Kershaw 3960 Barstow Assisted Flipper 3" BlackWash Spear Point Blade, GFN Handles


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Part #: KS3960 | Kershaw Knives
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KS3960: 3960 Barstow Folding Knife
Kershaw Knives
The Barstow is a little wicked and a lot of value. It's a folding dagger and everything about this slim, sleek blade is simple, direct, and ready.

The straight spear point blade, sharpened on a single side, is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with Kershaw’s BlackWash coating for a non-reflective, “already-broken-in” look. The coating not only helps protect the blade but also hides use scratches. The handle has glass filled nylon scales with heavy arrow-patterned texturing to enhance grip. A stout steel liner, also with non-reflective BlackWash, provides an equally stout liner lock to secure the blade open during use.

Even better, the Barstow opens quickly and easily with SpeedSafe assisted opening and the built-in flipper. All the hardware is black — with the notable exception of the Barstow’s tube spacers, which are anodized in blue for a touch of subtle color and eye-catching interest. For convenient and discreet carry, the deep-carry pocket clip enables the knife to ride low in the pocket and is left/right reversible.
  • 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.
  • SpeedSafe - Assists you to open any SpeedSafe knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper, built into many Kershaw best sellers.
  • Liner Lock - Locks the blade open during use; one side of the knife's steel "liner," the steel plate to which the handle scales are attached, moves into position behind the blade to securely lock it open.
  • 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" (8.0 cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.0" (10.1 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.0" (18.0 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Spear Point
  • Blade Finish: Black-Oxide BlackWash
  • Handle Material: Glass Filled Nylon
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Deep Carry
  • Weight: 3.4 oz. (98.0 g)
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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.
Kershaw 3960 Barstow Assisted Flipper 3" BlackWash Spear Point Blade, GFN Handlesrated 3.667 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Kershaw 3960 Barstow Assisted Flipper 3" BlackWash Spear Point Blade, GFN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Luther M
Corvallis, oregon
Feb 25, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: Lock Type, None
Keyshaw 3960 Barstow Assisted Flipper with Blackwash Spear Point Blade
I love this knife. Very clandestine with a nice visual touch of blue. It opens easily, looks great, love the “blood groove” and just looks all kindsa tactical cool. My new EDC for sure. Another amazing knife by Keyshaw. I predict it will become one of their bestsellers of all time.I would like to see a slightly larger version, an inch maybe in overall length, but I love this knife just as it is.
Kershaw 3960 Barstow Assisted Flipper 3" BlackWash Spear Point Blade, GFN Handles
rated 1 stars out of 5
Clarksville, Tn
Nov 13, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Sheath, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
P-ss poor
I bought this knife based on the timeless design and good looks however, the overall execution of this design is piss poor, hence the headline name. The blade is assisted extremely slow and has not 'loosen' up over time. And the blade also has a terrible wobble then in the open position. Not worth my money based on these couple of flaws, however if these were fixed I would be very interested in this knife as a EDC.
Kershaw 3960 Barstow Assisted Flipper 3" BlackWash Spear Point Blade, GFN Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Honest Arnie
Aug 21, 2017
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
Interesting Lock
This is an arty knife with a classic, symmetrical shape. The blade is centered in the frame whether closed or open. It appears to be solidly built with attention to detail, grind and sharpening. So far as I can tell, the entire locking mechanism consists of a broad locking liner that clicks into place when the blade is fully opened and engages the back of the blade. There is no play in the blade. There is no back bar or other blade stop that I can see without disassembling the knife - which I have no intention of doing. It sits deeply in my pocket and fits well in my hand. The arrow pattern on the gripping surface is just right - not too rough, not too smooth. In summary, provided the lock holds up with use it is a great value!
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