UPKNIFE IS A ONE-MAN OPERATION
Upknife is the solo enterprise of John Risch, an electrical engineer who runs the business from his Agua Dulce, California shop. He imagines, designs and manufactures all of his company’s products. He even cut the round foam cushions that hold the multitool in its tubular packaging. Other Upknife products include: the UPK-D Pocket Sai with retractable blade; UPK-T Rocket Tool (a small, pocket-sized multitool shaped like a rocket); and UPK-F Predator fixed blade knife.