A few years back, we designed and produced the Combat Folder. In the military when you are back in the USA you call it being “state side”. The Combat Folder was sized down to a more EDC friendly size and is now known as the State-Side.
The State-Side is a scaled down variant of the Combat Folder. This knife has been extremely popular in places where blade length is an issue, but people still want a robust folding knife. The jimping, balance and drop point blade design make it a resourceful and incredibly functional every day carry pocketknife.
Blade: The State-Side features a drop point style hollow ground blade that tapers the grind near the tip for additional strength. 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 a lightening window in the blade that can be thumbed or flicked open. This blade itself rides on American made caged ceramic ball bearings.
Handles: The handles on the State-Side 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 .187 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: 18 November 2018
Blade Length- 2.5"
Overall Length- 6.7"
Closed Length- 4"
Overall Thickness w/o Clip- .545"
100% US Made from US materials
To make production faster for everyone, the options on the website are the ONLY custom finish options available. We will not add nor delete 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.
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.