Everyday Carry (EDC) is everywhere, and they come in all shapes and sizes with what appears to be an unlimited laundry list of features. However, if you’re the type of person who wants a simple yet elegantly designed utility knife that lives side by side with your keys, then the KIWI, a titanium trapezoid utility knife, could be considered as striking the perfect balance between functionality and convenience that stand out as indispensable tools. With its focus on precision cutting and ease of use, unlike the conventional multitools that aim to cover a broad range of functionalities, the KIWI carves its niche by excelling in what it does best: cutting with unparalleled precision and reliability.

Designer: Ying Wang for DailyGizmo

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The design philosophy of the KIWI is rooted in minimalism, stripping away the unnecessary to focus on the essential. It boasts a sleek titanium blade holder that houses a standard trapezoid utility blade, epitomizing the “less is more” approach. This design choice enhances the knife’s aesthetic appeal and ensures its functionality, allowing for smooth and effortless blade deployment and retraction. I respect the idea that simplicity can coexist with efficiency, offering a seamless cutting experience without the fuss.

Crafted for standard trapezoid utility blades, KIWI boasts a quick-release design for effortless blade replacement

One of the most notable features of the KIWI is its quick-release blade mechanism. This thoughtful design addresses the common issue of maintaining a sharp edge in utility knives. This feature allows for easy and quick blade replacement, ensuring that you’re always carrying around a knife that’s always ready for action. The knife’s lightweight yet robust construction is another hallmark of its design. By hollowing out a significant portion of the titanium sheet, the KIWI achieves an impressive lightness akin to a quail egg without compromising strength or durability.

Changing the blade is exceptionally convenient—effortless for anyone, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

The one-piece structure, specifically designed to work with standard trapezoid utility blades, measures 5.2mm in width, 25.1mm in height, and 76.6mm in length. I like comparing the Kiwi to a bespoke Italian suit for an everyday utility blade, which can be easily replaced when dull. Changing blades in small knives can often be a cumbersome and risky task, but the KIWI addresses this issue with a blade change mechanism that is both safe and simple.

KIWI’s user-friendly method of changing blades involves merely pressing and pushing the blade all the way out to remove it and doing the reverse to install a new one. This approach underscores KIWI’s commitment to a hassle-free experience, ensuring the knife is accessible and convenient for users of all skill levels.

In terms of blades, the housing is compatible with the standard blade and the hook, black-coated, and rounded-edge blades.

Safety is a paramount concern in the design of the KIWI, with a reliable locking mechanism that securely holds the blade in place, eliminating concerns for accidental slips leading to injuries thanks to a milled bump inside the trail serves to halt the blade, allowing precise control over the extension length. This focus on safety and the knife’s versatility makes the KIWI a trustworthy companion for many tasks, from delicate crafting projects to the rugged demands of outdoor adventures.

The addition of the built-in mini ruler, meticulously milled for precision, adds another layer of functionality, offering a convenient measuring tool that complements the knife’s primary purpose.

Its single-hand operation ensures unparalleled convenience, allowing for effortless use in various situations.

The choice of GR5 Titanium and brass for the knife’s construction contributes to its durability and stability and adds a touch of design elegance with the brass inlay decoration. This blend of materials sets the KIWI apart from its counterparts, making it a tool and a piece of art that lives on your keyring. The convenience of single-hand operation further elevates the user experience, allowing for effortless use across various use cases, from quick adjustments to precise cutting tasks.

The KIWI holds the blades safely and you don’t need to worry about the blade dropping or cutting your lap at all.

The robust mechanism, derived from the intrinsic properties of titanium and precision CNC machining, ensures a secure and reliable blade operation. The ergonomic grip, enhanced by CNC-machined grooves, provides comfort and control, even in challenging conditions, making the KIWI a tool and an extension of the user’s hand.

Once the blade is mounted, the locking bar securely locks it, preventing any accidental openings.

As a regular creator of unboxing videos for Yanko Design, I don’t require a large EDC. A beautifully crafted tool like the Kiwi enhances the production value of my videos. Since I often hold a camera or iPhone in one hand while opening a box, the ease of deploying the blade makes it both safe and effortless.

KIWI excels in a myriad of tasks, ensuring accuracy and adaptability for a wide range of uses.

A couple of convenient features include the ability to attach a 1/4 bit for times when you need to tighten or loosen screws. I use various photography accessories and mounts that require tightening; often, a hex tool is not readily available! Two tritium slots are on each side if you need to add tritium tubes.

Featuring a distinctive keychain hole, KIWI employs a 1/4 bit for effortless tightening or loosening of screws.

Lastly, the KIWI Titanium Trapezoid Utility Knife comes in two colorways: CNC satin silver or stonewashed grey. I personally prefer the latter because it creates a nice contrast between form and function.

Its minimalist design, innovative features, and premium materials make it an indispensable tool for a wide range of activities. Whether for everyday repairs, precision cutting, or outdoor adventures, I can see the KIWI being an essential addition to my EDC collection because it lives up to my expectations of an everyday carry with elegance and efficiency.

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