A few years back, we designed and produced the Varangian, named after the Varangian Guard. The Varangian Guard was one of the world’s first premier fighting forces, so skilled in fact that they were even being hired by other countries to fight in foreign wars. The Varangian was sized down to a more EDC friendly size and is now known as the Mini-V.
The Mini-V is a scaled down variant of the Varangian. This knife has been extremely popular in places where blade length is an issue, but people still want a robust folding knife. The organic design, balance and belly blade design make it a resourceful and incredibly functional every day carry pocketknife.
Blade: The Mini-V features a belly/cleaver style hollow ground blade that increases in grind size out to the tip to increase sharpness. The grinding or stock removal of the steel on the blade is achieved on a 2x72 vertical knife grinder. The blade is then prepared, and heat treated in house to maintain quality and precision during such a crucial and often overlooked step of the process. The opening action is found on an aggressive flipper tab that also acts as a guard to keep your hand from slipping forward. This blade itself rides on American made caged ceramic ball bearings.
Handles: The handles on the Mini-V are made from US produced Aerospace Grade 5 6AL4V Titanium. This grade of titanium allows for the proper function of the lock bar as well as more accurate machining and overall, more dependable outcome for the mechanics and finishes. All the machining, sanding, sculpting, and customizing is done in house by hand individually for every part on the knife.
Clip and Hardware: The clip is made from the same trusted 6AL4V titanium as the handles and is machined and hand finished to give the right tension in the pocket without compromising on looks or quality. The hardware is US made from titanium using a precision Swiss Screw machine. The hardened precision pivot barrel features a .250 outside diameter to ensure the strongest hinge-point for the blade design without compromising the integrity of the blade strength. Holding the pivot and knife assembly together are titanium pivot screws on both sides.
The cost of the knife includes:
- One hand built folding knife with the premier steel/titanium available to us
- Ceramic Caged Bearings
- Titanium Hardware
- Titanium Pivot Screws
- Titanium Clip
- Custom Hand Machining/Sculpting
- Custom Hand Finishing
- Custom Anodizing/Flame Coloring
- Custom Fiber Lasering
- Custom Packaging (US)S6 Appreciation Pack
- Free Shipping
- Lifetime Sharpening
DOB: 14 September 2019
Total Length: 6.63"
Closed Length: 4"
Weight: 4.65 oz
100% US Made from US materials
To make production faster for everyone, we will not modify windows/holes/milled grooves/remove components/add components/modify blade shape/add studs etc...
If you are interested in upgrading materials/finishes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly to place your order
Made in USA
Made by Hand
Made by Two
All blades, handles, clips, hardware and the required resources to make your knife have all been purchased within 48 hours of your order. Due to this fact, there are no returns and no cancellations once you have promised to purchase. This is non-negotiable, so make the adult decision before promising to purchase.