I think the greatest thing about Kershaw Knives is their innovation in quick and safe one-handed, ambidextrous opening of the blade. With their SpeedSafe design (see Centofante-Onion knife), the user is given an assisted-opening blade action that is as quick as a switchblade, but without the attached legal trouble. The E.T. series, like this Urban Camo, is short for Kershaw’s new External Toggle function, which allows the user a new way to both open and close the blade ambidextrously with one hand.
For extra care, ensuring the blade will not accidentally open from a closed position, engage the E.T. safety. With the safety in place, no matter how or where you carry the knife, even by the carabiner clip located on the blade, you can feel secure the blade will not deploy until desired.
The blade is a 3.25-inch clip point made from Sandvik 13C26 stainless steel with Tungsten DLC coating – great for durability and wear-resistance. The handle is 4.25-inches long, made from 6061-T6 anodized aluminum. A bottle opener – for those anytime/anyplace beers – is built into the handle design.
This is an interesting design, well outside the traditional range of folding knives. It takes some getting used to, both in terms of how it works, as well as wrapping your mind around how anyone ever thought of this. I, personally, love it.
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