Manufacturer: Kershaw 1620FLItem: 53447UPC: 087171162201Specifications and features:
Kershaw Scallion folding knife
2-1/4" plain blade
420HC stainless steel blade
410 stainless steel handle
Natural gray finish
SpeedSafe assisted opening
Safety tip lock
Removable and reversible pocket clip
Tip up or tip down carry
Designed by Ken Onion
Made in the USA
Limited lifetime warranty
For warranty issues, contact 800-325-2891 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scallion Frame Lock Knife -
The Kershaw Scallion series features a contoured, elegant design that ensures a comfortable grip and a stylish look. Built with the latest SpeedSafe technology, this knife offers smooth, one handed manual assisted opening via the thumb stud or finger protrusion and locks into place. The 410 steel handle has a contoured shape that fits nicely into the hand.
410 Stainless Steel -
Grade 410 is the basic martensitic stainless steel; like most non stainless steels it can be hardened by a "quench and temper" heat treatment. It contains a minimum of 11.5 per cent chromium. It achieves maximum corrosion resistance when it has been hardened and tempered and then polished. Grade 410 is a general purpose grade often supplied in the hardened, but still machinable condition, for applications where high strength and moderate heat and corrosion resistance are required.
Liner Lock -
Invented by Michael Walker, uses a leaf spring type liner within the groove of the handle that snaps into position under the blade when it is deployed.
Reversible Pocket Clip -
The knife handles on some models are drilled for both left and right hand clip carry allowing the clip to be mounted on either side of the handle.
Removable Pocket Clip -
This feature allows for tip up or tip down carry, or the clip can be removed completely.
What is SpeedSafe?
SpeedSafe is a patented system that assists the user to smoothly open any SpeedSafe knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or pull back on the blade protrusion. SpeedSafe is built into many of Kershaw's best-selling knives.
How does SpeedSafe work?
The heart of SpeedSafe is its torsion bar. Closed, the torsion bar helps keep the knife closed, preventing it from being opened by "gravity." In order to open the knife, the user must apply manual pressure to the thumb stud or blade protrusion to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its half-moon track and takes over. The blade opens smoothly and locks into position, ready for use.
How safe is SpeedSafe?
Very, SpeedSafe opens ONLY when the user manually deploys it using either the thumb stud or blade protrusion. Once deployed, a locking system secures the blade in position so that it cannot close accidentally. When releasing the lock, the blade does not snap shut due to resistance provided by the torsion bar. This bar also provides a bias towards the closed position, which holds the blade securely closed. New SpeedSafe® users can ensure safe use of the technology by practicing to proficiency.