Best Kershaw Knives Reviewed & Rated for Quality
Criteria Used for Evaluation
It’s safe to say that one of the most important aspects when evaluating a knife, whether it’s from Kershaw or any other brand – is the type of material used to construct the physical product. Now, we are not talking just about the blade, but also the grips, and any other features, including the pieces holding the knife together. With that being said, we knew to go into this article that Kershaw was known for high-quality builds; however, we did not want this assumption to cloud our judgment. In this, we scanned each product and reviewed the types of materials the company used for each aspect of their knife. In this, we were able to concur that almost every single knife from this brand that we reviewed was built from the best materials. To cross-reference this, we always consulted with the previous consumer’s reviews to see what people said regarding the quality of the materials.
Now, a knife is really only as strong as the resistant properties and the coating that a manufacturer imbues in it. With that being said, for every single knife that we evaluated, we always looked at the coating and the type of protection that it offered consumers – and how it helped promote great durability. As a responsible consumer, this is something that you should be looking at, no matter the brand of knife you are purchasing. We can say that every single product that we shared with you today was built to minimize the effects of the environment, including rain, snow, and other related nature elements. Now, if you want to protect the coating and reduce the risk of rust and corrosion, it’s important to take care of the blade and grip. This may mean wiping down the blade if it got wet to even spot cleaning the grip.
An additional aspect that we took into consideration when evaluating Kershaw knives was the actual design and the appeal of the knife, blade, and grip. We, as consumers, are drawn towards aesthetically appealing designs. With that being said, we wanted to ensure consumers that, not only were they reading about the best quality knives from this brand – but also the nicest looking knives that they offer. We should state though – the appeal is preferenced based. So, to offer more assurance, we looked at the customer reviews to see if people were talking about their belief regarding the appeal and design of the product. Since they have the first-hand experience with the knife – they could share their experience and opinion with handling the product.
When in the market for a knife, we know that consumers do not want to purchase a bulky or heavy knife. That sort of defeats the purpose of many of these producers and manufacturers. With that being said, as we looked through the many different Kershaw knives, we carefully noted what products were heavy – and what products were more minimal, subtle, and lightweight. In today’s guide, we only wanted to provide consumers with lightweight knives and that was small enough for concealment or other alike uses. If you are looking for a larger knife than what was featured in today’s guide – Kershaw has more than enough products for your consideration.
In our opinion, one of the most important aspects of making a purchase and evaluating a product has to do with something we like to call the cost and value ratio. Now, throughout today’s article, you might have noticed that we shared a lot of information on the cost and value of each product. This is something that we seriously took into consideration. The reason behind this is that understanding this ratio and relationship could help consumers understand the true quality of the product and whether or not an individual will receive their money’s worth for their investment. Now, to figure out the real cost and value relationship or ratio – you need to understand what the market looks like.
So, for this article, we studied all the prices of Kershaw’s knives. We wanted to know what was the most expensive, what were the cheapest, and what were the middle ground products – as far as prices. In this, we were able to start drawing some conclusions as to what might be the highest-quality products and lowest quality. However, before we jumped to any stronger judgments – we evaluated each product based off of its value. We wanted to know specifically what the knife offered consumers.
BEST KERSHAW KNIVES REVIEWED & RATED FOR QUALITY
1. Kershaw Select Fire
It is time to mention one of the best pocket knives from this knife brand to date. This next pocket knife is the perfect addition to any man’s pocket or any woman’s purse for added security and safety. We can say that this may be one of the best pocket knives for women, and the unisex design makes it great for individuals to carry virtually anywhere discreetly. Let’s talk about the Kershaw Unisex Select Fire Knife and why users should consider this pocket knife.
So, there are two important elements to a knife, the blade, and the handle. They compliment each other like bread and butter. Therefore, it is no surprise that this brand-focused a lot of their quality attention on the handle of the knife. By including a textured glass-filled nylon build, users can expect that the handle of this knife is one of the best in the industry today. Now, the handle also includes 2 crosshead bits, a liner lock, and a pocket clip design. This is a lot of features for such a tiny knife!
Designed By Who?
