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Titanium Sideslip utility knife keeps moving parts to a minimum

Titanium Sideslip utility knif...
The Sideslip utility knife is priced at US$98
The Sideslip utility knife is priced at US$98
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The Sideslip knife in action
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The Sideslip knife in action
The Sideslip knife alongside some other everyday items for scale
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The Sideslip knife alongside some other everyday items for scale
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The Sideslip knife is available now
The Sideslip utility knife is priced at US$98
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The Sideslip utility knife is priced at US$98
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The time-honored utility knife with its retractible blade is an indispensable tool for many, and has undergone many iterations over the years. Californian startup Aerocrafted has now put forward a particularly minimalist one, doing away with fasteners and most moving parts for a two-piece solution with style and simplicity at its heart.

Aerocrafted is a small team of pilots and aerospace engineers who have turned their expertise to developing what they see as the ideal utility knife, called the Sideslip. This meant adapting the materials and methods used in designing aircraft systems to produce a Grade 5 titanium tool weighing just 0.45 oz (12 g), with an elegant, smooth tumbled finish to minimize wear.

The Sideslip knife is available now
The Sideslip knife is available now

The skeleton frame keeps the weight to a minimum and interlocks with a bronze slider as the Sideslip's frame's only two moving parts, which means the blade can be switched over without tools. This bronze slider is said to develop a natural patina with use, while the blade is protected by an edge-saver groove tucked into the bottom of the frame.

Overall, the dimensions of the Sideslip knife are listed as 2.67 x 0.850 x 0.282 in (6.8 x 2.1 x 0.7 cm), while it also packs a pocket clip and key ring for convenient carry options. Priced at US$98 and available in both left- and right-hand variants, the Sideslip knife is available now, and a tutorial on exchanging its blades can be viewed below.

Aerocrafted Sideslip Blade Change

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7 comments
7 comments
pbethel
I can buy a pretty nice folder for $98.
Michael son of Lester
Sideslip knife - USD $98.00
Screwpop Ron’s Utility Knife 3.0 - USD $9.95

So, I can buy one (1) Slipslip knife or nine (9) Screwpop knives... Ah, decisions, decisions... 🤔

Signguy
One slip while placing the blade and your thumb is cut open
DJ's Feed Me
pbethel, I can pay someone to cut for me. May times. With a chain saw if need be. Big tree!
Brighammer
So... I traded my Benchmades(I have a small handful of them...) For the first version of this knife, when it was called the X-1 by Resolute. I loved it for about 6 months. Then lost it on my farm. I was so upset... I ordered 2 more, now called the aerocrafted Sideslip. They day they arrived, I found my missing one. So now I have 3. Yes. They are that good. They disappear in my pocket. And unlike other titanium sliding utility knives I have used, and even enjoyed, it has a pocket clip that stays put and keeps it where I put it. I could have bought a screwpop. But they don't have as good a pocket clip. I still have my Benchmades. But daily, I am cutting cardboard and feedbags. So I can change out the blade instead of sharpening each day. Is it cheap? No.

But it's perfect.
ChairmanLMAO
Perfect perfect knife IMO. I like the high boot clip.
ljaques
Hmm, steep price for a dead-common item. How about ten bucks for 24 box cutters, with free Prime shipping? Lose one? =So what?= OR like the all metal (stainless) look? *bay has a minimalist folding knife + 10 blades for $8.69