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Prometheus Design Werx – Invictus MIL-LE DC Edition

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Duty Folder Built for Military and Law Enforcement Users

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Prometheus Design Werx launches their v2 of their Invictus™ MIL-LE coil sprung folding knife. Designated as the “DC” Edition, this variant features newly engineered handles which signifcantly reduced mill time on the CNC during production to allow for a much more attractive retail price point compared to their v1. Designed and produced for the Military and Law Enforcement user in mind, this folder’s blade is quickly deployed with only one hand via a GID inlaid push button and backed by a sliding safety to prevent accidental activation. This build features a type-III hard anodized, aeorspace grade 6061-T6 alloy handle, subdued deep ride pocket clip, handle fullers & jimping, lanyard slot, and a high grade industrial tumbled finish on an all purpose 3.5” modified spear point 154CM blade. Produced entirely in the USA.

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The PDW Invictus™ MIL-LE DC Edition will be first available with a type-III hard anodized black handle with other options and combos to be available in the future.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“The PDW Invictus™ MIL-LE DC Edition is our signature, mid-sized folding knife pattern produced with our Military and Law Enforcement customers specifically in mind. An expertly built, edged tool made for those who serve and protect. As much as we were proud of the fully contoured handles in the previous model, we also had to take into consideration, the long term production costs making this folder a more tenable folder for duty carry. The new chamfered flat scale handle retains all the design and functional characteristics of the original, but with a great reduction of mill time on the CNC, we were able to reduce the retail on this DC model by over 30%. We think all of our core users in the MIL-LE community would appreciate that.

Precision CNCed and ground in the USA, our Invictus™ folder design is an instantly recognizable aesthetic and styling, characteristic of a purpose driven, lifelong design direction, and ethos. This folder is inspired by and takes its design cues from the tried and trued millennia old spear point blade silhouettes, to the tapered capsule shapes of streamlined arcs of aerospace, and the purposeful fluting and texturing of the modern machine age as found in high grade tools to precision barrels. This MIL-LE Edition has a fast, powerful coil spring for rapid one-handed blade deployment when seconds count. This folder is a high standard automatic for users that need speed and accessibility when on patrol and on duty. This is one of the finest production automatic folders currently made in the USA.”

The Invictus™ MIL-LE DC Edition is available to purchase by qualifying personnel by visiting their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

A Closer Look At PDW’s Geometric Camo Pattern

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Prometheus Design Werx founder has been long time a fan of the Swedish M90 camo pattern, saying, “from a design perspective the angular shapes and layout is a fascinating visual exercise in disruptive patterns.”

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Years ago, he worked with a similar design, but it never cane to market. This is his latest effort and Wednesday (Nov 1st), PDW’s AG Cashmere Shemagh will be offered in this unique pattern.

Prometheus Design Werx – Mountain Shirt

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

A Best-in-Class, Updated, American Outdoor Classic

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This Fall-Winter 2017, Prometheus Design Werx introduces their new Mountain Shirt. The design and build quality will speak to men who know and always choose high calibre gear and clothing. The Mountain Shirt embodies industrial workwear grade construction such as triple needle stitching and double elbows. This style also features a detail unique to PDW design direction, a dedicated pocket to stash your favorite ferrorod-fire steel. PDW used American sourced Wool Melton to build these shirts, which is a tried and trued fabric for wilderness use. Wool has many advantages such as no-melt, no-drip and insulates even when damp-wet. Subtle modern touches which improve durability and comfort include no-loss parasmock style buttons and an engineered pattern for freedom of movement. The Mountain Shirt is a modern classic, crafted to last, and in the pursuit of a life of your choosing.

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The PDW Mountain Shirt will be available in 2 weights and 3 colors, starting with a 14oz. Heather Charcoal Gray or OD Green, and followed a Special Edition in heavy duty 21oz., Navy Blue, genuine Woolrich.

