Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review 7007CF Knife Reviews, Cutting & Chisels

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Edge Retention
Edge Sharpness
Deployment
Ergonomics
Value
Final Thoughts

The Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber is one of the best-looking folding knives you'll find in Kershaw's current lineup. That alone is enough of a selling point at this price, but it takes things further with an excellent ergonomic and functional design. 

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Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review 7007CF


Ever fall for a really good-looking girl who’s taken and then find out she has a sister that’s just as hot? That’s pretty much how I feel about the Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber. It’s inspired by the high-end Zero Tolerance 0770, and it is one sexy knife.

Pros

  • Visually attractive design
  • Very functional design
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • A little more expensive than other knives with similar blade steel

The Bottom Line

The Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber is one of the best-looking folding knives you’ll find in Kershaw’s current lineup. That alone is enough of a selling point at this price, but it takes things further with an excellent ergonomic and functional design.

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Blade

Kershaw turns to their ever-popular 8Cr13MoV steel for the blade. It takes a fine edge with good corrosion resistance but trades off some edge retention. As Kershaw’s go-to steel for this class, it’s a good balance for the price.

Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review 7007CF

Part of the knife’s visual appeal is in the blade coating. The Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber goes for a titanium nitride coating that comes through as more of a gunmetal gray instead of using black oxide.

The blade has a drop point design that dives down from the back somewhere between a standard drop point and a sheepsfoot. The result is a shallower and longer belly lifting up on the edge side that still has the strong tip angle of a traditional drop point.

Handle

The Natrix continues Kershaw’s trend of lightweight folders by sticking with a G10 handle and carbon fiber overlay. The carbon fiber adds both contrast and texture against the blue/gray G10. The oversize pivot adds a bit more interest visually.

Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review 7007CF

Sleek curves in all the right places form naturally against your hand. With a forward grip, it’s a near-perfect fit with a peak that settles right in where your thumb joins your hand. The lower side of the handle is comfortable with a large finger choil to help keep your hand from slipping forward.

Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review 7007CF

Clip

The clip is small, deep carry style. There’s room on the handle for it to be larger, but it keeps a more symmetrical look to the carbon fiber by going this route. You’re able to flip the clip for left or right carry, tip-up only.

The clip size may concern some. However, it’s reasonably strong and holds onto your pocket well.

Deployment and Lock

The Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber uses a KVT bearing system with a finger flipper for blade deployment. Even though it’s not spring assisted, the action is snappy and sure.

The sub-frame lock tackles a couple of areas. Primarily, it’s a solid lock to keep the blade from folding accidentally. It comes just shy of seating fully under the blade, but there’s still more material securing it than a liner lock would have.

Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review 7007CF

Visually, it adds some exotic intrigue that draws in attention. Its shape counters the curve of the blade in a way that makes you not care if you get caught staring. Aside from weight reduction, there’s not really a functional benefit of the hole in the middle, though.

Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review 7007CF

Pricing

Making the carbon fiber upgrade adds some price over the original Kershaw Natrix. MSRP is $69.99 and you can find it online closer to $45. That’s a little on the high side for this blade material, but certainly not a surprise give the handle materials.

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The Bottom Line

The Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber is one of the best-looking folding knives you’ll find in Kershaw’s current lineup. That alone is enough of a selling point at this price, but it takes things further with an excellent ergonomic and functional design.

Kershaw Natrix Carbon Fiber Specifications

  • Model: Kershaw 7007CF
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV with titanium nitride coating
  • Handle Material: G10 with carbon fiber overlay
  • Deployment: Flipper with bearing assist
  • Lock: Sub-frame lock
  • Clip: Deep carry, left/right reversible, tip up
  • Blade Length: 3.25″
  • Closed Length: 4.25″
  • Open Length: 7.5″
  • Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Price: $69.99 $45.59 (Amazon)

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