Usually when you look at a knife that is stepped down in size, to the 2.625″ folded length of the Kershaw Grant County knife, you find that many of the features and strengths of the larger versions have been trimmed out. Surprisingly, the Grant County is just smaller–it hasn’t lost anything but size and weight (down to only 1.2 ounces).
This lockback pocketknife with its 1.875″ clip point high carbon stainless steel blade is built in the same pattern as rugged workhorse knives too big for the pocket. Polished die cast zinc bolsters frame the tough cross hatched ABS handle slabs–light for a full sized pocket folder but plenty strong enough for this miniature.
The action is the same as the larger versions, simple and reliable. It’s an old style which takes two hands to open, but for this utility pocketknife built for everyday chores, that’s not an issue. The reliable lockback mechanism releases with finger pressure, and with a little practice you can snap it closed with one hand. (Be careful with that).
Heftier than other mini-knives, the extra width of the Grant County means a more secure grip when you put it to work. You can get fancier knives of this pocket class, but you don’t need them.
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