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The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“There is no better made, finer quality a Wool Melton outdoor men’s shirt being built in America today. The Mountain Shirt was built to last and survive not only the wilderness, but weather fleeting trends and low grade materials that come and go. Cut with a squaretail, the Mountain Shirt doesn’t have to be fussed about and tucked-in to be worn comfortably. The overall styling and design intent of our shirt are drawn from the proven outdoor wear that has withstood the test of time and also a strong nod to the iconic USN CPO shirt. These are themes and considerations that have been consistently found in our design ethos from the beginning. This shirt is designed and built for use in the wilderness. Unlike most other wool style outdoor shirts, we use industrial workwear grade triple needle stitching on all major seams, double reinforced elbows, custom made parasmock style buttons that won’t come off, and unique to our design, a dedicated pocket to stash your favorite ferrorod-fire steel. From the Yukon, the Land of a Thousand Lakes, to the Adirondacks the PDW Mountain Shirt will be right at home and on your back. We craft and build this shirt in San Francisco, CA. A city with along tradition of producing some of the world’s finest workwear starting from the days of the great Gold Rush in the 19th Century, to the peak of ship building during WWII, and beyond. PDW is proud to carry on some of that tradition in this Modern Age.”

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The PDW Mountain Shirt in Heather Charcoal gray and OD Green will be available starting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:00 noon PDT via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

PDW Introduces New Fall/ Winter AG Watch Caps and Cashmere Shemaghs

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Prometheus Design Werx is continuing the rollout of their new Fall/ Winter products with the addition of the AG Shemaghs and AG Watch Cap made from cashmere. Don’t let the choice of material fool you. Their cashmere combines great insulation properties combined with next to skin softness.

The Heather Charcoal Gray (Shemagh) and Black (Watch Cap) will be offered on October 25, 2017. The other colors will be released in pairs the following two weeks with the DRB Editions last.

Yes, that’s the geometric Camo pattern Patrick has been teasing since his TAD days. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more products in it.

www.prometheusdesignwerx.com

Prometheus Design Werx – Spectrum Hoodie

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Performance, Technical Hoodie in 4-Way Stretch Polartec for 3+ Season Use

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New for Fall 2017, San Francisco based specialty adventure products group Prometheus Design Werx introduces their Spectrum Hoodie. This design is a high performance, 4-way stretch, technical full zip hoodie in a streamlined and minimalist design which will find itself practical, useful and versatile in a wide variety of uses cases. Equally at home on a cool, crisp morning at a challenging red point, piloting your rig over the Rubicon, a last minute red eye to Tokyo, to a day of sampling food trucks. Wear over a tee, or easily under a shell or down sweater. Made with a Polartec Power Stretch Pro the Spectrum offers unparalleled freedom of movement, a smooth face with DWR to shrug off the damp-sprinkles, and a lofted fleece inner face that is exceptionally comfortable. Designed and built in CA, USA.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We wanted the Spectrum Hoodie to be one of our most versatile mid-layers. That’s where the style name is drawn from; a hoodie that could function and operate in a wide spectrum of conditions. One that you could grab-and-go in 3+ seasons and for almost any activity. This hoodie really moves with you, the technical performance of the Polartec Power Stretch Pro is some of the best we’ve ever come across and used. The Spectrum Hoodie is our favorite travel hoodie due to its versatile weight, exceptional comfort, and clean-neat appearance. We specially cut the MLH hood so it could be pulled over the eyes to block light so you can catch a cat nap when you’re on the fly. We went back to the drawing board when it came to looking at how to newly design a cuff with thumbholes, and created new pattern which is not only draft resistant but is more comfortable and sleek. The Spectrum also features 4 pockets, dummy cord keepers, smooth flatlock stiching, and double elbows on high wear points. This hoodie is for anyone who’s actions speak louder than words.”

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The PDW Spectrum Hoodie is available for purchase in Syth Lord Black and Machine Mineral Gray, via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

Prometheus Design Werx- EDC Pant in Guide Cloth

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Full Featured Technical, Performance, Trail to Street Pant Crafted in the USA

New for Fall 2017, San Francisco based specialty adventure products company Prometheus Design Werx debuts their EDC Pant in their popular 4-way stretch Guide Cloth. This is their high standard in a performance, technical, plain front, every day wear, utility trail to street pant. The EDC Pant is PDW’s non-cargo pant style with a clean tailored fit, designed for today’s active EDC user in mind. A total of 11 pockets to stash and organize as little or as many EDC items in a streamlined, clean and tailored design. Pocket Clip Docks™ , dual no-twist custom made delta rings for keychain-carabiner clip points and double layer articulated knees round out these pant’s features. Produced with industrial grade triple needle stitching on all major seams. Cut and sewn in California, USA.

