Kershaw Scallion REVIEW

Kershaw Scallion REVIEW

This is a discussion on Kershaw Scallion REVIEW within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Specifications: Overall Length: 5.87" Blade Length: 2.25" Closed Length: 3.25" Steel: 420HC stainless-steel Handle: 6061-T6 anodized-aluminum Weight: 2.3 oz. Today I am reviewing the Kershaw ...

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    Kershaw Scallion REVIEW

    Overall Length: 5.87"
    Blade Length: 2.25"
    Closed Length: 3.25"
    Steel: 420HC stainless-steel
    Handle: 6061-T6 anodized-aluminum
    Weight: 2.3 oz.

    Today I am reviewing the Kershaw Scallion 1620NB assisted folder. I've been carrying this knife for about a week now and really like it for a few reasons I will point out below. It's been my companion through my everyday tasks, mostly opening heavy duty shipping boxes, envelopes, and cutting rope.

    The blade steel on the Kershaw Scallion is 420HC, which is a good steel. It is soft enough to sharpen easily but also hard enough to hold a hair-popping edge. Out of the box it was razor sharp! Even after a weeks worth of EDC cutting task I still feel confident using this knife for cutting task.

    The blade on this knife deploys super fast and smooth thanks to Kershaws Speed-Safe assisted opening mechanism. The way that it works is when the blade is partially opening, an internals spring pushes the blade open the rest of the way. When closed. the tab that forms a sort of finger guard at the base of the blade is used to push the blade open with your index finger. The knife can also be opening by using the metal thumb stud. Using the thumb stud to open the knife is just as easy as using the finger tab. Lock up is rock solid with no wiggle room either way. And when closed, the blade has perfect blade centering.

    The body on the Kershaw Scallion is constructed out of aluminum scales with stainless steel liners and a liner-lock locking system. Between the body lines and the jimping on spine of the blade, the ergonomics are great on the Scallion! You can really get a firm grip on the knife whether you're using it barehanded or with gloves. Under severe wet conditions the aluminum scales can be a little slick but not to the point where it's a danger to be using the knife. It's slim profile makes carrying this knife super easy and fits in just about any EDC system.

    The Kershaw Scallion 1620NB uses a very elegant black pocket clip. It allows the knife ti sit low in your pocket with about 1/4" exposed. The pocket clip is right hand carry tip down carry only.

    My final conclusion on the Kershaw Scallion 1620NB: Overall, I am very pleasured with the knife. For the price it's a great value knife. It's a great EDC knife that can be adapted to just about any EDC system. It's overall size is compact and the blade is easily to maintenance. And best of all it's made right here in the United States!!

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    Own two and love them, actually just bought the Shallot.

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    I carried one of these for several years but stepped up to The Leek. Like the extra length and the straight edge is easier for me to uniformly sharpen.

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    "Pleasured" by a knife sounds kinky and painful. But the review was great I'll have my eye out for one.((That might be painful too)

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    I have several Leeks and Scallions. Overall I really love the design of Kershaw's pocket knives but I'm a bit disappointed at the rather pedestrian steels on offer. IIRC, D2 is about the only decent steel you can get, and that's only available in a couple knives. I find Spyderco to be a heck of a lot better in that regard. My EDC is usually a Ladybug3 in ZDP and/or a Dragonfly in VG-10. When I'm out camping or hiking I'll often carry a Native instead.

    My dream knife would be a Dragonfly or Leek in M390 or K390!

    FWIW I'll confess right now that I'm a steel snob...
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    Have to agree with Phaedrus. I generally like Kershaw designs but have been much more satisfied with the cutting performance & edge durability of Spyderco's VG-10 than with anybody's 420HC. Yet, clearly, the price-point favors the Kershaw.
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