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Kershaw 3840 FreeFall Assisted 3-1/4" Plain Stonewash Tanto Blade, GFN Handles

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Part Number: KS3840
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS3840: 3840 FreeFall
Kershaw Knives

The Kershaw FreeFall is a tactically styled blade and a palm-gripping, ergonomic handle. The blade is a modified tanto with a hollow-ground and slightly curved belly for versatile cutting. The tanto tip is flat-ground for strength. 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with an easy-care stonewashed finish provides high performance at an affordable price. 

The handle is contoured to fit the palm and is partially embossed with Kershaw's K-Texture™ grip for an extra secure hold. Heavy jimping on the blade back and on the lower part of the backspacer add to the grip power of this handsome knife. The backspacer has a built-in lanyard hole that's wide enough to accommodate thicker lanyards.

The FreeFall also has a reversible and adjustable deep-carry clip. A screw on the knife butt enables you to mount the clip for left- or right-handed carry. It also lets you move the clip closer or further from the handle for a tighter or looser fit and makes it easy to accommodate thicker pocket materials like denim. Custom touches like that, combined with tactical styling and a comfortable hand-fit, make the FreeFall an easy choice for tough piercing tasks as well as for every day carry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Liner lock
  • Flipper and thumbstud
  • Reversible pocketclip; deep-carry
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed finish
  • Handle: Glass-filled nylon, K-Texture™ grip
  • Blade length: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
  • Overall length: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)
  • Weight: 4.1 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 087171034942

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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.
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Gary K
Richmond, Texas
Mar 31, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Kershaw FreeFall
This is my first Kershaw and I am very satisfied with it. The knife handles flawlessly. The flipper operates quickly and the blade locks up securely. Right out of the box the blade was razor sharp and held the edge even after use. I would highly recommend this Kershaw FreeFall to anyone who asks.
5 out of 5
Upstate NY
Dec 02, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Nice knife, awesome value
I work as a welder in a rock quarry and play outdoors in my free time. I've used this knife for a variety of tasks, from gutting deer, to cutting nylon sleeves off of vibration-dampening pistons on rock crushers, to opening cans of beans, and so on. It's held up well and is easy to sharpen, as far as stainless steel is concerned. The workmanship is precise and of good quality, the knife is well-balanced, and the flipper action smooth. I had never had any experience with 8cr13mov steel prior to owning this knife; if you "abuse" it like me, don't expect it to stay sharp. Cutting through steel will make it dull quickly. For general EDC use, however, 8cr13mov is more than sufficient. Overall great knife. Awesome value.
5 out of 5
Steve F.
Rochester, NY
Nov 27, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Outstanding EDC value
I own a lot of folding knives, from very inexpensive (like this one) to high-end limited-run production models (Zero Tolerance, Spyderco, etc.) This knife holds its own with them all as an EDC.  Is it a powdered steel, a 'super steel'?  No.  Does it matter, for an EDC? Not really.  It takes an edge readily and holds it decently. Would I recommend this steel for use as a shop knife where, say, it's scraping the remainder of gaskets off engine head covers?  No.  But as an EDC, it's plenty. Excellent deployment (Speedsafe), solid lock-up.  It's a liner lock, and contacts a good portion of the blade when locked up (unlike some budget knife liner locks that barely get in front of the blade and scare me).  Good blade centering, open and closed.  No lateral play at all when deployed and locked. Really good tolerances.  Surprising at this price point. Really nice. The handle is ergonomically well designed; it's thick enough and long enough for my XL hands to grip easily and with confidence.  No hot spots or pressure points.  The clip is wonderful--a full deep carry (if you like this, also have a look at a SOG Salute or Salute Mini, too).  The clip is also small enough so that it isn't a factor when you fully grip the knife. In design, materials, and fit/finish, this folder rivals knives costing three times as much.  Highly recommended.  And a great gift; they'll think that it cost WAY more than the actual purchase price.
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