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The EDC Pant will be an evergreen seasonal style for Prometheus Design Werx. They will be available in their proprietary Guide Cloth in Dark Arid Earth and Wolf Gray.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We wanted to create a highly versatile and easily worn pant style, that we would wear every day on and off the grid. The single most noted feature of our EDC apparel series is the impressive stretch and comfort of our proprietary Guide Cloth. This is not a mass volume, compromised, lowest common denominator product. No corners were cut, no corporate budgeting committees to answer to, we stuck to the intelligent features we wanted, and custom made the best in class materials to make this pant. You will not find superfluous details or unnecessary affectations in outcome of our design process in crafting these pants. Each feature and component serves a purpose for utility, versatility, movement, and comfort. The industrial grade construction was a bit overkill, but hell, our office is a metal shop. These pants are cut and sewn locally in CA with skilled labor being paid a living wage. The EDC Pant will probably be the most comfortable, good looking, feature rich pant you’ll have in your apparel line up.”

The PDW EDC Pant in Guide Cloth will be available for purchase in two colors on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon PDT via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

Prometheus Design Werx – EDC Short Guide Cloth

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Technical 4-way Stretch Performance Fabric Short for Everyday Wear

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Prometheus Design Werx’s best selling EDC Short from 2016 returns at the peak of the 2017 summer season in a new Wolf Gray colorway, along with their popular Dark Arid Earth and Dark Leaf Green colors. This short design features their proprietary 4-way stretch Guide Cloth for unrivaled comfort in a short in this category. From trail to street the EDC Short is designed for every day wear. Designed for today’s active EDC user in mind, these shorts are designed with a total of 11 pockets to stash and organize as little or as many EDC items in a streamlined, clean and tailored design. Pocket Clip Docks™ are found on the main hand pockets to accommodate the clips of folding knives and flashlights. Dual no-twist custom made delta rings for keychain-carabiner clip points. Produced with industrial grade triple needle stitching on all major seams. Cut and sewn in San Francisco, California, USA.

The EDC Short is an evergreen seasonal style for Prometheus Design Werx and part of their Built in the USA CORE-Line.

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The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We wanted to create the short that we would wear every day on and off the grid. This is not a mass volume, compromised, lowest common denominator product. No corners were cut, no corporate budgeting committees to answer to, we stuck to the intelligent features we wanted, and secured the best in class materials to make this short. You will not find superfluous details or unnecessary affectations in outcome of our design process in crafting these shorts. Each feature and component serves a purpose for utility, versatility, movement, and comfort. The industrial grade construction was perhaps a bit overkill, but hell, our office is a metal shop. Our proprietary Guide Cloth is some of the most comfortable technical performance fabric we’ve ever developed, used and worn. We also made sure to produce these shorts locally in CA with skilled labor being paid a living wage. This is a pair of shorts that will be long wearing and worn frequently.”

The 2017 edition of the EDC Short in Guide Cloth will be available on Wednesday July 12, 2017 @ 12noon via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

Prometheus Design Werx – Badger Framelock Folder

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

This is the new Badger Framelock Folder from Prometheus Design Werx. It features a V-cut blade seat channel, glow in the dark dual thumbstud inlays, and proprietary internal lockbar pocket.

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The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“The PDW Badger™ folder design is an instantly recognizable tool aesthetic and characteristic of our Founder-Chief Designer’s lifelong design ethos. This folder is inspired by and takes its design cues from the tried and trued millennia old spear point blade silhouettes, to the tapered capsule shapes, streamlined arcs, and the purposeful fluting and texturing of the modern machine age. Many of this design’s details will only be noticed after the knife has been picked up and handled in person. The lock bar ‘pocket’ is a new approach in creating the relief needed for the ‘lock bar’ for folding knives of this type. Our signature PDW glow-in-the-dark thumbstud inlays provides just an extra bit of visibility if the knife is every dropped in the dark and easier to spot and recover. Extra chamfering and 2-piece handle construction with integrated backstrap jimping required extra time on the mill, but all add to a greater whole. The Badger™ was designed to be as a stout, compact, yet elegant cutting tool, ideally suited for EDC, and for any discriminating user who prefers a smaller folder footprint.”

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Specs:

Materials:
Blade Material: S35VN
Scale Material: Titanium

Approx Dimensions:
OAL: 7.0″
Blade: 3″
Cutting Edge: 2.875″
Blade Thickness: .160″
Approx. Weight: 4.4 Oz

Features:
Dual Thumb Stud: GID Inlay
Locking Type: Frame Lock
Pocket Clip: Billet Tip Up
Lanyard Pin: Internal for 3mm Cordage

Marks:
Badger mark laser engraved in handle pocket
PDW logo laser etched on blade

Made In:
USA

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