This pocket knife is somewhat different than other pocket knives we have talked about. This particular pocket knife is designed by one of the best custom knife makers in the industry today: Grant & Gavin Hawk. Now, the precision engineered is designed by the manufacturer Kershaw, but the pocket knife itself is a blend of genuinely alongside quality design. We can say that anything that is designed by these two masters is going to be of quality.
Cost and Value
When we talk about cost and value for such a great brand, we have to look at the different design elements of the knife. With that, we can say that what brings up the price slightly is the high-quality blade and handle alongside the bonus features they added to the knife. With that, individuals will not hesitate to purchase this knife when they see the cost. In fact, it is priced as one of the best on this list!
2. Kershaw Volt SS
We are coming close to the end of this list and we just had to include this next knife. With much of the stealthy look of the many knives on the beginning of this list, this stainless steel knife is incredibly appealing and may be one of the best-designed pocket knives for the price. Let’s talk about this artistic looking pocket knife, the Kershaw Volt SS, one of the best pocket knives for both men and women.
As we have said, the blade and the handle are two crucial design elements of a pocket knife. Well, the blade of this particular pocket knife includes an excellent stainless-steel design and material that is, in fact, precision heat-treated. Yes, the knife is treated to withstand the test of time and this allows for wear resistant in the case that individual plans on using the knife often.
It revolutionary when a brand can take something as simple as a handle and reinvent it to include innovations and technologies that are brand new in a saturated industry. That is exactly what this manufacturer has done. The handle features of this knife include a SpeedSafe opening assist design that allows users to open the knife quickly in the case of emergency situations. More so, the knife includes a pocket clip that can be adjusted to three wearable styles, thanks to pre-drilled holes. This is one extra design element that makes this pocket knife worthwhile.
Cost And Value
As far as cost and value go, this expertly designed and beautiful pocket knife is designed for everyday use and emergency situations. Now, users can expect to pay a fraction of the cost that they normally would for such a high-valued pocket knife. This is great news because individuals can receive the same value without breaking the bank. With that said, we highly recommend this pocket knife if you like the style and the design!
3. Kershaw Oso Sweet (1830)
Following the traditional pocketknife look, we are eager to share the next pocket knife from this brand which is priced to sell quick. This next pocket knife includes some of the best features that this brand is known for alongside quality materials and design elements that we all love and appreciate. Let’s talk about the Kershaw Oso Sweet 1830 Folding Pocket knife and what makes it one of the best in the industry today.
Thanks to pre-drilled holes, this pocket knife is designed like many of the ones on this list. It seems this is one of the industry preferred design elements that make this brand so popular. The reversible clip style allows for users to easily and effortlessly remove the clip and adjust the pocket knife for tip-up carry or tip-down carry, whichever makes an individual more comfortable and more prepared during any situation.
With a 3.1inch stainless steel blade, one of the fan favorite design elements of this particular knife is the compact size. The purpose of a pocket knife, as we know, is for individuals to carry them discreetly and effortlessly. This design element allows for individuals to easily carry the pocket knife and not worry about it being too big, bulky, or heavy. With that, this pocket knife weights about 3.2 OZ and it is named one of the best lightweight pocket knifes to date.
Cost And Value
Before we get to cost and value, we want to say that this pocket knife is a fan favorite. With that, the value of this knife is immense and users feel an added level of safety when using or carrying this pocket knife. More so, this knife is priced accordingly cheap and people are really surprised by that. With that, we can say it is one of this company's best sellers and we highly recommend this as a starter pocket knife.
4. Kershaw Brawler (1990)
It is time to talk about a different kind of pocket knife. This next pocket knife comes from this same manufacturer. However, the design elements are different, which makes it much more unique than other pocket knives in the industry. With a traditional folding pocket knife look, we want to talk about the Kershaw Brawler 1990 pocket knife and two important notes to consider if you want to purchase this pocket knife. Let’s begin!
The Handle Design
There are two primary parts to a pocket knife, the handle, and the blade. Well, the handle of this pocket knife includes a couple of add-on features that make it one of the best pocket knives to date. For example, the handle includes a black glass filled nylon scales and a flipper for easy opening. However, the best part is that it includes a secure liner lock so individuals can safely secure the blade and a 4-position pocket clip so individuals can store the knife in whatever way they desire.
