Where Can I See, Touch and Handle an MSK-1?
Glad you asked! Blade Show in Atlanta Georgia, June 3rd - June 5th - is over. Sorry you missed it. But hundreds of people stopped by to experience MSK-1. However, you can see out their reactions, by checking out this video on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/egkBj0iS2OI Last updated: Wed, Jun 8 2016 3:52 pm EDT
How Do I Tell You What MSK-1 Handle Color I Want?
Excellent question... At the end of the Kickstarter Campaign, we will send out a survey to everyone who pledges. On the survey, you will have the ability to select your handle color. You will also be able to add options to your pledge, like the kit pouch, MSK-1 Mini, Tee shirt etc. Last updated: Thu, Jun 9 2016 11:37 pm EDT
What Are the MSK-1 Mini Neck Knife Specs + Features + Benefits?
The MSK-1 Mini Neck Knife is designed to be a rugged, all-purpose, everyday carry survival blade that you can wear around your neck, slip in a pocket or pack, and bolt on… as a companion blade to our MSK-1 survival knife sheath system. The Mini is fashioned from a single piece of .156 inch (or 4 millimeter) thick - black powder coated, semi-stainless, D2 high carbon steel. WE chose D2 for it’s amazing edge retention, toughness and wear resistance. The 2.6 inch (6.6 Centimeter) edge is honed and then polished to razor sharp. The mild belly terminates at a clip point making the Mini fantastic for drilling, piercing, processing game… carving, slicing, fine detail and general utility cutting work. The clipped false edge allows thumb or forefinger to sit naturally above the tip for precision cutting tasks. With an overall length of 6.2 inches (or 15.8 centimeters)… the MSK-1 Mini provides a generous 3.5 inch handle that is ergonomically contoured for comfort and safety. Spine side jimpling and the sloped finger guard increase, grip and control. The long center cutout reduces weight and is designed to hold a two inch mini fire steel rod OR MSK-1 handle survival kit components - for emergency use… when wrapped with your favorite paracord. Strategically placed holes make it easy to wrap the Mini handle with paracord or lash the knife to a stick to make a spear. The butt end pommel is designed to scrape bark and grind things… while it doubles as a capable firesteel striker. Each mini comes with a sleek black, kydex sheath and the hardware needed to bolt the mini onto our MSK-1 Adaptable Carry System. Last updated: Fri, Jun 10 2016 12:37 am EDT
What is a Stretch Goal? Does It Mean I Get FREE Stuff?
Nice question! Well, everyone likes FREE stuff... So our stretch goals will either add some additional perks (AKA "Free Stuff) to your existing pledge or possibly unlock and a cool upgrade option that was not previously offered in the campaign. A Stretch Goal is a campaign goal beyond the original funding goal that you can help us reach to receive your addition perks or optional upgrade options. For EXAMPLE: MSK-1 Exceeded our Funding Goal in about 27 Hours from this campaign launch. So on Thursday May 19th we set a Stretch Goal of $100,000 by the end of day Wednesday, June 1st. As you share this campaign with others in your personal and social media circles you help us attain this goal. In a very real sense you are our partners in spreading the word. So, when we make this goal here's what our backers will get: 1) ANY Pledge Level Gets: "7 Keys to Choosing the Right Backpack, Rucksack or Bug Out Bag" It's an email Report that we will email to you after the campaign. 2) ANYONE Who Pledged to Get an MSK Mini Knife in any package will get a 2" mini ferro / fire steel rod that fits in the handle of their MSK Mini Knife. 3) ANYONE Who Pledged to Get an MSK-1 Knife, will get their choice of handle color (OD Green, Chestnut Brown or Juicy Orange). See how it works? ALSO See the VIDEO Update for May 19th in the "UPDATES" Tab toward the top of this page to see all the rewards and some cool features of the MSK-1 knives and sheaths. Last updated: Fri, May 20 2016 3:34 pm EDT
I Have a Limited Budget - Which MSK-1 is the BEST for Me?
