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Kershaw Black Shallot Knife with Tungsten DLC Black coating on Blade & Handle and Partially Serrated Blade

by Kershaw
4.7 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews

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  • Made in the USA
  • DLC coating-Handle: 410 stainless steel
  • DLC coating-Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)-Closed length: 4.4 in. (11.1 cm)-Overall length: 7.9 in. (20 cm)-Weight: 4.2 oz. (119 g)
  • Kershaw's black shallot features a partially serrated blade of sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel with tungsten DLC black coating
  • Specifications: steel: sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel with tungsten DLC black coating
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Product Description

For this one, we've peeled away the layers, leaving nothing but superb form, keen function, and pure stainless steel. The Shallot features a Sandvik 14C28N recurve blade. The unique recurve blade design provides for low mass and high performance, while the 14C28N steel offers excellent hardness, corrosion, and wear resistance. This high-carbon chromium steel provides for a high quality blade ideal for a wide range of both everyday and extraordinary tasks. The Shallot is available with a smooth blade and a partially serrated blade. This exceptional blade is partnered with a sleek stainless-steel handle designed for a sure, ergonomic grip. The handle is built of 410 stainless steel, hardened and tempered to provide maximum strength. For safety, there's a convenient frame lock to secure the blade in position until you choose to release it. Both blade and handle are polished to a steely matte-gray finish. Or, if you prefer the dark, choose the Black Shallot, with a smooth or partially serrated blade featuring a Tungsten DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating. All Shallots feature our SpeedSafe ambidextrous manually assisted opening. Just pull back on the blade protrusion with the index finger of either the left or right hand. The SpeedSafe system then moves the blade out of the handle and smoothly and easily into position, ready for use. The Shallot is a pocket-perfect 4-3/8 inches closed and weighs just 4.2 ounces. It is made in the USA and built to uphold Kershaw's high standards of quality and performance. Like the tasty shallot it's named for, the new Kershaw Shallot is sure to make your mouth water for more.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 2.2 x 1 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0018F3E2W
  • Item model number: 1840CKTST
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,282 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Bought to replace one that I foolishly lost. Tried the black coating because of the looks. Big mistake as it scratches easily. If you carry keys in the same pocket as your knife, stick with the stainless and you'll be fine. Otherwise, an outstanding knife.
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The assisted opening is slow and coating rubs off easily.
It feels good in the hand and conceals well. Very sharp!
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If your looking for an investment in a great overall cutting or slicing knife this is it. So far, I had this knife a month now and use it quite a bit for random task and the blade still remains extremely sharp. The black on black coating is beautiful and the quick switch blade action that Kershaw is know for is flawless.

Otherwise, the product came in earlier that expected and came in the manufacturing box with reading material.

Can't go wrong with this brand.
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There are so many things I love about this knife that I'm sad I returned it due to the problems. The SpeedSafe opening plus the back index finger stud/flipper near the pivot make for the easiest opening knife ever.

The knife itself is very thin, at only about 1/4" thickness. It consists basically of three sheets of metal, one for each handle and another for the blade, sandwiched together. You could tuck it inside your waistband for comfortable all-day carry. Most other knives are 1/2" or more.

The index finger stud/flipper swings around in the opened position to reinforce the finger choil. In the open position, I feel my hand is safe from sliding up the blade, even in hard use. If I wanted something more grippy, like G10, I'd just add some skateboard friction tape.

So now for the problems:

First, the liner lock does not engage enough for me to feel comfortable. The liner lock already is thinner steel, based on the thin profile of the handle material, plus it only engaged about 20% on the blade. That made me very nervous.

Second, when you change the clip to tip up carry, it exposes a large silver pivot screw. That's not a big deal, as I could cold blue it well enough. I posted a photo.

Third, there's no thumb stud. That probably is not a big deal to most people who will buy the knife, but it's a huge deal to me since I'm in California. That's my bad because I didn't look at the photo close enough. I love the knife enough that I would have paid money to weld on a thumb stud, if the thinness of the liner lock wasn't a deal killer for me.

If I didn't live in California and wanted a lighter duty EDC, this would be perfection. Frankly, I don't think there's a better light duty EDC around, especially for the price.
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I've owned this knife for a little over a year. I carry it just about every day in my pocket. I'm pretty happy with it, although I haven't exposed it to much abuse: mostly cutting cardboard and paper. I do have one safety warning, however: it tends to collect lint in my pocket, so that when I open the knife, the lint gets packed between the bar and the hook-like space that fits around it when the blade is open. Because of the lint, the knife doesn't open quite enough to engage the lock--or, more commonly, the lock engages but only by a half millimeter or so, so that it easily disengages again. I've often been using the knife and suddenly notice the blade start to swing closed on me. This is pretty worrisome, so now I use a paperclip to clean out the lint periodically. If I had a different knife that was big and assisted-open, I'd carry it instead.

My other complaint is that the re-curve blade doesn't seem well-suited to slicing open envelopes, but maybe that's just me.
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Ok, so the first knife I bought I feel in love with. The weight and the way it feels in my hand, made it feel like it was customed made for me. I'm not kidding I went around to a few places and couldn't find a knife that I liked nearly as much as this one. Even the benchmade knifes didn't do it for me. Pull down on the lever and this sucker is out and ready to be used. Love the seraded edges, a lot of knives I was thinking of purchasing didn't have that edge on it. Funny story is I bought 1 of these and within 3 months I lost it. I liked the knife so much I bought another one.
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This knife is exactly what I wanted. For me, it's the perfect size to carry all of the time. It's big enough to do some serious cutting and not too big to be a problem in your pocket. The opening assist is amazing, and it allows you one hand operation. I was just up on a really tall ladder to cut a rope from a high branch. Being able to open and close this knife with one hand while 25 feet up saved me from a heart attack, lol. My ONLY criticism of this knife is how easily the finish is marred by the keys in my pocket.
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I am an avid knife collector and user, and as such can spot a less than quality knife very easily... I am absolutely thrilled with this knife and all of its features! The action is smooth and the knife design is absolutely superb. I love the drop point blade design and the black coating. Extremely functional knife with beautiful design elements and sturdy construction... And it should be legal in most jurisdictions!
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