Poltergeist Works is Back with First Production Slipjoint

Jakub Wieczorkiewicz of Poltergeist Works is returning to the production knife world with his latest Real Steel collaboration, the Luna. The new knife is a mid-priced user and the first slipjoint from Real Steel and Wieczorkiewicz.

The Luna is ready for EDC, with classically friendly proportions. Its flat ground, drop point blade mimics the rugged simplicity of a traditional bushcraft knife – although with no lock and a length of 2.76 inches the Luna’s cutting ability is not geared to the outdoors. Users open the blade with a two-hand method; a long fuller running along the length of the blade, almost at swedge level, fulfills the function of a nail nick while looking much more modern.

Wieczorkiewicz’s austere handle design for the Luna allows it to remain comfortable in all the common grips. Large chamfers keep the scale edges soft where the fingers lie across it, and jimping along the exposed portion of the ricasso helps keep a user’s fingers from sliding forward too far. The 2.65 oz. Luna’s subtle pocket presence is further enhanced by a slender deep carry clip.

Real Steel and Wieczorkiewicz chose unusual material specifications for the Luna given Real Steel’s budget-conscious focus. While not a pricey knife relative to the rest of the market, the Luna is a step up over the standard Real Steel release. Its handle is made from stonewashed titanium, and its blade steel is N690Co. In practical terms that makes the Luna nice and light and allows it to hold an edge a little longer than some of its stablemates. It also moves the knife into a middle tier price category.

This is the first production release from Wieczorkiewicz since he put the finishing touches on a one-of-a-kind custom balisong, the Phenomena 2. According to Real Steel the Luna is available now, with an MSRP of $119.

Knife in Featured Image: Real Steel Luna