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ALL JAPANESE-MADE AL MAR KNIVES ON SALE! Details

Kershaw 5515 Gustavo GTC Cecchini Hops Assisted Bottle Opener Flipper 1.4" Two-Tone Drop Point Blade and Stainless Steel Handles

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$15.95

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MSRP* : $39.99 | You Save* : $24.04 (60%)
Part #: KS5515 | Kershaw Knives
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Description
KS5515: 5515 Hops Folding Knife
Kershaw Knives
 
The wow factor is high with the distinctive Hops from Kershaw and custom knifemaker Gustavo T. Cecchini. Gus is one of the most sought-after custom knifemakers today. He is well known for his innovative knife technologies as well as the striking lines of his custom designs.

As its name might imply, the Hops is bottle opener-equipped — it's built right into the flipper. Close the knife and pop the cap off your favorite brew.

The Hops is a compact pocketknife with an 8CR13MoV blade of just under an inch and a half. It’s the perfect size for pocket, purse, backpack, or messenger bag. Even though it's small, the Hops is a full-featured knife: SpeedSafe assisted opening, sturdy frame lock, and stainless steel handles. Both blade and handle get the Gus treatment with intriguing angles brought out by the two-tone, satin and titanium carbo-nitride, finish. The Hops is equipped with a reversible pocket clip and a lanyard hole — and that crazy clever bottle opener.
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.
  • Multifunction - Has multiple blades or tools, enabling it to perform multiple functions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 1.40" (3.6 cm)
  • Handle Length: 2.90" (7.4 cm)
  • Overall Length: 4.30" (11.0 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Two-Tone Satin/Gray PVD
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Deep Carry
  • Weight: 3.1 oz. (87.9 g)
  • Designer: Gustavo T. Cecchini
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.
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 5515 Gustavo GTC Cecchini Hops Assisted Bottle Opener Flipper 1.4" Two-Tone Drop Point Blade and Stainless Steel Handles4.000 (4 reviews)
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Kershaw 5515 Gustavo GTC Cecchini Hops Assisted Bottle Opener Flipper 1.4" Two-Tone Drop Point Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
4 out of 5
Albuquerque NM USA
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Right out of the box, seems like a fine value
Knife Center was having one of its no-shipping sales this weekend and I've been kind of keeping my eye out for a small assisted opener I can keep on my left side. Kershaw has always done well for me, and the Knife Center folks had the "Kershaw 5515 Gustavo GTC Cecchini Hops Assisted Bottle Opener Flipper 1.4" Two-Tone Drop Point Blade and Stainless Steel Handles" on sale. List is $39.99 and they were selling it delivered for $15.95. Because of my past experience with Kershaw, the fact that it has a reversible clip, the fact that the flipper does double duty as a bottle-opener (Hey! How handy is that?!) and the low, low price (with no shipping!), I went ahead and ordered it on Sunday. (Please note that it's ambi opening, but not closing: you still have to switch it to the right hand to close it - the frame lock is right-handed only. ) It was delivered today (Wednesday) to me in the high desert.The sucker is small, but feels good in the hand because it's a little chunky. The blade is perfectly centered and the click to open is very fast (and the motion is natural). As I've seen noted elsewhere, (despite how it appears) the flipper/bottle opener is unlikely to get caught on/depressed by other things during normal carry. As I'm coming to expect from modern knives, there's a lot of ergonomic engineering that went into this. The brushed stainless body/scales/handle of the knife has enough texture that it's somehow grippy. There's enough choil to get a solid grip and the choil falls into place for the last joint of the middle finger when you're choking up to do detail work with the point. Despite being all steel, it's not shiny (a win in my book - not a fan of shiny things - or of black or FDE'd things, either). It came sharp enough to shave hair off my forearm . . . well, I stroked the edge with my tungsten carbide back-up wedding ring a couple times before doing anything with it, but that was all. The thing is sharp. I can't report on durability yet (of course) or on the 8CR13MoV Chinese stainless (which Spyderco calls "similar to [Japanese] AUS-8 in its properties, performance and function"), but given the past performance of my Kershaw knives, I think it's likely to be okay. Oh, and the bottle opener works!
Kershaw 5515 Gustavo GTC Cecchini Hops Assisted Bottle Opener Flipper 1.4" Two-Tone Drop Point Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
5 out of 5
East side .
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Excellent pocket knife .
This is a real example of a discreet carry pocket knife . Small size will not scare those at work , it is very functional for tasks around the office or job site where discreet size can be important . Bottle opener could be helpful at the company picnic as well . No bad things to say about this discreet pocket knife .
Kershaw 5515 Gustavo GTC Cecchini Hops Assisted Bottle Opener Flipper 1.4" Two-Tone Drop Point Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
2 out of 5
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Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use
Low quality
I bought 4 of these knives and only 1 was acceptable.2 bent blades1 frame lock doesn’t lock1 about what I’d expect for $15 Cool design just very poorly made
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