Ergonomics is the driving force behind this newest Rick Hinderer-Kershaw collaboration. Based on Rick Hinderers Eklipse model, this new Kershaw Shield offers all the ergos of the Eklipse at an easy-on-the-pocketbook price.
The tanto blades main edge is hollow-ground for excellent slicing capabilities, but thats combined with a flat-ground tip for strong piercing abilities, too. 8Cr13MoV blade steel offers solid edge-holding capability, strength, and hardness. The all-stainless-steel handle provides deep finger contours for an extremely comfortable and secure grip. Titanium carbo-nitride coating gives the Shield a subtle, no-nonsense look.
The Shield opens smoothly and easily with the built-in flipper and Kershaws SpeedSafe assisted opening. A secure frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert and lockbar stabilizer ensures a reliable lock up. For carrying convenience, the Shield offers a four-position pocketclip for left/right, tip-up/down pocket carry.
Four position pocketclip
SpeedSafe assisted open
Frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed & satin finish
Handle: 410, titanium carbo-nitride coating
Blade length: 3.1 in. (7.9 cm)
Closed length: 4.3 in. (10.9 cm)
Overall length: 7.6 in. (19.3 cm)
Weight: 4.9 oz. (140 g)