All eyes turn to you when you take the Kershaw Kuro out of your pocket and put it to work. The Kuro offers standout looks—and standout function. The blade is a modified—or Americanized—tanto with partial serration and a drop point. It has two primary blade grinds: at the tip and along the edge. This gives the Kuro a strong piercing tip with plenty of steel behind the tip to provide strength. The belly-less edge provides good slashing capability while the partial blade serration offers versatility for cutting fibrous materials with ease.
For speedy, one-handed opening, the Kuro has SpeedSafe assisted opening, accessed with the built-in flipper. Just pull back on the flipper blade protrusion to start the blade out of the handle. Then the SpeedSafe torsion bar takes over and the knife opens easily, ready for use. The ambidextrous flipper works perfectly for both lefties and righties.
The handle scales are glass-filled nylon for durability and dimensional stability, even in temperature extremes. The eye-catching pattern on the scales offers additional grip traction and looks like nothing else. A sturdy locking liner secures the blade open until you release it.
- Model Number: 1835TBLKST
- Country Of Origin: China
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon
- Blade Length: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
- Closed Length: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
- Overall Length: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
- Weight: 4.2 oz
- Lock...Locking Liner
- Includes a Two Position Pocket Clip; Tip Up or Tip Down
from Kershaw Knives revolutionized the knife industry when it was first
introduced on the Ken Onion Chive. First off a knife that features
SpeedSafe technology is not considered and automatic knife. The correct
classification is an “Assisted Opening Knife. There are two variations
of SpeedSafe. One being a “Flipper” where the user uses their index
finger to deploy the blade, and the other the user uses the thumb stud
found on the blade for deployment. Both variations require the user to
apply manual pressure to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar.
This is why a SpeedSafe does not meet the definition of being classified
as a switchblade. A SpeedSafe will not deploy with the push of a button
or by gravity alone. Once open, the blade locks safely into position
until the user releases it. A key advantage of a SpeedSafe knife is that
many of the models are ambidextrous, and can be opened just as easy by
either a right or left handed person.
8CR13MOV Stainless Steel
- Many knife enthusiasts will have heard that 8CR13MoV stainless is the
equivalent of AUS8A. And it’s true. For everyday use, even a serious
knife enthusiast would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a
well-made 8CR13MoV blade and a well-made AUS8A blade. Yet there are
slight differences in the steel formula. While most other components are
relatively equal, 8CR13MoV
has slightly more carbon for hardness and wear resistance and slightly
The key to blade performance for both of these
steels is manufacturing quality. That’s where Kershaw’s expertise comes
in. Kershaw precision heat-treats 8CR13MoV steel to bring out its best
high-performance characteristics—the ability to take and hold an edge,
strength, and hardness. 8CR13MoV is top-of the-line Chinese steel and,
we believe along with Kershaw, offers our customers an excellent value.