WESN Titanium EDC pocket knife, BAT Trident multi-tool, handmade Kukri pocket knife, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we have a metal themed edition of our weekly notable crowdfunding campaigns post with five projects that are made of all metal. Click through to read more details about these five crowdfunded products.

The WESN Titanium Micro Blade EDC Pocket Knife Keychain

What is it?
The WESN Titanium Micro Blade EDC Pocket Knife Keychain is a pocket knife that measures only 3.75 inches long when it’s fully deployed and a tiny eye squinting 2.24 inches long when it’s folded.

Why do I like it?
I like the WESN pocket knife because it’s a very well made knife that is a perfect addition to your EDC because it’s so small that it can fit on your keychain or in a pocket without feeling the extra weight. They sent me a sample and I have to tell you that this little guy is an over-engineered marvel. Even though it’s tiny, it feels great in hand. There are no sharp edges on the grade 5 Titanium handle, and the heat hardened steel blade is tiny but effective for all sorts of everyday chores like opening boxes. If you like tiny pocket knives, don’t miss this one.

Where can I find more info?
The WESN campaign ends in 31 days and they have already passed their funding goal of $12,000. You can pre-order a WESN starting at $40. After the WESN campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Spoke Note

blurb by Andy Jacobs

What is it?
A cool-looking, super tough, CNC-machined aluminum sticky note holder.

Why do I like them?
I think most sticky-note holders look boring and are poorly built—just hunks of injection-molded cheap plastic. Brian Conti, inventor, designer, maker and veteran of several successfully-launched brands and Kickstarter campaigns, felt the same way. When he couldn’t find anything better in the market, he designed and built his own, the Spoke Note. Spoke Note breaks that mold (pun intended). CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, it looks tough and is tough. Its shape, style, and machined holes give it a cool an industrial vibe. Spoke Note holds a single 3-in x 3-in 100-sheet sticky note pad and has four “micro-suction” disc feet/pads, which can even allow it to be attached to many vertical surfaces. Do I need an over-built but cool-looking sticky-note holder? Probably not, but I sure do want this one.

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Where can I find more info?
The Kickstarter campaign just kicked off (pun intended again) and will end November 21, so there is still plenty of time to become a backer. Already as of this writing, the campaign still has 14 days to go and has already achieved surpassed its $1,000 funding goal with over $4,000 in pledges. Pledge package pricing starts at $30 for a single early bird Spoke Note and increases from there. Estimated delivery is December/January 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

B•A•T Trident: 12 Function Mini Multi-tool

What is it?
The B•A•T Trident is a trident-shaped bead-blasted stainless steel multi-tool that has 12 functions and a 2.5 inch long and 1.5 inch wide form factor.

Why do I like it?
I like the B•A•T Trident because it’s a one-piece multi-tool that’s flat, which means it can fit in a pocket in your jeans or gear bag. This particular multi-tool has all the main tools that you want in an EDC tool. It offers the following functions:

Phillips head screwdriver
Razor sharp cutting edge
Sharp piercing point
Captured cutting edge
Small flathead screwdriver/pry tip
Wire stripper
Serrated fire rod scraper
Saw edge
Laser-etched 1” ruler
Bottle opener
Fire starter rod (included)
BAT TRIDENT comes with a small SOLAS reflective sticker that you can choose to attach for emergency signaling or leave off for stealth

Where can I find more info?
The B•A•T Trident campaign ends in 24 days and they are well on their way towards reaching their funding goal of $7,000. You can pre-order a B•A•T Trident starting at $35. After the B•A•T Trident campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Urban Kukri knife family

What is it?
The Kukri knife collection are eye-catching friction style folding knives that have been made by hand using basic tools by Ukrainian maker Konstantin Shaporenko.

Why do I like it?
I like the Kukri knives because they look more like a work of art or a sculpture than a cutting tool. But don’t get me wrong, they can still be used as an EDC knife that you can carry in a pocket or even wear around your neck if you opt for the tiny 30mm Kukri knife. They sent me a sample and I was very impressed with the workmanship and overall design of this knife.

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Where can I find more info?
The Kukri knife campaign ends in 29 days and they are working towards their funding goal of $12,000. You can pre-order a Kukri knife starting at $25. After the Kukri knife campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in January 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

NeoKeys – Low Profile Self Organizing Keys

What is it?
NeoKeys are narrow key blanks that have a magnet built into the top that keeps all the keys stacked and connected to reduce the size and key jingle.

Why do I like it?
I like NeoKeys because they shrink each individual key and add an embedded neodymium magnet. It’s a more elegant alternative to the MagKeys stick on magnets that I reviewed a couple of years ago. If you’re looking to downsize and simplify your key carry, this looks like the perfect way to do so.

Where can I find more info?
The NeoKeys campaign ends in 13 days and they are working towards their funding goal of $2,000. You can pre-order a NeoKeys pack of 2 keys starting at $10. After the NeoKeys campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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