Specifications and features:
Kershaw Talon II folding knife
2-7/8" plain Talon shaped blade
Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel, bead blasted finish
Black, textured G-10 handle
SpeedSafe assisted opening
Built in thumbstud and Flipper
4" closed and handle length
6-7/8" overall length open
Weighs 3.2 ounces
Made in the USA
The classic Kershaw Talon II has been updated with our exclusive Sandvik 14C28N high performance stainless steel blade and textured G-10 handles. The talon shaped blade is ideal for controlled pulling cuts. It excels at cutting rope, line, and webbing. The Talon II features SpeedSafe assisted opening that is easily accessed using the built in thumbstud or the convenient Flipper so one handed opening is easier than ever.
G-10 Handle -
Apoxy filled woven glass fiber; it is extremely stable, unaffected by temperature changes, and can be decoratively tinted, ground, and polished. G-10 makes excellent handles and handle scales for knives.
Bead Blast Finish -
can be defined as any non reflective finish applied to the metal surface by bead blasting or sand blasting the blade with any of a variety of media. The intent is to roughen the surface for anti glare. The trade off is it tends to be more susceptible to corrosion due to the increased surface area exposed. This finish is also commonly referred to as a "military finish".
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 he art 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.