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3.0 out of 5 stars needs some improvement, May 20, 2012
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This review is from: Kershaw 1760 Skyline Knife (Stainless Steel) (Sports)
Pros Nice fit and finish and came very sharp. Nice grip and clip. Fits good in the hand. Fast deployment with flipper and wrist action.
Cons Very hard to unlock to the point of hurting thumb and aggrivating to get unlocked one handed. The blade shape is great for slicing meat,tomatoes, and such,but not much good for utility/work knife and all around use. In a situation where you do not want to scare someone with a fast deployment it is very hard to do a slow deployment because thumb studs are tiny and very hard to access because of close proximity to handle. The roughness of the handle under clip drags heavily on pockets. I think Kershaw makes some good knives but this one stays in glove box as backup only. My background is former USAF Helicopter crew chief and currently
Texas State Master Electrician. Have a good day!!
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Initial post: Jun 2, 2012 6:20:55 PM PDT
This is my utility/work knife. My EDC. It holds an edge for a long too, and when I say that, I mean I sharpen in about once a month, and this is because I cut cardboard and plastic daily, which I understand can be very hard on blade edges. I have experienced NO lock up or blade-sticking issues. You must've got an overly-tightened blade from the factory. Sorry to hear that, man. Personally, I'm in love with this fast little flipper.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 11:24:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2013 8:11:27 PM PST
crewchief says:
Hi Lester,
I think Kershaw may have made an improvement on the lock release area of this knife. Not sure. When you have easy access to the thumb stud and blade release, it is much easier to use, and gives more options on how to deploy blade. There is a video on utube Kershaw Skyline improved which shows basically what I did to my knife. I agree that it is a good knife, and folks have different ideas to what fits them best. Have carried the Spyderco Tenacious for quite a while and for the money is outstanding(see review). Have a good day!

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 7:43:47 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 11:31:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 25, 2013 9:05:22 AM PDT
crewchief says:
Hello Slove,
If you were referring to my post notice that it says "fast deployment with flipper and wrist action". I sometimes need to deploy my knife slowly because I work at a college around students, professors, etc. I can deploy both knives without flippers, studs, or anything. in. I am an electrician (Texas State Master) and have worked with my hands my entire life. If you notice other people have had some of the same issues with unlocking. Was curious if you own the Skyline or the Trance. I am a veteran helicopter crew chief who proudly served for your freedom and mine.If the maintenance on the helicopter was not done properly, we could of all crashed and died. We as crew chiefs were responsible because we inspected the helicopter before departure and signed off on the aircraft being air worthy. Please bear this in mind when you call someone pathetic. Have a good day and God Bless America!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 9:00:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 9:03:11 AM PDT
I agree with everything you just said. My apologies. I was already through several hundred knife reviews and I read one too many complaints about a heavy(ish) knife being hard to open. I didn't read on to the part where you mentioned "I sometimes need to deploy my knife slowly because I work at a college around students, professors, etc. I can deploy both knives without flippers, studs, or anything."

Should have been more considerate.

I use my friend's Skyline and ordered one for myself because I was so impressed.

I would still recommend purchasing Lansky's Honing Oil to use to lubricate all aspects of your blades, especially when sharpening. I have had great success with and all my blades perform more to my standards after applying the oil when sharpening and to the hinges.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 6:17:50 PM PDT
crewchief says:
Thanks for the tip, and have a good day!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 8:33:43 PM PDT
gregg r. says:
You cut cardboard and plastic DAILY? And you only have to sharpen it once a month? Wow, that's better than my D2 blades. Hmmm I will keep quiet on this one.;-)

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 10:08:33 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 23, 2013 10:14:17 PM PST
Mark_42 says:
Regarding deployment around the jittery, Benchmade now sells custom Griptillians and Mini-Griptillians. You'd be amazed how quickly you can deploy a razor-sharp 3.5" blade without raising an eyebrow if it's coming out of a hot-pink handle. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2013 8:06:47 PM PST
gregg r. says:
Honing oil? On the pivot, etc.? Never heard that before.

I'll stick with my Quick Release Oil with the refillable oiler, it definitely puts *A* drop where you need it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2013 8:08:36 PM PST
gregg r. says:
That made me laugh, not out loud...but nontheless. ;-D
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