Drop + Peter Carey Firecracker Neck Knife
Drop + Peter Carey Firecracker Neck Knife
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Product Description
Our first-ever neck knife, the Firecracker is the ultimate sidekick. Designed by Peter Carey, it's made with premium steel and comes in eight different styles.
A Knife for any Neck of the Woods

Compact, lightweight, and easy to access, neck knives make excellent sidekicks for backpacking and camping, and fantastic backup blades—especially for those who embrace the “two is one, one is none” philosophy. The Firecracker marks three firsts for Drop: It’s our first-ever neck knife, our first time teaming up with knifemaker Peter Carey, and our first time partnering with LionSTEEL to make a blade. This little edge has everything a good neck knife should: a versatile blade made from hard and corrosion-resistant Niolox steel, a skeletonized design that weighs just 2 ounces, and a durable Kydex sheath with a beaded lanyard for secure neck carry. To top it off, the Firecracker features a built-in bottle opener, so you can crack open a brew after a hard day’s work.

Note: For your early support, the Firecracker will be available at this limited-time preorder price of $79 until September 19, 2019. Once the product is in inventory, it will be available at the regular price of $99. At checkout, you’ll have your choice of the drop-point blade or sheepsfoot blade with a bead blasted, stonewashed, satin, or PVD-coated finish.

Why Carry a Neck Knife?

Though neck knives make up a relatively small portion of the knife community, their utility is easy to see. The whole point of a neck knife is its minimal, scaled-back design. Because most are built with no moving parts, they’re stronger than folding knives. Wear one under a shirt and it goes completely unnoticed from the outside; leave it over your shirt and it’s even quicker to access. Plus, when the weather heats up and adventure calls for a pair of shorts, you won’t be weighed down by a bulky folder.

Peter Carey: Knives Done the Old-Fashioned Way

Peter Carey spent 26 years working with structural steel, bringing buildings, airplane hangars, bridges, and more to life. In 1997—with nearly two decades of welding and fabricating experience under his belt—he made his first knife. A naturally gifted craftsman, making knives came easy to Carey. Over the next few years, he got better and better—so good, in fact, that he won the “Best Amateur Knife” and “Best Folding Blade” award at 2002’s Knife Expo in Southern California. In 2006, Carey moved from California to Texas and officially started making knives full time. Today, he continues to crank out innovative blades, all designed from scratch the old-fashioned way: with pencil and paper, and then brought to life entirely by hand.

LionSTEEL: Fine Italian-Made Knives

Located in Maniago, Italy—one of the world's historical knifemaking centers—LionSTEEL is a premiere manufacturer of a wide range of blades. As winner of the “Overall Knife of the Year” award at Blade Show from 2014 through 2016, and winner of the “Best Collaboration” award at Blade Show 2018, LionSTEEL has made a lasting impact on the knife industry of late. Get ahold of one of its blades and it’s easy to see why: Using modern machining techniques and a thorough quality-control process, LionSTEEL has cemented itself among the top manufacturers of edged tools in the world.

Blade – Finish
  • Designed by Peter & Kyle Carey
  • Manufactured by LionSTEEL
  • Made in Maniago, Italy
  • Blade steel: Niolox
  • Blade profile: Drop-point or sheepsfoot
  • Blade grind: Flat saber
  • Finish/coating: Bead blasted, stonewashed, satin, or PVD-coated
  • Built-in bottle opener
  • Skeletonized frame w/lanyard hole
  • Sharpening choil
  • Choice of blade profile
  • Jimping on spine
  • Blade length: 2.5 in (6.4 cm)
  • Handle length: 3.3 in (8.5 cm)
  • Total length: 5.9 in (14.9 cm)
  • Handle/spine width: 3.8 mm (0.15 in)
  • Weight, drop-point: 2 oz (56.7 g)
  • Weight, sheepsfoot: 1.9 in (55.1 g)
  • Kydex sheath with steel ball chain
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All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 13, 2020 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

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Duuuuude...WTF? Posting he wife's personal info too? Suggesting his fans should make use of it to harass the woman and her husband? Even in 2011 we knew that the only time that was an acceptable thing to do--if ever--was when dealing with the worst of the worst sort of scum. Like, I don't know...maybe a convicted child molester trying to skip out on his court-mandated monitoring? Criticism of your knife doesn't really meet that very stringent standard. I guess it's not too surprising, considering Pelton's biography--found front and center on the main landing page of the DPx website, btw--claims he participated in 26 "wars", and talks about his daughter watching him "disappear again into the mists of battle", or something along those lines. I'm not saying the guy has never been in combat, but I didn't know there had even been 26 wars in the world over the last 20-30 years. Regardless of the details, it's hilarious and sad that a dude who claims such levels of badassery has an ego so dainty it can be dealt near-mortal wounds by the metaphoric spitball gun that is an online critic. Then,11 following his initial anger, Pelton--the person with infinitely more clout in a discussion of knives, no matter any personal shortcomings--totally lacked the self-discipline and situational awareness to pull back, cool down, and let the issue fade away, or at least ignore it so that he didn't become the author of his own unflattering tabloid drama. But nope. He instead decided to employ the Internet conflict tactics of a hormonal, adolescent girl who saw one of her supposed female friends flirting with the boy whom she herself liked. Amazing. Pathetic. Hilarious. It sure does put a cease-and-desist letter into context. Thanks for pointing out that thread to me.