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Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife

Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife

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Light as a feather and sharp as a tack, our take on Quiet Carry’s The iQ folding knife features a custom knurled titanium body in two styles—plus a blade made of ELMAX super steel.

Slim, Strong, Sleek—an EDC No-Brainer

Quiet Carry has made a name for itself creating sleek, minimalist tools—and the iQ embodies everything the brand stands for. In fact, calling it “sleek” is an understatement. At just 6.7 inches long, 0.35 inches wide, and 2.2 ounces, this flipper is perhaps the most portable we’ve ever made. Instead of the traditional 6AL4V titanium handle, our version has a distinctive knurling pattern you won’t find anywhere else. The knurling adds a little traction where you need it, but the back side is smooth so it won’t snag in your pocket. The blade is a standout, too. Crafted from ELMAX, a “super steel” known for its incredible edge retention wear resistance, the blade excels at everyday cutting tasks. Thanks to the ceramic bearings and subtle flipper tab, deploying The iQ is easy. Carrying it is just as simple, courtesy of the deep-carry titanium clip.

Note: Due to the popularity of this product, we’re having trouble keeping it in stock. Preorder now and we’ll reserve your spot in our next run, expected to ship October 22nd.

At checkout, choose the stonewashed model with a satin blade or the black model with a black blade. Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we can only ship this knife to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.

Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife
Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife
Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife

ELMAX: A Modern Super Steel

ELMAX is an advanced powdered metallurgy steel with extreme corrosion resistance, high compressive strength, and superior edge retention. Produced by Bohler-Uddenholm, it’s characterized as a "high chromium-vanadium-molybdenum-alloyed steel”—and it’s this unique composition that’s earned ELMAX the title of “super steel” among knife enthusiasts. Although ELMAX has many properties of stainless steel, it’s also hailed for its qualities of carbon steel, namely its ability to take a good edge and relative ease of sharpening. Overall, it’s one of the most advanced materials used in the knife industry today.

Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife
Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife
Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife

Quiet Carry & the Minimalist Mentality

Formed in Costa Mesa, California in 2014, Quiet Carry has steadily risen from a little-known knife brand to one of the most sought-after on the market. For head designer Bryce Alexander, EDC tools are all about simplicity. This minimalist mentality is evident in just about every Quiet Carry design—from their smooth, contoured silhouettes to their no-frills branding and packaging. What’s also apparent in all of the company’s tools are premium materials, including community-loved 6AL4V titanium and ELMAX steel, like you’ll find on The iQ.

Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife
Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife
Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife
Drop + Quiet Carry The iQ Knife



  • Drop + Quiet Carry
  • Blade steel: ELMAX
  • Blade type: Modified sheepsfoot
  • Blade grind: Flat
  • Handle: 6AL4V titanium
  • Hardware: 416 stainless steel
  • Frame lock
  • Hardened steel lockbar insert
  • Deep carry pocket clip for right-handed tip-up carry
  • Bearings: Caged ceramic
  • Detent: Ceramic
  • All parts are PVD-coated on black version
  • Blade length: 2.9 in (7.4 cm)
  • Blade thickness: 0.1 in (2.5 mm)
  • Body length: 3.8 in (9.6 cm)
  • Open length: 6.7 in (17 cm)
  • Handle thickness: 0.35 in (0.9 cm)
  • Weight: 2.2 oz (62.4 g)


Estimated ship date is Oct 22, 2020 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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