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Kershaw 3812 Thistle Folding Knife 3.25" Stonewash Plain Blade, GFN Handles

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Part Number: KS3812
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS3812: 3812 Thistle
Kershaw Knives
The Thistle offers an extra-wide blade, an ergonomic handle that’s curved to fit the contours of the hand perfectly, and our push-button lock release.

The Thistle’s big, drop-point blade provides excellent slicing capabilities as well as handling a wide variety of cutting tasks, making it the perfect work or every day carrying knife. The quality stainless steel blade offers good edge-holding capabilities and strength. A purpose-roughened, stonewashed finish hides scratches.

The curved handle provides cutting leverage as well as offering an extremely comfortable grip on the knife. To further enhance grip, the Thistle’s handle is embossed with Kershaw’s exclusive K-Texture™. K-Texture provides additional grip traction for confident cutting in a variety of environmental conditions.

On the side of that handle, is the Thistle’s push-button lock release. It makes it easier than ever to release the Thistle’s secure liner lock and close the knife. Just push the button. The liner lock is released and the user can fold the blade closed while keeping fingers out of the way of the closing blade.

The Thistle is a manual opening knife and may be opened with the handy thumbstud. For convenient pocket carry, the Thistle also has a reversible (left/right) pocketclip.
  • Manual - There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
  • Liner Lock - Locks the blade open during use; one side of the knife’s steel “liner,” the steel plate to which the handle scales are attached, moves into position behind the blade to securely lock it open.
  • Push-Button Lock - Found on the Kershaw Folding Saw, it locks the blade open during use, then releases with the push of a button for storage.
  • Reversible - Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
  • Blade: 3.25"
  • Closed: 4.4"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Stainless steel blade, stonewashed finish
  • Handle: Glass-filled nylon (GFN), K-Texture finish
  • Weight: 4 oz.
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
3.667 (6 reviews)
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2 out of 5
Jan 01, 2016
Pros: Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Dislike lock
This knife would be a really good knife if not for the locking mechanism. It opens well, takes a good edge, and is well built. The blade shape lends its self to everyday cutting chores. I wanted to try this knife as something I could use for camping, especially for food prep. The button on the side feels weird in the hand. I was able, using different holds and hand placement, to disengage the lock. Under hard use I would not trust it. Also, the thumb studs protrude too much, making sharpening the edge closest to the hinge difficult. If this was a liner lock it would be awesome. As it is, it would make a good letter opener. A disappointing offering from Kershaw, a bad design.
4 out of 5
David A
Apr 15, 2015
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
Kershaw 3812
I own several knifes I rate this one near the top, the feel and balance are very good, it is sharp out of the package but I like mine to shave and a little work got it there, the blade release works good, I bought my son one but his has opened twice in his pocket not good, mine has not works good, I like the look of the instrument also.price was outstandingly great.
4 out of 5
spartanburg sc
Mar 27, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Lock Type
not bad
This knife is a steal at 15 bucks! I guarantee that you will not find a better quality knife for that price. The only thing I would change is the push button release. It should just be a regular liner lock. If this is an edc knife then you'll get used to it. Awesome for the price. Also blade comes razor sharp
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