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Well, we’ve made it folks. Someone sent us a free knife for review on our website, and lucky for them, we’re going to pull out all the stops for our first product review. It’s not exactly a sponsored post. Hell, this wasn’t even solicited. But when a Ukranian stranger offers to send us a free knife in exchange for a review, we’ll certainly take a stab at it.
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From The Maker's Press Kit
A completely non-standard approach was taken by the creators of Kiev studio RoboRazer. They are fans of the game Cyberpunk 2077, which will be released in autumn 2020. The creators of the device offer to support the project for fans of kinetic novelties, gamers. The product is unique for creative people.
We are talking about the latest technology of the kinetic pocket knife Exoblade Halo Gadget “Inertix”, which will be released in a series of 2077 units, which is very symbolic for fans of Tech innovation who are convinced that a new cyber era has come and the Polish game predicts a real future.
Visually, it is not immediately clear that you have a pocket knife in front of you, but rather a space shuttle of the future. The creators invited everyone to take part in creating the final configuration, which can be purchased in the spring of 2020. Choose your version of Inertix – here https://cyberinertix.com/
After the kickstarter campaign ends, the sample with serial number 2077 will be randomly played among all those who supported the project. But the most interesting, they say that the collector offers a guaranteed redemption of a collection sample with serial number 2077 for $ 10,000, and says that he will give it to the creator of the game company CD Project Red.
A Little Lost In Translation
So . . . these guys at RoboRazer in Kiev wanted to make a uniquely cyberpunk knife in honor of the release of Cyberpunk 2077 in September of this year. Much like the mantis-blades from the cyberpunk lore, the blade on the Inertix lies in hiding. I must disagree with their marketing team, though, as the knife appears less like “a space shuttle of the future” and more like the key-fob to my steampunk airship.
However, as mentioned, their configuration system is pretty sweet. You can dial in the blade style and finish, as well as the handle metal. Most importantly, you can choose from a 100mm or 140mm knife size. Their customization tool can be found here.
From what I understand, after their Kickstarter campaign ends, the knife bearing the “2077” serial number will be distributed to one lucky backer. There’s also an interesting, though unclear, mention of a knife collector offering $10,000 bucks for the 2077-knife, ostensibly meant as a gift for the CEO of CD Projekt Red. Of note is the fact that CD Projekt Red has joint-CEOs, Adam Kiciński and Marcin Iwiński, so I guess they’re sharing the knife as well. This whole thing is starting to sound more like the subplot in a side quest in an action-RPG from a Polish game studio . . .
Disclaimer: We’re not exactly knife experts. I’ve won some money on Red Dead Redemption playing Five-Finger-Filet, but don’t expect me to go full-blown Bishop now that we’ve got a blade in hand.
Arriving in eco-friendly packaging is a good start. Also, I’ve gotta say that I’m going to be hard to impress after learning that UPS got this package here from Kiev in like 36 hours. I don’t even want to know how many Ukrainian Hryvnia that must’ve cost them. Anyhow, expect quick shipping.
I must say that this is a fancy knife, with “サイバーパンク” etched on both sides. For the uninitiated, that’s Japanese for cyberpunk. The knife they sent me has a bronze body with a glossy Wharncliffe blade. It’s pretty fiddly, though. When asked how it opens, the makers responded with “It is incomprehensible without video. The knife has an innovative opening mechanism.” My best attempt to explain it is that the blade slides out based on a fixed bolt assembly you push forward to lock in place. I’m sure I just need a little more time with this, but if I’m going to go full on Ezio, then I need to know my weapon.
All-in-all, it’s a really nice piece, and I can tell a lot of work went into designing and making this knife.
Digging Deeper Into RoboRazer's Roots
Despite our lack of expertise with knives, we know cyberpunk when we see it.
And when we dug a little deeper into RoboRazer’s website and social media, we discovered a comprehensive posting that rivals some of the cyberpunk manifestos floating around the web. The RoboRazer “About Cyberpunk” page delves into cyberpunk philosophy, economics, canonical cyberpunk literature and history as well as its many misconceptions, which are listed below for example:
- Space exploration
- Flowing organic shapes in design.
- The total introduction of green energy and the complete rejection of hydrocarbon fuels.
- Deep decline and sharp social changes in society.
- The use of wood and leather in accessories.
- Hackers as the main characters of the cyberpunk era.
It’s obvious these guys know their techwear, so if you’re interested in getting set up with the finest in cyberpunk cutlery, I think it’s safe to say that RoboRazer is a good place to start your search.