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Jel
01-21-2014, 3:07 PM
Picked up this set the other day thinking I can't go wrong with getting 2 Kershaws for $20.

As an added bonus the set comes with a small LED flashlight that takes 3 AAA (batteries included). The flashlight isn't the greatest but it does it's job. Throw it in the glovebox.

Both knives are pretty sharp out of the package however they could both could use a tad bit fine tuning.

Both feel great in the hand, both open smoothly, however, the one thing that I really dislike about both of them is the location and size of the pocket/belt clip. For some reason they put it at the opposite end of the pivot point and they also made them 2-3 sizes too small. Makes if very difficult to clip into your pocket.

Sorry, not trying to do an in-depth review, but just my first impressions.

For $20, I would buy it again.



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msand951
01-21-2014, 4:10 PM
I got these yesterday for $20
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kershaw-16...Knife/16935204
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kershaw-Le...Black/11047937
I like the leek cause of its small thin not bulky. But the point looks like it will easily break off or bend .
My wife took this weeks big 5 ad. They have all Kershaw assisted opening knives for 20. So they priced matched them. ;). I wanted the cryo but non in stock.

Jel
01-21-2014, 4:48 PM
I got these yesterday for $20
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kershaw-16...Knife/16935204
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kershaw-Le...Black/11047937
I like the leek cause of its small thin not bulky. But the point looks like it will easily break off or bend .
My wife took this weeks big 5 ad. They have all Kershaw assisted opening knives for 20. So they priced matched them. ;). I wanted the cryo but non in stock.

What a steal on both knives! Good score!

I own several Leeks...love those knives.

Blademan21
01-22-2014, 7:48 AM
I got these yesterday for $20
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kershaw-16...Knife/16935204
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kershaw-Le...Black/11047937
I like the leek cause of its small thin not bulky. But the point looks like it will easily break off or bend .
My wife took this weeks big 5 ad. They have all Kershaw assisted opening knives for 20. So they priced matched them. ;). I wanted the cryo but non in stock.

You got a Blur for $20? If you did,nice score.

Blademan21
01-22-2014, 7:55 AM
[QUOTE=Jel;13256109]Picked up this set the other day thinking I can't go wrong with getting 2 Kershaws for $20.

As an added bonus the set comes with a small LED flashlight that takes 3 AAA (batteries included). The flashlight isn't the greatest but it does it's job. Throw it in the glovebox.

Both knives are pretty sharp out of the package however they could both could use a tad bit fine tuning.

Both feel great in the hand, both open smoothly, however, the one thing that I really dislike about both of them is the location and size of the pocket/belt clip. For some reason they put it at the opposite end of the pivot point and they also made them 2-3 sizes too small. Makes if very difficult to clip into your pocket.




I have to disagree with you on the position of the pocket clip. Over the years I have come to realize that one can draw and open a folder quicker with a tip up carry. With the tip down one has to turn the wrist after drawing to be able to open the thumb stud quickly. Modern tip up assisted opening knives have a detent on the blade that keeps the blade closed until pressure is put on the stud. Try the tip up vs tip down and see which is faster:D. Might have to check out Walmart for stocking stuffers,thanks for the post.

Canucky
01-22-2014, 8:01 AM
For $20 what you have to lose? Well in my case $20. For the life of me, I lose every damn pocket knife I have ever owned. Maybe I should attach sting to the belt loop and the pocket clip.

Blademan21
01-22-2014, 10:39 AM
For $20 what you have to lose? Well in my case $20. For the life of me, I lose every damn pocket knife I have ever owned. Maybe I should attach sting to the belt loop and the pocket clip.

In the old days a kid wore bib overalls and carried a scout knife with a bail that had a string attached to the bail. Then the string was attached to a button on the bib overalls,usually the front breast pocket button.Am I old :oji:

Jel
01-22-2014, 11:10 AM
I have to disagree with you on the position of the pocket clip. Over the years I have come to realize that one can draw and open a folder quicker with a tip up carry. With the tip down one has to turn the wrist after drawing to be able to open the thumb stud quickly. Modern tip up assisted opening knives have a detent on the blade that keeps the blade closed until pressure is put on the stud. Try the tip up vs tip down and see which is faster:D. Might have to check out Walmart for stocking stuffers,thanks for the post.

I guess I'm just used to tip down carry since the clip was always in that position with my EDC knives. These are the first knives I've used that have the clip at the opposite end. Not that I've have a lot of EDC knives as when I get attached they stay with me until I lose them.

As for the tip down carry, might take getting used to. I still think the clips are too small on both of them.