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Kershaw 1830ORBLK Oso Sweet Assisted Flipper 3.1" Black Plain Blade, Orange GFN Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive

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Part Number: KS1830ORBLK
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1830ORBLK: 1830ORBLK Oso Sweet, KnifeCenter Exclusive
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This is indeed one sweet little pocketknife. The Oso Sweet features a classic drop-point blade that gives you maximum workaday utility, at the same time, this knife has plenty of style and features that will get it—and you—noticed. First of all, the Oso Sweet opens one-handed with SpeedSafe assisted opening.

Just pull back on the ambidextrous flipper and the blade moves out of the handle ready for use. Whether you’re a left-hander or right-hander, your blade is easy to access and ready to go when you are. Kershaw heat-treats the 8Cr13MoV blade steel to bring out its high-performance characteristics like good edge retention, strength, hardness and wear resistance.

The handle is orange glass-filled nylon for excellent durability and incorporates a textured "scale" pattern that gives the Oso Sweet a unique look. A locking liner secures the blade during use and recloses easily for pocket carry or storage. The pocket clip can be reversed for tip-up or tip-down carry. The Oso Sweet is one of Kershaw's most popular knives and definitely one of our favorites, that's why we had to get it in this KnifeCenter Exclusive configuration. Once you get your hands on one and start using it, we think it will be pretty popular with you, too.
  • Blade Length: 3.1"
  • Closed Length: 4.1"
  • Overall Length: 7.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.53"
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Orange Injection-Molded Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Weight: 2.9 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.
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.
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Fountain Valley, Ca
May 22, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Best cheap knife I ever bought!
Perfect knife to throw in your car or truck, keep on your TV table or desk, purse or backpack, etc. The color makes it easy to find. It's holds a nice edge. Makes a great first knife. Smooth action, feels good in the hand. I seriously doubt you'd be disappointed in a $20.00 knife of this quality. Happy Trails!
1 out of 5
May 21, 2017
Pros: None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Hell Of A Deal; Not Much Of A Knife.
(ꜰᴇᴇʟ ꜰʀᴇᴇ ᴛᴏ sᴋɪᴘ ᴍʏ ɪɴᴛʀᴏ) I've been fascinated by and collected knives since I was a little kid, which is farther away than I need to share. You name a brand, I probably have at least one somewhere. I'd sworn off spending money on them, but of course I still look, and whilst browsing KnifeCenter trying in vain to count how many damned flippers there suddenly are, I noticed this at the top of my screen. It looked like a great kicking-arond-the-shop knife designwise (assisted, GFN, that predictable, smooth SpeedSafe kinda-3-stage resistance, plain hollow-ground edge) and better still, as I am obsessed with Safety-Orange, I was led by the product photos to believe that the knife stocks were of that outrageous neon hue. And it was <$20⁈ I ordered. HEre comes the review: I have to stop and compliment KnifeCenter on their incredible logistics, as ever. I paid next to nothing for shipping and it was in the mailbox a couple days later. The knife itself, however, was one disappointment after another. The handle and liner-insert material, contrary to what the photos might suggest, are but merely orange. Halloween-decoration orange. They're glass-filled nylon with an odd honeycomb/scale raised texture, far too airy in composition and cut too thin for my tastes. The handle is simply not long enough for my beefy mitts, in no way does it have the proper ergonomics of a folding knife, like a single-stack subcompact or a golf-pencil. The knife is poorly-balanced. The wretched "flipper" micro-fad is a design pimple; the biomechanical equivalent of tits on a bull. Yes, I could see that it didn't have a proper thumb-stud or -disc before I bought it, and I deserved that, but that's just the start of what's wrong with this cheap Chinese folder. I'm not even going to get into niggling details like bladeplay or whether I liked the shape of the pocket-clip; the first thing I do when I buy a knife is test the edge the factory chose to impress their clientele. (Copy) Paper test, failed (miserably). Slighly heavier laid paper test, might as well have been using an emery-board; only part that bit was the 3-4mm of pronounced excess just before the gratuitous choil; this knife was sharpened without touching human hands, in one pass, on a cheap and improperly-surfaced grinder. Tissue test? Pff. Next I jabbed a greasy shop rag and pulled down, point leading, sliding the blade across the surface. It was more an act of yanking the rag up and finally twisting to try to get purchase. I am not making any of this up! Further, all the screws are weird-sized, micro-threaded Torxes (why?!), which Kershaw will not help you replace since they probably don't even know where in China it came from, much less trust that handle to withstand reassembly. It's an absolute disgrace of a knife, and I carefully wiped it off, gave it a blast with the compressor, slid it back in its bag and box, and returned it to KnifeCenter, who had gone out of their way to make their awesome return policy clear before and during purchase. I was within a few days returned my measly twenty bucks, minus cheapest postage. I had an absolutely excellent experience with this site and am no longer afraid to get stuck with a loser, since there aren't any places around I can go to fiddle with the knives I'm actually interested in. They stuck by their word and even though I bought a knife I wouldn't recommend anyone own and stands as a real black mark on a company that has served me fairly well a number of times before, many years ago, I had absolutey no negative consequences (apart from shame and a couple bucks) because KnifeCenter really did their job outstandingly, no questions asked, no hassle, no phone calls, no nothin'. Bottom line: Stay on this site, and try to avoid impulsive purchases, but if you just can't resist, you won't end up fighting to fix your mistake!
5 out of 5
Johnny F
May 15, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
How sweet it is ...
I was just about to carry this when my wife commandeered it (she's prolly using it as a letter opener) It's on the small but very handy end of the spectrum The assisted opener feature is awesome on this little guy (can't stop flipping it open when I hold it) The clip holder is like no other I have seen and it's unique shape prevents a hot spot when holding the knife in the open position Looking closely at the knife, the tiny details and quality craftsmanship are apparent The special ORANGE run, a KC exclusive is personally appealing (makes it easy to find if you put it down) I can hardly wait for Halloween to carve my pumpkin with it. If you a a lanyard it helps it from getting lost in big meaty fists I pulled the trigger cold on this one: 1) KC was bragging about it 2) It was on sale for about the price of 9 gallons of gasoline 3) I had a 'what the heck' moment and guess what? This little knife exceeds all of my expectations for it. This knife is a rare combo of Huge quality for the small price I paid. I piggybacked it on a free shipping order (Winner Winner Chicken dinner)
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