From famous pocket knife designs like the Leek to revolutionary assisted opening technologies, Kershaw is known for delivering some of the most groundbreaking innovations in the knife industry. Incredible knives like the Tyrade, Speedform, Tilt, and Cryo have earned Kershaw recognition with awards like Overall Knife of the Year and Best Buy of the Year. It’s not a stretch to say that Kershaw offers up some of the best pocket knives and sporting knives on the market (especially for the price!) but we want to help narrow that scope a little bit. We’ve picked the top five Kershaw knives for you so that you can spend less time shopping and more time cutting.
The Kershaw Leek is one of the company’s most enduring and popular pocketknife series. Designed by famous knife designer Ken Onion, this classic folding knife features the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism Ken Onion, himself, invented. The Kershaw Leek’s small profile allows this top pocketknife to be carried comfortably, and it comes in a variety of colors so you’ll have options depending on your taste. Despite all the iterations within this series of classic pocketknives that we’ve seen over the years, our favorite is undoubtedly the original model Kershaw Leek with stainless steel handles and Sandvik blade steel.
Since this great knife boasts the Onion-designed assisted opening mechanism, both lefties and righties can work this into their EDC rotation. The Kershaw Leek also offers secure lockup when the blade is folded thanks to its Tip-Lock slider. The lanyard hole in the knife handle is seamlessly integrated to look like a fourth rivet, which is a pretty cool touch that drives home the level of detail that went into the overall design of a truly great knife.
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Every once in a while, our friends over at Kershaw Knives come out with something new that generates a buzz around our office. When we first laid eyes on the new Kurai, we knew that they had come up with something really interesting.
The Kurai is a gentleman’s folder with style to spare, with carbon fiber-patterned aluminum handle scales. It doesn’t sacrifice substance either-it’s heavy for its size (in a good way), and its 2.5″ 8Cr13MoV blade with Titanium Carbo-Nitride coating provides great performance and corrosion resistance at an extremely reasonable price. Opening is smooth and easy with the thumb stud, and the linerlock is nice and solid. The Kurai makes a great gift, too! Check them out today at www.knifecenter.com!
Kershaw Compound-Combo Edge (KS1940ST)
Kershaw Knives, manufacturers of the super plain-edged Compound folding knife, have added a new combo edge version. Featuring Kershaw’s buttery-smooth, precise SpeedSafe® assisted opening mechanism (accessed by a built-in flipper), this knife opens with a very solid “click”, and is secured by a locking liner.
This Kershaw Compound sports a 3.5″ partially-serrated, heat-treated 8CR13MoV steel blade. Offering a removable clip for tip-up or tip-down carry, the Compound utilizes glass-reinforced nylon handles. The result is a very solid-feeling knife, yet it weighs just 3.8 oz.-and it costs just $25.95! Take a look at the combo edge Compound-and its plain-edged brother-at www.knifecenter.com!
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Kershaw RJ Series of Assisted Openers
Amazing series of Speedsafe assisted openers designed by the great custom knifemaker RJ Martin. These work great and have a nicely streamlined handle. The blade shape is remarkable because it’s a tanto style but still has some belly on it which makes it more useful. You can see the series at www.knifecenter.com
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Kershaw Tremor Assisted Very Cool Pocketknife!
Kershaw Knives releases another winning folding pocketknife. The Tremor you just felt was the sound of Kershaw’s competitors running back to the drawing board. Kershaw has been the leader in the development and evolution of assisted opening knives since the beginning. We have not seen much new from them in the last couple years in this category, but they have come roaring back with the Tremor. This large G10 linerlock with a blade kicker is made in China under the supervision of Kershaw’s parent company and features the original Ken Onion SpeedSafe technology.
You can see these new pocketknives at www.knifecenter.com
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Kershaw Barrage and Zing with Damascus Blades
Kershaw released some beauties that are American made and sell at great prices. One model, the Barrage, is brand new and the first one we received is with a Damascus steel blade. It is a flipper opener -and, although not assisted, it is “blur-like.” The other is one of the new ZING models but has the same Damascus steel blade. We like these very much and will have plenty of stock next week.
Kershaw Knives Half Ton Folding Knife
Kershaw Knives produces some great knives at all price levels. This Half Ton model is at the very lowest of those and we are selling it for $14.95! It is a real Kershaw design and is very well made. The wide blade allows a lot of work to be done. These are great items and can be found at: www.knifecenter.com
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Kershaw Knives Whiplash Hawk Designed Fixed Blade
Kershaw Knives has another hit. Grant and Gavin Hawk come up with really cool design ideas! Their latest clever idea appears on the very affordable Whiplash fixed blade from Kershaw. The clever idea is to put a channel around the handle scales to securely store a wrist lanyard. Safely out of the way when not needed, there at the ready when it is needed.
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Kershaw Limited Edition Random Leek with 14C28N Steel Blade
The Kershaw Leek is one of the best selling models of all time. The random Leek has an inverted tanto style blade and is often brought out in limited editions. This latest model features a special new steel developed by Sandvik exclusively for Kershaw knives. Kershaw says, “This quality chromium steel provides excellent hardness, as well as corrosion and wear resistance.” We, at the KnifeCenter, haven’t tested the material ourselves and so can only pass on the information we have gathered.
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