Specifications and features:
Kershaw TG1 folding knife
3-1/4" plain blade
Sandvik 14C28N steel, stone washed finish
Textured and finger contoured, black G-10 handle
SpeedSafe assisted opening
Built in thumbstud
Designed by Tim Galyean
7-3/4" overall length open
4-1/2" closed and handle length
Weighs 4.4 ounces
The new TG1 features an incredible ergonomic grip and SpeedSafe assisted opening. Kershaw's exclusive Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel blade is stonewash finished and paired with a finger contoured and textured G-10 handle to ensure an ultimately secure grip. Access the SpeedSafe assisted opening with the built in thumbstud or the convenient Flipper. Designed by Tim Galyean, the TG1 offers modified tactical styling in a convenient size.
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.