“We will be auctioning our first production knife – the “Raider Creek™ EDC” – on eBay to raise awareness for an upcoming Kickstarter campaign” Dan Vorhis of Badfeather™ Knives recently announced.
The first auction will be for a Raider Creek No. 3, starting on Sunday, May 15. The auctions for Knives 2 and 1 will follow, according to Vorhis. Bidding starts at $1 for all auctions. Knives in the auction have their production number etched into the blade, and will come in a simple wooden box.
Badfeather was featured in a recent “KnifeNews.com” interview, where their “Raider Creek EDC” generated interest. Successful Kickstarter campaigns depend upon a ready number of people who are aware of a company or product. Vorhis estimates he needs about 5000 email addresses to have a realistic chance of launching the company.
The “Raider Creek” EDC is a unique, fixed-blade (blade with full tang) EDC designed to be carried in a pocket. Unlike other fixed-blade pocket knives, this knife requires no external sheath – the handle sheathes the blade. Vorhis said he wanted to launch Badfeather Knives with a premium EDC and the “Raider Creek” is that.
“Raider Creek” has a one-piece blade with a full tang, and so avoids the weakness of every folding knife – the joint. RC’s locking mechanism clamps like a vise, resulting in a very stiff knife with zero play when locked down. Other features:
- CPM-S35VN blade/tang and titanium alloy handle.
• One hand open and close. Glove-friendly.
• Field strips and assembles without tools (gritty environment, fish scales, etc.).
• Blade locks out at any length – useful for opening boxes or dressing a rabbit.
• Very low-profile pocket hook. Combined with the knife’s length and heft, this knife is secure in a pocket.
• Six parts make up the knife – no tiny screws or ball bearings.
The Raider Creek is long – 7 inches long for a 3-inch blade – you’ll need a deep pocket. And, at 5.3 oz. (149 grams), this is not a knife for the lightweight folder crowd. Other specs will be available on the eBay auction listing.
MSRP for “Raider Creek” is US$320. Badfeather’s first knife is an intriguing entry into the “working knife” category.