The 0350ST is 10% smaller and weighs almost three ounces less than our flagship 0300, yet it packs a lot of features into a smaller size that some users prefer, especially for every day carry. This model also features partial serration, which enables it to zip through cord or other fibrous material with ease.
The 0350ST features the patented SpeedSafe® assisted opening system enabling a user to deploy the blade quickly and easily, even in gloves, thanks to the ambidextrous thumbstud or flipper blade protrusion. The blade is S30V stainless steel with non-reflective, black Tungsten DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating. S30V is extremely durable, corrosion resistant, and wear resistant. In addition to providing a non-reflective surface, the black Tungsten DLC coating offers additional blade hardness and reduces friction. This high-performance S30V blade is paired with textured black G-10 scales for a secure grip and excellent mechanical strength even under the roughest conditions.
The scales are flat rather than 3D machined like those of the 0300. A locking liner secures the blade during use. The 0350ST also includes ZT’s Quad-mount system for complete versatility. Mount the pocketclip in any of four ways: tip-up, tip-down, on the left side, or the right. There’s a pre-drilled lanyard hole for users who prefer to attach a lanyard.
- Model Number: 0350ST
- Country Of Origin: United States
- SpeedSafe: Yes
- Flipper: Yes
- Blade Steel: S30V stainless steel with Tungsten DLC coating
- Blade Length: 3-1/4 inches (8.3 cm), .121 inches thick
- Scales: Textured, G-10 in matte black
- Handle Length: 4-5/8 inches (11.7 cm)
- Lock: Locking liner
- Weight: 4.8 oz.
- Includes a quad mounting system for tip-up, tip-down, left or right handed clip carry
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.