MSK-1 Knife Conquers Kickstarter – $197,693 Raised – 1317% Funded

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When I launched the MSK-1 (Multi-Scenario Knife) on Kickstarter – May 16th, 2016 – All I knew was that Jeff Freeman and I had poured everything we had (for TWO years) into designing, building and testing – what ended up being a very special, all-purpose, survival knife. Now it was time to release MSK-1 to the world… but I had no idea if anyone else would feel the same. So, if I am honest, I was a bit nervous as I clicked, “Post Campaign.”

Support Began Immediately

I posted the MSK-1 Campaign on Kickstarter at around 2:00 AM EST to make sure everything was working properly. To my surprise (as I was still working on the campaign content), people were starting to mysteriously find the MSK-1 and pledge. This was all before I had even told anyone it was live. That was the “ahh haa” moment when started to understand the power of crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter.

Since the Kickstarter launch on May 16, the outpouring of support and encouragement for this project had been humbling, sweet and more than just a little overwhelming.

Ultimate Survival Tips Knife – Crushes Kickstarter Goal

Our original goal was to raise $15,000 – which was met in less than two days. With the help and support of many, MSK-1 has now raised $197,693 and is 1317% funded. That’s nuts! It’s been crazy ride for sure.

MSK-1 is Available for PRE-ORDER Now

Having exceeded our goal, MSK-1 (and the MSK-1 Mini Neck Knife) are going into production. Even though the Kickstarter Campaign is over, you can still Pre-Order MSK-1 right now.

DISCOVER the “Rest of the Story” and Pre-Order MSK-1 Now – on Kickstarter…

See What Knife News Has to Say About MSK-1

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If you would like to be part of the team that is bringing MSK-1 to the world – you can pledge to this campaign starting as low as $2.

Thank you for your help and support!

Warmest Regards,

David Sig-150px small

Founder / Owner

Ultimate Survival Tips

48 Responses to “MSK-1 Knife Conquers Kickstarter – $197,693 Raised – 1317% Funded”

  • I cannot wait to get my hands on this bad boy! it sounds awesome! good work, man!

  • Tristain Beckel

    Just curious is the msk-1 closer to being available to the public or do you still have to go thru kick starter? Thanks

    • Carin

      Hi there! Yes, we are still using the follow-up platform to Kickstarter, called Backerkit, which is what comes up now when you access the Kickstarter page. We’re just walking this newness out one step at a time! Thanks for your interest!

  • Justin

    love your show David and really like the new knife. One big question for me is. Can it shop to Canada?

  • Are you still taking orders for the MSK-1 Survival knife? I went thru the whole order process and I never received a confirmation.. The order did not take.

  • Ataide Ayron Camilo

    Quero saber quanto custa em moeda Brasileira porfavo com o frete

    • Carin

      Hi there! 1 Brazilian Real = .31 US dollars. Just Google Brazilian currency -vs- dollar and plug in your numbers. Hope this helps!

  • vocalpatriot

    awesome blade….not for $500+ bucks though…YIKES!!!! what’re ya thinking?

  • Chris

    Hello I really like your Video and the knife. But can it also Shop to Austria?

    • Carin

      Thanks, Chris~ Yes, we are able to ship worldwide.

  • Randall Dillman

    Hi, I’M a Disable Veteran. I use to love to hick, to hunt, to fish and so on. But seeing your knife. I’M going to learn how to do all the stiff I use to do. I knife is going to help relearn all of this. I believe that I can. With the help of friends and family.vI’M going to do this.

  • Roy

    When will these be shipped when pre ordered?

    • If you pre-order today… likely shipping will be sometime in May.

  • Dennis Flu


    When it’s ordered and paid ….how long das it takes to be dilivered?

    Grt. Dennis (from the Netherlands)

  • Hi John,
    There is a link on the page. Can’t miss it. Click for all the details on pre-ordering the knife. Thank you.

  • dr m s munaula

    hi I have plased order for brown handled colour for msk1 but I want to changed into green colored handel of my msk1 survival knife . but the pledge page is locked down David and anyone can helped me for this changed . thanks

    • Carin

      Hi there! We are showing that your cancellation of the brown handled knife went through and your reorder of a knife with a green handle is all set.

