Kershaw Damascus Steel Chive Assisted Opening Knife
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- Blade Length: 1-15/16 in. (4.9 cm), Closed Length: 2-7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
- Steel: Layered Damascus Blade, Handle: 410 stainless-steel
- SpeedSafe, Frame Lock, Thumb Stud, Pocket Clip
- Weight: 1.9 oz., Made in USA
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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. This Chive has a handsome Damascus layered steel blade. This material is formed by taking several different steels and hammering them together, folding them over and repeating the process until there is a multitude of layers and the effect is extraordinary. The black and silver alternating layers are strikingly beautiful and many believe that Damascus steel blades get sharper than other steels. 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: SpeedSafe Frame Lock Thumb Stud Pocket Clip Specifications: Steel: Layered Damascus Blade 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. Made in USA
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Same quality as usual from the KO Kershaws.
NOTE: this is a really small knife, like my grandpa used to carry in his pocket. I carry a larger folder, but that gets too pricey when you add the Damascus.
I'm a big fan of the Ken Onion line at Kershaw. After carrying all of them for awhile I have come to the conclusion that the Chive works the best for me as a "gentleman's knife" and is most appropriate for everyday usage and light duty. It takes up little space, the smooth handle does not tear up your pants when used with the pocket clip, nice action and shape, wicked sharp out of the box, etc. I don't carry this for defense.
Admittedly; a gentleman's knife is partly jewelry. The basic Chive is nice looking, but the Damascus steel version is even nicer and more noteworthy. Is the blade "better"? In theory it is harder, will hold an edge longer, but it is more likely to break, chip or corrode: You decide.
IMO the deficiency with this model (as a piece of jewelry) is the "basic" stainless handle. Of the other handles currently available I consider the K.O. Chive, Boron Carbide Coated Handle & Blade, Plain to be the nicest looking and most appropriate for pairing with the Damascus blade. Others will likely have a different opinion. One downside is that the highly polished handles suck fingerprints out of thin air.
So I got the Damascus model and the Boron polished model and I swapped the handle and blade to make what I consider the ultimate piece of Kershaw jewelry. Outside of my wedding ring I wear no other jewelry, not even a watch.
Funny what one can get obsessive about, huh?
The other knife made of the "reject" parts is also kind of interesting and very functional. I use it around the house for light duty stuff.
I would have given it 5 stars but I had one delivered to the wrong address, then had two with a sticky speed safe. I was able to adjust the action on one by turning the screw that holds the blade and it now works like a champ. The other had to be returned to the seller.
As a side note, I contacted Kershaw and they said they would service the knife for free as a courtesy since I just had just bought it, even though I bought it from an unauthorized dealer on Amazon. They also said this knife is no longer being manufactured and that this must be "old stock".
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