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Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles


MSRP* : $59.99 | You Save* : $21.04 (35%)
Part #: KS2045 | Kershaw Knives
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KS2045: 2045 Decibel Folding Knife
Kershaw Knives

This sci-fi-inspired knife is sleek, extremely modern, and comfortably lightweight. The Decibel's slim, linear design is emphasized by dark matte-gray, titanium-carbo-nitride coating on both blade and handle. The dark-gray finish is offset by an aluminum pivot collar and backspacer, both anodized in bright blue.

The Decibel's blade is quality 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. And even though the handle is stainless steel, too, the discreet Decibel weighs in at just 2.7 ounces. One thing that lightens the knife's weight—and adds style—is the handle cutout. This "window" in the handle lets you look inside and reveals the Kershaw logo, cleverly tucked away on the inside of the back handle. The reversible pocket clip has its own decorative cutouts, echoing the lines of the knife. The Decibel is a fully manual knife, but can be opened one-handed using the thumb stud.

With its lighter weight, the Decibel is an easy folder to drop in your pocket before heading out of the house. You might even forget it's there—until you need it. Then it's ready to get the job done. The reverse tanto blade is as functional as it is eye-catching. and unlike a standard drop-point blade, the Decibel's tip is positioned downward, letting you make piercing cuts with ease. It's a perfect feature for opening packages, letters, and other everyday items. When you want an ideal balance between ultra-modern looks, comfortable weight, and top performance, the Decibel speaks volumes.
  • 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: 3.0" (7.6 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.75" (9.6 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.6" (16.8 cm)
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Finish: Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame
  • Weight: 2.7 oz. (77 g)
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Made in China
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.
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.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles3.000 (1 review)
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Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
2 out of 5
Nov 04, 2019
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Pretty to look at, that’s about it
I am a very loyal Kershaw customer. Have been for years. Some of their blades perform better than those priced in much higher brackets. This is not one of them. The blade is incredibly dull and the edge is wonky. It is impossible to get it out of my pocket, difficult to open, and I have to readjust my grip after opening it. But it doesn’t matter, the blade is useless. Closing it is also a pain and slightly dangerous; you might get cut by a dull blade. It’s only plus is that it LOOKS expensive, but I prefer function over fashion.
Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
3 out of 5
Jay R
Jun 04, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
40 decibel hearing loss
This might be my least favorite Kershaw. The Ugly is the opening. I find it very difficult. Kershaw can make a non-Speed Safe knife that opens easily. The Leek is one. The Fatback is another. I really like the blade shape. The handle feels a bit small. F&F, blade centering, blade sharpness are all good. But the handle does not convey the slickness that the Leek does. If I did pay almost $40 for this, I am not happy. The Leek, the RAT-1 the Cutjack are all about the same price and are much better knives. All of them have better steel and open much easier. I'm sitting here playing with the knife. If I pinch the tip of the blade, the handle deploys effortlessly. I still would much rather have the handle in my hand than the blade following opening.


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