A light but strong plain-edged knife well suited to everyday use, the Kershaw Scallion clips to your pocket and stays within reach. If you find yourself too busy to free both hands, the Speed-Safe feature designed by Ken Onion lets you open and close the stout blade with one hand. That’s handy even if you’re only wrestling with a shipping crate.
The 2-1/4″ blade of 420 high carbon stainless steel sharpens easily and holds a good edge. The slightly concave cutting edge catches and shears rope, belts, and cord efficiently, even without the usual serrations. With no teeth to worry about, you can even sharpen it yourself. If you plan to use a knife frequently, that’s a great advantage. The liner lock keeps the blade open while you’re working, and the tip lock secures it shut when you’re not. Use them properly and there’s no worries about this knife coming open in your pocket. The Scallion’s wide blade is much stronger than the ordinary pen knife but doesn’t take up much more space.
The polyamide handle’s crosshatched surface allows a secure and comfortable grip, and for even more convenience in heavy use, just remove the Phillips screws that hold the stainless steel clip in place and work without it. Ultralight gear enthusiasts could save a bit on weight by leaving the clip at home. The Scallion — clip included — only weighs 2.3 ounces, but it’s strong and tough. The wide 3.5 inch handle provides excellent leverage and the generous finger notch allows hard use without slipping. It’s more than you’d expect in an ultralight weight clip folder.
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