New Kershaw Knives at SHOT Show 2019 (KnifeCenter Coverage)


hey guys this is Andrew Keel with
Kershaw knives here at shot show 2019 let’s take a look at what we’ve got for
you this year up first we have the Kershaw Reverb XL back in the day we
made the Kershaw Reverb is a really excellent lightweight outdoor knife this
is very similar in some ways but still has distinctive features that make it
stand on time we’ve got the three inch blade with a gray PVD finish the blade
opens manually with these grooves that have been cut in the front and the back
side of the blade you can’t open it one-handed pretty easily with that
groove you can see we have a great PVD finish on the back handle scale as well
as on the blade knife is really lightweight it comes in at about 2.3
ounces and the reason for that is because we have our combination carbon
fiber g10 handle scale on the front we have that blue gray g10 with that layer
of carbon fiber on top keeps the knife really lightweight and looks really cool
you can see is well we have a custom pivot nut right there with with black
oxide finish most of the hardware on this knife including the tube spacers
has a black oxide finish and if you take a look along the top there we’ve kept it
open so it’s pretty easy to clean really simple minimal and lightweight like the
original reverb it has that carabiner gate for different ways of carrying and
we have a wraparound pocket clip which efficiently uses the construction of the
handle to create a really simple and minimal pocket foot it’s really sturdy
as well it is an offset frame lock so you have that security in the lock up
there and it has a really great upswept blade that’s the Kershaw Reverb XL this
is the Kershaw misdirect it’s an excellent entry-level knife really good
beginners knife because it has this reverse tanto blade shape it’s really
good for everyday uses like opening boxes opening letters cutting zip ties
things like that really good blade shape for everyday carry it’s a two point nine
inch blade so again that size is perfect for everyday carry steel handle frame
lock and you see on the front and the back the pocket clip is works in three
places here here and then on the front as well so it’s very versatile and how
it can be carried one of my favorite things about this knife is the lock bar
it’s really easy to access so this knife is incredibly easy to close and open it
opens with speed safe and a flipper so there’s
comes right up just like that you can see as well we have a glass filled nylon
back spacer with some jimping as well as this awesome late double lanyard loop
detail in the back that’s the Kershaw misdirect up next we
have the Kershaw mixtape this has again that reversed tanto blade shape with a
stonewashed finish and some really excellent grinds on it opens manually
with a thumb disk right there which also helps keep it a really compact profile
when it’s in your pocket you can see as well we’ve brought the pocket clip out
through the back handle so again keep you an uninterrupted profile along the
back it has glass filled nylon handle scales and an inset steel liner lock so
that you get the instructional integrity of a liner lock but that way we’re able
to wrap the plastic around the liner so it gives you a really comfortable feel
in the hand with that glass filled nylon you can see as well it’s pretty well
textured to give you a good grip and it has some really interesting cutouts and
details on it this knife was inspired from a design standpoint by old cassette
tapes which is why it’s called the mix tape and you can see some of the
patterning that was used in the graphic elements on cassette tapes in the handle
scale in the pivot on the back as well and you can see it’s a pretty square
profile and then has this cutout which kind of calls back to the real window on
cassette tapes so yeah that’s the Kershaw mix tape a really good everyday
carry option up next is the Kershaw decibel this is a slim futuristic knife
but it has it’s very practical in how it can be used once again we have that
reversed tanto blade shape we have gray PVD finish on the blade as well as on
the handle scale it is a steel frame lock and it’s pretty open one of the
nice things about the knife is it has a lot of cutouts and through one of these
you can actually see if you look closely the Kershaw logo that’s been lasered on
the back handle scale one of my favorite things about the knife is this pivot
ring this trim ring we have around the custom pivot there it’s aluminum with a
blue anodized finish and you see that on the front as well as on the back we even
have an anodized aluminum back spacer to kind of mimic what’s going on with the
trim rings there the knife is a manual opening knife with the thumb studs right
there and has a great texture on the lock bar to give you a really good grip
and really easy to unlock the knife when you
need to we also have a reversible pocket clip on this knife one thing that’s
really nice about this clip is that even though the handle scales as you can see
have some contouring on them it might be difficult for a reversible click but we
