United® Cutlery found a common thread among knife
enthusiasts and collectors. Most of them want the unique look and feel of a custom knife, but they do not want to shell out the money for a hand-made creation to use on a daily basis. That’s where United Cutlery stepped in and produced custom knifemaker Mikkel Willumsen’s Blondie framelock folder. While Mikkel’s hand-made versions of the knife sell for about $600 per knife, the United Cutlery versions sell for under $50 a piece!
Willumsen has been a custom knifemaker for the past ten years in Copenhagen, Denmark, calling his designs Urban Tactical. Specializing in folders, fixed blades and balisongs, Willumsen’s designs are based on functionality and quality, mixing classical designs with modern tactics. Renowned for his inovative and tactical designs, Mikkel Willumsen brings his talents and knifemaking experience to United®Cutlery.
“We are thrilled to partner with Mikkel Willumsen,” said Clint Kadel, CEO and owner of United Cutlery. “Mikkel is a well-respected designer with years of experience. Willumsen’s knives are already highly sought-after in the custom-knife world, fetching as much as $600 each for a tactical folder. We are excited at the opportunity to give all knife enthusiasts a chance to purchase a Willumsen Urban Tactical knife at an affordable price with no compromise in the quality of materials.”
United Cutlery has chosen to launch this exclusive new line of premium knives with Willumsen’s most-popular custom knife, “Blondie.” The Blondie features rugged G10 handle scales with a distinct, grippy pattern machined right into the handle. The high-carbon 440C stainless steel blades are razor-sharp and offer excellent blade retention qualities thanks to the high carbon content of the 440C stainless steel. An over-sized thumb hole allows for an easy one-handed open with even a gloved hand. The blade opens smoothly and with an added flick of a wrist, it could even fool users into thinking it was an automatic. The modified tanto point blade offers the strength of a tanto point with the versatility of a drop-point. It makes short work of shaving wood for starting fires and saws right through the toughest ballistic nylon straps making it a perfect blade for troops in combat. A rock-solid, frame-lock mechanism ensures the blade stays securely open while in use for safe operation on even strenuous cutting tasks. A low-profile stainless steel pocket clip is secured to the frame by three separate screws for the ultimate retention power. The Blondie is available in a black-coated, urban camouflage or satin-finished blade with a partially serrated or straight edge totaling six versions in all.
You can find all six versions of the Blondie at BUDK.com