This is part of an ongoing passion project with our shop friend ColorfulFilth ( Paul Munko ), a renowned pop culture artist and Northern Knives. He saw that drawing and illustration wasn't being incorporated in high quality knife design. He felt the modern shape of most knives, their contours and curves, begged for a unique and elaborate design.
For for second collaboration with us, he wanted to push even further than last time. Instead of drawing up something for only the show side scale, we wanted to take it to the next level and tell a story through design on both scales of the knife.
The clip side has a drawing of a boat being drawn into the murky depths, and the reverse depicts the kraken, laying in wait for its next meal. The ancient mariner theme doesn't stop here. An elaborate and detailed engraving of an anchor, painstakingly engraved down to minute detail into the clip.
Everything was hand drawn by Colorfulfilth, from the giant squid monster to the tiny little anchor engraved on the pocket clip.
Based on Lucas Burnley's popular design, the Mini Kwaiken has the same build as the regular Kwaiken we're all familiar with, but in a more compact, EDC-friendly size. This model has a D2 steel blade and titanium scales over stainless steel liners. An IKBS ball bearing pivot is standard, along with exemplary action from the flipper opener, which features jimping. The tip-up carry clip is set into the scale, for a fine finished look.