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Bleh. Blur Broken.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by TimboKhan, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Apr 15, 2005
    Greeley, CO
    I went to open my beloved Kershaw Blur yesterday, and a weird sound came out of it. Now my speed safe doesn't work. Bleh.

    No big deal, as it appears that Kershaw has a easy to fill out warranty repair form, and I am not anticipating any major expenses. In fact, since I am sending the Blur in for repair, I think I am going to send my Leek in for factory resharpening.

    I am not really all that worried about the process, but out of curiosity, anyone ever sent a knife in to Kershaw for repair? How did that go? Are they more interested in repairing, or do they just replace? I don't honestly care either way, but I am curious.
  2. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Rural Kentucky, surrounded by Amish
    Smooth as silk and I've never seen a replacement, only repairs.

    Broken torsion bars are a common point of failure it seems.
  3. jakk280rem

    jakk280rem Participating Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Astoria, OR
    Sucks your knife broke. I broke a brand new Manix 2 a couple days ago. Spyderco states they don't replace blades so I can't get it repaired.

    No experience sending a knife back to Kershaw, but I did take a Leek there in person. They had it fixed in a few minutes. One of the minor benefits of living within an hour of Kershaw, Gerber, CRKT, Lone Wolf, Benchmade, Leatherman and Leupold.
  4. OregonJohnny

    OregonJohnny Participating Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    My Blur's torsion bar broke a couple of years ago. But it was my fault, as it broke while I was mindlessly fidgeting with it and slowly closing it by putting pressure on the spine of the blade against a mouse pad while I was deep into reading something on my computer. It's meant to be open and closed, not forced into a half closed position which puts too much pressure on the torsion bar. User error...

    Anyway, I thought I would just take the knife apart and replace the torsion bar myself. Dumb move - tiny parts everywhere. I took it into Kershaw and they fixed it, re-assembled it from my pile of parts, and sharpened it, all in about 15 minutes while I grabbed lunch. Detailed report here in a thread I started years ago:


    Long story short, GREAT customer service.
  5. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Mentor

    Nov 21, 2008
    If Kershaw is a good as Buck was to me you will be a happy camper.

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