For style, the Oblivion combines stainless steel and glass-filled nylon in a two-piece front scale - not easy to do. What's more, since the Oblivion opens with SpeedSafe assisted opening, there has to be a place for the SpeedSafe mechanism to go. Usually, it's positioned in a small, internal hollow in the handle. But to date, we had only placed that mechanism in single-material handle scales. With the Oblivion, for the first time, we integrated SpeedSafe into a two-piece front scale. The result is a unique "split profile" look, plus smooth, one-handed SpeedSafe opening.
The Oblivion's substantial 3.5-inch blade of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel offers top performance, too. This quality steel takes a sharp edge and re-sharpens easily when needed. And while the Oblivion's cutting edge is fairly straight, it also has enough belly to make it a reliable multi-tasking blade. The angular handle has been smoothed for a comfortable grip and a small finger contour enhances grip even more.
A sturdy frame lock secures the blade open for safe use. We also added an over-travel stop to keep the lock from moving too far - or "over traveling" - when closing. The Oblivion also features a reversible deep-carry pocketclip, or left- or right-handed carry. A large, trapezoid-shaped lanyard hole adds to the aesthetics and makes it easy to secure a lanyard to customize your knife.
Packed with features, the Oblivion shows what a modern flipper knife can be. A value price just makes the Oblivion sweeter.
Kershaw Knives: Kershaw Oblivion Knife, KE-3860
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