Brawler Plain Edge
The Brawler starts with a modified tanto blade, a shape often found in tactical and rescue knives that may be required to punch through tough materials.
Model Number: 1990
Country Of Origin: China
Steel......8CR13MOV stainless steel
Handle...Black Glass-filled nylon
Blade.....3 1/4-in. (8.3 cm)
Closed...4 1/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Overall...7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm)
Includes a Quad-Carry Pocket Clip
The tanto is an ideal shape for these piercing tasks because there is plenty of metal to support the point, making it stronger than many other blade shapes. You’ll notice that the top of the Brawler’s blade has a grind, too. This is called a swedge; it helps narrow the blade, adding to its piercing power. At the same time, the Brawler’s straight belly offers excellent cutting capacity, is perfect for bearing down on a task, and is easy to resharpen.
All this makes the Brawler an excellent utility knife. The Brawler’s handle is just as functional. The angled handle curves into the palm of the user’s hand. Jimping on the back of the blade offers additional traction. With the blade deployed, the flipper doubles as a finger guard and provides additional hand protection during knife use. For fast and easy one-handed opening, the Brawler is equipped with SpeedSafe. Just pull back on the blade protrusion and the SpeedSafe assisted opening system takes over, moving the blade out of the handle, ready for use.
Sturdy glass-filled nylon handle scales, a secure locking liner, and our four-position Quad-Carry pocketclip complete the package.
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.