Kershaw 4030TIKVT Nura 3.0 Flipper 3" Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles

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KS4030TIKVT: 4030TIKVT Nura 3.0

Kershaw Knives

Kershaw Knives joined forces with Belarusian knife maker Dmitry Sinkevich to create the Nura 3.0. With its 3-inch blade, the Nura 3.0 is a right-sized knife. For the same style in a larger knife, check out the Nura 3.5.

Sinkevich's personal emphasis is on knives that incorporate intelligent design, state-of-the-art materials, and have a strong emphasis on quality fit and finish. That made him a natural fit with Kershaw and our own dedication to innovation and quality.

The new Nura features Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system for smooth, easy opening without a mechanical assist. Instead, the user pulls back on a flipper and the blade moves out of the handle quickly and easily. The key is a washer with caged ball bearings that surrounds the pivot and makes opening the knife nearly frictionless.

The Nura handle design has a sleek, streamlined look and feel. The blade is quality stainless steel, heat treated to Kershaw’s demanding specifications to bring out the best qualities in the steel, then titanium carbo-nitride coated for additional protection and performance. The slim handle is made of stainless steel with machined grooves that provide style and extra grip. The handle is titanium carbo-nitride coated, then sanded to reveal a shiny steel surface. A frame lock provides blade lockup security.


  • Flipper - May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The “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.
  • Single Position - The pocketclip is in a fixed position on the knife handle; usually it is positioned for tip-down, right-handed carry, though this may vary.


  • Flipper
  • KVT ball-bearing opening
  • Frame lock
  • Single-position pocketclip
  • Designed by Dmitry Sinkevich
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless steel blade, titanium carbo-nitride coating
  • Handle Material: 410 Stainless Steel, sanded titanium carbo-nitride coating
  • Blade Length: 3" (7.6 cm)
  • Closed Length: 4" (10.2 cm)
  • Weight: 3.6 oz. (102.1 g)
  • 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.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
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 4030TIKVT Nura 3.0 Flipper 3" Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handlesrated 3.733 stars out of 5 (15 reviews)
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Kershaw 4030TIKVT Nura 3.0 Flipper 3" Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Cyclist Technician
Sep 17, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
A newb thinks its nice for <$20
I ordered two because they were on sale and looked like a good deal. one started out feeling stiff but came online in 50-100 flips and besides very slightly favoring the show side is awesome and ill be happy to gift it to a friend. The other one flipped easy right out of the box, and has great centering but a weak detent. It doesn't flip as well as the first but is still fun to operate as long as i use some wrist, and i don't mind that. If I really try I can also shake the blade free from the handle without the flipper, and thats more annoying/concerning. I think the detent hole on the blade has been filled in a little by the gray coating, making it effectively a shade smaller and thus weaker. Either that or the alignment of the hole and ball is off. knife center CS and shipping was better than fine. Im pretty new to knives and not disappointed.
Kershaw 4030TIKVT Nura 3.0 Flipper 3" Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
Fridley, Mn
Oct 08, 2017
Pros: Handle Feel, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening
Revising My Original Review Downward
Here's why this knife deserves to be knocked:-Refinement, refinement, refinment-The detent is too weak to hold the knife closed and this also makes flipping it open a chore that requires very intentional technique. -The coating on the blade is just not going to hold up and that detracts from the looks of the knife-The designer provided a design that is really nice, but all the lack of refinement from cheap washers, poor execution of the kershaw logo in he cutout of the handle and cheap way the clip is executed with a stand-off, just screams for refinement to match the design.It is an inexpensive knife, but there inexpensive knives that stay closed and flip properly. At this price, the design itself is worthy of the price, but the lack of manufacturing execution reminds me that it fails at the function of being an effective knife.
Kershaw 4030TIKVT Nura 3.0 Flipper 3" Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Fridley, Mn
Aug 21, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Great Value in an EDC Knife
I purchased the Nura on sale for under $18. For my money I got a slim handle that has a weighty feel, nice sharp upper mid level steel in the blade, one-handed flipper deployment and handy tip up clip carry. AT this price there is a lot of utility to be had in the Nura.On the down side is the fact that while the weighty handle feels substantial in the hand, it is a bit on the heavy side for its size. The flipper deployment requires a practiced motion. Rather than flipping open easily using a light switch motion, the finger needs to be placed on top of the flipper tab and pushed inward toward the handle with a crisp movement. That heavy steel frame means a heavy steel frame lock that is not very easy to disengage for closing. Is the Nura an ideal EDC knife? No. On the other hand, at less than $18 there is plenty to like.
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