Not every company meets success in crowdfunding, but Statgear, a gear company founded by a New York City paramedic named Avi Goldstein, has. Just last year it launched two campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, one for a premium folding knife called the Asus that earned over $75,000 and another for a key-sized, katana-inspired blade called the Pocket Samurai, which received $54,000. Its new blade, the Slinger, is on track for similar success — it’s already earned more than $32,000 with plenty of time remaining.
The Asus and the Pocket Samurai were successful because the positioned practical functionality in unique (and pretty) designs and the Slinger follows that example. It’s a small folding knife designed with premium materials for everyday use. The three-inch skeletonized handle is stainless steel, and the modified, two-inch spey-point blade is D2 stainless steel, a type that excels in both corrosion-resistance and edge retention. It’s also a flipper, the company’s first.
Statgear is building the Slinger as an everyday carry pocket knife with the idea that it’ll be used for the practical tasks that we regularly encounter (like opening packages). It didn’t ignore the fact that everyday knives should also look good, so it’s producing it in three finishes: blue and gold, grey and blue, and black and black.
The Slinger is available on Kickstarter for $43, with additional early bird pricing for as low as $35. Statgear estimates the delivery of its knives for December of this year (consider it the ultimate stocking stuffer).
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