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October 19, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Kershaw

Kershaw Needs Work 1820 Folding Knife Review

Kershaw Needs Work 1820 Folding Knife Review

If you work in a warehouse, do a ton of shipping, of just like a nice straight blade, it’s going to be very difficult to resist the attraction of the Ken Onion-designed Kershaw Needs Work 1820. While Kershaw doesn’t describe it as such, this is a pretty decent box-cutter replacement that is much cooler, and just as useful, as any razor knife I’ve yet used. This new Speedsafe folding knife features a straight wharncliffe stainless steel blade and an unusually sculpted glass-filled nylon handle.

Kershaw Clash 1605X Folding Knife Review

Kershaw Clash 1605X Folding Knife Review

Kershaw’s Clash, model 1605X, is possibly one of the more attractive assisted-open folding knives we’ve seen in a while. It fits the hand perfectly, is easy to use, and has a glass-filled nylon handle that’s just grippy enough, but remains comfortable as you use it. The drop point blade has a nice belly and comes with a bead-blasted finish. We used the Speedsafe-enabled Clash in a variety of applications and carried it for weeks. We have to say, once you pick up this knife and start to use it, you may not put it down again… at least not anywhere your friends might “accidentally” walk away with it!

Kershaw Compound 1940ST Folding Knife Review

Kershaw Compound 1940ST Folding Knife Review

The Kershaw Compound 1940ST is a partially serrated knife that features the company’s Speedsafe assisted open and a durable glass-filled nylon handle with pocket clip. The knife is a tad unusual in that the handle tapers down to a very thin, just 5/8-inch depth at the base of the handle. With a partially serrated blade, the Compound 1940ST is perfectly suited for both slicing and cutting tougher cords or rope. We liked the weight of the knife and the way it fit snugly and deeply into our pocket, with only the smallest amount peeking out – so as an every day carry (EDC) knife this may be an excellent choice for you.

Kershaw Blur Folding Knife 1670BLKST Features

Kershaw Blur Folding Knife 1670BLKST Review

The Kershaw Blur Folding Knife 1670BLKST comes in black with a partially serrated modified drop point blade, super grip handles and the proven SpeedSafe assisted-opening system. With the knife in hand, one of the first things that will jump out at you is how much grip that the handle materials offer. The sides of the aluminum handles have textured rubber inserts that make it virtually slip-resistant, even with greasy or wet hands. With just a little bit of thumb pressure against the thumb studs located towards the back of the blade, the blade swings and locks open with an authoritative thwack sound. The liner lock keeps the blade securely open until you press it sideways to release the blade. All in all this knife is packed with practical features that make it great for every day carry.

Kershaw Zing 1735 Folding Knife Review

Kershaw Zing 1735 Knife Review

If you are a pocket knife kind of guy who is always on the lookout for innovative knives, then you need to check out Kershaw’s new folder knife. It’s called the Zing 1735 and it has a unique 3D machined blade. This folding pocket knife is made with special stainless steel and was designed by the famous knife designer RJ Martin.