With roots in the custom knife community, Alliance Designs knows what quality is. Each knife produced by Alliance is a premium production knife using materials like Bohler M390, RWL34, S35VN, and top-tier titanium.
The idea of Alliance Designs was first conceived in 2017. Being loyal collectors of designer Ray Laconicoís work, Eden Ho and Bill Simonoff, founders of Alliance Designs, became very good friends over the years. Ray was never able to make enough customs to meet demand, so Bill and Eden would find themselves frequently chatting with Ray trying to find different ways of getting his designs into the hands of his fans.
The first project Alliance worked on together was the Semi-Custom Upside Down Jasmine. This was a test of sorts to see how things worked in terms of operations, timing, and logistics.
Fast forward to September 2018. The Ray Laconico EZE was the first official product launch and Alliance Designsí first foray into the knife industry. As both Bill and Eden started out as collectors, it didnít take long before more of their friends signed on. Today, Alliance is proud to have some of the most skilled knifemakers as their collaborative partners. In addition to Ray Laconico, they currently also have projects with Kevin Foster, Pat Hammond, Brian Efros, Matthew Christensen, Victor Barajas, Scott Wing, Jeremy Marsh and more.
The Alliance Designs philosophy is simple... deliver a premium product that checks all the boxes, even for custom knife fanatics. In order to do this, Eden travels frequently to Asia, working very closely with their manufacturing partners, creating proprietary processes, all the while preserving an extremely high bar on fit and finish. Before Eden quit his day job in January 2019 to pursue Alliance Designs full time, he worked in China and Hong Kong for the last 16 years in the technology sector, as well as in consulting. What sets Alliance Designs apart from many other companies is their understanding of what knife collectors want, mixed with the ability to communicate these things to the right people or factory for the job. Alliance is truly passionate about every model they make and are proud to produce small batch, flawlessly crafted edged tools, perfect for every day carry.
From Alliance Designs as of May 2019:
All of our products are guaranteed to perform based on its intended design. They are covered by a limited lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects due to faulty workmanship or materials. This warranty does not include normal wear & tear, damage, neglect or misuse, and third party modifications. Defective products will be repaired or replaced at our discretion.
If you would like to receive more information on warranty repair or replacement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions. The final decision will be determined and fulfilled at the sole discretion of ALLIANCE DESIGNS LIMITED.
Read the full warranty here.