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POLARIS – TACTICAL KNIFE

A Cutting-Edge Survival Knife

The Polaris Tactical Knife was created to be a go-to tool in any survival or recreational situation. This tool is composed of a knurled ergonomic handle with a carbon steel tanto blade. A blend of Bayer hybrid polymers permits balance, comfort, and durability in design. STEL’s industrial design team created a knife that blends seamlessly with other existing Polaris products to maintain the integrity of the Polaris brand. One main objective of this project was to remain within a strict Cost of Goods (COGS) budget so the STEL team remained conscious of price point and versatility throughout the review and refinement process of this knife.

Industrial Design, Engineering, Sourcing & Production

Behind the blade

The Polaris Tactical Knife blade is a labor of love. Every blade begins as a carbon steel blank that is water-jetted into a tanto-inspired shape before a grinding process creates a sharp edge. The blade is then coated in Titanium Nitride (TiN) to avoid corrosion and withstand demanding environmental conditions. Lastly, each blade undergoes a double injection molding process beginning with a rigid glass-filled polycarbonate overmold for the handle followed by a final Kraton overmold to complete the knife.