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Kershaw Compound Assisted 3-1/2" Bead Blast Combo Blade, Glass-Filled Handles

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Part Number: KS1940ST
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
Retail Price: $39.95
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KS1940ST: Compound
Kershaw Knives

The Compound is a versatile utility knife equipped with SpeedSafe® assisted opening and designed for excellent slicing ability and extra control. It opens easily with the built-in flipper. Kershaw heat-treats the 8CR13MoV blade steel to bring out its high-performance characteristics—the ability to take and hold an edge, strength, and hardness. Glass-filled nylon handles make the Compound light enough for every day carry.

  • SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
  • Locking Liner
  • Pocket Clip
  • Flipper
  • Steel: 8CR13MOV stainless steel
  • Handle: Glass-filled nylon
  • Blade Length: 3 1/2-in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
  • Weight: 3.8 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 087171032009

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
5.000 (3 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Grand Island, Nebraska
May 12, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Another winner
I added this knife to my collection of "tactical folders" and like the other posters have said, this model is a GREAT value. Perhaps the BEST value on the current market, because when you add the materials used, design, ergonomics, function, I come up with a lot more than the price asked for here!! Kershaw has really turned me around, and I'm glad they did - they have some of the best knives anywhere at any price!!
5 out of 5
Lafayette, Louisiana
Jul 22, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Excellent value!
I use this knife for occasional daily carry, and as an all around tool. It is durable, well built and sturdy, and the blade profile is great for a multitude of tasks. The price ( under $20) means that I won't be overly concerned about breakage or loss. It does a lot of things really well, and for my purposes does not have any major drawbacks or negatives.
5 out of 5
Northern Wisconsin
Jul 11, 2013
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
Very well made, up to any task you can throw at it.
I was skeptical that this blade would meet my expectations based on other Kershaws that I own. I am not happy to see any product labeled "made in China". But I have to say that this knife is extremely well made and has far exceeded my expectations. I have been carrying mine for about two months now and have used it nearly every day for everything from slicing cardboard, tape, and plastic to stripping electrical wiring. I'm a volunteer firefighter and run on a rescue squad. I only carry blades that I can rely on. I'm also tough on a blade and need one that will stand up to abuse. I list no cons for this knife because to me there are none. It is fairly heavy so some might not care for it based on weight, but sturdiness often takes a dive on the lighter weight blades. It is a well balanced knife so the weight consideration only applies to pocket or carry weight. Also, some people might prefer other handle materials. The glass filled type is my preferred material, so again it is not a con for me. I try not to buy anything made in China, but I do have to give credit where credit is due. I REALLY LIKE this knife.
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