Kershaw Ripcord Knife Featuring OTF (Out The Front) Deployment System
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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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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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received this knife about five years ago from my amazing boss at the time and proudly rigged it into my plate carrier right away! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andrea Salaiz
I am a loyal Kershaw fan and have over 6 different knives from them alone. This was by far the worst design of them all. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeff Reyes