Kershaw quality?


March 10, 2003, 08:36 AM
Thinking about getting one, how is the quality?

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March 10, 2003, 08:48 AM
I have a Blackout, a Vapor II, a Chive and the 1422ST (Can't remember the name; a little hawkbill folder).

I've been quite satisfied with all of them.

March 10, 2003, 09:26 AM
Carry a Blackout everyday, use it to cut anything that needs cutting.

March 10, 2003, 09:43 AM
Thanks folks, I think I'll pick one up Thursday.

March 10, 2003, 01:42 PM
FYI, kershaws ken onion rainbow leek, the one awarded 'knife of the year' for 2002, has a low price of $59.95 at
other retailers have pricing up to $99.95 for this. dont confuse this with the rainbow chive, as this has a 1.93 inch blade, the leek has the 3 inch blade.

March 10, 2003, 08:15 PM
I have a Scallion mechanically assisted opener. Seems pretty good to me. A lot more robust than the Sog Flash.

March 10, 2003, 11:04 PM
I've had a Ken Onion Avalanche for about a year now and think its a very good knife. The steel is good and I really like the speed assist blade. I rotate the Avalanche with a Spyderco Rookie for my EDC.

If you are looking for a good entry level Ken Onion, I'd say get the Chive, which sells for $30 at Walmart.

March 11, 2003, 12:09 AM
Ken Onions at Wally World for $30?!? Dang, I got ripped off! That's about what I paid for my Kershaws... :eek:


Tim Schlosser
March 11, 2003, 12:32 AM
Kershaw is a definite bang for the buck knife. I've been evaluating one for a few months now and am fairly well impressed. I think they're a very good value today.

March 12, 2003, 06:30 PM
I've carried Kershaws for 25 years and never been dissapointed.

March 13, 2003, 07:18 AM
You guys convinced me, I bought the Scallion.

March 13, 2003, 10:14 AM
It's after the fact, but here's two cents anyway. :) The only Kershaw I own is the Double Cross. Nice fit, beautifully finished, and the basic scary sharp blades. I'm very happy with it.

March 13, 2003, 11:06 AM
First I picked up a Chive & was quite satisfied. Then I found the Blackout at Wally World and it's been my daily carry knife since.

March 14, 2003, 10:56 PM
I have a chive, scallion, rainbow leek, random task, mini task, boa. Lost the whirlwind in the yard somewhere. Yep, guess you could say I like um. Actually, they are a pretty decent knife for the price. I am a bit of a knife nut and usually spend a little more for a EDC, but these are pretty nice. The random task is my favorite.

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