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Kershaw 1870 Knockout USA Made Assisted 3-1/4" Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: KS1870
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1870: 1870 Knockout Folding 3-1/4" Plain Blade
The Knockout American made Pocketknife Series features SpeedSafe® assisted opening. It’s equipped with a deep-carry clip and is drilled for quad-carry: tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed. The premium features of this knife don't stop there. The blade shape and action are reminiscent of the Hinderer from Kershaw's ZT knife division. The "walk and talk" of this folding pocketknife are amazing. It feels like a tool that will attack and conquer any task. The slim profile means that you can carry this knife in your pocket and it won't remind you all day that it's there. The fame or "sub frame" lockup is ingenious and seems to work very well- at least when they're right out of the box. We like this knife at the KnifeCenter and highly recommend it!
From Kershaw: "Sure, the Knockout pocketknife offers knockout-good looks. But look beyond its awesome exterior to see what’s really special. The Knockout folding pocketknife features Kershaw’s Sub-Frame Lock. What that means is that we’ve “knocked out” a piece of the machined aluminum frame and attached a stainless-steel plate in its place. It’s this steel plate that moves behind the knife blade to lock it open safely and very securely. Yet because only part of the knife handle or frame is steel, the Knockout can maintain its fighting weight and still provide a strong frame lock. You get a knife that’s big, yet lightweight enough to carry every day. Then there’s the blade itself. It’s a modified drop point in high-performance Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel with a stonewashed finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance and hardenability. The finish provides extra protection against rust, too. The Knockout knife is equipped with SpeedSafe® assisted opening for smooth and easy one-handed opening. Pull back on the built-in flipper or push on the thumbstud and the blade moves out of the handle quickly and easily. The Knockout also comes with our deep-carry pocketclip so the knife can sit all the way down in your pocket. Even better, the handle is drilled for 4-position carry. Lightweight and versatile, the Knockout is destined to be your new favorite every day carrying knife."
  • SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
  • Thumb Stud
  • Pocket Clip
  • Sub-Frame Lock
  • Flipper
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel
  • Handle: Aluminum
  • Blade Length: 3 1/4-in. (8.3 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7 7/8- in. (20 cm)
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 087171033105

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.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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3 out of 5
Salem OR
Dec 30, 2013
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
I'm a huge fan of Kershaw, I own about a dozen Kershaws from different pricepoints, & I own 8 ZT knives. My Knockout looks & feels great...but it suffers from the same issue as my Kershaw "Needs Work" model. The blade deployment feels a bit sluggish. The flipper is fine but when using the studs there's a lack of snap & the blade doesn't deploy & lock all the way open. I'm hoping this is a simple issue of new=stiff & the action will smooth out with use. I've applied some high quality weapons-grade oil & it seems to be helping. Otherwise a very clean design i know i'll be happy with.
5 out of 5
West Melbourne, Fl
Dec 27, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
a good well made solid knife.comfortable in the hand,good solid fast lockup.kershaw quality throughout.a great multy purpose carry,large but not to to take heavy use without fear of failure. MADE IN THE USA 1111111111
4 out of 5
Kodiak Pa
Kodiak, Ak
Nov 29, 2012
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Material, None
Awesome Blade Excellent Fit & Finish
Kershaw "knocked" this one "out" of the park. Very well designed knife. The speedsafe is fast and dependable, the blade style and shape is very useful. Carries low in the pocket and is 4-way adjustable. The only down side is that the aluminum scales are very slick thus this is more a utility knife than a tactical knife. I fixed that problem by just applying a bit of skateboard tape to the left side of the scale and it solved the problem. I also catch my finger on the blade when I deploy via the thumb studs so basically I just use the flipper. Deploying this knife is adicting! I think their new Piston model may be worth a look too since it has G-10 and seems to have the same locking system. The locking system on this knife works very well. Overall this is an excellent knife.
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