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WESN Henry Titanium Slipjoint

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Mon Garcia
WESN Henry Titanium Slipjoint

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In many ways, the traditional slipjoint knife reflects the times it was born in. Sometimes called “your grandfather’s knife,” slipjoints take it slower than modern EDC knives. They open more deliberately, with purpose, and with a clean, refined design that is as much a delight to use as it is easy to carry. But that doesn’t mean these traditional gent’s knives have to be stuck in the past. Knives like the WESN Henry Titanium Slipjoint show that traditions can be passed down and improved, and demonstrate that something classic, durable, and useful never goes out of style.

Taking a cue from the traditional slipjoints that originate as far back as the late 1800s in Northern Sweden, WESN uses a renowned blade steel from the same country, Sandvik 14C28N. This a high hardness, corrosion-resistant steel that withstands chipping and folding of the knife edge, making it a great choice for a blade meant not only to be carried everyday, but to be an heirloom as well.

The Swedish steel is shaped and milled into a 2.35” blade both utilitarian and elegant, combining the traditional sheepsfoot and drop point silhouettes into a profile that’s useful for everyday slicing tasks. The non-locking blade tucks into a 3” long lightweight titanium handle that keeps the entire knife palm-sized and weighing only 1.6 ounces. The handle comes with a hole for attaching a lanyard of your own to help with grip, deployment, and adding a bit of your personal style.

If it’s time to add a compact, lightweight, and capable knife that crosses generations into your EDC, then the WESN Henry Titanium Slipjoint is worth a look. You can get your own in your choice of full titanium scales or one with dark Cherrywood inlays, including a leather sheath and lanyard bead from WESN’s fully funded Kickstarter campaign at the link below.

There's a little less than a day to make your final pledges, including new premium steel options in M390 and Damasteel DS93X Damascus.

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Discussion (1 total)

Robert Razavi ·
I could not resist. I had to pledge to get both the cherry wood and titanium versions... The early bird pledge was still available.

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