Going back a few weeks, we were chatting with Phil, the owner of StatGear and he kindly offered to send us a product to have a look at and give him some honest feedback on… that arrived and in with the package was a totally unexpected item… a knife. We like knives here, so our interest level was raised that little more than it was already…
The Ledge from StatGear, with cool and vibrant red accents to it… but wait… it has our logo on the baled too..!!!
Originally the ledge was a kickstarter campaign… i know i bang on about them a lot but they are a great way to get a product you like made, your helping someone cremate reality from their dreams… anyway, the ledge is clearly and unfortunately one that I missed at the time of the campaign running.
The ledge, is designed with a slip-joint, UK friendly, non locking mechanism which of course been around for many years but aren’t seen all that often anymore, the LEDGE does seem to have an up to date modern take on what is a time-tested, classic design. The slip-joint mechanism & controlled back-spring movement allows for a tactile, classy and buttery smooth deployment and closure. The extended blade groove and extra blade width allows for much easier deployment of the blade than traditional slip-joint knives that have a small nail nick for opening
The ledge boasts what is dubbed as a ‘modified sheepsfoot’, For me, it is somewhere in between a sheepsfoot and wharncliffe blade. The blade is a flat ground D2 steel one that has made light work of daily cutting tasks, box opening and what not, all the while maintaining a razor sharp edge that it comes with out of the box.
The scales of the ledge as described as contoured G10. They certainly offer a light texture for a secure and comfortable grip. It looks like the knife has coloured liners, however, I am lead to believe that they are actually dual layered CNC routed scales.
The textured pattern that this’d gives certainly does help to provide a non-slip surface to the ergonomically designed handle for a comfortable, controlled grip.
For those that don’t know, G10 is a thermoset laminate that’s produced from fiberglass that is impregnated with an epoxy resin binder. G10 is commonly used for knife and gun handles due its incredible dimensional stability to withstand any shrinkage or swelling from extreme temperatures and its superior strength while staying lightweight.
The Ledge is completely with a reversible, deep carry, tip-up stainless steel pocket clip which allows you to carry it inconspicuously for right or left-handed use, which as lefty, is great, although i am used to carrying knives the opposite way round now, but it is definitely something I look at when making a sharp and pointy purchase . The pocket clip is made from heat treated stainless steel with two torx screws to keep the clip from over bending, breaking or pivoting. This all just means that you can carry your ledge on your preferred side, deep in your pocket, out of view and you can rest assured that it will stay securely clipped until needed at which point it is easily removed and ready to deploy.
All in all, I am impressed with the Ledge, it is a relatively cheap, legal knife that looks interesting and that would be a great addition to peoples pockets. The Ledge is advertised at $34.99 on their site but Is also available via a UK retailer that we actually have a discount code for if you’re a member of the Facebook group…
Want one with out icons on..? Let us know and we will have a chat with StatGear and see if it would be an option for the future.