Raising the Bar
Bill Koenig started out with a vision to create the perfect everyday carry blade that combines the best modern materials with an unmatched level of craftsmanship. And with the Koenig Arius Style 57, he has achieved that and raised the bar for one and all.
The Koenig Arius Style 57 is a special knife from a special company. It brings together everything we know and love about the Arius with the addition of the iconic Style 57 machined and grooved handles. The handle chamfers are all remachined and polished for a distinctively clean and classy aesthetic while enhancing grip and handling.
At its core, the Koenig Arius is built as a heavy-duty everyday carry blade. It’s designed to be tough enough for every possible scenario, yet still nimble and comfortable enough for extended use. This is achieved via the titanium frame lock, along with the carefully contoured titanium handles and a CTS-XHP steel blade that is hand rubbed with the flats being polished as well.
The choice of the CTS-XHP super steel ensures incredible cutting performance and edge retention, while the titanium construction allows for enhanced strength while keeping the weight to a minimum.
The Arius is easily deployed via an elongated thumb hole riding on ultra-smooth ceramic bearings. And other smaller but significant details complete the knife, such as the perfectly designed thumb ramp, beautifully ground swedge on the blade, the milled backspacer with an integrated lanyard slot, and the precisely tensioned titanium pocket clip.
To ensure the highest level of quality, everything is built in-house by Bill Koenig himself, whose lifelong dream was to have his own shop. Bill left home at 19 to work in the oil fields of North Dakota to save up and fulfill this dream. What you see today is not only a lifetime’s labor of love but also the classic American dream coming true.
- Blade Length: 3.50" (8.89cm)
- Cutting Edge: 3.625" (9.207cm)
- Closed Length: 5.125" (13.017cm)
- Overall Length: 8.50" (21.59cm)
- Blade Material: CTS-XHP Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.155"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Hand-rubbed satin
- Handle Material: Style 57 remachined
- Handle Thickness: 0.56"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Blasted Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.9 oz.
- Designers: TJ Schwartz and Bill Koenig
- Handmade in the USA
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