The Wayfarer Compact was released in September 2015 as a follow up to our larger Wayfarer model. We received a lot of requests for a small version and decided to go with a robust 3.5" blade size. We carried over everything we learned when building the Wayfarer but in a more EDC-friendly size. A cutout in the blade was added to allow non-flipper deployment.
We use zero CNC machining to make the Wayfarer. After cutting blade and liner outlines, everything is done by hand or on a manual mill. Wayfarers are full custom and are built one at a time by our expert team in Visalia, CA. The blades are hand-ground and handles are always contoured.
There are tens of millions of ways to build a Wayfarer Compact. Please take a look at the gallery below for some inspiration. To order one, fill out the build form (coming soon) or reach out to us by e-mail with what you had in mind. At the moment we are using CTS-XHP steel for the blade. The liners are always titanium, but everything else can be customized. If you have a desired theme or favorite material, let us know and we can suggest a build that you're guaranteed to like.
Drop point with optional compound grind
Belt satin, handrub satin, mirror, matte, acid stonewash, two-tone
Titanium liners, backspacer, pocket clip
Single scale material, straight or curved bolsters (front and/or rear), racing stripe inlays, decorative inlays, engraving, carving, filework (backbar and/or liners), anodizing, custom pivots,
Titanium, Zirconium, carbon fiber (LVA, shred, LSCF, unidirectional, marbled), G10, Micarta (canvas, linen, denim), Kirinite, Raffir, Camel bone, Desert Ironwood, Mammoth tooth, Koa, copper, bronze, brass, ti-damascus, mokume, C-Tek, texalium (twill), thunderstorm kevlar
3.375” / 85.7mm
0.146” / 3.7mm
8.125” / 206.4mm
4.75” / 120.7
6-8oz / 170-227g
0.47-0.63” / 12-16mm
All metal caged ball bearing system running on a thrust washer
Titanium pivot and optional titanium hardware
Internal stop pin
3D pocket clip, sculpted by hand
Ceramic detent ball
Skeletonized flipper tab
Protected lanyard hole
Jimping on thumb ramp
Blade cut-out for thumb or index finger deployment