A well designed, single purpose cutting tool. The temptation to add more often leads to compromises, so we've kept things simple and focused. The Sidekick is built to be a secondary to your everyday knife, ideal for situations that could serious dull, damage, or gum up your primary blade. Its precision milled from a single bar of Grade 5 Titanium - that means an absolute minimum part count with no screws or fasteners. It utilizes standard, readily available utility blades so that you always have access to a sharp cutting tool. Blade changes are quick and tool-less. The action is smooth and consistent for easy one-handed operation. It's not much bigger than the razor blade it uses, allowing the Sidekick to fit easily in your coin pocket or conceal on your keychain.
Weight: 0.81 oz
Material: Ti 6Al-4V (Grade 5 Titanium)
Finish: Gray Stonewash
Lanyard Hole: Yes
I bought a Chaves C.H.U.B. and have carried it daily since. Great to have a replaceable box blade working construction verses a nice high dollar steel that is likely to chip or break when you accidentally hit rebar or concrete. This is going to work great as a back up when I do want to carry a nice knife but still want to have a box blade on me. My only complaint is the fit of the box blade in the slide is so tight it is almost dangerous to change the blade. It took about 20 minutes the first time to get the blade pressed in tight enough for it to slide freely when reinstalled. Other than that it is a great back up blade.
I want to start off this review by saying axial gear has come to be my favorite knife company because of design, attention to detail and in my opinion flawless fit and finish along with great customer service.
I don’t want to say I was disappointed because I wasn’t , I will say it definitely feels rough and or gritty when taking it apart to replace the blade. But I do really enjoy the look of it and it does its job Perfectly while looking slick and easy to carry (sits just right in the secondary little pocket in my jeans) I am very happy with this purchase and use this everyday at work since I got it. Thank you axial gear for all the great knives and gear you make.
I got this knife for my dad for Father’s Day. I’m not very knowledgeable on knives but I know if my dad was super stoked about it, it was a good purchase. He loved it and said it’ll be perfect for carrying everywhere. He was immediately impressed with the quality of this knife. Big win for Father’s Day!
I originally bought the tool for dedicated package opening at home, but since it came with a key ring I tried that out and love it. If I have something with lots of tape to open I use this, so no more sticky crud on my nice knives. It's also handy if there may be staples, so no chipped knife edges.
Love this little cutter!
Exactly what I was looking for. Something I could keep on my Keychain. So I could have a sharp blade on me at all times. Haven't needed to use it yet but I barely notice it on my Keychain. Definitely worth the discounted price. I don't think I'd pay fifty dollars for it though. The fit and finish on all of their products have been top notch so far. I definitely recommend Axial Gear.