Hey everyone, Eric Ziliak here with Indiana Knives. Here is a prototype of a knife I have been working on for quite some time. I was having a little trouble with naming it, so I opted to go with my initials!
My goal for this knife was to have something that was extremely fidgety, fills the hand and cuts extremely well. This knife is very thin behind the edge and can be opened just about anyway that you can think of, front flip, top flip, Spydieflick, thumbhole, or even by just pushing the button lock! This knife will also come in 3 different colors. Plain Titanium, Blue or Bronze anodized Titanium.
Bestech ended up being the best company to work with the fulfill this particular vision. While there are still few minor changes being made to this prototype, it will be ready to start production shortly. (The jimping, and button hardware finish will be subject to minor changes) Blade markings will be minimal as I am a sucker for a clean looking knife.
Blade Steel: Vanax
Blade steel was a big issue for me as Vanax drastically affects the overall price, but I wanted to have a more unique steel for my first design. Originally, I was going to go with M390 with an overall price of $280, but ultimately decided to go with a cooler blade steel even though Vanax at $310 has less margins to work with than M390 at $280.
****Estimated delivery timeframe ~September/October 2023****
I am hoping to have these delivered before this timeframe, but I always like to err on the side of caution. Nothing is guaranteed in production so it is near impossible to pin down an exact date. I will be ordering some extras of these on top of the preorder, but likely not a ton. In general, I am not a huge fan of preorders, but for a project like this it becomes tremendously expensive and risky for me to guess how many units to order and pay for them all up front. I truly appreciate all your support and kindness that has been shown to me over the last 5 years of running Indiana Knives and look forward to doing more projects like this in the future. Cheers, Eric Ziliak
See this knife in action!
Blade Length: 2.95"
Overall Length Open: 7.6"
Handle Thickest Point: .49"
Handle Material: Titanium
Reversible Clip: Titanium w/Ti filler tab (Clip/tab will be anodized to match handle)
Hardware: Stainless w/T8 heads