The newest Scallion model 1620 from Kershaw and Ken Onion looks like it came from over the rainbow. This wee gem of a knife is just a perfect addition for anyone’s collection. Plus, if you ever wish to use it, the Scallion can handle whatever use you put to it. The Scallion is made in the USA with a 420HC stainless steel blade and 410 stainless steel handle both with a titanium oxide coating. The titanium coating gives this little knife its attractive Rainbow finish. For your convenience the Scallion comes with a removable pocket clip so you can take the blade where ever you go. Plus, its tip safety lock ensures that the blade remains securely closed when folded down. All stainless steel construction and a limited lifetime warranty means this knife from over the rainbow will provide you an eternity of excellent service. When closed the Scallion is 3 1/2 inches long, opened it’s about 5 3/4 inches.
Frame LockLocks the blade into position after the blade is deployed. To release the locking liner simply press the spring loaded lock and the blade will easily fold back into the handle.Tip Safety LockThe 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.
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.