The Astra Standard Issue fixed blade was introduced at the Launch15 in December 2021. I am now presenting two new variations of the handle in titanium. The first edition has been named ARA. These two new versions are called FORNAX and ORION.
Going forward these 3 variations will be the standard offerings of handles to choose from. Eventually I will be offering separate parts for the Astra so you can mix and match between handles, blades etc.
The Astra Standard Issue or ASI in short is the knife that fits equally well in a colonial marine´s medic bag on the USS Sulaco or on an architects desk for sharpening pencils and cutting out scale models. A small utilitarian fixed blade built in a modular design that allows to interchanges blades and handles of your liking and need. Transports and stays safe in a small kydex sheath that allows for dropping the knife in the bottom of a jacket pocket, ride on your belt or maybe installing on the hul of your kayak. In short the perfect little blade for whatever you need it for.
This time around I am offering two new versions in 6Al4V titanium handle in a choice of 4 different colors. The blade comes in a choice of three different shapes: Sheepsfoot, Spearpoint and Droppoint. The kydex sheath will fit each blade shape. In time I will be offering both blades and handles for sale individually. The handle has weight reducing, grip enhancing milled slots. The blade attaches via two 6/40 titanium screws. The blade is hand ground flat in RWL34.
For this first limited offering I am taking preorders for your choice of handle variation, blade shape and handle color. Each handle will be laser engraved with “first edition” The orders will be made and shipped out within 4-6 weeks.
Please note that if you order other items together with the ASI they will ship together when the knife is finished.