A big thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural community poll, now dubbed The Drawing Board and being replicated for future collaborations and other exciting projects. The Kaviso x Kirby Raine represents an ongoing trend to deliver community-input-infused knives to the market with minimal markup, maximum upgrades from notable designers, and new tweaks to time tested favorites.
To land on these five future famous frame lock folders, we selected the top three most popular choices from our website poll, and also incorporated community feedback regarding blade finishes and non-carbon fiber handle options.
Kaviso x Kirby Raine poll results:
- Titanium Handles with FatCarbon inlays:
Dark Matter Purple CF, Purple Ti, Satin Blade
Dark Matter Copper CF, Copper Ti, Stonewashed Blade
Dark Matter Copper CF, Copper, Ti, Satin Blade
White Storm CF, Gray Ti, Stonewashed Blade
Natural Burlap Micarta, Gray Ti, Stonewashed Blade
Lava Flow CF, Copper Ti, Satin Blade
HOW DID WE DO?
Feel free to yell at us about stuff.
Kirby designed blades are becoming increasingly scarce and reserved for collectors (and collector budgets) only. For the knife nuts here at Kaviso, it felt like the perfect time to release some fresh Kirby designed blades onto the scene. Produced with only high quality (and hard to find) materials, Kirby’s knives are eye-catching works of art with no detail overlooked.
|Knife Type||Manual Folding Knife|
|Lock Type||Frame Lock|
|Best Use||Everyday Carry|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Blade Material||CPM S35VN|
|Blade Finish||Stonewashed / Satin|
|Blade Shape||Recurve Drop Point|
|Blade Grind||Hallow Saber|
|Handle Material||Titanium Frame with FatCarbon Bolsters|
White Storm: Stonewashed Titanium|
Burlap Micarta: Stonewashed Titanium
Dark Matter Purple: Anodized Ti Purple
Dark Matter Copper: Anodized Ti Copper
Lava Flow: Anodized Ti Copper
White Storm FatCarbon|
Dark Matter Purple FatCarbon
Dark Matter Copper FatCarbon
Lava Flow FatCarbon
Black Camo FatCarbon
|Bearings||Caged ceramic-bearing system, hardened washers|
|Clip||Milled titanium, right-hand tip-up carry|
|Hardware||Titanium (Torx T6 and T8)|
|Blade Length||3.5 in (8.9 cm)|
|Blade Thickness (Spine)||0.16 in (4 mm)|
|Blade Thickness (1mm behind apex)||0.01 in (0.3 mm)|
|Overall Length||8.2 in (20.8 cm)|
|Closed / Handle Length||4.7 in (11.9 cm)||Handle Thickness||0.6 in (1.5 cm) without clip, 0.7 in (1.9 cm) with clip||Weight||5.8 oz (164 g)|
|In the Box||Kaviso x Kirby Raine Knife|