molded the little spacer a little platform under this clip so that it
works on the front as well as on the back so it’s still reversible
that’s the Kershaw decibel up next we have the Kershaw epistle another manual
opener knife with the thumb studs we have a three inch blade with a bead
blast finish and a drop-point blade style this is all about simple elegance
we’ve tried to keep it pulled back but still refined so that it gives you yea
sophisticated look to the knife we have aluminum handle scales on the knife
which add to that refined aesthetic but also keep it really lightweight this
knife only weighs 2.1 ounces and because of that and the pocket clip it’s
definitely a knife that I would recommend if you’re looking for a knife
to wear like with a suit it’ll complement your look but also is very
lightweight so it won’t wear too much on the on the slacks we have an
asymmetrical asymmetrical pivot nut with some cool texture there as well a
glassful niall and back spacer in a pocket clip with cutouts that reveal the
Kershaw logo that’s been lasered on that aluminum handle scale that’s the Kershaw
epistle up next we have the Kershaw XCOM this is a Les George design we’re
actually releasing for Less gorge designs this year super excited about
that this is inspired by the m3 trench knife that was used in World War two by
US troops and it was a standard-issue fixed blade knife what’s really nice
about this knife is that it brings the look in the feel of a fixed blade knife
into something that is pretty compact and easy to carry every day so this is a
manual opening knife opens with a thumb disk you can see there’s a dagger style
blade with a bayonet grind a black oxide finish the knife is all black to keep
that tactical feel once again we have a steel inset liner lock to give you that
structural integrity that you need but we have glass filled nylon handle scales
that have been wrapped around that liner to give you a really ergonomic and
comfortable grip on the knife we’ve even brought the steel liner
through the top with some jimping and that enhances the grip even further
it’s really really good really ergonomic has a textured grip on it you can see we
have a back spacer there glass filled nylon once again lanyard holes as well
as a deep carry pocket clip that is reversible so that’s the ex come from
Kershaw and less George we have another manual knife from Les George this is the
Kershaw innuendo this knife is slim and sturdy it’s a frame lock knife steel
handle scales on the front and the back with that vblast finish you can see we
have a gray PVD finish on the pocket clip which is deep carry and reversible
as well as on the thumb disk the pivot and the blade it’s a three point three
inch blade with that gray PVD finish this knife is also has a really slim
profile will fit really well in the pocket but it is really sturdy with that
frame lock we kept it simple and open along the back with this two tube
spacers if you take a look at the back it’s mirroring a lot of what’s going on
on the front that’s the Kershaw innuendo up next we have the Kershaw Boilermaker
this is a speed safe knife from Kershaw and less George it has a new brown wash
finish on it so we’ve used grey PVD finishes and blue PVD finishes before
this is a brown PVD finish that has been stone washed to give it a kind of almost
rusted post-apocalyptic worn look so it looks like something that you would have
with you in your bug out bag after the apocalypse really really fun and adds a
lot of character to the knife it is a speed safe opening knife which is really
nice using that flipper there with some jimping on that it’s a three point three
inch blade and we even even cut a pocket in the front handle scale so that you
can see the Kershaw logo that’s been lasered on that back handle skill it is
a frame lock knife steel handle scales on the front and the back it has a
wraparound clip kind of like the reverb X up to give a really really minimal
slim clip that you’ll barely notice when you’re carrying it’s a really really
nice feature in this knife if you take a look at the top it has a glass filled
nylon back spacer with that triangular structure the kind of echoes some of the
other structural and architectural visual elements in the knife that’s the
Kershaw Boilermaker from Kershaw unless George okay this is our last less George
design that we’re releasing this year this is the Kershaw segouin it’s named
for 1seg Wayne who a US military hero he fought in the
Texan revolution back in the 1830s and less wanted to name the knife after him
we have a 3.1 inch blade with a grey PVD finish you can see we have an elevated
thumb ramp on here as well which really helps to enhance your grip on this knife
this knife overall is definitely one it feels really good in the hand as well as
you know it looks really good one of my favorite things about the knife actually
is that les put the he designed it so that the flipper is right by the front
of the handle which means you get barely have to touch it and then I flips right
open it’s a really really good flipper with that speed safe action steel
