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Kershaw 1302BW Lifter Assisted Folding 3.5" Blackwash Tanto Blade, Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: KS1302BW
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
Retail Price: $29.99
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KS1302BW: 1302BW Lifter
Kershaw Knives

So much knife and so much cool factor for under twenty bucks. When we started selling assisted openers, we never thought they would be this flawless in operation… this affordable… yeah, and this cool looking!

The Kershaw 1302BW Lifter offers a tactical modified tanto blade and a tough, machined style.

The BlackWash finish gives it an already-worn-in look, yet the finish isn’t just for looks. The coating provides an extra measure of protection for the metal, and the BlackWash helps hide any additional scratches you put on the knife during normal use.

The Lifter is equipped with SpeedSafe® assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening. It opens neatly with the built-in flipper or thumbstud. A sturdy frame lock safely secures the blade open during use, and then closes easily for storage or carry. The all-steel design really shows off the BlackWash finish.

The Lifter includes a deep-carry pocketclip so the knife rides comfortably low in the pocket for discreet carry.
  • Flipper - May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The "flipper" is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
  • SpeedSafe® - Assists you to open any SpeedSafe® knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.
  • Frame Lock - A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
  • Flipper, thumbstud
  • SpeedSafe® assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Single position, deep-carry pocketclip
  • Stainless steel blade, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
  • Handle: Stainless steel, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
  • Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (153 g)
  • Made in China
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
2.667 (3 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Baltimore, MD
Aug 12, 2014
Pros: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Phenomenal Value
For the price - what else do you want?? Assist works well - cheap steel but I knew what I was getting - not my "go-to" EDC, but a great backup.
1 out of 5
Aug 09, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: Weight, Blade Material
Not even 3 1/2
The blade isn't four inches. It isn't even 3 1/2. And the cutting edge is only 3. It's also made of a steel that will not hold an edge. Finally, it carries like a hunk of lead. Kershaw's rep just took a big hit in my book. Sent it back.
2 out of 5
Aug 07, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip
Cons: Blade Material, None
Great Design
Such a great design deserves at least 8Cr13Mov. It would raise the price slightly, but make it a MUCH better knife. 13CrMov is simply too soft, easily bent, and difficult to sharpen without a burr (IMHO). This could have been a best-seller, but somebody thought customers only care about price. What a shame. Kershaw finally makes a 4-inch blade, and it's of steel most other makers only use for handle liners. Let's hope someone gets a clue and brings out a "special edition" of the Lifter.
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