This is a discussion on Kershaw? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm not a fan of tip down carry, but Kershaw makes very good quality knives. I have a Scallion and love the assisted opening action....
I'm not a fan of tip down carry, but Kershaw makes very good quality knives. I have a Scallion and love the assisted opening action.
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The one in the middle is a kershaw leek that was customized by Sante Fe Stoneworks.
A goin' to meetin' type of knife.
I EDC two Kershaws - a Blur 1670 BLKST and a Storm 1470X. Both are super sharp and very tough. I like the Blur a little more since it is assisted-opening. It's hard to go wrong with a Kershaw, IMO.
I had the cheaper one. Kershaw usually has several price points of materials for the same design of knife.
The cheaper ones usually just have steel handles and 440A or B blades, while the higher-end ones have laminated D2 or S30V blades. The higher-end ones are well worth it- the quality increase is huge and the price increase is fairly modest.
The Junkyard Dog is a Tim Galyean design- if you think the Kershaws are cool, look up one of his customs!
I have a Kershaw that Ive had since highschool. Its more of a 'beater' knife now, but it holds a great edge. Sharp enough to shave. Another good blade at a good price is Schrade.
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I have a Kershaw Leek and like it a lot.
I only buy Kershaw these days..... I have had Buck, Shrade, Gerber etc.... over the years but I really like my Kershaw's the best. In particular the Ken Onion series knives like the Leek and Chive etc.....
I just like the feel and one hand open/close of the Kershaw above anything else. I'm sure there are better more expensive knives out there but for me, you cannot go wrong with one.