Go back to basics with this Kershaw Chive plain edged blade knife. It’s one of the ever popular series of Chive knives and you’ll love to use it for any purpose you can think up! All of the Chives are quite popular, but this one in particular features a simple 410 stainless steel handle. You’ll love the industrial design and quality of this Chive.
Its blade is made from 420HC stainless steel so you’ll enjoy a knife that is durable, resists rust and keeps its edge for a long time. Plus it is super light at only 1.9 ounces. You’ll keep checking your pocket clip because you’ll think the knife fell out of your pocket!
The chive also offers an easy ambidextrous opening system that allows users to open the knife one handed. It’s great for righties and lefties!
You’ll also enjoy the two safety features that make the new line of Kershaws very safe and convenient. The frame lock holds the blade into position after being fully opened. It’s easy to release with the press of a button. The Tip Safety Lock locks the blade into place after being folded down.
Locks the blade into position after the blade is deployed. To release the frame lock simply press the spring loaded lock and the blade will easily fold back into the handle. Tip Safety Lock
The tip lock available on many of the Ken Onion SpeedSafe models provides added security to assure that the blade will not deploy while clipped into your pocket.
- Model Number: 1600
- Safety Lock....Yes
- Country Of Origin: United States
- Steel......420HC stainless-steel
- Handle...410 stainless-steel
- Blade.....1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
- Closed...2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
- Weight...1.9 oz.
- Lock...Frame Lock
- Includes a Pocket Clip
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.