"Evan" | The Wedge Tailed Eagle EDC Pocket Knife - Koi Knives

"Evan" | The Wedge Tailed Eagle EDC Pocket Knife

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Please note - this product is not currently available to order.
There is only in existance and we won't part with it because we love it too much. 
If you would like to be notified when it is available please contact ramon@koiknives.com

Scientific name: Aquila audax
Indigenous name: Waalitj (Noongar), Bunjil (Kulin) and many more
Koi name: Evan 

The largest bird of prey in Australia, the Wedge Tailed Eagle is best known for its striking appearance and it's strength and power (Sam once saw one pick up and carry away a wild goat while driving from Broken Hill to Lake Mungo in outback New South Wales.)

The Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle mates for life.  Once they have paired up the Wedge-tailed Eagle will find a large territory and defend it together. They will also share the duties of caring for their chicks and maintaining their nests. Much like its' namesake, you and your Wedge Tailed Eagle Pocket Knife will last forever.

In Central and Western Victorian Aboriginal culture, Bunjil is the name of the creator of the land, water, animals and sky. Once Bunjil was satisfied and had completed everything including people and lore, he turned himself into a Wedge-tailed Eagle so he could soar above the land that he created, keeping an eye on everyone and everything. 

The Wedge-tailed Eagle holds a connection to Aboriginal Victorians. When you see Bunjil you feel safe, a connection knowing that you do not walk this country alone, you are under the guidance and protection of a greater presence, a creator spirit.  

Knife Specs

Blade Length: 87mm | Overall Length: 206mm | Folded Length: 118mm Blade Thickness: 2.5mm | Weight: 129g

Bird Specs
Diet: 
Carnivore
Average Lifespan In Captivity: 
Up to 20 years
Wingspan: Up to 2.8 metres (9.18 ft)
Weight: 
 368 to 453g (13 to 16 ounces)

High above the brown paddock on a calm and windless day
The huge dark brown bird with wedge tail is eyeing the landscape for prey
He kills living creatures and scavenges on the dead
The great wedge tailed eagle Aussie born and bred.

The great feathered emperors of the southern sky
The landscape below them is bare, brown and dry
And for prey scanning the landscape they hover and fly
The huge and airborne hunters with death in their cry.

They nest in remote places and their nests few do see
A huge structure of sticks lined with green leaves high or low on a tree
They lay two to three pale eggs blotched purply brown
The birds never seen in the parks of the Town.

From human habitation their safe distance they keep
And the farmers do not like them they say they kill sheep
And despite persecution as a species they thrive
And as well as eating carrion of course they must kill to survive.

For Australian customers:

We offer $9 flat-rate Shipping Australia-wide.

For all domestic orders, we use Australia Post where current delivery times are 2 to 5 days.

If the knife is for a birthday, give us a call and we will upgrade to express at no additional cost.

For overseas customers:

We offer $29AUD flat-rate shipping for all regions (larger orders are rewarded by keeping the shipping cost fixed).

For overseas shipping, we use DHL or TNT, the two biggest transport companies in the world (The German's versus the Dutch). Delivery times tend to vary from a week to a month, however we do provide tracking information for clarity.

Any issues or problems let us know. If it doesn't arrive then we will refund you or re-make and re-send.

Koi knives are made by a small team passionate about what they make.

We do not have a full warranty for everything.

We make the knife and we are responsible for how the product is made. If there are any product issues related to how it’s made we take full responsibility.

Once you take the knife you are responsible for looking after it. To be clear we look at how other passionate makers work with their clients - like those who make Ferraris.

If you invest in a Ferrari you need to take care of it, wash it, service every so often. You need to treat it with love, with the same passion it was made.

If you buy a Ferrari, ignore reading the manual, drive around your local cow farm through the mud and undulating landscape. Leave it by the seaside where the salt comes in from the sea. Don’t service your car. What will happen?

Can you bring it back to the car dealership 6 months later and ask for a refund? What would they do??

We are no different. If it’s a product problem we will fix it or we will replace it at no charge. If you don’t look after your knife then it’s your responsibility.  If it needs to be fixed (due to the negligence of the knife holder) then we will tell you what is costs.

Hopefully this makes sense.

Please care for your knife with the passion that your knife is made with.

A very good question. Here's a short answer.

What not to do?

Don't put it in the dishwasher or leave it in a sink full of water as this can lead to corrosion. We also recommend against cutting on a glass chopping board as this is terrible for the blade (can lead to chipping).

What to do?

Our knives have a high carbon concentration meaning they are harder at the edge. This means less honing is needed (i.e. sharpening with your rod at home or in the kitchen).

With this type of steel you should have it sharpened by a sharpener (ideally on a whetstone to stop the steel heating). How often varies depending on usage however most people do it every 3-6 months.

To summarise, less honing and more stoning.

If you need help finding a sharpener near you, give us a bell and we will do our best to assist.

Here's a little more detail from our blacksmith Shannon...

Tax for Australian customers:

Australia is easy. We charge 10% GST (which is included in the price). 

Tax for overseas customers:

Rest of the world is a little more complicated. To date, we have experienced very few tax issues at customs however we're happy to talk with you if you're unsure (and we can pass on what has happened for knives sent to the same region in the past).

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