappointed with some of the features.The pocket clip and glass breaker are both loose and rattle around making an annoying noise. I also found that some of the hex cutouts are not very usable due to how shallow the cutout is.
Overall I like this knife a lot but paying $250 for a product with rattling and loose hardware feels bad.
The glass breaker isn't loose so much as adding a hidden feature. While designing the knife and thinking about the way the blade is sprung closed, I decided to create a Center-Punch function. If you have the blade in the closed position but unlock the bolt-lever, you'll notice the Tungsten carbide carrier will push the blade about 1mm if you press it into the handle.
To use the center punch, you must open the knife blade to the full open position, then locate the position to mark and press the tip against the surface perpendicular. Then drop the blade, it will transfer the blade's energy to the carrier and create a mark/ dent.
As for the clip, i appologize of it moves in an undesirable way. I have a video that instructs on a method to tension it as desired. The single screw captures, but does not tension the clip directly. Please check this video.
Thank you for your support,
Please let me know if you have any questions about the M2 Lite
John Risch UPKnife
Das UPK-M2 Lite war ein Geschenk zum 50. Geburtstag meines Bruders und er hat sich sehr darüber gefreut. Es liegt sehr gut in der Hand und er ist sehr zufrieden damit.
It’s attached to my hip. Only thing is the clip has loosened up a bit, but otherwise I’m really happy with it.
It was very cool looking on the internet. The quality of the blade and body is great. Opening isn't easy for a lefty. The pocket clip came loose after one or two snags. I tightened, but it soon began wiggling.
I do not recommend the Right-handed version for Lefties, I do make a Left-handed version, and am happy to swap a knife to make sure you have the most optimal knife type.
Thank you for the support!
John Risch UPKnife