Kershaw 1600DAM Ken Onion Chive Assisted Flipper 1.9" Damascus Plain Blade, Bead Blast Stainless Steel Handles


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KS1600DAM: 1600DAM Ken Onion Chive, Damascus
Kershaw Knives
The Chive series features Kershaw's SpeedSafe ambidextrous opening system for smooth, easy opening by both right and left-handed users. Closed, the Chive is less than three inches long, perfect for pocket carry. This Chive has a handsome Damascus layered steel blade. This material is formed by taking several different steels and hammering them together, folding them over and repeating the process until there is a multitude of layers and the effect is extraordinary. The black and silver alternating layers are strikingly beautiful and many believe that Damascus steel blades get sharper than other steels.

All Chives also feature the Safety Tip Lock to ensure the blade stays securely inside the handle until the user releases it, and a removable pocket clip for easy carrying. The Chive may be the smallest member of the "Onion" family, but it's got all the advanced features knife users demand.
  • Blade length: 1.9 in. (4.8 cm)
  • Closed length: 2.9 in. (7.4cm)
  • Overall length: 4.8 in. (9.9 cm)
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Single-position pocket clip, tip-lock slider
  • Steel: Damascus
  • Handle: 410 stainless steel, bead-blasted finish
  • Weight: 1.7 oz. (48.2 g)
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 087171160290

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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel
A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
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Dewy R
Northern Virginia
Dec 02, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: None
Nice Knife
-I've had this knife now for over a year and love it. It holds an edge well and is just the right size for carrying in my pocket (I clip it in the watch pocket normally). -A previous review mentioned the pattern on the Damascus steel...I've had mine a while and use it daily, and mine looks great. It is a little lighter in tone from use but I can clearly see all the layers of steel so I think that user got a bad blade on his knife or something. -Another user mentioned the speed safe opening didn't work as well as his other Onion designed knives. I may also feel that may be an isolated problem as mine works flawlessly...push on the blade-tab and it flicks open and locks solid every time. -My only complaint is that the lock mechanism that keeps the blade from accidentally opening has a plastic part (presumably to keep from dulling the blade upon contact). Mine broke soon after I got it. I will say I never used it so I never got it repaired and don't really intend to since it takes a little bit of effort to get it to open and don't see it as necessary. -Overlall...I love it. I would have given it a 5 if the plastic bit wouldn't have broken.
4 out of 5
Dame Droiture
Aug 26, 2009
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
This knife is small and very, very sharp -- perfect for an every-day carry, but definitely not a workhorse. A previous reviewer complained about the etching on the blade getting destroyed through minimal use, but I have to ask: WHAT, exactly, was he using this knife to DO?? I've had mine for a few weeks now, use it almost every day for silly things like cutting boxes and sharpening pencils, and it's absolutely fine. The one thing I really don't like is that the asst. opening mechanism doesn't work that well. Unlike my other Ken Onion knife, this one requires a slight flick of the wrist to fully extend the blade and lock it into place. To make matters worse, the knife body is really too small to have to do this: I feel like it's going to fly out of my hand every time I press the back lever. It essentially makes the knife's one-handed opening abilities a moot point.
5 out of 5
Jan 01, 2009
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Guess what? ALL Damascus steel is etched. If your finish gets messed up all you need to do is hit your closest Radio shack for a cheap bottle of PCB etching fluid. This is enough to last the rest of you life unless you begin to patten weld or actually make your own circuit boards!
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