Collaboration is a beautiful thing, especially when it's for a good cause. Minuteman Watches has teamed up with Zac Brown's Southern Grind knife company to produce a new special-edition folding blade. The goal behind this collaborative project was to create a limited-edition version of the popular Southern Grind Spider Monkey folding knife, and to use its sales to raise funds for former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb's Red Circle Foundation.
A portion of the profits will go to the RCF charity, in addition to the portion of profits from all Southern Grind knives that goes to the Camp Southern Ground non-profit project. In each year since its founding in 2013, 25 percent of the profits from Minuteman Watch Company's net annual sales has gone to charities assisting veterans and their families.
The Southern Grind Minuteman knife is based on the Spider Monkey design, and comes with a 3.25-inch drop point blade. The flat-ground blade is constructed from premium S35VN steel hardened to RC 58-59. The blade and other metal parts are coated in a satin black PVD finish, which contrasts with the tan G10 handle scales. At the core of the knife is a 6AL4V titanium lock and liner.
A Minuteman brand logo is etched on the blade, while the Southern Grind insignia is engraved on the black pocket clip. Each of the Southern Grind Minuteman knives comes with a paracord fob, and weighs 3.2 ounces.
Orders for the limited-edition Southern Grind Minuteman knife will only be accepted through May 31st, 2017. MSRP for this knife is $230, the same price as a standard version Spider Monkey with black blade and fittings. Only one batch will be produced, so if you're interested in picking one up, check the full product listing on MinutemanWatches.com.