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Kershaw 1600 Chive Assisted 1-15/16" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: KS1600
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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Description
KS1600: 1600 Chive
Kershaw Knives
 
THE CHIVE JUST MIGHT BE THE PERFECT LITTLE POCKET KNIFE

With its less-than-two-inch blade, the Chive is a small knife, which makes it perfect for pocket, pack, purse, or briefcase carry. But just because it’s small doesn’t mean the Chive isn’t mighty. In fact, the Chive is perfect for just about any cutting task you’d care to ask it to do—from opening packages to breaking down cardboard boxes.

To ensure this handy little blade is always ready when you need it, the Chive is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening. Just pull back on the ambidextrous blade protrusion or push on the thumbstud and the blade moves out of the handle, ready for use.

The high-carbon blade steel offers good edge retention and excellent corrosion resistance. The bead-blasted finish is easy to maintain. For safety, the Chive has two locking systems. The frame lock secures the blade open so it can’t accidentally close during use. And to ensure that it won’t accidentally open during transport, the Chive is also equipped with a Tip-Lock slider to lock the blade closed when folded. In pure stainless steel, both blade and handle are easy to clean and maintain.
Features
  • 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.
  • Single Position - The pocketclip is in a fixed position on the knife handle; usually it is positioned for tip-down, right-handed carry, though this may vary.
  • 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.
Specifications
  • Blade length: 1-15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 2-7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
  • Overall length: 4-13/16 in. (9.9 cm)
  • Single-position pocketclip
  • Steel: 420HC, bead-blasted finish
  • Handle: 410 stainless steel, bead-blasted finish
  • Weight: 1.8 oz.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 087171160009

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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
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Jd
Richmond, VA
Jun 06, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Perfect Pocket Knife
I am one of those who likes to carry a pocket knife at all times but am very particular about size, weight, function, etc. This little baby fits the bill perfectly. It fits easily in the pocket of any pants - dress, casual, jeans - and is easily opened. Just the right size for small, everyday cutting jobs without the bulk and weight of other knives I have used in the past.
4 out of 5
Lynne
Santee, CA
Jul 15, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Type, None
Let down by the lock...
A very good knife which fits nicely in the hand. What prevents me from giving it a 5 star review is the lock which doesn't stay in place and is made from plastic and the central spacer which is also plastic. The latter isn't too much of a problem although I wonder how it will effect long term use. The former is annoying and allows the knife to open when clipped to a front jeans pocket. This puts it point up towards your stomach!
5 out of 5
Astronomer1
Chesterfield, VA
May 22, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Yet another guy who likes this knife
This is a nice, but tiny, gentleman's knife that virtually disappears into a sport coat or suit pocket. I already have the 3-inch assisted model and it is very well-made. The much lighter 1 15/16 inch Chive is of the same quality--it flips open quickly and locks up smartly. Unlike the larger Leek, the clip is not movable. So the blade is tip-down only (or no clip at all). I prefer a tip-up carry, but the Chive's carrying purpose is primarily minor cutting jobs, not self-defense. This knife is very small, and you need to be careful to hold it properly to keep portions of your hand out of the way when opening the blade. In particular, the point can incise a nice curved arc in the ball of your hand. It's best to use the flipper only. The thumb studs are primarily blade stops and you may cut yourself if you use them for opening the blade.
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