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Kershaw Oso Sweet Plain Edge Knife

Kershaw Oso Sweet Plain Edge Knife
MSRP: $39.99
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Product Code: K1830


Oso Sweet Plain Edge

A knife never seemed so sweet. The Oso Sweet 1830 from Kershaw is a pocket knife designed to cut through most anything with ease. You’ll have to get this one for your collection or the kitchen where you can easily whip up delicious dishes.

The Oso Sweet 1830 blade is made from 8CR13MoV stainless steel for stain and rust resistance. Its handle is molded glass filled nylon in a scales pattern for a comfortable and secure grip when in use. There is even a locking liner made from stainless steel to protect the blade and the handle, as well as securely locking the blade into position when closed.

The Oso Sweet 1830 comes with Kershaw's patented SpeedSafe assisted ambidextrous index finger opener, so it quickly opens the knife blade when you need it.

A secure locking liner holds the blade in place securely when opened. No need to worry about the blade slipping out of place. When you are done using the knife you can simply press the spring loaded lock to release the blade for easy folding back into the handle.

  • Model Number: 1830
  • SpeedSafe....Yes
  • Flipper....Yes
  • Country Of Origin: China
  • Steel: 8CR13MoV stainless-steel
  • Handle: Injection-molded glass filled nylon
  • Blade Length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Lock...Locking Liner
  • Includes a Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocketclip

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.

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 less nickel.

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.

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Sugar, Sugar February 4, 2012
Reviewer: Runner from Canton, OH United States  
I'll begin by saying that I did know that the knife was made in China before I purchased it but trusted Kershaw's quality control.  Also, Kershaw does do warranty work for their China knives it's just that they do not ship parts (screws, pocket clips, etc.) for their China knives to customers.  They will ship parts to for their USA knives.

As to the knife, aptly named.  Light in the hand but very solid feeling.  Mine came shaving-sharp w/no blade play & is perfectly centered when closed.  It has a hollow grind that begins behind the edge & curves elegantly to it's full width.  The handle is comfortable to grip & has a nice finger indent that meshes w/the flipper for a solid feel.  My only real criticism is that there is no jimping on the thumb ramp.

Of the 9 Speedsafe Kershaws that I own this one is noticeably stronger & faster than the others.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
OSO SWEET November 24, 2011
Reviewer: Charles D Million from Raymondville, MO United States  
Great price, great knife but I also did not realize it was made in China. Lost one of the screws that holds the clip, so I called Kershaw and they said they do not support the China made knifes and that they do not carry the screws to fit the clip. Basically out of luck. But it is a good everyday knife, just no warranty support. That is why the four not five stars.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Good Knife February 21, 2009
Reviewer: Brian C from Abbotsford, BC Canada  
I own several products from Kershaw and wanted a low cost speed assist folder for work purposes. I was using my leek which is a great knife but the black coat was wearing off as it was in a pocket I am forced to also have a set of keys for work. The nylon handle will not wear in finish. I switched the pocket clip so as the blade is pointed down in pocket. For the money the quality is excellent. It may have been made in china but so what the quality is present that I wanted and the feel is right. I may buy another for a family member. Only way I can think of an improvement would be some file work on back of blade for control, I can do that myself.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
made in china April 30, 2008
Reviewer: Brian from Peublo, CO United States  
It still seems to be up to Kershaw's standards. I was sorry to see that it was made in China. I guess I missed that when I ordered it. Could have sworn it was made in the USA the first time I looked. My mistake.

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