Just prior to the "scamdemic", I decided to take the Xrossbar lock folding knives to a new level by having them manufactured by one of the better manufacturers to keep the quality of the knife high.
The reasoning behind this is two fold. First I can only make a few of these knives by hand with the equipment that I now have and I believe that this new lock is going to take the town by storm when it gets out there. Second the hand made knives are really beautiful but the time it takes to make each one of them makes them prohibitively expensive for some and I want everyone, interested in this knife, to have one.
Update Sept 6, 21, I managed to finally find the time to finish the latest prototype for the newest version of the XrossBar folders. It is looking good and have ordered material for a very short run of pure bench made prototypes. I will do this in order to create a method for keeping the accuracy of the lock and to prove out the manufacturing feasibility.
Update August 2022; Although the lock has proved to be extremely strong and reliable, our manufacturing rep had one small concern with a small but non threatening blade movement. The physics that allowed this small movement had escaped all of us at first but the solution was an easy one to overcome, once we were aware of it, and the last prototype actually feels like a non folding fixed blade knife. All just part of the process when you take a new widget to market.
I and team have been working many hours, days, weeks, months and yes even years on the Xrossbar and I feel as though this knife is going to be one of the new standards for the cutlery field.
We are now working with a Washington based manufacturer with years of experience with knife manufacturing. We now have a bid and will be launching on Kickstarter in the very near future.
Update Feb. 2023; We believe that we will be ready to launch the first of June and hope to do it from the Blade show in Atlanta. Be sure to leave your e mail address above so that you don't miss the launch.
Above on this page is a signup button for the Kickstarter project. Please give me your contact so that you won't miss our upcoming launch date.