Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
My new favorite US-made Kershaw
I haven’t found anything about the Knockout that I don’t love. I could end my review there, and feel okay about it. But, I love to read reviews, so here’s some detail. It’s light, as I most often carry ZT’s. The aluminum handle feels amazing, and the stamped pattern gives a surprisingly secure grip. As with all Kershaw assisted-opening flippers, it’s fast. Very fast. It reminds me of a lighter ZT Hinderer, where all of the components are slightly-lesser quality. But that’s not a knock on the Knockout. For the money, as a knife lover who owns many, this is THE best value of any knife I own. Incredibly sharp out of the box, the liner lock is nearly like a frame lock, (I love this!) and good, strong materials in a fairly light package. I’ll be ordering a couple more. And, as with every transaction with KnifeCenter, delivery was quick and perfect.