SHOT Show 2020: We Knife Co. Brings Ambitious Lineup

We Knife Co.‘s 2020 SHOW Show offerings are quite diverse. In addition to the Justin Lundquist collaborations we saw last week, the company is pulling in new collaboration partners, facilitating the return of old ones, and putting out plenty of in-house work as well.

SNECX Mini Buster

Among the designers working with We in 2020, SNECX Tan was a major surprise. This production version of the limited run custom original has a 3.4-inch cleaver blade and a titanium handle with the techy, angular look that always marks out Tan’s work. The blade steel is CPM 20CV, which We appears to be making a big push with this year.

Ferrum Forge Odium

We knew that Ferrum Forge had this model in the works, and now we know the name: dubbed the Odium, it will be their first Civivi release. The Odium is spec’d as a lightweight EDC, with a 2.65-inch, D2 drop point blade, G-10 scales, and a stainless steel liner lock mechanism.

Banter

The Banter is under the We Knife label but still value-driven. It is the first production knife design from Ben Petersen, who used to be the face of BladeHQ before moving on to other projects. The Banter is a pure EDC knife with a 2.9-inch drop point blade made from S35VN; it opens via thumb stud and uses a liner lock.

Boreas

The Boreas is one of several extra premium knives We brought to SHOT. Designed primarily as a collector’s piece, its 3.9-inch blade is made from Damasteel and the handle has been meticulously sculpted to imbue it with a skeletal, prehistoric look.

Jaga

Another fancy in-house piece, the Jaga has multiple marbled carbon fiber inlays, intricate linework on its titanium scales, and of course a Damasteel blade. It’s a little bit smaller than the Boreas, with a 3.75-inch clip point blade.

Lokin

Like the Jaga and the Boreas, the Lokin emphasizes its premium materials, showcasing a multi-tiered handle made of sculpted pieces of carbon fiber over a titanium frame. It is the “smallest” of these premium knives, with a 3.65-inch cutting edge.

Opolen

The Opolen has slender dimensions despite being a large knife overall, with a 3.8-inch drop point blade Its handles once again feature marble carbon fiber inlays, and have been gentle contoured.

Gava

Rafał Brzeski of BRR Knives is the designer behind the Gava, a 3.25 inch-bladed flipper. The blade has been given a decorative swedge that matches a cutout on the show side handle scale.

Kepler

Custom maker Maciej Torbé is responsible for two new fixed blade releases. The Kepler’s 4.48-inch blade mixes drop point blade fundamentals with cleaver-esque proportions.

Mini Synergy

Jim O’Young is back with a mini version of the Synergy2, which headlined for We at Blade Show last year. The Mini Synergy (Minergy?) has a blade length of 2.93 inches and CPM 20CV steel.

Ovoyd

The Ovoyd is the smallest folder in the We SHOT lineup; its spear point blade, made from S35VN, runs to a mere 1.63 inches. It is a thumb stud opener and comes in two different colorations: gray or purple/blue.

Peer

Ostap Hel is once again collaborating with We, this time on the Peer. This knife blends Hel’s preference for bold, straight linework with an almost switchblade-like style. The Peer’s blade measures 3.46 inches long and is made from S35VN; it can be had with either a carbon fiber or G-10 overlay.

Alex Weese Fixed Blade

This as-yet unnamed model by maker Alex Weese, son of Bob Terzuola, seems to be a backup outdoors or EDC-oriented fixed blade. The blade length is 3.1 inches and the current steel is D2.

Planck

Maciej Torbé’s other release is the Plank, a skeletonized fixed blade with a 2.8-inch modified wharncliffe. The Planck has an arched handle that terminates in a karambit-style finger ring.

Roadside Rescue

This fixed blade is designed by none other than the legendary Bob Terzuola, who also has other models lined up with We. A Civivi release, the Roadside Rescue has a2.95-inch, partially-serrated blade and a hex wrench built into the handle. It’s made from D2 steel.

Roman

Alessandra De Santis returns again, this time for the Roman. As the name would indicate, this knife takes inspiration from ancient Roman friction folders. This iteration is a large knife by modern standards, with a 3.95-inch blade made from S35VN.

Knife in Featured Image: We Knife Co. Mini Buster

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