No, you haven’t stumbled upon The Knife Blog. Sometimes, in the constant search for relevant gear, non-powder burning steel rises to the top. The team over at Prometheus Design Werx has recently designed a solid yet functional everyday carry style knife called the PDW Badger.
Before you ask, if you are a part of the $19 “Walmart special” knife crowd, yes the Badger is pricey. But if it’s anything like past creations and collaborations spearheaded by PDW Owner Patrick Ma, this knife will be functional for several lifetimes.
Besides being attractive and rugged, the Badger has unique features like a light activated, glow in the dark thumb stud. Additional specifications and details are listed below.
- Blade Material: S35VN
- Scale Material: Titanium
- OAL: 7.00″
- Blade: 3.00″
- Cutting Edge: 2.875″
- Blade Thickness: .160″
- Approx. Weight 4.4 Oz
- Dual Thumb Stud: GID Inlay
- Locking Type: Frame Lock
- Pocket Clip: Billet Tip Up
- Lanyard Pin: Internal for 3mm Cordage
- Badger mark laser engraved in handle pocket
- PDW logo laser etched on blade
- Made in the USA
- MSRP: $439
PDW Badger Press Release:
Badger™ Framelock Folder
Stout, Compact, Finely Designed Folder for EDC, Expertly Built in USA
PDW introduces the production Badger™ Framelock Folder. Compact and stout, this folder like the wild predator it is named after, is able to hold its ground against many beasts larger than itself. Featuring a level of detail and machining uncommon in other folders in its class, multi-axis machined contoured handle, extra detailed chamfering, functional engineering, V-cut blade seat channel, glow in the dark dual thumbstud inlays, to the proprietary internal lockbar pocket, all make this folding knife a production stand out. Staying true to a purpose driven, industrial tool aesthetic, the Badger™ Framelock Folder is designed produced entirely in the USA.
The Badger™ Framelock Folder is the first production iteration of this signature, purpose driven, folding knife design from Prometheus Design Werx.
The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:
“The PDW Badger™ folder design is an instantly recognizable tool aesthetic and characteristic of our Founder-Chief Designer’s lifelong design ethos. This folder is inspired by and takes its design cues from the tried and trued millennia old spear point blade silhouettes, to the tapered capsule shapes, streamlined arcs, and the purposeful fluting and texturing of the modern machine age. Many of this design’s details will only be noticed after the knife has been picked up and handled in person. The lock bar ‘pocket’ is a new approach in creating the relief needed for the ‘lock bar’ for folding knives of this type. Our signature PDW glow-in-the-dark thumbstud inlays provides just an extra bit of visibility if the knife is every dropped in the dark and easier to spot and recover. Extra chamfering and 2-piece handle construction with integrated backstrap jimping required extra time on the mill, but all add to a greater whole. The Badger™ was designed to be as a stout, compact, yet elegant cutting tool, ideally suited for EDC, and for any discriminating user who prefers a smaller folder footprint.”
The Badger™ Framelock Folder will be available on June 28, 2017 via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.