Greeting knife enthusiasts! 

Another Kershaw knife in for review.  I was soooooooooooooooo excited to test this knife out, especially because of the belly in the blade (the portion of the edge that swoops down, kinda like a belly).  I was dissappointed  to find it wasn’t assisted open.  I am a firm believer that if there’s no spring when you’re pulling the clip back with your pointer finger there could be trouble.

 

Trouble because you only applied minimal pressure to the clip and thus the blade only opens part way.  I know it takes practice, I know it takes continued pull-backs to apply enough pressure to make that blade thrust out into locked position!  I know, just not a fan is all.

 

And, that dad-gum pocket clip was sooooooooo tight I couldn’t remove the knife from my pocket and eventually got so frustrated trying to, I broke the clip.

 

Now……..with that being said….I like the look, feel and construction of the knife.  I like the color combination, the grip…yup – fan of those features!

 

I used my pocket knife rarely because I couldn’t clip it to my pocket, but I did cut fruit and plenty of cardboard boxes and wasn’t disappointed. I tried to slightly bend and “open” the clip, but I knew that wouldn’t work.

 

The edge, was simple to restore using the Lansky sharpening system (not traditional stones with varying grits). And it sharpened very nicely, and I do liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike a sharp knife.

 

I couldn't and didn’t carry it often, but it did find use while stationed at my desk. And because of the flipper not being assisted open with a spring, I just left it in the open “locked” position!  

 

Huge fan of Kershaw and their creativity in tools, but this had flaws for me.  

 

Take a kid outside, teach them about knives and axes!!!

Scott