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Kershaw Ripcord Knife Featuring OTF (Out The Front) Deployment System

by Kershaw
45 customer reviews

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  • The ripcord's unique, patented design provides the strength and stability of a fixed blade knife
  • The blade slides out the front of the handle into a secure, fixed-blade position
  • The blade is sandvik 13C26 stainless steel for strength and superior edge retention
  • The ripcord's handle is lightweight anodized aluminum with trac-tec inserts for a secure grip
  • Sandvik 13C26 stainless-steel with Tungsten dlc coating
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Product Description

The Ripcord's unique, patented design provides the strength and stability of a fixed blade knife, yet stores as compactly as a folding knife. The key is Kershaw's "Out the Front" (OTF) design. With OTF, the blade slides out the front of the handle into a secure, fixed-blade position. A convenient belt clip sheath doubles as the OTF deployment system to engage or disengage the locking function. Simply pull out on the back of the handle and lift the knife off of the locking button. To put the knife away, insert the tip back into the sheath, while simultaneously setting the back of the handle slot onto the release button, then slide it in all the way. It takes a little practice, but soon it will become a very easy to operate, one-hand procedure when clipped to your belt or webbing. Right or left hand carry. The blade is Sandvik 13C26 stainless steel for strength and superior edge retention, while the Tungsten DLC coating enhances performance and looks good doing it. The Ripcord's handle is lightweight anodized aluminum with Trac-Tec inserts for a secure grip.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0013LKHWG
  • Item model number: 3200
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,975 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By The Doc on December 29, 2009
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Now, find my anything, and I mean ANYTHING by Kershaw that's ISN'T a SUPERB product and I will EAT this knife. Kershaw is simply amazing when it comes to making basically knives that come as close as you can get to a switchblade whilst remaining in the confines of law. Now, a word about the ripcord. The title of this review was negative, but my rating of 5-stars was obviously positive - and this is why:
Hands down, this is my favorite knife. It's something we learn as knife users and collectors that knives generally are either fixed blades, or folders. OTF (out the front) knives are excellent for lovers of the folder, because they are faster than flicking out a blade horizontally, because in theory you would be able to turn potential energy (in the form of a spring) into kinetic energy (by releasing the spring as the blade shoots out) with the push of a button. THIS IS NOT THAT TYPE OF KNIFE. Yes, it "features OUT (out-the-front) technology,) BUT the ONLY reason and the only time you'll ever be able to appreciate this technology is when your knife is working in concord with it's sheath.
The sheath is terrific. It fits on your belt (if you are creative it can fit in other places, but why bother), and it not only looks very small (not bulky at all) when your knife is in it, but it also doesn't give the appearance of being a holstered knife. In this way, even if you wear this knife without concealing it, it can still be concealed in plain sight, mistaken at a glance for perhaps a tiny cellphone, beeper, or something so unidentifiable that no one will really even consider that it is a knife.
And when you pull the knife from the sheath, it IS fast, but not as fast as the name "Ripcord" would make you believe. The blade is very sharp, and as a knife I rank it 5-stars.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on October 21, 2010
This knife is very quick to deply when DONE PROPERLY. The other reviewers obviously did not practice with this knive. I use this as my duty knife on patrol as a Deputy Sheriff. I find the fastest way to deploy is to plave your hand over the entire sheath. Your thumb and index finger wrapped arround the bottom of the knife (which is positioned and exposed at the top of the sheath). As you draw the handle out of the sheath, add fingers to the handle. By the time the blade is fully retracted out of the sheath, your fingers will all grip the blade handle and there is no need to adjust grip, stop half way and tilt, or any of the other wacky ways other reviewers explained how to deploy this knife. If DOES take getting use to. So practice with it is a MUST, if you want to be able to deploy it safely, quickly, effectively, and reliably. But you should be practicing constantly and consistantly with ALL of your weapons that you count on to save your life. If you don't practice, it won't work!
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful By ToiletRat on April 13, 2013
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High Quality is the best way to describe this knife. It's construction is unlike any other knife/utility knife I have ever used. It's ingenious and easy to deploy design is awesome. Don't mind the reviewers who say it is hard to deploy cause it's easy! I take it everywhere with me and it clips on to just about anything. I actually find myself securing it to just the belt loop of my shorts/pants. I'll try to get a video on this of how I use and deploy the knife till then buy it! Buy two!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By COLTRAIN on October 17, 2011
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As a Police Officer for the State of Texas, I highly recommend the Kershaw Ripcord with OTF deployment system as a duty knife. Its quick and easily drawn from the hard sheath. I was shown this knife by a friend that is also law enforcement and am now showing other officers this exquisite product. Its not only a great idea for a knife but its also a sharp looking knife as well. excuse the pun lol..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David K. Spangler on July 17, 2010
This is a typical Kershaw product- well-made, beautifully finished and razor-sharp. I don't know if this is ever going to be a knife I use a lot, but it sure is cool. And here's the thing- all these folks saying you have to do this and that to draw the knife, and it's not all that fast, etc. etc, are wrong, wrong, WRONG!

All you do is grab the part of the knife that sticks out of the sheath(actually the bottom of the handle but it's oriented upwards)with your thumb and forefinger and yank and, voilà! The knife's drawn. You can do it fast or slow, up, down, or sideways- doesn't matter. You feel a small kind of hitch as you draw it from the sheath, and that's all. Yes, you are actually pulling it up and out, but the mechanism basically lines itself up- you just snatch it out. Yes, when you draw it you'll only be holding it with your thumb and forefinger- so what? Anyone who has ever held a knife can shift to a better grip instantly. Sheathing the knife is a no-brainer as well. As you insert the knife in the sheath the stud on the sheath automatically catches in the hole in the handle of the knife- you just push in a little bit towards as you're pushing down and the blade goes into the handle and the knife's secure. I can't imagine that it would be very easy to cut one's self drawing or sheathing the knife- your fingers aren't near the blade at all. Certainly it's a lot safer than closing some folding knives, such as those with a torsion bar, which have a lot of resistance as you close them.

I doubt this knife is much, if any, faster to deploy than a good folding knife carried clipped inside the pocket- but it IS very fast. It's not ever going to be my first choice for an every day carry(EDC)blade, but it's well worth having if you like gadgets or are a knife collector.
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