This weekend our special is one of Kershaw’s most popular knives, the Scallion. This design was a later addition to the Ken Onion Kershaw family, filling a size gap between the Leek and the Chive. It was originally made as a liner lock with synthetic handles, until it was reimagined to more closely resemble its brothers with this frame lock version. This is a beautiful little folder that manages to pack a ton of functionality into a small package.
The first thing you’re going to notice about this model is the bead-blast finished stainless steel handle, which is a great look. The handle is only about 3.5″ long, but the shape lets it sit even in larger hands without that awkward feeling that sometimes accompanies smaller knives. Some light jimping up at the top allows for a real sense of stability.
Blade is a 2.25″, hollow ground drop point made from 420HC stainless steel. The action is absurdly fast thanks to the Ken Onion SpeedSafe assisted mechanism. While the Scallion has an ambidextrous thumb stud, the way you’re really going to want to open it is with the flipper.
Blade is kept in place via a nice, secure frame lock. As an additional safety feature this model sports a Tip-Lock slider on the end, which prevents the blade from deploying in your pocket. This knife has a really smooth pocket clip, allowing for an easy tip-down carry.
The Kershaw Scallion is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a robust folding knife without a lot of bulk. To learn more about this item, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com