Prometheus Edition: GiantMouse Clyde
More "folk" than "lore." More "urban" than "legend." More "goofus" than "gallant."
Maybe it's our fault that Clyde turned out the way he did. After all, we did name him after our favorite watering hole in Portland, “The Clyde Common”, located at the ACE Hotel in Pearl district. And we did create him as a mix of Scandinavia meets Japan and flirts with the Persians - no good lovechild could come from that….or could it? Well, we surely think so!
We think that Clyde is the perfect EDC knife, and, if you haven’t noticed yet, it has a ton of attitude that will set it apart!"
The Giantmouse Story:
The idea of GiantMouse was formed over drinks one evening during a US knife show in 2015. Danish designer / knifemakers Jens Ansø and Jesper Voxnaes (Vox), along with their American entrepreneur friend Jim Wirth, decided that they could build a better mousetrap, so to speak. A knife brand that can provide amazing knife designs, with the highest possible production quality, at a fair price, while remaining closely involved with its community of customers.
Prometheus Edition Clyde:
Over the years I've had the privilege of getting to know Jim, Jens, and Jesper. We cross paths at knife shows and we've hung out at the shop a number of times when they were in town. Recently we had a little sit-down to discuss options for working together. The Prometheus Edition Clyde is one of the fruits of that labor.
I bought 50 brass Clyde's from GiantMouse (with my own pizza money) and with the plan to add a little Prometheus flavor to them, right here in the shop. That's as far as the plan goes. It's a canvas for me to play around with and I hope you like the results!
What I did to Clyde:
- Laser Engraving: The knife is fully disassembled and each scale is lasered separately with an Elephant Skin pattern created by Joe Wu of Scout Leather Co. Two final engraving passes darken the low areas of the engraving to enhance contrast. The Prometheus logo is also etched along side the GM markings on the blade. Also take special note of the blank area beneath the clip so the texture won't destroy your pockets. I take the same approach on all flashlights I design. Your tools shouldn't ruin your other gear.
- Magnetic Finishing: both scales and the two bronze washers are finished in my shop-built magnetic finishing machine. Tiny stainless steel pins peen the surface to break down sharp edges and polish flat surfaces. This allows the scales to retain a little "tooth" from the laser process that improves grip. I also felt that a little texture was an essential part of keeping aligned with the Elephant Skin motif.
- Nano Oil: All parts are cleaned and oiled before final assembly and the pivot is tensioned to a precise 32.5 in-Oz with a dedicated torque wrench to provide an appropriate and consistent opening force.
- Dress up: Each knife comes with a Prometheus Photon lanyard bead ($45 retail) tied on with a length of Glow in the Dark 550 Paracord with a retro-reflective tracer. Drop your knife in the grass? Look for the reflection with a flashlight or just keep an eye out for the green glow. You do own a flashlight don't you?
* Aluminum-bronze Photon lanyard bead w/ GITD 550 Cord
* 1cc bottle of Nano-oil
* Good vibes
Blade SteelM390 Satin Finish
LinerAISI 420 Hardened - Bead Blasted
Locking MechanismLiner Lock
where it's made