Kershaw Knives Starter Assisted Opening 3.5" Drop Point Blade - Plain Edge

Manufactured by Kershaw
SKU: 1301BW
MPN: 1301BW
Manufactured by Kershaw
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The Kershaw Starter design is intricately machined with a complex texture pattern for ultimate grip and comfort without losing any of the smooth functionality. The handle material is made from stainless steel and features a durable black-oxide BlackWash finish that protects the metal and hides scratches from use. The blade is built from 4Cr14 and has the same BlackWash finish for that provides protection while making your knife stand out from the rest. However, the main benefit of this knife is the SpeedSafe assisted opening that is featured on most Kershaw kinves. It uses a spring inside the handle to make opening your knife quick and easy by just pushing down on the ambidextrous flipper or using the thumb stud located on both sides of the blade. The lockup is tight on this knife as it utilizes the durable liner locking system to ensure you knife stays open when you want it to and stays closed when in your pocket. It also includes a deep-carry pocket clip for EDC so the knife sits low in your pocket and remains discreet.

  • SpeedSafe Assisted opening
  • Flipper design for ambidextrous use
  • Includes thumb studs
  • Liner lock for secure storage
  • Deep carry pocket clip for discreet EDC
  • Lanyard hole
  • Blade Steel: 4Cr14, black oxide BlackWash finish
  • Handle material: Stainless steel, black oxide BlackWash finish
  • Blade length: 3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
  • Overall length: 7.9 in. (20.1 cm)
  • Weight: 6.4 oz. (183 g)

This knife is a great every-day carry tool that looks just as tough as it is. The all steel design gives it a little weight but with the added benefit of being extremely durable and weather resistant. It has jimping on the back of the blade so your thumb doesn’t slip when using it to cut box or completing other tasks. Overall, the Starter is a grade blade for people looking into carrying a reliable knife every day.

From award-winning technologies and advanced materials to the solid sound of the blade lockup, when you’re carrying a Kershaw, you know you’re carrying the real thing. Kershaw has been designing and manufacturing knives and tools since 1974 while innovating with new ideas that change the knife industry for the better. Their knives have many features such as SpeedSafe assisted opening, interchangeable blades, and composite blade technology which increases strength and edge retention. Kershaw believes in making knives for the every-day carrier. If you carry a Kershaw, you know it will work.
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Blade Length3.5 in
Blade Material4Cr14 Stainless Steel
Blade TypeDrop Point
Best ForEveryday Carry
Edge TypePlain Edge
Handle ColorBlackwash
Handle MaterialStainless Steel
Knife TypeAssisted Open
Lock TypeFrame Lock
Opening MechanismFlipper
Pocket ClipDeep Carry, Tip Down
Weight6.4 Oz
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Nice but heavy!

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This knife is heavy. Too heavy for every day carry. It is well built and sharp out of the box, but the weight of this thing is ridiculous. If you want a knife to carry, do not buy. If you need something to keep in the truck or toolbox, will work.