Brous Blades Expands Audience with New, Price-Conscious Line

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Brous Blades has established a new line of affordable import knives. The series features favorite Brous Blades models in humbler – but still performance-driven – materials. According to Jason Brous the line will bring his designs to a new audience.

The first two import models out of the gates are the Silent Soldier and the T4. Both are faithful recreations of well-known Brous Blades designs. The Silent Soldier marries an EDC-friendly, 2.5-inch wharncliffe blade with full-size ergonomics and the same finger hole as seen on US-made Silent Soldier models. Despite its futuristic, biomechanical appearance, the 4.2 oz. Silent Soldier aims to be a sturdy, durable EDC flipper knife.

Brous Blades Import Silent Soldier

Brous Blades Import Silent Soldier

On the other hand, the T4, a collaboration between Brous Blades and Tanium Design, targets the working person. Its organic, drop point blade measures 3.75 inches and is ready for hard work. The sizable cutting edge is joined to a curved handle, textured and outfitted with a finger groove for control. Both the T4 and the Silent Soldier ride on ball bearing pivots and implement semi-stainless D2 steel for their blades.

Brous Blades Import T4

Brous Blades Import T4

Brous tells us that the import line helps fulfill one of his enduring goals as a knife maker. “When I first started making knives it was my goal to get them into as many hands as possible,” he says. “With $200-$300 products that’s difficult to do.” Brous pioneered some affordable knife designs in the past. His Bionic line leveraged D2 steel and aluminum handles to hit an (at the time) low price point for a premium product. But he reckons the import brand has the potential for appeal outside of his existing customer base. “I think these will be successful with a newer, younger demographic.”

An additional three models are planned in the import line: the Division, the Reloader, and the Enforcer. All three are expected to release in 2018. Brous says that alongside the imports, he’ll be launching an Elite series that hits the opposite end of the price spectrum. “US-made with high-end finishes and materials. The Elite series will be all new designs. We’re starting that off with a new automatic knife.” Brous goes on to say that these knives, whatever they end up being, will benefit from his simple, effective design strategy. “When I sit down and draw up a knife, I just try to make the coolest knife possible.”


Knife featured in image: Brous Blades Import Silent Soldier

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