The Kookaburra Everyday Carry Pocket Knife

The Kookaburra Everyday Carry Pocket Knife

Posted by Sam Flaherty on

Australia, the smallest continent and largest island, is renowned for its unique wildlife and stunning natural beauty.

With over 800 native bird species, 45% of which are endemic, it's a paradise for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Inspired by this rich avian diversity, we created the Aviary Collection of Everyday Carry (EDC) Pocket Knives. 



After the success of our Magpie and Crow knives, we asked ourselves, "What bird truly symbolises Australia?" 

The answer is the Kookaburra, famous for its distinctive laugh that echoes through the bush. This iconic bird inspired the design of our latest EDC pocket knife. The Kookaburra knife embodies the bird’s charm, vibrant plumage, and resilience, making it a perfect companion for everyday adventures.

Design Inspiration

The Kookaburra holds a special place in Australian culture. It is known for its infectious laughter, which echoes through the bush. Its jovial nature and distinctive appearance make it a beloved symbol of the Australian wilderness. The bird's stout body, large head, and prominent beak exude both strength and character.

We drew inspiration from these unique characteristics when designing our Kookaburra EDC Pocket Knife. The blade shape, reminiscent of the bird's beak, embodies its resilience and adaptability. The handle, made from light maple wood with turquoise resin, reflects the Kookaburra's vibrant plumage.

In comparison to our Magpie and Crow knives, each inspired by different Australian birds, the Kookaburra knife represents a departure in design philosophy. While the Magpie symbolizes intelligence and versatility, and the Crow embodies utility, the Kookaburra exudes a playful spirit and an unwavering sense of adventure - the joy and resilience found in nature, encapsulated in a functional and beautifully crafted everyday tool.

Specifications and Materials

Let's talk about the details of The Kookaburra EDC Pocket Knife. 

It has a blade length of 87mm (3.42 inches) and a total length of 206mm (8.11 inches), which makes it both handy and valuable. When it's folded, it measures 118mm (4.64 inches), so it's easy to carry in your pocket or bag. The blade is made of 14C28N Sandvik Swedish Steel, which is very tough with a hardness of 58HRC, meaning it stays sharp for a long time.

What about the handle? We've opted for light maple wood infused with turquoise resin, creating a stunning natural beauty and modern aesthetics blend. The clip material, hardware, blade grind, pivot assembly, opener, and lock type are all carefully chosen for their functionality and reliability.

But why did we choose maple wood and turquoise resin? They look great and provide better durability and grip than usual materials like G10. They also give the knife a touch of elegance, making it a piece of art. So, whether you're using it for tough jobs or just admiring its beauty, The Kookaburra is sure to impress.

Versatility and Everyday Use

Are you starting your day unsure of the challenges ahead? That's where the Kookaburra EDC Pocket Knife shines. It's a reliable friend who's always there when you need it. More than just a tool, the Kookaburra EDC Pocket Knife is the partner you can trust to tackle whatever life throws your way.

If you have a pile of packages waiting to be opened, there is no need to search for scissors or struggle with sticky tape. With a quick flick of The Kookaburra, those boxes open up like magic. It's as simple as that. But it's not just about cutting through cardboard. Need to slice up an apple for a quick snack? The Kookaburra's sharp blade makes it easy. 

Let's chat about your lifestyle. The Kookaburra is perfect if you love exploring outside, working in an office, or doing projects at home. It's small and light, so you can put it in your pocket and only worry about it once you need it.

And let's not forget its versatility. While tactical knives might be too much for everyday tasks, The Kookaburra is just right. It's strong enough for tough jobs but also sleek enough to handle with ease.

Comparison with The Magpie and The Crow Knives

The Magpie and Crow knives, both esteemed members of our Aviary Collection, have unique features to suit different needs. The Magpie knife has an ebony solid timber handle and a white pearl resin handle. It represents strength and adaptability. On the other hand, The Crow knife has a smooth black resin handle. It's all about usefulness and smartness.

However, with The Kookaburra, we've created something extraordinary. The famous Australian bird's happy laughter and bright feathers inspire this knife, and its unique design makes it stand out. The blade, shaped like the Kookaburra's beak, has a drop-point razor style, which adds a special touch to its functionality.

For the handle material and colours, we've opted for light maple wood and turquoise resin, mirroring the earthy tones and striking blue hues of the bird's plumage. Each knife becomes a one-of-a-kind piece, reflecting the natural beauty of the Kookaburra.

User preferences boil down to individual lifestyles and preferences. The Magpie appeals to those who value community and versatility, while The Crow caters to those seeking reliability and functionality in urban or wilderness settings. On the other hand, The Kookaburra is for adventurous souls who appreciate a blend of art, design, and engineering in their everyday carry.

Get a knife from our Aviary Collection that suits your needs and style, whether you're a surfer riding waves, a photographer capturing moments, or a tradesperson tackling daily tasks.

The Kookaburra's Story and Significance

The Kookaburra, native to Australia, is known for its sturdy physique, carnivorous diet, and penchant for wooded habitats. Its distinctive laugh echoes through the bush, synonymous with Australian landscapes. This cheerful bird bonds for life and showcases remarkable familial care. Inspired by its resilient nature, The Kookaburra EDC Pocket Knife mirrors its namesake's versatility and strength with its turquoise resin handle and drop-point razor blade.


The Kookaburra EDC Pocket Knife encapsulates the spirit of Australia with its unique design inspired by the iconic laughing bird. Its practicality suits diverse users, from surfers to photographers, embodying everyday convenience and functionality. Koi Knives, founded by Ramon & Shannon, prides itself on quality, craftsmanship, and design, ensuring each knife is a testament to their dedication. 

Looking ahead, the Aviary Collection promises continued innovation and connection to Australia's natural beauty. Explore our collection and discover the perfect EDC companion for your adventures.

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