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The Drop: The WESN Bornas Fixed Blade Knife

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
The Drop: The WESN Bornas Fixed Blade Knife

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

It's a huge knife market out there, and sometimes to make the biggest mark, you start with small things. WESN made a name for themselves by perfecting their Microblade, a seriously solid knife built to be a compelling compact EDC. S35VN, titanium, G-10, and a small pile of colorways both neutral and with some pop—the Microblade has a lot to like, and its success has allowed WESN to spin off even more designs like the larger Allman or slipjoint Henry.

And now the brand has taken all they've learned and introduced a new member to the family: the Bornas. It's WESN's first fixed blade and comes with a history of the Swedish countryside, culminating in a knife they're sourcing and handmaking in the Nordic country itself. Beyond the fixed blade's traditions in the outdoors and trade skills, the Bornas is designed to be every bit a modern EDC knife.

It comes with a 2.75" S35VN blade stock with a super-versatile drop point shape, scaled with either Rosewood or OD green G-10 handles, and comes with a custom leather sheath sourced and made in Sweden as well. The fully-funded campaign has also introduced a Kydex sheath option among its initial stretch goals, and we've heard whispers that even more are on the way for the knife itself—maybe options rhyming with burly circh and slack geranium. You didn't hear it from us.

What we like: Describe the ideal compact EDC fixed blade, and you'll likely end up with something very much like the Bornas. Solid specs, great everyday size, and a timeless design you can carry for most everyday tasks both indoors and out. 

What to watch out for: Standard crowdfunding disclaimer here, so just be aware of how pledging on Kickstarter works. Also, strap in for a bit of a wait, as the target shipping date starts in June next year. 

Final verdict: Ticks all the boxes for a premium fixed-blade knife without breaking the bank.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (1 total)

Jason E Franzone ·
Got the Kickstater email that first night and couldn't resist. They are already nearing Stretch goal #2. Looks like a great little blade. I've started carrying small fixed blades for edc when not at the office. Can't wait to get it in my hand. Happy holidays!