handles on the front as well as the back you can see it’s a frame lock knife and
we’ve put this beautiful radial texturing which gives it really cool
look to the knife but once again enhances the grip and adds to a knife it
feels really good in your hand the glass will Nile and backspacer also has lines
that mimic what’s going on with the texture in there and we have once again
that really efficient really minimal and slim wraparound clip on the back that’s
the Kershaw Segway from Kershaw and less George up next the Kershaw oblivion this
knife is supposed to look futuristic as well as really sturdy
I love the screw collars that we have on here for the pivot screw as well as the
screws that are on the front and the back they give it a really industrial
look that add to that futuristic vibe three and a half inch blade with a stone
wash finish some really nice detailed jimping along the spine of the blade
there it opens with a flipper and speed safe and you can see it’s well we have
this plastic piece of the knife this is new and different for us something
really cool a really nice feature of this knife usually if we have an inlay
or an overlay it either increases the thickness of the knife or doesn’t go all
the way to the edges this one runs all the way to the edges and is flush with
that steel handle scale just to give it a really cool futuristic look but it
still doesn’t sacrifice any of the overall thickness of the knife you have
lanyard holes in the back as well as a deep carry pocket clip that is
reversible we’ve even add an over travel stop
because it’s a pretty large knife and has a really long lock bar that gives a
little bit of added security to the feel the knife overall
that’s the curse straw oblivion up next we have the Kershaw antic this is in
addition to the Kershaw shuffle family and it’s really nice there’s a lot of
features about this that make it different from the old shuffle the old
shuffles that we made and yet it still comes in that that really approachable
really small good everyday carry size it has a 1.8 inch blade which is a really
yeah it’s really good every day carry size you can see there’s some good
jumping on the top of that so you can get a really good grip on this knife
even though the blade is pretty small it opens with thumb studs and it’s a really
nice knife to fidget with manual opening but it’s just really fun to play with
and open and close one of my favorite things about the knife is the steel
handle scales we have a navy PVD finish navy blue PVD finish on these and it is
a steel handle frame lock usually the shuffles have been liner locks in the
past but we’re adding a frame lock to that family we’ve got a pocket clip
right here single position and this is where the knife really shines you’ve
probably noticed the Karambit ring in the back usually kramitz are very
aggressive fighting knives with one purpose in mind this is a much more
approachable knife but it still has that ring which is again is a really neat
feature to the knife you can hold it like a Karambit either way and it works
really well for that but it also serves a very functional purpose it’s a steel
back spacer but then it tapers down into something that works as a pry bar as
well as a flathead screwdriver so it’s very very functional and also there’s
this little tab on the back handle scale that works as a bottle opener and it
works really well so you have three or four functions packed seamlessly into a
knife that at first glance may look just like a cool everyday carry knife
so that’s the Kershaw antic from Rick hinder and Kershaw a few years ago we
made the Kershaw cinder this is the same same knife but it’s new
because it has copper handle scales really really nice something that’s
going to put a knit over time and give a look original to you to this knife so
we’ve added copper handle scales some other nice features about this knife it
has a three finger grip which is something that’s really rare for a knife
of this small it has about an inch of usable blade it opens manually with the
thumb stud it is a liner lock but because it’s inset it’s a really secure
really sure liner-lock you can see as well
there’s a hole in the back spacer for a key ring or a lanyard and this also
works as a bottle opener so again really functional despite its size it’s really
compact and easy to carry yeah it works really well and again this is the
Kershaw Center coming in with copper handle scales from Kershaw and Rick
hinder up next is something totally different for Kershaw we have a partner
that we work with his name’s Chris Cole he’s a professional skater and he rides
skateboards and so we made a skateboard tool he asked us to to make one and and
so we did it gets comprised of two pieces there’s a wrench tool and a
driver bit tool so for skateboards we wanted something
that you could fine-tune the trucks with so they have the different wrenches that
are specific to the different nuts and bolts that go on the trucks in a
skateboard and you can see as well if you have deck screws that have our
Phillips head we’ve got you covered if they’re allen wrench if they need
