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Kershaw Whirlwind Plain Edge Knife

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Kershaw Whirlwind Plain Edge Knife
MSRP: $89.99
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Product Code: K1560


Whirlwind Plain Edge

This Whirlwind Knife from Kershaw and Ken Onion is an excellent knife for heavy duty projects. Its larger handle is uniquely shaped to fit more easily in the hand and the blade is wider to help it cut through most of the obstacles in your way. Plus it's also designed to be as lightweight as possible without sacrificing usability.

Whirlwind's blade is made of Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel for added strength and rust resistance. The handle is made of molded polyimide for a comfortable and secure grip. Plus the dark blue with black inserts makes this and understated yet attractive knife to own. It comes with a removable stainless steel pocket clip.

The Whirlwind has two excellent safety features for users. The Locking Liner locks the knife blade into position when the blade is fully deployed. You can easily release the locking liner by pressing a spring loaded release. The SpeedSafe assisted opening system makes this knife easy to open so you can take full advantage of the knife's capabilities.

Locking Liner
Locks 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.

  • Model Number: 1560
  • SpeedSafe....Yes
  • Flipper....No
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Steel......Sandvik 14C28N stainless-steel
  • Handle...Polyimide
  • Blade.....3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm)
  • Closed...4 1/2 in. (11.3 cm)
  • Weight...3.5 oz.
  • Lock...Locking Liner
  • Includes a Pocket Clip

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.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Whirlwind Knife September 8, 2010
Reviewer: Shane Shubert from Lenoir City, TN United States  
This was by far the best knife that I have ever owned. The blade was easy to sharpen, and it retained the sharp edge for many,many cutting situations. The one-hand opening action was swift and smooth,making for impressive deployments. Alas, I'm writing this review in the past tense as my Kershaw Whirlwind has disappeared and I'm in the process of replacing it...and it will be replaced by the same knife, accepting no substitutes.

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