If like me you carry a pocket knife with you almost everywhere, you may be interested in a new titanium micro blade that measures a total length of 3.75 inches yet provides the versatility of a full-size knife. The WESN Titanium pocketknife has been created by Billy Chester based in Detroit and has launched via Kickstarter this month to raise the funds it requires to make the jump into production.
With still 40 days remaining on its campaign the small WESN pocketknife has already raised nearly 3 times its pledge goal thanks to over 875 backers. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about its construction and optional extras available via Kickstarter.
The WESN is a titanium body micro blade measuring in at a total length of 3.75 inches. It has the practicality and versatility of a full-size knife—but at a fraction of the weight, and the size of a house key. When I started making the WESN knife, I didn’t have any grand ideas of starting a “knife brand.” All I wanted was a knife that I myself would want to own—something reliable, practical, and made of the best materials. Plus, I wanted something worth every penny of the cost, and not a cent too expensive.
The story of how the WESN has come to be is long and unique—but the best part is that the story isn’t done yet. This is a knife I’ll be able to hand down to my kids. And so will you. This knife is built to go absolutely anywhere you want to take it (well, other than airport security, of course). In fact, that’s why it’s called the WESN: West, East, South, North. Every direction, every destination, the WESN can go there. When it came to actually making the WESN, you can bet your bottom dollar I did my research. I dug into what’s behind all my favorite parts of different knives I’ve owned. I asked people both in and out of the industry what made their favorite knives so special.
For more details and a full list of all available pledges jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below where the pocketknife is available from just $40 with shipping expected to take place during February 2018.