PDW TiFS Survival Capsule Lighter
A small, pocketable, personal fire starter or lighter, that uses lighter fluid, ignited by a wheel, flint and wick has been a staple part of an individual’s field kit since the ones issued or privately purchased since WWI. Most anyone understands the fundamental importance of starting a fire when in the field and in a wilderness survival scenario.
While we are also strong proponents of being proficient in starting fires with other methods and/or tools such as the ferro rod to drill bow, having an easily accessible, reliable and durable lighter is indispensable and much more expedient in starting a life saving fire. There’s a good array of capsule lighters on the market, but we saw an opportunity to create one made to our design and higher production value sensibilities.
Our titanium billet case takes longer to mill than any other on the market today, but it is the details, which sets ours apart. Classic industrial knurling on the case surface makes this much more tactile and easy to manipulate in the user’s hands, especially in damp or wet conditions. The material itself is far superior to the thin walled aluminum versions and corrosion-proof unlike the brass versions. We also thought the reusable survival tin it comes packed in, is a useful touch.
Working with a new CNC facility that specializes in milling titanium, and committing to higher production volumes, we were able to bring this high grade capsule lighter to the user at a higher level iteration, but also with a digestible price point.
TRAK XL | A Unique Titanium Everyday Carry Knife
RAK XL is proudly designed and handcrafted in the USA.
The original concept for our TRAK design, was to function as a backup or “last ditch” knife for scuba divers caught in fishing line. We chose titanium because it was the perfect material for the job. These design features also happen to make it the perfect knife for runners, hikers, camping, fishing or simply anyone looking for a personal, compact utility knife, which can be carried daily, securely.
Following the completion of this successful TRAK campaign, we soon started working on our next model. Based on feedback received from backers, we knew this new model had to share the same great features as the original design (lightweight, rustproof, compact, secure, and easy to carry), but at the same time stand out on its own. We wanted something slightly bigger and with a larger cutting edge. We also wanted to improve the sheath system so that it could be mounted in multiple positions depending on desired use.
- Larger Two Finger Design – Improved Retention – Cannot be dropped – Fits like a glove
- 2″ Blade Length – For increased cutting ability Titanium features single 2.2″ blade on bottom edge S35VN features two blade edges (2.2″ & 1.25″)
- Thicker stock material – Improved comfort
- Redesigned carry sheath – Easy access & increased retention
- Anti-Slip jimping – Improved control when wet
- Hollow ground cutting edge – Finer/sharper cutting edge
- Available in Titanium, S35VN Stainless Steel