that then we have that covered as well it’s something that’s really lightweight
they nest into each other with magnets which is kind of fun so it’s something
that you can take with you to the park Chris asks us to make something that
would be compact and that wouldn’t have a blade on it so if you have kids that
skateboard they can take it to school and they’re not going to get in trouble
for carrying a knife yeah it’s really really compact pretty lightweight and
pretty durable and will definitely be something that serves you well out on
the street or in the skate park that’s the curse shot kickflip so we’ve got
three new automatic knives from Kershaw this year usa-made automatics you’re
super excited about these up first we have the launch eight this is a
collaboration with Matt diskin I’m really excited about this knife because
it’s a modern take on a classic Italian stiletto which is really the knife that
defines the depth of the genre of switchblade and automatic knives so this
is the yeah the launch eight it’s incredibly slim CPM 154 blade steel for
the stonewashed finish it’s a three and a half inch blade with some beautiful
grinds on that blade which make it really excellent it’s a slim knife which
I think makes it a really good addition to the launch family it’s a push-button
automatic like all the launch series and you can see we have a gray anodized
aluminum handle scale on the front as well as on the back we have a steel
reversible pocket clip you can see there the integrated back
spacer along the back and a beautiful carbon-fiber inlay that’s been put in
there it really kind of calls back to the old Italian stilettos but in a
modern fresh way so that’s the launch eight from Kershaw a couple years ago we
made the launch for it’s been our bestseller automatic knife so we wanted
to bring you some more knives that are in that’s that size range in that
California legal size so this is the Kershaw launch 9 it’s very similar to
the launch 2 and its design it’s a drop-point blade it has a 1.8 inch blade
so it is legal in California once again CPM 154 blade steel it has a beautiful
blood group as well as some fine jimping on the spine of the blade they’re really
functional really small and compact easy to carry black anodized aluminum handle
scales on the front and the back you can see we have a deep carry reversible
pocket clip and we also have this integrated lanyard loop in the aluminum
handle skill it is a push-button automatic and has some really nice
machined grooves and cutouts in it they make it a really unique 9 we have the
integrated back spacer along the back yeah that’s the the Kershaw launch
launched 9 we have another California legal knife this is the Kershaw launched
in it’s a really crazy looking knife but it’s actually really practical it’s
super compact it has a 1.9 inch blade so it’s legal in California push-button
automatic like all the launch series once again we have that gray anodized
aluminum handle scale on the front and the back so it’s a hawk Bill style blade
which looks like just yeah it looks crazy and insane but it’s actually it’s
really practical really good for opening letters and boxes cutting whenever you
need to and a lot of these cuts along the top give really good landing places
for your fingers so it helps you keep a really good grip on the knife and
control it really well for the tasks that you’re using it for the chamfers on
the knife as well on the handle may look a little crazy but they’re all
positioned to give you a really really excellent three finger grip on this
knife so it’s a really small knife but it’s definitely one that you can get and
maintain excellent grip on you can see we have
the integrated back spacer with these teardrop shapes in there as well as an
integrated lanyard loop and a reversible deep carry pocket clip so it’s a really
crazy looking knife really exciting knife but it’s also incredibly practical
that’s the curse DRA launched in

8 comments

Doesn't matter how cool it looks, you're still using inferior 8CR13MOV while your competitors are using D2 and up for less.

No manual opening knives , these guys have practiced for hours to open these things, you buy one and you struggle to even get it opened ! , and no pocket clip , more people have lost knives because they catch on something and just slip out of your pocket, and who buys these “baby “ knives ( one and two inch blades ) ? The only knives that work are quick opening intuitive knives, otherwise it’s like carrying a pistol in one pocket and loose ammunition in the other , I mean when you need either of these, you need it now. ! , having to figure out how it works is the last thing you need !

🤮 garbage. The launch series is the only thing that is worth a darn. Fire these designers. How do you go from Ken Onion style knive to these ugly things even the budget Free fall and swerve are 100x better or even higher end knives like the blur. Really let everyone down in 2019

Aren’t Autos illegal in CA? What’s the point of pointing out the legal size blade, if the style of knife is illegal? It’s kind of confusing.

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