Kershaw Oso Sweet Plain Edge Knife
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
- 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
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.