Kershaw Blur Review 2017
The Blur series of knives from Kershaw have been some of the most popular folding knife options on the market. With the quality build that you would expect from Kershaw along with great looks and high-end performance, it is easy to see why this knife has become so successful. Made in the USA and sold for a reasonable price, countless buyers have made this knife their preferred everyday carry blade of choice.
Easy Assisted Opening
There is a lot to love about this knife, but the Speed Safe assisted opening system is one of the features that stands out right from the top. This system allows the blade to open easily with one hand, and it locks into position securely when it is both open and closed. If you are tired of wrestling with lower-quality knives that are difficult to open, this model will be a welcome change of pace.
Once the knife is open, you want to be sure you have a good grip on it at all times – even if conditions are less than ideal. The aluminum handle of the Blur includes Trac-Tec inserts which lead to an excellent gripping surface even when wet. Whether you tend to use your knives frequently in the rain, or you just have sweaty hands, you are sure to appreciate the grip that is offered on the Blur.
Features and Specifications
- The Kershaw Blur includes a knife blade which is 3 3/8’’ long, and is available in either a smooth or serrated edge
- When folded up, the length of the knife is 4 ½’’
- There is a pocket clip included with this knife which will work in both the tip up and tip down positions
- The knife is made in the USA
Customer Reviews and Scores
The overwhelming tone of the reviews for this product is praise for the quality of the knife itself. Buyers simply feel that this is a quality product which uses good components and was well-constructed. In a market with plenty of cheap substitutes for good knives, this appears to be the real thing. There are plenty of other, more-specific compliments for the knife, including the excellent grip, the ease of opening, and the sharpness of the blade.
You have to look long and hard to find a negative review for this product, so nearly every aspect of the item has been complimented by one buyer or another. One of the minor complaints that can be found is the fact that the pocket clip may be a little too tight for most people to use. Once it is clipped in place, it can be tough to take the knife out again when needed. With that said, a tight pocket clip can be viewed as both a pro and con. Sure, it may require a little force to get the knife out of your pocket, but at least, you won’t have to worry about it falling out somewhere along the way. In the grand scheme of this knife, this is just a minor complaint.
Thanks to a long list of positive reviews and the reputation that stands behind the Kershaw brand, it is easy to recommend the Blur line of knives with confidence.
If you are looking for an everyday carry knife, or for a folding knife that you can take with you on special occasions such as trips out into the backcountry, it will be hard to beat the combination of quality and performance that comes with the Blur.
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