Since its inception in 2014, Prometheus Design Werx has consistently placed a premium on quality over quantity, delivering highly-calculated garments and gear that have been engineered to last a lifetime. And while the San Francisco-based outfit has previously produced a wide range of fixed blade and folding knives, PDW has now unveiled its first-ever out-the-front knife with the all-new SPD Audax.
Taking its name from the Latin word for “bold,” the Audax is constructed around a grooved 6061-T6 aluminum handle that’s been fortified via a type III hard-anodized coating. In addition to being capped off with an internal lanyard pin, the handle — which is offered in OD green or black color options — also sports a low-profile pocket clip that’s been precision-machined from a block of titanium billet before being adorned in the brand’s signature SPD Kraken Trident logo.
Created by PDW’s Special Projects Division (or SPD), the Audax packs an American clip point blade that’s composed of ultra-top-shelf Böhler M390 — unequivocally one of the finest blade steels that money can buy. The blade is deployed using a knurled and ramped, double-action titanium thumb slider that’s been fitted with a dive watch-grade GITD inlay. The SPD Audax OTF Knife also boasts PDW’s signature handle and blade fullers.
Produced in limited numbers, the Prometheus Design Werx SPD Audax OTF Knife will be available on the PDW website beginning May 11 at 12:00 PM PDT. Pricing for this ultra-premium OTF model has been set at only $289.