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Kershaw 1160 Jens Anso Fraxion Flipper 2.75" BlackWashed Clip Point Blade, G10 Handles with Carbon Fiber Overlays

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Part Number: KS1160
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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Description
KS1160: 1160 Fraxion Folding Knife
Kershaw Knives
 
Kershaw and Danish custom knife and toolmaker, Jens Anso, have teamed up to create a handsome knife just right for the knife user who prefers a contemporary look. This slim, sleek design weighs in at a "Fraxion" of the weight of other comparable knives — under two ounces.

The Fraxion's lighter weight is thanks to the streamlined design as well as to the light-yet-strong G10 handles with carbon fiber overlay. An inset liner lock secures the blade open during use while also helping keep down the overall weight and helping maintain the handle’s comfortable slimness.

The clip point blade features a top swedge, a slight recurve to enhance slicing capabilities and a good-looking BlackWash finish. Built of 8CR13MoV stainless steel, the blade offers a sharp, long-lasting edge for day-to-day tasks. The Fraxion is a manual knife but can be opened quickly, easily, and one-handed with the built-in flipper. For convenient left or right-handed carry, the Fraxion is equipped with a reversible deep-carry pocket clip, enabling it to ride comfortably low in the pocket.
Features
  • 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.
  • Inset Liner Lock - A strip of stainless steel is riveted inside the knife’s handle—most commonly when the handle is a lightweight material. This enables us to create a slimmer, lighter knife, while still providing the strength and security of a locking liner.
  • Reversible - Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.75" (7.0 cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.0" (10.3 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.75" (17.1 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Clip Point
  • Blade Finish: Black-Oxide BlackWash
  • Handle Material: G10 with Carbon Fiber Overlay
  • Locking Mechanism: Inset Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: KVT Ball Bearing System
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Deep Carry
  • Weight: 1.9 oz. (53.9 g)
  • Designer: Jens Anso
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.
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Justin
MI
Sep 12, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Excellent value for the dollar.
So, I decided to check out the Fraxion because it sounds amazing on paper. Well I got my first one and the detent was so hard that I could barely get it to open. Now with that said, I initiated an exchange and asked Knifecenter to check the detent on the replacement. As usual you guys came through and the replacement was everything I had hoped this knife would be. Crisp detent that really allows the blade to rocket out. You actually need to try to get it to fail opening. I must thank Kershaw for consistently giving us lefties an option to swap the clip. The clip point blade has a very small amount of recurve for those concerned with it. The g-10 with peel ply carbon fiber looks and feels nice though some of the edges are rather sharp. All in all...at the cost of entry I feel this particular knife punches well above it's weight class, so give one a try. Thanks for reading, I hope it helped.
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