Now, the blade is considered one of the most important aspects. With that, users can expect that the blade of this pocket knife is high quality and it is made from some of the best materials in the industry. This pocket knife is made from an extremely strong stainless steel that features a retention edge and corrosion resistant finish to ensure the blade can withstand the test of time.
Cost And Value
When we take cost and value into consideration, it is vital to keep in mind that this blade is made from one of the best brands in the industry. With that, individuals can expect that this blade is considered one of the strongest out there. We were pleasantly surprised that considered the quality of the blade, it is priced fairly low.
5. Kershaw Clash
This one may be considered one of the best-looking pocket knives for the price and individuals will appreciate the high-quality design elements that make this one of the best knives to date. Let’s talk about the good-looking Kershaw Clash Black Serrated pocket knife and why you should consider it as your next camping companion.
Reversible Pocket Clip
Individuals will appreciate the reversible design of the pocket clip. The reason being that individuals never know how they will want to hold or store the pocket knife. Therefore, this brand added pre-drilled holes that allow users to change the clip into whatever way they desire. Therefore, this adds an extra layer of comfort and flexibility for users that want to wear the pocket knife in a specific way.
The liner lock is known as the way in which the pocket knife locks the blade into place when it is open. This comes into use when individuals want to keep the blade open and want to secure the blade into place. With a liner lock, individuals can surely secure the blade and they do not have to worry that it will bend during use. This comes in handy if a person is using the blade on a, particularly tough surface.
Cost And Value
When we take cost and value into consideration for this blade. The design of the blade is meant for every day carry and this adds a layer of security and value to individuals that appreciate this brand. With this, we can say that it is one of the best quality blades out there, of course, as we have come to expect from this brand. With that, users will be pleased with the price.
6. Kershaw Blur Black
A pocket knife is both a symbol of security and strength. Individuals tend to carry pocket knives for different uses including security, emergency, or overall, in the case, they need to open something, pocket knives come in handy. Therefore, we are eager to share with you one of the best pocket knives from this expert brand that knows exactly what the customer wants.
The Pocket Clip
Now, one of the most important aspects of a pocket knife aside from the durability and strength is how an individual will carry the pocket knife. A pocket knife has to be expertly crafted to ensure that an individual will not harm him or herself while carrying the knife. Therefore, this brand has introduced a reversible pocket clip with this particular pocket knife that can be attached to either side of the pocket. Now, this pocket knife's compact size aids in helping individuals discreetly carry the knife.
Another important aspect of a pocket knife is the grip. Without a proper grip, an individual may potentially hurt him or not be able to use the pocket knife as intended. Therefore, this brand introduced and included a Tract-Tec technology that allows for individuals to properly grip the pocket knife even in wet conditions. Essentially, the grip can be used in mud, snow, freshwater, and other water sports.
Cost And Value
As we determine cost and value for a pocket knife, we will say we were surprised at how pricey pocket knives can get. However, once we looked further at the quality of the pocket knife and brand history, we could easily see why it is worth that amount. With that said, this pocket knife will run slightly above the average price as other pocket knives. For the value, however, it is one of the best pocket knives to date.
7. Kershaw Link
Individuals will love the same quality pocket knife in a color that makes it stand out and look pretty cool. With that, let’s talk about two important points of the Kershaw Link Blue Aluminum Blackwash Pocket Knife
Sharp and Reliable
Of course, the blade of a pocket knife needs to be sharp for effective use. With that, the bade also needs to be designed from high-quality materials that allow it to cut through anything. With this blade, individuals can expect a high-quality 420HC stainless steel blade that is stonewashed for a cool stealthy look that users will love and appreciate more. More so, the aesthetic design did not come first to reliability. Users can trust this knife to be one of the best.
The best design element that we have fallen in love with when it comes to this particular brand is the SpeedSafe Assisted Opening design that allows users a quick and secure opening design. With that, another great design element is the pocket clip that is reversible, which users have come to appreciate because it allows for an added level of wearable flexibility.
Cost And Value
So, the real question is how much does a blue pocket knife cost? Well, we will say that this pocket knife is slightly more expensive than other pockets knives we have listed. However, it is in fact due to the size of the knife and not the color. However, if you are an individual that does not care for the blue design, you can find another great quality pocket knife from this manufacturer that will be worth slightly less. With that, we still believe that the value surpasses the cost!
