Posted May 4, 2009 by Howard
Kershaw OD-1 Flipper Frame Lock Folder
Kershaw Knives has released this “very cool” folding knife model. As far as pocketknives go, most fast openers have springs to help them fly open. Kershaw Knives has been improving their “flipper” system of opening pocketknives and this is the fastest opener we have seen. No spring is needed! The frame lock on this pocketknife is also a superbly strong locking mechanism. One side of the handle is G10 and the back is the steel frame with the one part that flexes over to lock the blade open. This is a great pocketknife! It is medium sized with a 3″ blade and is slim and seems easy to carry. It’s well made in the USA and sells at www.knifecenter.com for less than $50!
Kershaw has the following information for you:
Shift those “gotta have it” genes into overdrive with the OD-1 (one). This sleek pocket performer from Kershaw is truly a machine and comes fully equipped with the Flipper opening system. The OD-1 Flipper system enables the user to open the knife quickly and easily with the ambidextrous “flipper.” But here’s the cool part: when the blade is open, the flipper glides into a recess in the liner, giving the OD-1 a slim, smooth line all the way down. To complete the look, the OD-1 has a two-toned handle: textured G-10 on one side and a 410 stainless-steel frame lock on the other.
* Steel……Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel
* Handle…Textured black G-10 front & 410 stainless-steel back
* Liner…….410 stainless-steel
* Lock…….Frame Lock
* Blade……2-15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
* Closed…4-1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
* Weight…3.4 oz.
* Designed by Lee Williams
* Made in the USA