Rook Knife - Stainless Steel
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$ 130

The Rook Knife is the one we've always wanted and could never find – a thoroughly distilled folding knife that strips away the excess, yet still somehow feels both distinctive and entirely familiar.

Pocket knives have always possessed some magical, gravitational power in the world. From the time that we're old enough to understand their value as useful, beautiful, dangerous tools, they hold us in their grip, beckoning to be picked up and wielded.

But a knife is not a toy. They demand care, attention, and caution – to own one is to accept responsibility for the potential energy contained within. 

The culmination of more than two years of design and prototyping, the Rook Knife is a frame lock folding knife with S35VN blade steel, a drop point blade, and a flipper mechanism for easy one-handed opening. Constructed entirely from metal, it's slimmer than most folding knives, but with greater density and heft.

The Stainless version is monochromatic and beautifully reflective, with the unified materiality highlighting the nuances of the overall form.


  • Blade Length: 2.3 inches / 5.8 centimeters
  • Closed Length: 3.2 inches / 8.1 centimeters
  • Open Length: 5.5 inches / 13.9 centimeters
  • 2.2 oz / 62 grams
  • Blade Steel: S35VN
  • Blade Type: Drop Point
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Imported


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I’ve long been enamored with the pocket knife. As a young boy, my father would occasionally take me fishing at a neighbor’s pond after school. I don’t specifically recall catching a the bluefin or smallmouth bass stocked there. The single, strongest memory that I have of those fishing trips more than 20 years ago is hanging my lure on some underwater obstacle and dad pulling from his pocket a two-blade Case knife with which he would cut the line. It was small—probably no more than 4” long—and appeared almost delicate with its deer-antler handle and 2” blades. It seemed designed specifically for cutting monofilament. There were few things I enjoyed more than seeing that Case come out of dad’s pant pocket. Craighill’s Rook Knife shares little with that old Case in terms of size, weight, material, or feel. It’s a bit larger and heavier, and it’s blade is larger and sturdier. Like dad’s Case, though, the Rook Knife is fascinating. It’s a delight to handle, its action is sublime, and it is without a doubt of high quality. It disappears in the pocket without being forgotten. The Rook Knife is a simple tool designed specifically to be used as such and nothing more. Carrying a pocket knife is not only useful; it connects us to simpler, more utilitarian times. It’s difficult to open a pocket knife without being struck by its simplicity and by memories of past encounters: grandfathers whittling on the porch or kids exploring each component of a new Swiss Army knife. Or dad’s old two…

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