You’ll be surprised how well this knife cuts. Made by Kershaw and Ken Onion by Americans for the world, the Shallot is a sharp and long lasting little knife. It’s no ordinary onion!
The Shallot is made from all stainless steel construction. It features a Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel blade and a 410 stainless steel handle, making this knife stain and rust resistant. This particular model comes with a partially serrated blade for versatility. You’ll be able to chop, slice, cut and saw your way through anything. The Shallot comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is a knife that will provide you with a lifetime of quality service.
Excellent safety features are a part of what makes the Shallot 1840 such a great knife. It comes with the patented SpeedSafe assisted ambidextrous index-finger opener to easily slide open the blade when you need it. The knife also comes with a reversible/removable pocket clip for easy and convenient carrying. You can carry the Shallot tip up or tip down at an arm’s reach.
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.
- Model Number: 1840ST
- Country Of Origin: United States
- Steel: Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel
- Handle: 410 stainless-steel
- Blade Length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
- Closed Length: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
- Overall Length: N/A
- Weight: 4.2 oz.
- Lock...Frame Lock
- Includes a Reversible 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.