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BLADE

The Ultimate Titanium EDC Keychain Knife

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Rating

8.3

About the Project

TACTYK Blade Pocket knives are awesome and we love carrying our well crafted knives. Just thinking about the craftsmanship that went into making the knife makes us feel great carrying the piece of art. However, pocket knives can get bulky and uncomfortable for an everyday carry. And sometimes they give a negative vibe to people around us who do not understand the concept of carrying a pocket knife. At only 2.25" high and .3" thick Blade is small enough to seamlessly be an everyday carry knife. Although small, Blade has the cutting capabilities of a full sized pocket knife to open all your amazon packages and even fulfill your occasional urges of turning a piece of wood into a spear. Concealed in a compact tactical key-shaped body machined from solid Titanium, or 7075-T6 or 6061-T6 Aluminum, Blade has the same tactical feel and craftsmanship that of a well made pocket knife.

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  • Founder: Naire Mesak
  • Company: Tactyk
  • Goal: $8,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $29.00
  • Campaign Ended On: July 13, 2017
  • Delivery Date: November 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Made of Titanium, BLADE is the ultimate everyday carry knife that you always carry on your keychain.

  • Reality:

    The knife is designed to be used with a key chain for the purpose of not intimidating while also not losing function. Be aware that the lowest tier of backing for the campaign is not a titanium version of the knife but instead an aluminum version.

Something To Think About

This blade is very small and does not provide much of a handle for a solid grip, so make sure to consider the tech specs to understand that the handle is only 2.26 inches long and the blade is only 1.18 inches long.

  • Claim:

    High Tension Locking Mechanism

  • Reality:

    This is an existing function and is helpful to make sure that the knife does not easily open. This is in place of a lock or latch to keep the knife from opening.

  • Claim:

    The blade is TiAlN PVD coated for prolonged durability and to keep the edge sharp. This coating is usually used on CNC cutting tools to maintain their sharp edges and lengthen tool life.

  • Reality:

    This coating is an additional feature that could add durability and prolong the sharpness of the blade.

Bottom Line

The BLADE is an option for a utility knife with enhanced durability while remaining inconspicuous. Keep in mind, this blade is very small, a little more than an inch. The handle is not much larger at over 2 inches. Also, reading carefully the different tiers of backing will help clarify that all the knives available for backing are not titanium and they are also advertising an aluminum version as well.

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