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Kershaw Chive Knife

by Kershaw

Price: $24.49 - $151.99
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Product Description

The Chive Knife by Kershaw. The Chive series features Kershaw's SpeedSafe ambidextrous opening system for smooth, easy opening by both right and left-handed users. Closed, the Chive is less than three inches long-perfect for pocket carry. The blade is made of high-carbon 420HC stainless steel for good edge retention, easy resharpening, and excellent toughness. Some also feature high-tech coatings for enhanced performance and aesthetic appeal. The Chive series also offers a variety of handle materials and finishes-Tungsten DLC, Titanium Oxide rainbow, and our "smoked" anodized aluminum finish in three handsome colors. Our newest handle is anodized aluminum in fashionable pink. All Chives also feature the Safety Tip Lock to ensure the blade stays securely inside the handle until the user releases it, and a removable pocket clip for easy carrying. The Chive may be the smallest member of the "Onion" family, but it's got all the advanced features knife users demand. FEATURES of the Chive Knife by Kershaw SpeedSafe Frame Lock Thumb Stud Pocket Clip Titanium SPECIFICATIONS: Steel: 420HC stainless-steel Handle: 410 stainless-steel Blade Length: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm) Closed Length: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Weight: 1.9 oz.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002IAJBH8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This is a great knife, easy to open, with a very sharp blade.
BG
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great, straight forward good pocket knife.
Karlos Ortiz
Perfect size for every day carry... not too small and not too big 2.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By RG VINE VOICE on December 20, 2007
Color Name: Stainless Verified Purchase
I like to carry a small knife around with me most of the time. And the Chive is an ideal knife for that purpose. With a 2 inch blade, it's not very big so you're not going to be able to use it for heavy-duty jobs. But the construction is solid, and the speed-assist mechanism means you can open it easily with just one hand. It is also very light so you will hardly notice it in your pocket. It has a frame-lock which I prefer to a liner-lock because in general frame-locks tend to be more secure. And it does have a clip so you can clip it to your pocket (you can also remove the clip with a Torx screwdriver size T-6). The steel used for the blade (420 HC) is not a super-high quality steel, but it's plenty good for most common everyday tasks. It does have a safety tip lock, although I found mine to be a bit loose and it has sometimes slipped into the "off" position. But the blade itself has never popped open accidentally even when the safety was off. Being that it is so small, it's not quite as comfortable to hold as a bigger knife, but for its size it is relatively comfortable. When I hold it, my pinky hangs off the edge, unlike a larger knife like the Kershaw Vapor that I can grip will all four fingers on the handle.

Update 9/24/2009
The torsion bar broke recently and I had to get it replaced. I'm a little bit disappointed it broke already because I didn't think I used the knife that heavily. However Kershaw has top-notch customer service. They'll either send you a replacement torsion bar for free or you can ship them the knife and they'll fix it and ship it back to you (you pay to ship them the knife but they'll replace the torsion bar and ship it back for free). I had them ship me the torsion bar and I replaced it myself, and I'm not that handy so it must not be too difficult. Props to Kershaw for standing behind their product and backing it up with great service!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Perry on December 26, 2005
Color Name: Stainless
I generally _always_ carry some kind of pocketknife or multi-tool with me, and ever since my father gave me this Ken Onion Chive- it's become the ONLY knife I carry 90% of the time. (the other 10%, I feel the need for the tools in my Gerber multi-plier) It's the perfect size for most tasks, and holds an edge seemingly forever. But that's not the best part. This knife has almost perfect ergonomics. Using the torsion-bar speed open, the knife flips open with just a small amount of pressure, and locks open positively. It can also be easily unlocked and closed with one hand, and there's a safety which keeps the knife closed. In fact, my only gripe with this knife is the safety- it's a tiny zytel plastic part held in place with a stainless screw- I've never been able to get it tight enough that it consistently stays in place, yet loose enough that it can still be easily slid off with one finger. Otherwise, I love it! It clips perfectly in the change pocket of my jeans, and I carry it everywhere (well, at least as long as I'm not flying).
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. Burright on July 10, 2006
Color Name: RainbowSize Name: 1600VIB
This knife is wonderful! I'm one of the last people to get something that looks this "girly," but there was something about it that appealed to me. It looks cute and innocent, with the pinkish rainbow sheen (mine has a lot more green and blue than the picture), but it's wicked sharp. Since it is spring-assist, it opens lightning quick and can be deployed instantly for opening boxes or what-have-you. I like carrying mine with the pocket clip, but it comes with a safety lock so you can carry it in your pocket without fear of having it accidentally open. Very essential for the times when I'm wearing dress pants and can't have a knife showing.

It is very small though. It is perfect for kids or someone like me who has very small hands. Though I do have problems opening the knife with the thumb stud. It's just small enough that my thumb will slide to intercept the edge of the blade. Fortunately, it has index-opening and with one flick of my index finger, I can open it.

I carry larger knives in my jeans pockets on a daily basis, but if you need something discreet and stylish, you can't go wrong with the Ken Onion Rainbow Chive. It certainly looks inconspicuous, but it's incredibly useful for many applications.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mbrennan on April 3, 2008
Color Name: Stainless Verified Purchase
It's really small, great for every day carry when a larger knife might not be appropriate. This thing is too small for self-defense, unless you are being attacked by a hamster or something. But for every day utility.. cutting open boxes, bags and so on, it's hard to beat for the price.

Flicks open with the slightest touch, yet stays closed in the pocket. Don't ask me how they do it, but it works.

My only complaint is that the safety switch is a little loose, from the factory. It has a tendency to move back and forth in the pocket by itself. This can be annoying if you want to slash open a bag of charcoal and you pull out the knife and it won't open, so you have to set down the charcoal, unlatch the safety and pick it back up before you can commence the slashing.

HOWEVER, this can be easily rectified if you have access to a set of small allen wrenches (I don't know the size offhand). All you have to do is turn the safety off and tighten it down and it will remain off. Conversely, if you are traveling or something, you may want to lock the safety in the on position. It should come with an allen wrench, but it's not a big enough deal to warrant only 4/5 starts. It is still an amazing little blade.
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