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Kershaw 1087 Diskin Deadline Flipper Knife 3.4" Two-Tone Wharncliffe Blade and Stainless Steel Handles


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Part #: KS1087 | Kershaw Knives
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KS1087: 1087 Deadline Folding Knife
Kershaw Knives
This one is getting in under the wire — and you'll be glad it did. Meet the Deadline, from Kershaw and Matt Diskin.

It's got a lot of special features between its two-toned stainless steel handles. First, there's the opening system. The Deadline opens with Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system. But a manual system like that has to have detent — often strong detent—to keep the blade in the handle until the user opens it. When the blade is fully closed, a depression in the blade is engaged by a ball partially embedded in the liner or handle. The interaction of ball and depression keeps the blade closed. The problem with that is that sometimes the detent is too strong to make opening the knife comfortable. The answer is the Tuned Detent System (TDS).

TDS puts the detent ball on the front scale of the knife in an inset steel plate. This plate enables you to "fine tune" the detent so that it’s perfect — not too heavy, not too light. With TDS, opening a manual flipper knife like this is as easy as opening any other flipper.

Both blade and handle feature a two-toned finish. In this case, Kershaw used gray PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating in the grinds and hollows and a satin finish on the flats. The result is a knife with a very distinctive look that walks the line between classy and tactical.

The 8Cr13MoV blade is a modified Wharncliffe with a top swedge. The handles are two-tone-finished steel with cold-forged handle texture for a solid grip. A strong frame lock secures the blade open during use. Kershaw also added a decorative glass filled nylon backspacer in matte black and a moveable steel filler tab so the look is nicely detailed and neatly finished. The pocket clip is Kershaw’s deep-carry pocket clip so that the knife rides comfortably low in your pocket.
  • Flipper - May be used with manual or assisted opening knives. Tee "flipper" is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
  • Manual - There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
  • Frame Lock - A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
  • 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 Length: 3.40" (8.6 cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.25" (10.8 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.60" (19.4 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Finish: Two-Tone Satin/PVD
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: KVT Ball Bearing System
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Deep Carry
  • Weight: 4.3 oz. (124.0 g)
  • Designer: Matt Diskin
  • Made in China
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 and look and feel great.
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.
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.
Kershaw 1087 Diskin Deadline Flipper Knife 3.4" Two-Tone Wharncliffe Blade and Stainless Steel Handles4.800 (5 reviews)
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Kershaw 1087 Diskin Deadline Flipper Knife 3.4" Two-Tone Wharncliffe Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
5 out of 5
Aug 01, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great value, good looking and welll designed.
I have only had this knife for 2 weeks.The blade is a nice size and came out of the box shaving sharp. The wharncliffe design works well in piercing and slicing duties at work and in the kitchen. The two tone finish is very stylish, my co-workers comment on its looks and feel too. Blade alignment is top knotch and with a small tweek on the TDS screw, it opens easily but is still secured. The slim design feels comfortable in your pocket with no hard edges to irritate you, I don't notice it at all during the days work. Get one while you can.
Kershaw 1087 Diskin Deadline Flipper Knife 3.4" Two-Tone Wharncliffe Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
5 out of 5
Big Al
Gulfport, MS
Jul 13, 2018
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
FAN-D*MN-TASTIC! For the money, it cannot be beat. Love the wharncliffe blade. Straight cutting edges are MUCH easier to sharpen. Only improvements would be a longer blade & better blade steel. Make no mistake, the 8crmov (whatever) steel is good. Just vg-10 is better.
Kershaw 1087 Diskin Deadline Flipper Knife 3.4" Two-Tone Wharncliffe Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
5 out of 5
Mar 07, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent service
Beautiful knife! The style is beautiful and it's size convenient.
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