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 is a project I have been working on for a very long time. The design has been going through several revision and mockup 3D prints before finally settling for this first version. My idea for this small fixed blade is to offer a variety of blade shapes and material, handle shapes and colors.
This time around the first edition is offered in a single version 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 blade shape and handle color. Each handle will be laser engraved with “first edition” As I have a bunch of handles and blades already prepared the first orders in will go out within 2 weeks and the remaining 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.