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Kershaw Chive Black Assisted Opening 1-15/16" Damascus Steel Blade - 1600DAMBK

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Part Number: KS1600CKTDAM
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1600DAM: Chive - Assisted Opener with Layered Damascus Blade
Kershaw® Knives

The Chive series features Kershaw's SpeedSafe ambidextrous opening system for smooth, easy opening by both right and left-handed users. Closed, the Chive is less than three inches long, perfect for pocket carry. This Chive has a handsome Damascus layered steel blade. This material is formed by taking several different steels and hammering them together, folding them over and repeating the process until there is a multitude of layers and the effect is extraordinary. The black and silver alternating layers are strikingly beautiful and many believe that Damascus steel blades get sharper than other steels.

All Chives also feature the Safety Tip Lock to ensure the blade stays securely inside the handle until the user releases it, and a removable pocket clip for easy carrying. The Chive may be the smallest member of the "Onion" family, but it's got all the advanced features knife users demand.

  • Steel: Layered Damascus Blade
  • Handle: 410 stainless-steel
  • Blade Length: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
  • Closed Length: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
  • Made in USA
  • SpeedSafe
  • Frame Lock
  • Thumb Stud
  • Pocket Clip
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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Shawn P.
Upstate NY
Apr 15, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
excellent knife
This is a very well made knife. It's a little too small for my needs but if your looking for a small edc knife this one is perfect.
5 out of 5
Apr 09, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellent knife, excellent value
This is my pocket EDC. I wanted something small and nice looking but still good enough to get the job done. This is my first Damascus steel and I couldn’t be happier. You can’t do any better than this for the money.
5 out of 5
R. Powers
Seattle, Washington
Jun 03, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Very Nice
This is almost the perfect pocket knife. Small enough to carry without looking like a threat, but large enough to get any job done. The Damascus blade is stunning. The one finger opening is fast. I carry clipped to the left pocket against the liner so that I can take out and immediately open without having to disengage the safety mechanism first. The picture shows the clip has silver, but it is black and matches the knife nicely. Very tight on the clip to pocket.
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