Great question! If your budget is limited try to get in on the ULTIMATE "EARLY BIRD" + Kydex sheath. This requires the least investment. The COOL thing is, that the MSK-1 Survival System is completely modular. So, as your budget allows, you will be able to add components in the future such as the outer Nylon sheath, firesteel rod and holder, MSK-Mini knife, kit pouches and other cool stuff we have in the works. Last updated: Fri, May 20 2016 3:40 pm EDT
What If I Want to Mix and Match Pledge Rewards... Say I Want Two "EARLY BIRD" Specials and a SURVIVAL BUNDLE Can I Do This?
We can help you out. Please send us a message via the Kickstarter Campaign page and we can help you customize your pledge to get EXACTLY what you want. Last updated: Fri, May 20 2016 3:37 pm EDT
Is Every MSK-1 Knife the Same?
Yes, Every MSK-1 is handcrafted the same, right in the USA by highly skilled craftsman with the finest components available in America and to very precise standards. Also, every MSK-1 comes with the handle survival kit. The only difference is the options you select in your MSK-1 for your MSK-1 pledge and options that may be offered as upgrade or for FREE thoughout this campaing as stretch goals are met. (See the "UPDATES" tab on this page for the latest news on the MSK-1). Last updated: Fri, May 20 2016 3:16 pm EDT
Tell Me More About the MSK Mini Necker
Ahhh... I thought you'd ask! To start, it's a ridiculously rugged and versatile survival / EDC neck knife that bolts onto your Kydex or Nylon sheath. With the addition of cord (and we recommend a breakaway clasp) it can be worn around the neck. It also slides easily in a pocket, pack, pouch or purse. We will shoot a video review in and post in Week 2. Stand by for more... Last updated: Fri, May 20 2016 3:16 pm EDT
Is the MSK-1 Sheath Ambidextrous for Righties and Lefties?
Sure is! The ACS sheath is TOTALLY Ambidextrous! Remove bolt. Spin Kydex liner around for left hand carry. Insert bolt. Chop chop, cut cut, slice slice with left hand. Last updated: Fri, May 20 2016 3:16 pm EDT
Knife GEEK Q1 - What is the Factory Sharpening Angle on MSK-1
17 degrees per side, 34 included. This is a good angle for both sharpness and ability to hold and edge during hard use. Also,17 degrees is a setting on popular multi-angle sharpening clamps as seen on Lansky sharpening systems. Last updated: Sun, May 29 2016 8:03 pm EDT
Knife GEEK Q2 - Tell Me MORE About MSK-1 Heat Treat / Tempering / Cryogenic Treat etc.
If you understand any of what I am about to share, you are a Knife Geek Ninja!!! Here goes... HEAT TREAT Heat treat for MSK-1 / D2 is magic - LOL and a tightly held company secret!.... Naw, well, actually we follow the manufacturer's recommended process to end up with Rc 59-60. It's that easy. HARDENING Preheat: Heat to 1100-1200°F (595-650°C), equalize, then to 1400-1450°F (760-790°C), equalize. AUSTENITIZE 1825-1875°F(995-1025°). Hold time at temperature 30-45 minutes. Quench: Air or positive pressure quench (2 bar minimum) to below 150°F (65°C). TEMPER 400-1000°F(205-540°C).Temper 2 hours minimum each time or at least 1 hour per inch(25mm) of thickness, double Temper. Cool to room temperature in between tempers. CRYOGENIC TREATING Refrigeration after the first temper may improve long term dimensions stability by transforming retained austenite. Any refrigeration treatment must be followed by a temper. There you have it... Easy breezy! Last updated: Sun, May 29 2016 8:03 pm EDT
Current Estimated Shipping Date: March 2017
We will start shipping on February 21st, 2017 - approximately 100 knives a week until all Kickstarter Pledges and Pre-Orders are fulfilled. As on today (01/02/2017) we are anticipating that all Pre-Orders place by today, will be fulfilled by May 1st, 2017.Last Updated At: 01/02/17 | See Kickstarter Update
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