Kershaw 1318KITX Starter Series Pack

This time on Steal of the Week we’ve got another one of Kershaw’s Starter Series Packs, this time with a little bit of a fun twist. Typically these kits are bundles of two knives or a knife with some kind of tool, but in this case the knife is accompanied by a set of Kershaw playing cards.

Obviously the main attraction here is the knife, which is worth the price on its own. As is typical for the Starter Series this is an all stainless steel construction with a nifty blackwash finish. The full steel build puts this one on the heavy side for its size, but that gives it a hefty, secure feeling in the hand. The handle shape is very ergonomic and fits the contours of the hand nicely, the only downside I can maybe see is that you feel the pocket clip against your palm a little bit, but it isn’t all that noticeable. The clip is equipped in the right-side tip down position, with the bayonet style enabling a deep, secure carry.

The blade is deployed by way of the flipper, which is very easy to snag thanks to its ample size. This knife features Kershaw’s proprietary Speedsafe assisted opening mechanism, so you know exactly what kind of snappy, responsive action you’re going to be getting. The blade is a 3.25″ drop point with a hollow grind, held ably in place by the sturdy stainless steel frame lock.

The playing cards in the kit are pretty standard, with a minimalistic scratched steel pattern and the red Kershaw logo on the back. It’s a pretty attractive set, and a nice change of pace from the kinds of things you usually see bundled with knives. If you’ve been putting off your dreams of being a street magician or card shark this may be just the kick in the pants you need.

All-in-all, this Kershaw kit offers up a perfect everyday carry flipper and the cards are a fun bonus, so for under $20 you really can’t go wrong. To learn more about this kit, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com

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Ryan