The Australian Birds behind Koi's EDC Pocket Knife Collection

The Australian Birds behind Koi's EDC Pocket Knife Collection

Posted by Sam Flaherty on

Did you know that the Magpie, Crow, and Kookaburra aren't just birds in the sky? These birds are part of Koi's EDC Pocket Knife Collection and embody the essence of Australia's wilderness.

From the Magpie's sleek charm to the Crow's intellectual allure and the Kookaburra's jovial spirit, each blade tells a tale of inspiration drawn from our feathered friends. 



And guess what?

We're not done yet.

Prepare to welcome the Galah and Glossy Black Cockatoo, the newest additions to our avian-inspired lineup. With every knife, we're not just crafting a tool; we're capturing the soul of the Outback.

So, are you ready to carry a piece of Australia's wild beauty in your pocket?

Birds of Inspiration

Magpie: A Feathered Icon

The Magpie is an emblem of Australian landscapes, its melodic warble echoing through urban streets and bushland alike. Its black and white plumage, akin to a tuxedo, exudes a timeless elegance that captivates the observer. But beyond its aesthetic allure, the Magpie holds deep cultural significance in Australian folklore and indigenous traditions.

In the daily hustle and bustle, the Magpie finds its place—a resilient survivor thriving in diverse environments. This adaptability mirrors the ethos behind Koi's EDC Pocket Knife Collection. Just as the Magpie navigates various terrains effortlessly, the knives are designed for versatile everyday use, catering to individuals from all walks of life.

The fusion of artistry and functionality in the Magpie-inspired knife pays homage to its namesake. The Sandvik 14C28N Steel blade, with its drop-point design, reflects the Magpie's beak—an emblem of precision and utility. The handle, crafted from dark ebony timber and white pearl resin, captures the essence of the Magpie's contrasting hues and sleek profile.

Magpie Specs:

  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Average Lifespan: Up to 25 years
  • Wingspan: Approximately 85 cm (33 inches)
  • Weight: 220 to 350 grams (7.8 to 12.3 ounces)

Crow: Intellectual Kin

In the Corvidae family, the Crow reigns as a symbol of intellect and adaptability. Its sleek silhouette and piercing gaze evoke a sense of mystery and wisdom. Drawing inspiration from this avian scholar, Koi's Crow-themed knife embodies the essence of intellectual prowess and innovation.

The handle of the Crow knife, reminiscent of its Magpie counterpart, embraces darker tones to reflect the Crow's enigmatic allure. Yet, subtle variations in design pay homage to the Crow's unique traits. Thematic elements woven into the handle capture the essence of the Crow's cunning nature, inviting users to embrace the spirit of innovation with every use.

Crow Specs:

  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Average Lifespan: Up to 15 years
  • Wingspan: Approximately 100 cm (39 inches)
  • Weight: 300 to 600 grams (10.6 to 21.2 ounces)

Kookaburra: The Laughing Guardian

Amidst the Australian bush, the laughter of the Kookaburra rings out—a joyous symphony amidst the foliage. With its distinctive call and jovial demeanor, the Kookaburra embodies the spirit of adventure and camaraderie. Koi's Kookaburra-inspired knife captures this essence, infusing every detail with a sense of mirth and adventure.


The design of the Kookaburra knife reflects its namesake's lifestyle—a fusion of art, engineering, and style. The drop-point razor blade, a departure from traditional designs, mimics the Kookaburra's iconic beak. Handle modifications, including turquoise resin and maple burl, celebrate the bird's vibrant plumage and natural habitat.

Kookaburra Specs:

  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Average Lifespan: Up to 20 years
  • Wingspan: 35 to 45 cm (14 to 18 inches)
  • Weight: 300 to 480 grams (10.6 to 16.9 ounces)

In crafting the Kookaburra knife, Koi invites users to embrace the spirit of adventure and laughter, carrying a piece of Australian wilderness wherever they roam. With each slice and cut, the knife becomes more than a tool—it becomes a companion on life's journey, echoing the laughter of the Kookaburra in every moment.

The Galah and Glossy Black Cockatoo

The Galah's distinctive pink and grey plumage is a common sight across the vast Australian landscapes. From the arid outback to suburban neighborhoods, these charismatic birds grace the skies and enrich the environment with their lively presence.

Design Choices Influenced by Social Behavior and Habitat

In crafting the Galah-inspired EDC Pocket Knife, we drew inspiration from the bird's social nature and adaptable habitat. The knife's design reflects the Galah's affinity for communal living and its ability to thrive in diverse ecosystems. Each aspect of the knife, from its color scheme to its ergonomic handle, pays homage to the Galah's resilience and sociability.

Blade and Handle Aesthetics Mirroring Galah Attributes

The blade and handle of the Galah EDC Pocket Knife are meticulously crafted to mirror the bird's attributes. The vibrant pink resin paired with white and grey G10 accents captures the Galah's striking plumage. The smooth contours of the handle evoke the Galah's graceful flight, while the sturdy blade embodies its strength and adaptability.

Cultural Significance and Conservation Efforts

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the Galah holds cultural significance in Australian folklore and indigenous traditions. As a beloved symbol of resilience and companionship, the Galah inspires reverence and admiration among locals and visitors alike. Conservation efforts aimed at protecting the Galah and its habitat are vital to ensuring the continued existence of this iconic bird.

Exploring the Glossy Black Cockatoo's Significance

In contrast to the Galah's widespread presence, the Glossy Black Cockatoo occupies a more niche ecological niche. With its glossy black feathers and distinctive red tail panels, this elusive bird commands attention wherever it roams.

Design Elements Inspired by Habitat and Behavior

The design of the Glossy Black Cockatoo Pocket Knife is informed by the bird's unique habitat and behavior. The knife's sleek silhouette and dark hues evoke the mysterious allure of the Glossy Black Cockatoo's forested domain. Each detail, from the textured handle to the precision-engineered blade, reflects the bird's elegant yet resilient nature.

Blade and Handle Features Reflecting Unique Characteristics

The blade of the Glossy Black Cockatoo Pocket Knife is expertly crafted to emulate the bird's sharp intelligence and resourcefulness. Meanwhile, the handle's ergonomic design ensures a comfortable grip, mirroring the Glossy Black Cockatoo's adeptness at navigating its environment with precision and grace.

Discussion on Conservation Efforts

Conservation efforts to protect the Glossy Black Cockatoo are essential to safeguarding its future. Habitat preservation, predator control, and community engagement are crucial to ongoing conservation initiatives. Working together to address the Glossy Black Cockatoo's threats can ensure that this majestic bird continues to thrive for generations to come.


Each bird, from the cheeky Magpie to the serene Glossy Black Cockatoo, brings a story of resilience and beauty. They're an inspiration and testament to Australia's rich culture and fragile ecosystems.

We celebrate these creatures, their habitats, and the people who protect them through our knives. Koi's commitment to craftsmanship isn't just about knives; it's about honoring the wild spirit of Australia. With every slice, we pay homage to the land and its inhabitants, ensuring their legacy lives on in every pocket.

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