@sammydog01 I didn’t know about those things for a while. Then my mom mentioned it and I saw a picture of them and was like NOPE. NOPE NOPE NOPE. Those are the creepiest things, if I saw one on a shelf sitting there smiling at me I would leave the room immediately.
@Dizavid “assisted opening” means that when you press the lever (which will be on the back), you only need to move it a couple millimeters instead of a full rotation from a knob on the front of the knife. In other words it takes about as much effort to open one as it does a switchblade,
However legally it isn’t a switchblade because of those couple millimeters.
I will explain:
Its been deemed that a switchblades natural state is open because a spring is always pushing it to be open, you just release it. In other words, you are not engaging the blade to be open, you are engaging the lock.
A torsion bar assist, aka “assisted opening” knife opens almost as quickly (the difference is measured in milliseconds) but does so without a spring, but indeed a torsion bar that does not engage until you move the blade into place yourself.
Source: I worked in a knife shop for many years, but if you need more: https://www.knife-depot.com/knife-information-240.html
Ps just bought a Kershaw blur with the s30v steel, sickest knife i own , grabbed it for 43 shipped on Amazon that’s a steal of a steel of a deal, the TIG ROD i bought on here for 39 is also a sick knife but a lil to “out there” for me i gave it away as a christmas gift
@mellowirishgent I also bought that Blur for 43 plus McHenry & Williams with D2 steel on Zoro’s 20% off Black Friday deal. Gonna let the steels fight it out for top honors.
As far as the knives design, I always liked the Blur but wish it were about a half inch bigger all around to fit my hand better (the Spyderco Resilience feels just about perfect in my hand). I even wrote Kershaw about the possibility of a bigger Blur and they were surprisingly short about how that was not going to happen, ever.
@mellowirishgent I carry the Ken Onion Blur 1670OBLK every day. And, I have another one sitting in the knife drawer for the day I finally lose the first one. (Courtesy of Amazon deal of the day) Badass knife. I can’t imagine not having one clipped in my pocket. I use it every day!
@craigthom i actually got the leek last year for 28 at amazon and was my EDC untill the blur arrived now i relize how small the leek is and how underwhelming the leek is compared to the blur but honest i love the leek lol the blur was on sale dec 10th for ($43.00) saw it on ebay last week for 48, 53 is a buy in my book … or just keep checking till you get the deal either or good luck Sir
@accelerator I removed the clip for several reasons , i dont want to let anyone know in advance the clip gives it away , also for ease of getting out and open , also i just don’t like the way it feels in the palm of your hand dosen’t belong on the knife period
Dunno anything about these knives in particular, but I must say… my sister got me a knife for my birthday a couple years back, and I’ve found that it’s incredibly handy to have a knife with you. You never really realize how often you have to cut things until you suddenly have the ability to whenever you need. I use mine for food (rarely), mail, packages, all those annoying loose strings on clothing, etc. The clip makes it really easy to wear it (I wear mine on the inside of my shorts, don’t know how people who own things other than basketball shorts would do it). So basically what I’m saying is if you don’t have and carry a knife with you, you ought to try it out!
@Mehsturbator I’ll second your vote - I work in libraries and IT, and I was shocked how handy it was to have a cutting tool ready to use at any given moment.
Personally, I used Smith & Wesson Black Ops knives (which are actually made by Taylor, a very reputable company for hunting gear, I’m told)… Not trying to start some war over brand loyalty, especially since both brands manufacture firearms - I just have mine because they were a gift, purchased back with W*@+! back in the day.
The FAST assist, from what I’m seeing, is a spring-assisted opening mechanism, with a lock on the inner edge of the grip. These seem reasonably well designed, if not quite as impressive after I’ve been carrying around models that cost three times as much for a few years.
I might be in for a pair… Nice to have spares. Goodness knows when you’d need them.
@Mehsturbator I love having a pocket knife. I’ve got a better one, but I have lost a couple, so I’m going to keep one of these in my tool bag and one in my car for backup, because I’ve really gotten used to having a knife on me.
When I’m working I keep mine in my front right pocket with the clip on the outside to the far right. On mine I reverse the clip so the point is up, so I can pull the knife out of my pocket ready to flip open.
I don’t need to deploy a knife one-handed or in a hurry, but it’s nice that I can.
@robson The guy in the pic has above average hand care not perfect but really Must be bored to make that comment call corporate really you sound like a doooch yeah fire the guy cause you don’t approve get a grip buddy…This is just a bunch of clever bastards out here having a blast and buying cheap shit
I got mine a couple of days ago and just opened one.
It’s reasonably sharp for the cheap steel.
I can’t get it to open normally with my thumb, though. It’s tight all the way through, but especially pushing the stud to get it to open.
When I get time I’m going to get a screwdriver and see if I can fix it, or at least make it better. Maybe it need to be cleaned out, maybe the pivot is too tight, who knows?
I got a two cheap Kershaws for $20 deal from Wally World over the holidays. One of them was a bit tight, but nothing like this, and they have flippers sticking out the back, which is easier than the thumb stud to overcome the resistance.
@craigthom Did you ever get yours working smoothly? Mine finally is after a lot of work, but the pivot barrel is much looser than I’d prefer, and I’m afraid that it will only loosen more after use and EDC. That means I’m going to be stuck checking it frequently if I decide to carry this knife and that I can’t give the other I got as a gift. I was hoping someone else had a better outcome. With the pivot barrel as tight as I’d expect it to be, it’s darn near impossible to use the thumb stud to deploy the blade. No tighter than any of my other assisted opening blades, mind you, but tight enough that I’m not worried about it loosening more during carry and use.