Sunday, November 17, 2013

Kershaw Ken Onion Folding Knife - Review

Kershaw Ken Onion Folding Knife
$51 on Amazon.
Multiple Colors available.
4.8 oz

This is what I call Fast and Furious…Why you may ask?

·  Folding knife for outdoor adventures with partially serrated blade
·  Blade made of premium 13C26 stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance
·  Anodized aluminum handle with rough Trac-Tec material for a non-slip grip
·  SpeedSafe assisted opening system for smooth, one-handed opening

This blade may not be for sale in all areas because of that spring assisted action

Constructed of 13C26 stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance, Kershaw's Ken Onion Blur folding knife features a 3-3/8-inch smooth or serrated blade. Ideal for extreme or everyday situations, the Blur series offers power and performance. A lightweight anodized aluminum handle offers Trac-Tec inserts which provide a non-slip grip even in wet and slippery conditions.

Kershaw's SpeedSafe assisted opening system helps you to smoothly open the knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or Index-Open system. SpeedSafe's torsion bar helps keep the knife closed, preventing it from being opened by accident. In order to open the knife, apply manual pressure to the thumb stud to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its track and takes over. The blade opens
Review Assault


Razor Sharp out of the box.

Holds it edge very, very well.

Perfect for daily needs and with the fast action of this blade, perfect for self defense as well.
It's build quality is outstanding, opens quickly and easily, quality of the steel is adequate, the blade shape is attractive and useful, the grip is comfortable and much improved over earlier version (they had sand paper, current version has thin rubber inserts), and Kershaw's service and support is perfect.

This blade is highly used in the military and by law enforcement officers.

Microtech and protech will cost you three times as much.

1.      Fastest assisted opener I've seen. A little thumb pressure on the really well crafted thumb studs and "smack". Opens in a "blur".
2. Blade stregth is superb. Arrives sharp, stays sharp, and cuts with ease.
3. Perfect size. Extremely comfertable in the hand.
4. The grip is very good. An almost soft rubbery silicone grip tape along the outside will not allow you to let go.
5. Pre drilled holes for tip up or tip down carry.
6. If you get the Blur with the partially serrated edges, the serrations are wicked sharp.
7. Well built, put it through abuse fella's just don't get stupid with it.
2.      One amazon it’s a 5 star rated item and it absolutely deserves those glowing reviews.
3.      This is typically one of the blades that I carry every single day and I carry this on my night hikes on the back roads.

4.      Note: Don’t use the blade to pry with.  This isn’t the right type of blade for such activity.