NOTE: The Skaha continues to be on back-order. We’ve experienced significant demand since Nick Shabazz released his maintenance and review videos. Skaha orders will be filled strictly in the sequence received. Because of the backlog, a Skaha ordered today will not ship till Feb 16th 2018 (we’ll keep this updated). We are adding a note to every order with the planned ship date; if it looks like the plan will slip, we will provide an updated date; otherwise we will not contact you. BTW, we have been keeping to our schedule and are hoping to get many Skahas out earlier than planned (no promises).
We are sold out of the knife oil at the moment so it can’t be added to your order until we get new stock or an alternate product (Daiwa dealers we’ve contacted can not source this oil at the moment). As for color choices, we are reducing the number overall. Day glow yellow is no longer available and purple will soon be sold out. However, royal blue has been added by popular demand (no proper photo yet) and we’ll soon refresh the product photos so they show only assembled knives in the available colors.
The Skaha folding knife (Ska-ha) is a lightweight modern “flipper” pocket knife. The blade is a highly useful 3.3 inches long and flips very smoothly on miniature ball bearings. Pulling on the flipper tab loads a detent to the point resistance is overcome and the blade opens with a click using just one hand. Closing is also a one handed operation in which the lockbar tab is pushed to the side to allow the blade to close. As an every day carry (EDC) knife, the one handed opening and closing makes it an amazingly useful tool compared to a traditional pocket knife. The knife carries tip up via a single position pocket clip.
We CNC mill the blade from CPM S35VN stainless steel. Our standard “CNC” blade finish shows the milling contours that form the bevel.
We machine the handle scales from G10 epoxy-fiberglass layered laminate, a relatively light but super strong material.
The bearings, pivot pin, thrust washers, stop pin and pocket clip are made from hardened stainless steel. The lockbar is made from spring-tempered S35VN.
Maintenance instructions are packed with the knife and we have a detailed online how-to. If you don’t already have a light oil for your folder, we offer a good knife oil as an option to purchase with the knife.
Legal Note: This style of folding knife is legal in Canada and in most places around the world because it does not open automatically or by a wrist flick, or utilize any spring assist. We recommend you thoroughly research the laws applicable in your area before ordering. Some local laws in the USA (eg Chicago, NYC) have significant restrictions on knife carry/possession and significant penalties if you’re caught. This article would be a good place to start. Australia changed their import law in Dec 2015 to specifically allow flipper knives. If in any doubt, you should contact your border control authority and ask them. The onus is on you to follow your national and local laws.
The Skaha takes its name from a lake in the fertile Okanagan Valley of BC.
This is the brief info sheet we include in the box with the Skaha. For further information on care and sharpening look at the pages under the “knife care” tab on the menu bar.
We back all of our knives with a warranty and satisfaction guarantee!
Maximum closed dimensions L x W x H: 4.4″ x 1.4″ x 0.75″ (11.2cm x 3.6cm x 1.9cm)
Blade length (tip to handle): 3.3″ (8.38cm)
Open length: 7.75″ (19.7cm)
Open length: 4.4″ (11.18cm)
Weight: 3.1 oz. (90 grams)
Blade steel: CPM S35VN
Blade hardness: HRC 59-61
Blade thickness at spine: 0.1″ (2.5mm)
Blade Grind: semi hollow (CNC milled)
Cutting edge angle (inclusive): 30°
Made in BC