The STK Project and Kopis Designs have only been possible through the close relationships that we have built across the industry. These collaboration partners are a big part of why we are here and each of them has greatly influenced our company and designs.
One of our closest allies, Vehement Knives is where Jon first gained entry into the world of designing and making knives through an apprenticeship with their owner and master craftsman, Matt Martin. Not only are they a vital part of our design and testing process, but they also provide a unique perspective on the performance aspect of our tools. If you are looking for a knife that you can rely on with your life in any situation, please check them out:
When it comes to expertise in CNC Machined EDC gear, we were fortunate enough to have met the Tuff-Writer team at Blade Show, where we were first exposed to their near-indestructible pens, carabiners, and flashlights. They have been a vital part of taking Kopis designs and making them into precision machined realities. Check out their gear:
Trek Light Gear is another Colorado-based company that we at Kopis Designs have built a very close relationship with. They were one of the very first companies to bring an ultra-light, high-quality, packable hammock to the public and they provide a unique insight into the usability and design of our tools and a lot of industry expertise. You can find everything related to a hammock you could ever want with them ranging from education to products:
Another contact that we met through Blade Show, Jeff Simmons Knives is a company that shares the same vision for quality and innovation as Kopis Designs and brings a highly technical approach to both the design and manufacturing aspect of their work. Specializing in both custom and mid-tech folding knives, they have the utmost attention to detail and functionality. Check out their work here: