In all of the objectively beautiful objects it creates, Grovemade emphasizes design. As a result of that, sometimes the process that’s required to make those items becomes complicated. Such is the case with its new Titanium Minimalist Knife.
Grovemade created the folding pocket knife as an homage to Japanese Higonokami blades, which forgo an integrated lock and use a combination of friction and the user’s thumb placed on the tang of the blade while open. The Titanium Minimalist Knife uses precisely that construction to facilitate its operation. The rest of its specs are ideal for an EDC pocket knife: it weighs 2.6 ounces, its blade is a 2.8-inch sheepsfoot made of 440C stainless steel. But it’s the knife’s handle that is notable.
The Titanium Minimalist Knife employs a handle made of, unsurprisingly, titanium — one piece of titanium. While most knife handles are constructed from two separate sides that are screwed together with the blade in between, Grovemade opted to simplify the design and complicate the process by machining one solid block of titanium into a monobody profile. Raw machine marks are visible in the material, but seams are not. Not only is this pocket knife unique, but it’s more durable than other options and very corrosion-resistant.
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