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Kershaw 1085 Diskin Hunter Fixed 4-5/8" Blade, G10 Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: KS1085
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1085: Kershaw 1085 Diskin Hunter, G10 Handles
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Skinning, quartering, dressing, light splitting, shaving, and whittling are only a few of the things the Diskin Hunter is capable of. Designed by custom maker Matt Diskin to be a field dressing knife that could also perform camp tasks, the 1085 is the happy medium between functional blade size and svelte, compact design. The blade is 4-5/8″ long with tons of belly and shaped like a cross between the Tremor and Rake models. The steel is 14C28N stainless, which will take an extremely sharp edge and provide excellent corrosion resistance so you won’t have to worry about your blade rusting out in the field. The thing that sets the Diskin Hunter apart is the handle. Made from textured G10, the handle being only one inch at it’s widest point makes it easy to get a good grip on, especially with gloved hands. The knife comes with a high quality leather belt sheath and is backed by the Kershaw lifetime warranty. Best of all is it’s made in the USA.
  • Blade Steel: Sandvik 14C28N stainless Steel, Stonewashed Finish
  • Handle Material: Textured G10
  • Blade Length: 4-5/8"
  • Overall Length: 9-1/2"
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Weight: 5.1 oz. Knife, 6.6 oz. with Sheath
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 087171033907

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
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Tom Horn
Sep 09, 2017
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Great Value Hunting/Survival Knife
For the price, this packs a lot of bang for the buck. The nice long grind will make for good slicing mechanics/field dressing/meat processing. Nice edge on blade, too. Drop point blade provides a nice strong point for penetration. I’m not Paul Bunyun, but, I have large hands (size 11 gloves), and I find the grip comfortable and secure, despite what some folks have reviewed. >>>>>>>>> The 14C28N stainless is comparable to 8Cr13Mov in carbon content, but has added nitrogen and phosphorus, which improves hardness (edge retention). Good chromium content (14%) should make this nicely corrosion resistant. This would make a nice hunting knife for wet and snowy environments, like Midwestern deer camps, Alaska, and Canadian/Pacific N.W. hunting trips, where your tool steels can quickly sprout a rust bloom. Diskin Hunter would make a good minimalist survival/camping /backpacking knife. Although, it may not be suited to chopping, and making a, ‘white-man’s fire,’ it could certainly handle batoning small branches for a cooking fire, and other med/light bush crafting duties. Specs are unavailable for the hardness achieved by Kershaw on the 14C28N stainless, but I suspect they didn’t take it to the extreme. I imagine it is about mid-range (HRC 57-59), keeping it, “field sharpen-able,” with a pocket stone, V-sharpener, or field expedient means (flat rock, leather belt, sand over a flattened log, etc.), which is another plus in my book. A nice fixed blade for your bug-home bag in the truck, where you may forget to oil it for a while, and don’t know what kind of weather you may face. >>>>>>> The sheath provided won’t cut it. I’ve had blades slice through too many of these un-reinforced leather sheaths with vigorous outdoor activity (once slicing my leg open). I may try a do-it-yourself Kydex sheath (available at They’re easy to make with a heat gun/hair dryer, and a great gateway into sheath making. >>>>>>>>>> This would make a nice hunting fixed blade for a young deer hunter. If they lose it, you’re not out a lot of dough. Give them some cut resistant gloves (available at and some supervision, and they’ll do just fine with this big blade. They have the rest of their life to discover what size/style hunting knives they prefer. You can be sure a teenage boy would be mighty impressed with this sleek hunter (I know the teenage boy in me is ; )
5 out of 5
B Munny
Jul 29, 2017
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Under rated greatness.
This is a really excellent knife and I'm not sure why it's not regarded as highly as the other big names in its class. I didn't think that I would like the handle at first glance but after handling it, it's excellent. 14c28n is excellent steel more on par to s30v quality than 420hc or aus8. The simple sheets works. More people need to discover this knife and give it a shot, it really is excellent.
5 out of 5
Jul 06, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
I'm impressed and pleased with this Kershaw
Just received the Kershaw Diskin 1085 today (July, 2017) and am impressed so far. I really like the blade shape and handle profile. I normally where x-large gloves and this knife fits my hand well. As the blade is somewhat thin, the knife really isn't meant for heavy work so the handle contours allow me a variety of comfortable hand holds. The blade was very sharp out of the box. I don't really need sharpen it, although I will use my ultra-fine stone to polish the edge. Has been many years that I've seen Kershaw knife I would be willing to buy. With this being made in the U.S.A. and having a size and shape that I find useful, I figured I would give it a try. The only thing I am unsure of is the blade steel. Time will tell how well it will hold up to my usage.
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