    • Dr MS munaula

      Hi david carrien and team members our msk 1 is received hear at 22oct thanks for your love candy kettels and great work .I want to another order for msk mini knife with both black and green seth, msk1 orange handel with three handel bolts and screw , fire starter with both black and green seth with screw and bolts,and one set of handel bar survival tool kit for msk1 .please send me a link for these all orderd in one place i have confused thanks have a great weekend .

      • Carin

        Thank you so much for your enthusiasm! I want to redirect you from the website here to email so you can connect with the help you need:
        Send an email to that address, saying what you said here and you should be taken care of. Blessings!

  • Max

    Hi!Can MSK-1 be available i Europ?

  • dipzki

    hi . im interested about this knife. this will be my first knife to be bought to start my collection. is it possible to be ordered from here(philippines). thanks! more power to you guys. you are a great team.

  • Justin wilcox

    Hello my name is justin wilcox, I did a pre order back in October or November. said the knife would be here by April. So just check to see how close to being sent it is. Hope all well God bless!

    • Carin

      Hi Justin,

      THanks for reaching out. Not sure if you have subscribed to our updates newsletter or not or have been following our Facebook LIVE updates… if not, on or the other will help… but everything is behind. Unfortunately, it’s all beyond my control. But hopefully in May we should have shipped all Kickstarter Pledges shipped… then we will start to ship pre-orders. We’re getting knives out as soon as they come in there. Unfortunately, I am only getting about 50 per week. But we are making good progress. Thanks for your patience

  • Hello dave bob here do you ship to UK mainland and do you make left-hand sheath with excesserie thanks bob

    • Carin

      Hi Bob- The knife is able to be shipped worldwide to any country where fixed blades are permissable. Rigt now our new preorders are looking towards fall (October-ish) to be fulfilled. The ACS sheath system is reversible for left or right-handedness and with the tactical sheath you get to choose left or right-handed. Hope this helps!

  • Nate

    I pre-ordered in October or November of 2016 and was told i was to receive my knife in March. It is now May and my husband’s birthday is coming up. I would love to give it to him before I deploy in June. We are both military. Please help.

    • Carin

      Hello and thanks for your patience and for reaching out. David asks that you would email him directly at….I hope we can get you what you need!

    • Carin

      Hi there! First, thank you for your patience and for reaching out! Please email David directly at and we will see what we can do. Hope we can make this happen!

  • Jim

    Hello from AUSTRALIA! ! Im very keen on this new survival knife concept and sheath system , will the knife be able to be sent to Australia? Seems to be a great product with a passionate team behind the project , keep up the great work. Jim .

  • Fiorella Esafe

    I had ordered this knife back in September or October and I was told that it was going to be ready in March, it is June and it is still do not have the knife. Can someone help me?

  • Daniel Reppert

    Is the tactical msk1 sheath able to be worn horizontally?

  • Craig Morris

    Hi Dave and Team

    I’m in South Africa. Any idea how long shipping will take to get to Johannesburg? Keen to get my hands on this great looking knife.

    Craig Morris

    • Carin

      Hey, Craig! Thanks for reaching out! Assuming you have not ordered one yet… Just want you to know that we are *temporarily* sold out and won’t be shipping again until October. At that time, we can ship to where you are and would expect it to get from here to there in a 30-day window. Thanks for your interest!

  • A link for the ordering of this knife would be nice.

  • Brandon Moore

    i’m very interested in this knife, it’s the best knife i’ve ever seen! i’m just a little confused on the whole “pre-order” thing. does that mean they haven’t been released yet? my biggest question is if i buy one now when will i receive it. thank you

    • Carin

      Hi Brandon, we are looking now at having our next batch (so if you preordered now you would be included) sent out for folks by the end of October, so they’d be received in early November. Thanks for your enthusiastic interest!

  • Rafael Garcia

    The only way to get the MSK-1 is by ordering or is it possible to buy it at stores?

  • Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 kjebd

  • thannis

    hi im from mexico and i have a question, the price that appears in the page is in dollars?

    • Carin

      That is correct. Thanks for your interest!

  • Javier Ferreira

    Quiero uno hace mucho tiempo.

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