We Knife Co. Reveals Three More Summer Releases

We Knife Co. is preparing to release three more titanium frame lock folders this summer. The new models include the first We Knife to feature standard Torx construction and a blade inspired by traditional Chinese fishermen’s knives. Each model will begin shipping to dealers over the course of the next six weeks and will be priced around $300.

Instead of We Knife Co.’s proprietary, star-shaped hardware, the Balaenoptera is outfitted with standard Torx screws. According to Angel Yan, it could be the first of several models to feature industry-standard hardware. “We’ll have some new models with Torx screws, as some customers prefer them,” she tells us.

Even so, We Knife Co. will not be transitioning existing models to Torx and still plans to use the star screw in future releases. “It’s our unique design. We have a patent for it in the US and China. They help customers recognize a product as a We Knife,” Yan says.

Balaenoptera is named after a genus of whales. It may be a mouthful, but the knife’s simple design makes for a capable cutting tool. Its subtle recurve blade is unique to We Knife Co.’s lineup, and the spacious handle accommodates multiple grips.

Sea Monster
The eye-catching Sea Monster was drawn-up by a team member who grew-up near the water. He wanted to improve upon the cumbersome folding knives he saw professional fisherman using. “He got the idea to make a folding knife that was handy and durable, for fishermen,” Yan explains.

The unusual lines of the Sea Monster give it an eccentric appearance without compromising the knife’s usefulness. The curved titanium scales offers a firm grip, and despite the imposing name, it weighs a reasonable 4.7 oz. Its modified wharncliffe blade measures just 3.25-inches, making this knife a reasonable choice for a wide gamut of EDC tasks, on land or at sea.

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Straight Up
The Straight Up is reminiscent of another We Knife Co. design, the model 618. “The Straight Up looks simple and classy. It’s gentlemanly,” says Yan. Like the 618, the knife features a 3.8-inch M390 drop point blade and thumb stud opener. There are some differences including a fuller, a boxier handle shape, more vibrant colors, and more elaborate milling.

Knife featured in image: We Knife Co. Balaenoptera