Posted July 23, 2007 by Howard
Boron and Gold coated Chive from Kershaw Knives.
The Chive is one of the classics of the knife industry. A tiny, flat folder with fast assisted opening action that is easy to carry in the bottom of your pocket or clipped on. This version, with a polished black Boron coating and gold trim is elegant and tasteful. It was first issued years ago when it also had a gold thumb stud which is slightly missed in the new version. The Boron coating is supposed to be very hard and should protect the knife from scratches.
Designed by Ken Onion. Manufactured by Kershaw Knives in Oregon, USA.
The Chive clip point blade is of 420 stainless steel with a hollow grind. Stock thickness is 0.090" and blade length is just under 2 inches (4.9cm). Closed length is 2-7/8" (7.3 cm). Weight is 1.9 oz.The index trigger serves both as an ambidextrous opening aid and as a finger guard when the knife is open. With a simple push on the index trigger, the closed knife quickly springs open using The Ken Onion Speed Safe torsion bar technology to propel the blade to an open and locked position. The dual thumb studs serve only as the positive stop for the blade. The notched thumb ramp of the blade provides a secure placement for the index finger or thumb to rest on during use.
Features: Ken Onion’s patent pending "Speed Safe" mechanism incorporating torsion bar technology for assisted opening.
Safety lock system to prevent accidental opening
Metal pocket clip for easy carry
Integral "Frame-Lock" locking system for secure blade position. Designed by Ken Onion.