This time on Steal of the Week we’ve got a Kershaw knife that is frequently called oh so sweet… Because that is actually its name. That’s right, we’re taking a look at the Oso Sweet – a compact, lightweight flipper that offers up an elegant alternative for a basic everyday carry.
Handles are glass-reinforced nylon with… Wait, how did this orange one get in here? Hang on. Okay, handles are glass-reinforced nylon with a “scale” pattern that adds to the knife’s unique aesthetic and provides a pretty solid no-slip grip. The GRN and thin stainless steel liners are what make this such a lightweight model, which is great for limiting hand fatigue and preventing the carry from getting to obtrusive. To that end, the pocket clip lets the knife set nicely in the pocket, making for a comfortable, secure ride. The clip is reversible for right-hand carry only, letting you switch it from tip-down to tip-up.
Handle shape is pretty standard for Kershaw, with a slight hump on the back and a pronounced index finger indent making for some nice ergonomics. You do feel the liner lock a bit on your index finger, but it’s not too noticeable. Typically I find the pocket clip to be something of a hotspot on knives like these, but the unique shape of this one flows really nicely with the palm.
Blade is deployed of course via the flipper, and the Speedsafe assisted mechanism makes for a swift and snappy action that feels really solid. You’re looking at 3.1″ in a nice slender drop point, with a hollow grind and a satin finish. The aforementioned liner lock keeps everything firmly in place when the blade is deployed.
As a no-frills, EDC-style blade the Kershaw Oso Sweet really fills the bill, especially if you’re looking for something with a little bit of unique styling to it. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com