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Kershaw Ken Onion Chive Folding Knife 1-15/16" Plain Blade Highly Polished
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Specifications and features:
1-15/16" plain blade
420HC stainless steel
SpeedSafe assisted opening
410 stainless steel handle
Limited lifetime warranty
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Chive Knife -
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. The blade is made of high carbon 420HC stainless steel for good edge retention, easy resharpening, and excellent toughness. Some also feature high tech coatings for enhanced performance and aesthetic appeal. The Chive series also offers a variety of handle materials and finishes, Tungsten DLC, Titanium Oxide rainbow, and our "smoked" anodized aluminum finish in three handsome colors. Our newest handle is anodized aluminum in fashionable pink. 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 its got all the advanced features knife users demand.
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.
Described as able to use both the right and left hands with equal dexterity. Person is both, right and left handed.
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.
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