The first ever Knafs knife. The Lander. It's a pocket knife that embodies the spirit of the first landing on the Moon. Take charge. Stick the landing. Walk on the Moon. The Lander is a pocket knife of possibility.
The scales on the Lander are Fast Swap Scales: they're easy to remove without disassembling the entire knife. Simply unscrew four screws, and you're freeee! If you're unfamiliar with pocket knife disassembly, typically removing the scales can be an ordeal: the entire knife falls apart in your hands, and you've got to retune everything to align all the parts. Not hard, but not fast or convenient either.
We encourage you to disassemble the knife, tear it down, and put it back together-- no warranty voided for disassembly. We've also built out a Lander Replacement Parts section of our site so you can replace screws, pocket clips, and scales. We want you to own your knife and enjoy it for years to come.
|Utfelt lengde:||162 mm|
|Innfelt lengde:||92 mm|
|Bredde blad:||2.6 mm|
|Bredde skjefte:||10.2 mm|
|Bladstål:||D2 (HRC: 57-59)|
|Lommeklips:||"Deep carry", reversibel, spiss opp|
|Thumbstud:||Ambidextrous steel with T6 head|
|Pivot:||Ceramic caged bearings|
|Country of Origin:||Yangjiang, China|
Knafs is a colloquial, tongue-in-cheek way to say “knives.” It's also a goofy brand of knife-related products and ideas. Origin: when mispronounced, “knives” becomes “knifes.” With a Southern accent, “knifes” becomes “knafs.” Why Knafs? Shucks, son. The web domain was only $12.99 and we're cheap suckers!
Here's the story: we're Ben and Athena Petersen, and in 2018 we started conniving (or cokniving? Hard to say). There were a lot of conversations about "what if?" and "why not?" Ben had spent 8 years in the knife industry working at Blade HQ and CRKT. He loved his time working for a retailer and manufacturer, but he always had random ideas of products to create that were outside the scope of work with his employers. And the ideas wouldn't rest. So we started designing and making. Ben drew up a knife poster with everything he'd ever learned about pocket knives on it. We pulled money out of savings, dumped it into a business license and bought a fire extinguisher for the garage (gotta' have that to start a business, amigo!). The first run of posters arrived and we rolled all 1,000 by ourselves after the kids went to bed. The risk was invigorating and scary. There's nothing quite like wondering if those poster tubes will decompose in your garage or if they'll sell. But you all bought it. Sweet mercy, you bought it! Thank you! Nothing was more motivating than to see others interested in our ideas. More ideas starting popping up, and we started digging deeper to develop Knafs. Over time, we slowly realized it was time for Ben to move out of the knife industry full time if we wanted to pursue our own knife industry ideas on the side.
This little side hustle called Knafs is our goofy little way to take chances, make mistakes and get messy on our own terms. It makes us tired as we fit it into our busy life as a parents and people with many, many responsibilities. We keep thinking of this small business as an "iterative rocket launch." The rocket was never actually ready to leave the launch pad, but we sent it anyway. As we go along, we want to improve it, grow it, and figure out how to keep the thing in orbit. This one is our rocket and we get to own its success or failure. And we're glad you're here for the ride. This will be fun.
-Ben and Athena