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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quick as Lightning! The Kershaw Blur.

With a name like "Blur" it should come to no surprise that this knife opens fast.  It should also come to no surprise that this knife is a spring-assisted opener, not a switchblade/automatic knife, but about as close as you can get to one legally. 

Kershaw Blur Folder, 3-3/8" Stainless Blade, Aluminum Handle 1670S30V

This a sweet liner lock folder features right hand and left hand thumbstud, a right hand tip up or tip down black steel pocket clip, a lightweight black aluminum handle that has Trac-Tec inlays which are great for grip and control.  The blade on this particular model is a stonewashed CPM-S30V stainless steel, which differs from the other Blur models which feature Sandvik's 14C28N stainless steel.  What's the difference?  CPM-S30V is considered an upgrade to 14C28N stainless in that it will typically hold an edge longer. 

The one disadvantage, if you can call it that, is that this knife does not incorporate a "flipper" which is essentially a "tab" that is part of the blade that protrudes out of the back of the knife and allows the user to open the blade with the forefinger (or any finger), whereas the thumbstud is, well, self-explanatory in that it is designed to be utilized by the thumb.


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