Lander Pocket Knife - Mars Valley Fat Carbon - S35VN

By Knafs

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Available exclusively at Smoky Mountain Knife Works (SMKW). We don't sell this directly on

When the Lander was announced on Kickstarter in May 2022, we were blown away by the extremely positive reception from the knife community. The Lander was always supposed to be a budget knife, and it checks the budget boxes all over the place. Buuuuuut, that didn't stop the chants for premium. We can still hear the chants of S35! S35! Their echoes haunted us. And so, we've teamed up with Smoky Mountain Knife Works to make a Lander for the more... discerning knife buyer. Plus, we're headed to Mars, amigos! This exclusive variation of the Lander ships with CPM-S35VN from New York, and Mars Valley Fat Carbon from our friends in Lithuania. Our other friends at QSP in China did the production work (Hi Michelle!). Sure it doesn't have Zirconium scales with a CPM-Adamantium blade... but it's pretty dang close.

The first ever Knafs knife. The Lander. It's a pocket knife that embodies the spirit of the first landing on the Moon. Take charge. Stick the landing. Walk on the Moon. The Lander is a pocket knife of possibility.   

Shop All Lander Scales

The scales on the Lander are Fast Swap Scales: they're easy to remove without disassembling the entire knife. Simply unscrew four screws, and you're freeee! If you're unfamiliar with pocket knife disassembly, typically removing the scales can be an ordeal: the entire knife falls apart in your hands, and you've got to retune everything to align all the parts. Not hard, but not fast or convenient either.  

Why is this cool? We have a million ideas of ways to customize this knife. We suspect you also have a million ideas. By making the scales in this Fast Swap fashion, it opens up a world of customization. Plus, we've made the scales Open Source via Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)-- users can distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the scales in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to Knafs. The license allows for commercial use. We just ask that you link back to Knafs. Simple. Open. Endless possibilities. Download the Lander STP file. 

We encourage you to disassemble the knife, tear it down, and put it back together-- no warranty voided for disassembly. We've also built out a Lander Replacement Parts section of our site so you can replace screws, pocket clips, and scales. We want you to own your knife and enjoy it for years to come. 

Blade Length: 2.75" (70 mm)
Overall Length: 6.4" (162 mm)
Closed Length: 3.6" (92 mm)
Blade Thickness: .1" (2.6 mm)
Handle Thickness: .4" (10.2 mm)
Weight: 2.4 oz (68 g)
Blade Steel: S35VN (HRC: 58)
Blade Shape: Drop point
Blade Grind: Flat
Grind Angle: 18° - 20°
Lock Type: Liner Lock
Pocket Clip: Deep carry, recessed, reversible, tip up
Thumbstud: Ambidextrous steel with T6 head
Ceramic caged bearings
Country of Origin:
Yangjiang, China
QSP Knives
Designer: Ben Petersen