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Kershaw Blackout Plain Edge Knife

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Kershaw Blackout Plain Edge Knife
MSRP: $99.99
Our Price: $54.99
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Product Code: K1550


Blackout Plain Edge

A bold, but basic knife that will get the job done is what you’ll find in the Blackout knife from Kershaw and Ken Onion. You’ll really enjoy using this knife. It was designed to work well and last a long time without unnecessary weight. It’s a barely there 3.5 ounces in the hand and when its fully opened the knife is a decent size at about 7 inches.

The Blackout is solid black in color, making it an excellent knife to use under cover of darkness or just to keep on display in the home. It also comes with a removable stainless steel pocket clip. The blade on the knife is made of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel and coated in tungsten DLC. The handle is polyimide for its durability and light weight.

For safety Kershaw had added the Locking Liner and the SpeedSafe patented assisted opening system. The Locking Liner will securely hold your knife blade in place after opening, while the SpeedSafe system will allow the user to open the blade with a simple press on the thumb stud.

Locking Liner
Locks the blade into position after the blade is deployed. To release the lock simply press the spring loaded frame and the blade will easily fold back into the handle.

  • Model Number: 1550
  • SpeedSafe....Yes
  • Flipper....No
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Steel......Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel tungsten DLC coated
  • Handle...Polyimide
  • Blade.....3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm)
  • Closed...4 1/2 in. (11.3 cm)
  • Weight...3.5 oz.
  • Lock...Locking Liner
  • Includes a Pocket Clip

SpeedSafe 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.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent August 9, 2013
Reviewer: David from Montgomery, AL United States  
I work for an auto maker and have carried this blade for seven years broke the tip three years ago reground the contour resharpened and kept running, cuts everything and carries light, disappears in the black gloves we wear, I can get it out used and put away one handed before most people realize you cut something near them scares hell out of them its so quick, recently broke the spring so ordering more still works but slows you down. NEVER stop making this.EXTREMELY SATISFIED USER.

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Blackout 1550 November 22, 2010
Reviewer: Rick Andrews from Redlands, CA United States  
This is the best knife I have ever seen. I have lost two in the past and have found nothing that compares to the durability and clean lines that the blackout 1550 offers! I will never buy any other knife besides a kershaw blackout 1550!

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my first assisted opener November 2, 2009
Reviewer: Zack from McGregor, TX United States  
The fact that I have purchased 5 Kershaws since this one should speak volumes of how great this knife and this brand is. Picked this up about a year ago - my first AO and I love it. Very light  - disappears  in your pocket. Great blade has been very durable - my only complaint is the speed safe opening mechanism seems light on this compared to Kershaws I've bought since - it opens almost a little too easily, but I've never had it open by itself - hasn't been a problem - but for the price - it is hard to beat.

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1550 May 22, 2008
Reviewer: SSG John Russell (US Army) from Manhattan, KS United States  
One of if not the best knife I have ever owned. Always dependable for any use, stays sharp even after extended and rough handeling. Mine has been to Iraq twice and several other countries since I received it as a gift. Very pleased, would not change a thing it is the perfect all around knife. Good workmanship and quality at any price.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A good dam knive November 19, 2007
Reviewer: Dylan Nicholson from Woonsocket, RI United States  
This is a good dam knive!  I used this knive about every day I was in the Army.  I now continue to use it as my everyday carry knive.  I like the metal the blade is made out of because it holds an edge like no knive I have ever used.  The only thing is that my tip broke off during my time in the Army.  I was using it "properly" so the tip broke. other then that, I have used and purtchased many other brands and styles of knives but this knive has out done them all.  I am now because of this knive only going to buy and use Kershaw knives!

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