McNees PM 3.5 Elite TAD Edition

Elite Performance Machine
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This Elite edition of the PM Mac 2 3.5” features upgrades to both materials and design. We have added Mcnees geared backspacers as well as his custom fold over pocket clip and Magnacut blades.

Jonathan McNees started his Performance Machine Series with one thing in mind: to complete the entire production process within the USA. While this knife can be called a Mid-Tech, the amount of work Jonathan does himself blurs the line between custom and production.

The McNees PM Mac 2 3.5” TAD Edition is the perfect balance between a gentleman's pocket knife and full size folder. A true mid-size, the PM Mac 2 3.5” is easy in the pocket but robust enough for heavier tasks. Its lightweight dimensions and contoured frame make it all but disappear in the pocket. Custom oversized thumb studs, in conjunction with caged bearings, deploy the upswept clip point with authority. The Magnacut steel is incredibly durable, as is its heavily stonewashed finish. The upward cant and trailing point on the blade present the edge while keeping the hand out of the way during cutting tasks. A titanium framelock keeps things secure while the contoured slabs prevent hotspots during heavier work. Upgraded steel, machine hollow ground blades with redesigned jimping are all new on this edition.

Our TAD Edition comes in either a dark stonewash, rich bronze or deep blue with our signature topo pattern laser applied to the frame and clip. Our triple fullers are milled into the presentation side of the handle, while our logo is nested on the blade, mirroring the Mcnees logo.


  • Tumbled Magnacut upswept clip point blade 

  • Machined hollow ground blade

  • Caged bearing pivot 

  • Titanium custom pivot

  • Custom fold over titanium pocket clip

  • Tumbled and contoured titanium framelock

  • Custom geared backspacer

  • Right hand tip up carry

  • Bronzed, Stonewashed or blue titanium frame with presentation side fullers

  • Laser applied topo pattern on frame and clip

  • TAD logo on blade mirroring Mcnees logo

Due to the nature of custom items, slight variations may occur.

By placing an order with Triple Aught Design, you are verifying that you are over 18 years of age and are aware of all local, state and federal laws regarding the possession of, or the carrying of this product. Triple Aught Design shall be held blameless for any infraction of laws made by the purchaser.



Blade: Dark Tumbled Magnacut Steel

Handle: Dark Tumbled, Bronzed Titanium or Blue

Pocket Clip: Titanium 

Backspacer: Titanium


Blade Length: 3.4” ( 8.63 cm)

Blade Thickness: 0.150” (0.381 cm)

Handle Length: 4.1” ( 10.41cm)

Handle Thickness: 0.48” ( 1.21cm)

OAL: 7.5” ( 19.05 cm)


4.5oz ( 127.57grams)


Titanium Framelock

Magnacut Clip Point with Swept Back Tip and Swedge
Machine Hollow Ground Blade
Caged Bearings

Three Fullers Milled Into Presentation Side Handle 

Custom Titanium Fold Over Pocket Clip

Custom Geared Ti Backspacer

Laser Applied Topo Pattern on Handle and Clip

Dark Stonewash, Bronzed or Blue Handle Assemblies 

Machined Style Pivot and Thumb Studs 

Labels & Logos

Chem Etched Triple Aught Design & Mcnees Knives Logos

Made in USA

Behind the Scenes with Mcnees Custom Knives

Jonathan Mcnees of Mcnees Custom Knives served as a US Marine and is an avid outdoorsman. Always passionate about knives, Jonathan takes a practical approach to his design, focusing on efficiency and wasting as little space as possible.