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Kingdom Armory Bench Series Framelock Rogue Gen 2 - Acid-Wash "Dark Side"

Never before available unless built by hand as a full blown custom, Kingdom Armory is proud to o...

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. 

  • Acid-Wash "Dark Side" model - 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 CTS-XHP wearing a "Dark Side" finish - essentially a very dark acid-washed, tumbled and oiled finish - custom hardware fabricated by Steve Kelly of Ti Connector. Each knife fully disassembled, inspected, tuned, adjusted and hand sharpened by Dave Rydbom personally.

These particular Bomber edition folders had frame, clips and backspacer precisioned machined by Chad Nichols of Nichols Damascus in Blue Springs, MS. Chad. Making a few changes over the previous release, this is Rogue Gen 2. Complete 3D machined cc'd contour to the frame this time, making for an extremely comfortable and easy-to-carry frame profile. Thumb release was added to aid in unlocking, while the bomb proof construction of one piece billet milled clips, backspacers, and the hinderer overtravel stop (LBSS) remain!

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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