8. Kershaw Cryo
Now, this next pocket knife, in particular, is considered one of the best that this brand offers for the cost. What is most impressive about this pocket knife is the look. We will say, it is stylistically speaking one of the best-looking pocket knives we have seen. With that, we want to talk about the Kershaw Cryo 1555TI pocket knife and what individuals can expect from such a high-quality knife. Here are two important points worth talking about.
Resistant Towards Ware and Tare
If an individual buys a pocket knife, of course, the last thing that they expect or desire is for the pocket knife to last an extremely short amount of time. That is one aspect that makes this brand one of the best, their pocket knives are designed to withstand the test of time. This one, in particular, boasts an edge-retention and wear and corrosion resistant exterior which allows for individuals to trust the longevity life of the knife. Meaning, individuals know the knife will last a while, and they will not have any worry as to what they use it for.
The blade of a pocket knife has many uses. This one is created from a stainless steel blade that features excellent strength for multi-use. With that, consumers have mentioned that this may be the best pocket knife that acts as a companion for people. If you are an individual that loves to hike or are looking for animal defense in the case of camping or out in the woods, this is the pocket knife for you.
Cost And Value
When we take cost and value into consideration, we can say that this is one of the best pocket knives available today. Users will appreciate and love the value of the knife for such a low cost. In fact, this pocket knife is priced below the average for such a great stainless steel everyday resistant knife. Users can expect that this pocket knife will last a while.
9. Kershaw Leek
It’s time to talk about another stealthy looking quality knife that resembles the last one but with some added unique features. This next pocket life is incredibly good looking and offers versatility alongside a wear and tear resistant package that is phenomenal to use. Consumers loved the great design of the Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife, version 1660. Let’s talk about two important points of this particular knife brand.
What makes this pocket knife one of the best is that it is a versatile knife that can be practically used for anything. For added security, to open envelopes, or to fight off zombies, this is one of the best pocket knives to date. Now, individuals will want to be careful with the knife because, with many knives, it is incredibly sharp. However, users will appreciate the strength and power of this particular knife.
One of the best design features of any potential weapon is when a manufacturer includes a security safety feature. Well, this manufacturer has done just that with this particular knife. This knife includes a safety tip-lock mechanism that allows individuals to look the blade into the place when it is closed for conceal carry. This ensures that an individual will not get hurt while carrying the knife.
Cost And Value
When we take cost and value into consideration for something as important as this pocket knife, we can say that it is virtually one of the best pocket knives to date. With that, individuals will appreciate the low price for the value. Considering that it is made from one of the toughest materials to date and it includes secure safety design, individuals will appreciate this high-quality knife. We can say, it is definitely worth the price.
10. Kershaw Shuffle II Blackwash
This particular knife brand sure knows how to impress! This next pocket knife is no different when it comes to use, versatility, and durability. However, the design of the pocket knife resembles a bulkier appearance that some users will have a love-hate relationship with. Either way, it has the same quality construction build that we have come to know from this quality brand. Let’s talk about the Kershaw Shuffle II Blackwash Multifunction Folding Pocket Knife and what users can expect if they purchase this particular knife.
Now, when we say multifunctional design we mean that an individual can unscrew a screw, attack a bear, and open a beer all in the same day with this particular knife. Not that we recommend bear on human contact, but if the case you find yourself hiking and come across a bear. With that, the design of this pocket knife includes a flathead screwdriver tip, a bottle opener, and of course, the knife blade itself. Which brings us to the next design element.
The blade of this particular pocket knife was created with quality and durability in mind. This pocket knife has a reliable stainless steel tanto-style blade that is incredibly sharp and users will be pleasantly surprised. With that, the blade is designed with tough materials for it to withstand the test of time, corrosion, and wear and tear. What we can say, is that it is one of the best blades this brand has produced.
Cost And Value
When we take cost and value into consideration for this brand, it is safe to say that this knife is the most different in this list. The reason being is that this knife includes other cool features in the aesthetic design of it. However, it does not bring the price up at all! In fact, this knife is one of the cheapest knives this manufacturer offers and users will appreciate the high-quality design elements.