Never before available unless built by hand as a full blown custom, Kingdom Armory is proud to officially release a very special collaboration project between Chad Nichols of Nichols Damascus and Dave Rydbom of Kingdom Armory. These guys have come together in the past to bring uniquely original knives to market, the last time for Mission Workshop in Dave's Unagi design.
This time, the Rogue makes its appearance as a K.A. Bench Series folder.
Faulting on the side of being a stuborn purist, Dave adhears to the true definition of Mid-Tech in his Bench Series Line. As set forth by Rick Hinderer some 30 years ago, a "mid-tech" is a not a true custom nor is it a full production folder. It is rather a knife with a CNC manufactured frame and a hand ground blade, hand fit and hand finished by a craftsman intimately familar with the design and knife industry's expectations.
As the industry has muddied those waters, often times attempting to pass mid-techs off as full customs and seeking to command premium prices...Dave seeks to cut through that ever present fog of confusion.
Beskar Dammy Model (Individually Numbered!*) - 6al4v Titanium framelock - 3D milled w/solid backspacer and billet milled Ti clip inset into a recessed pocket for durability - all Ti is blasted and tumbled. Hand-ground blade in Chad Nichols hand-forged Stainless Boomerang pattern Damascus - each blade was pulled by Dave, heavily etched to raise the veining, then hand buffed to a high polish before being tumbled to bring a bit more depth and slight matte effect - This is the Way.... and something Chad and Dave had talked about in the past, making a piece of Damascus look like Mandalorian Beskar - (what? It's cool... trust us. Coming from two middle aged skate punk OG star wars fans now stubborn old, but not that old... Knifemakers) - custom hardware fabricated by Steve Kelly of Ti Connector. Each knife then full inspected, assembled, tuned, adjusted and hand sharpened by Dave Rydbom personally.
*With regard to the serial numbered Beskar model.... unfortunately there will be now allowance for number requests. It will be a suprise! First order gets first one and so on... good luck and thank you!
Designed in and named for the Valley in which Kingdom Armory exists, the Rogue and its sister knife the Rook were both created as a "spydie flicking" taylored design. (made for deployment using the middle finger) The oval slot is sized for easy thumb use if you'd prefer...but, "F" it! Use the bird, and be a little unique! Be a Rogue...
OAL - 7 1/2"
Closed - 4 1/4"
Blade - 3 1/2"
Belly - 1 1/2"
Weight - 5.6 oz
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