New EDC working blade

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    New EDC working blade

    Was working in the shop last night had my Kershaw Storm was opened and laying on the bench forgot about it moved a box and whamo it fell off the bench...and yes right on the tip...crap broke about a 1/4" off of it.

    I have carried it for almost 3 years and loved it. went to Wally World to pick up another one since I am a huge Kershaw fan and saw a Kershaw Skyline in the case. Well it came home it is MUCH lighter than the Storm and I actually like the shape of the blade a bit better I think. I loved the big belly on the Storm but it was kinda useless for EDC. Will post more in a week or so after I have carried it for a while.

    Here is a web pic of the Skyline I can't find my darn camera will post pics of the storm after I get it reshaped.
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    Looks good! I've had a kershaw and liked it.
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    I have to agree with your assessment, jbum. The kershaw Skyline is probably the best EDC knife you'll find for that price point. Light, easy to deploy, decent steel that is shaving sharp from the box, cheap...it's just an excellent bang ---> buck purchase and you'd be hard pressed to do better.

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    Send the broken knmife back to Kershaw they will fix or replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbird View Post
    Send the broken knmife back to Kershaw they will fix or replace it.
    Yes, do this...

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    Skyline is excellent bang for the buck. My favorite feature is the lack of liners, and the awesome weight. Been carrying for a year now, and no complaints from me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbird View Post
    Send the broken knmife back to Kershaw they will fix or replace it.
    I totally forgot about that will ship it out tomorrow. Thanks guys.

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    Straight forward and simple... I like your new blade!
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    Just got a Kershaw Tanto Blur....and LOVE it!!
    Not your average "box-cutter".....!!
    Don't hesitate to send the damaged blade back to Kershaw....they stand behind their Lifetime Warranty 110%!!
    ....and they're "MADE IN U.S.A."!!! Gotta love that!!

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    Got one of these in a trade last week. NOt a bad little knife, but I wish the flipper worked better. I even loosened the pivot screw a bit, but it doesn't want to 'flip' open without a wrist snap too.

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    Kershaw has the best customer service and warranty in the production knife community. They break a lot because of all the springs. My Dad is fond of them. He keeps breaking them and I keep sending them back. I think I have done it 5-6 times with different models. Nothing but the Al Mar SERE 2000 for me when it comes to a utility knife.- George

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    Ok guys so far so good.

    The good parts:
    Much lighter than the Storm.

    Opens really easy 99% of the time I can open it with just the flipper tab.

    Very ergonomic.... fits the hand well.

    Locks solid no wiggle up or down or side to side.

    The clip is sufficient.. I like the one on the Storm and the Leeks better.

    Shape and width of the blade are very nice
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    Very sharp and a great tip out of the box as with all Kershaws.

    Quiet opening.

    The bad:
    The thumb studs are pretty much useless the are to far in the notch to get your thumb on. Although they do help if you don't flip it open on the 1st try.

    I may put the clip on the bad side eventually will wear it for a bit longer.

    Hollow ground blade... I am just not a big fan of them that's just me.

    Break in time....I probably flipped it 200 times before it was loose enough to open with out flipping the wrist.

    All in all I am very satisfied a lot of knife for the money would not hesitate to suggest it to someone. Just remember it is a flipper and not an assist opener.

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