Founded by Iain Sinclair in 1964, Iain Sinclair® is a design house that conceives, designs and develops highly innovative consumer products for global markets, using an in-house team of specialist industrial designers, inventors and electronic/mechanical engineers. Led by a belief in, and commitment to superior quality design and innovation, Iain Sinclair’s team have created many world first products including: Liteblade (the first ultra thin flashlight of 1987), Flashcard (the multi-million selling, ultra thin flashlight of 1993), Smartlite (the first smart flashlight in 1988) and EON® (the first energy saving white LED flashlight of 1997). Iain Sinclair designs are in the permanent collection of several museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Science Museum of London. Iain Sinclair has also designed hundreds of products for numerous other companies; furniture and lighting, clocks and watches, tableware, hi-fi equipment, intelligent games computers and other leading edge, electronics based hardware including over 100 products for Saitek Ltd (a leading computer peripheral and intelligent games console supplier) between 1980 and 1995. Other large companies he has designed for include Sinclair Radionics Ltd (inventors of the world's first slimline pocket calculator, the world's first pocket television and the world's first mass market digital watch). In 2009 Iain Sinclair conceived Cardsharp® folding knife which has shipped in volume since 2011. Cardsharp® went viral (selling more than one unit per minute at peak times) after a Gizmodo write-up which had just become the largest gadget blog in the world. An anniversary edition Cardsharp is to be launched in 2019.
'I have been selling knives for 15 years and have rarely seen anything sell so quickly'
- Howard Korn, KnifeCentre USA.