Where's the micarta?" "I wish it came with micarta." "Does it come in stainless?" "I'd totally get one if it was not D2."
We've heard your cries, amigos. And we have responded! Introducing the Lander, now with Sandvik 14c28n stainless steel, and contoured green canvas micarta scales! Woot Woot!!! Trust us, we're just as excited as you are for this. Who doesn't love micarta? It's soft, contoured, and ever-changing in appearance, and not so slippery when wet. Sorry Bon Jovi... the only thing that could make this Lander any better was an upgraded stainless steel blade. It might sound like alphabet soup, but Sandvik 14c28n steel is nothing to scoff at. Think of it as stainless D2 with greater corrosion resistance, easier sharpening, solid edge retention, AND it still has decent toughness when compared to D2.
This Lander is still a pocket knife of possibility with 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.
Why is this cool? We have a million ideas of ways to customize this knife. We suspect you also have a million ideas. By making the scales in this Fast Swap fashion, it opens up a world of customization. Plus, we've made the scales Open Source via Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)-- users can distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the scales in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to Knafs. The license allows for commercial use. We just ask that you link back to Knafs. Simple. Open. Endless possibilities. Download the Lander STP file.
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|
|Ståltype blad:||Sandvik 14c28n (HRC: 57-60)|
|Lommeklips:||"Deep carry", recessed, reversible, tip up|
|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