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4.0 out of 5 stars A sleeper. Great quality for the price for right-handed use., August 12, 2010
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This review is from: Kershaw 1760 Skyline Knife (Stainless Steel) (Sports)
Wow. There are a lot of knife enthusiasts on Amazon.

Some excellent, in-depth reviews here.
I'll try to keep mine short, and to the point.

If you're used to a quality blade, you'll be happy with this one.
If you're used to $10 knives, you'll be amazed at the difference.

I needed this for a "work-horse" of an EDC, which will get some actual use, and abuse.
As such, I wanted to keep the price down, but the quality reasonably good.

Bingo. Found it.

EXCELLENT steel. Trim and light carry. Lawful but FAST one-handed deployment.
"Fit and Finish" is just outstanding for such a humble little utility tool.

Rub your hand along the back of the blade. The edges are totally smoothed and rounded.
Go around the whole exterior of the knife. Same thing. Every exposed edge is FINISHED in some way.
Rounded, smoothed, the edges of the scales are beveled, even the edges of the protruding "Flipper" mechanism,
and the steel edges of the pocket clip are rounded smooth and polished.

Note: This isn't my only Kershaw (yeah, I'm another "knife guy" I guess.) This is typical of their quality.
I guess you could say I'm a fan.

Say what you like about resin-based materials.. G10 scales are great for this application.
They are light, strong, and just feel REALLY good when you grab 'em hard, like you mean it.

The handle includes a wonderful detent for the index finger, that affords me a "full-sized" fist grip on the blade, very secure, which is a big suprise for a knife this size. May I call that a full-sized grip from a "medium" sized knife, if you know what I mean.

Moreover, the blade profile is great for me. Robust belly, hollow-grind, and carton-slitting drop-point.
The blade will be good for cutting and slicing, BAD for prying.

I'm also very fond of the bead-blast finish. The blade length is substantial enough to make this a good, solid tool, without generating gasps of fear and horror from by-standers.

This is a very suprising knife at this price.

Couple of suggestions:

You might want to reverse the clip for tip-up carry so the blade will deploy correctly.
Faster / more comfortable that way, but the knife will protrude a bit more with the clip reversed.

You might want to remove the pocket clip altogether (my choice) to maximize this knife's slim, sleek profile, and lighten it a bit more. Think about it. Do you really NEED / use a pocket clip? Up to you, but try it. You can always re-install it.

If you want to keep / use the clip, then do yourself a favor and take a dremmel and lightly sand off the texturing under and around the clip. The G10 texture is very aggressive and the clip is strong, together they will quickly errode any cloth you clip it too in no time. Denim included.

At this price, you really can not go wrong with this little guy.
Yes, there are a lot of really great folders out there.
Frankly, I can afford any knife I want. For this specific use, my choice is this humble Kershaw Skyline.
And an excellent choice it is.

-Berk
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Initial post: Aug 20, 2012 11:46:00 AM PDT
Excellent review, keep 'em coming!

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 8:17:37 AM PDT
Laughart says:
I'm going to make a knife you can't afford buster!
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