SpeedSafe®. This is the trademark for their reliable assisted-opening mechanism. Once you start to open the knife with the flipper or thumb stud, the spring helps it along. Its function is smooth and dependable.
Flipper. The finger flipper at the base of the blade tang make opening a breeze. It works along with the SpeedSafe® to give you a smooth experience. The flipper has another benefit when the knife is open, and you are using it. It protects your index finger from sliding into the blade.
Frame Lock. Most Kershaw® knives have a frame lock or a liner lock. This provides a safe mechanism to keep the blade from retracting on you.
Personalization. Besides engraving your logo, Kershaw® can personalize each knife with the name of each recipient. Your employees will love you for that.
Here are the Best Assisted-Open Pocket Knives all in one place. All 2 dozen of them. Different knife manufacturers make knives that are easy to open. Once you start to open one of the assisted-open knives, it takes it the rest of the way. These are not switch-blades. These are much safer and easier to use. The best feature is, you only need one hand to operate them. The mechanism that Kershaw uses their own “Speedsafe” system.
Here are my 2 favorites. One by Kershaw, and the other one by Kutmaster….
Some Kershaw knives are made in the USA, and some are made overseas according to the rigid specifications of the Kershaw-USA team.
The special feature of some of the engraved Kershaw knives is the SpeedSafe® opening mechanism. It allows you to quickly and easily open the knife with one hand. You just push on the thumbstud or pull on the flipper. The knife will open the rest of the way with ease. This is great if your parachute is caught in a tree, and so are you, and you have only one free hand. Even if you are in a less dangerous situation, the SpeedSafe® makes your life easier.
Multi-purpose camping knives probably never looked like this. However, it’s fun to imagine a cave man creating a portable tool that can cut, hammer, and scoop all in one neat device strapped to his loincloth.
We’ve come a long way since stone age tools and knives. Today Engraved Kershaw Knives are the pinnacle of the pocket knife industry. Kershaw stands for quality, life-time guaranteed knives. The Scallion Camo Knife and the Leek Knife are two of the most popular ones today. Kershaw has developed a winning combination of features:
SpeedSafe® –Our assisted-open patented feature.
Flipper–A stainless steel protrusion near the tang of the blade to make it easy for you to open.
Frame Lock–A safety feature to keep your knife open while you are using it.
There are thousands of styles of engravable knives, pocket knives, in the world. Each one has its own personality. Collectors are always looking for the newest, latest, most unique pocket knives at all the gun and knife shows across the USA. Factors they look for are the color, material of the blade, shape and material of the scales (handles), and the mechanics of opening and closing them.
The Kershaw Camo Scallion made the short list because of its printed camouflage design. It almost looks 3 dimensional, or glowing. The opening mechanism is Speedsafe assisted-opening system. It works very smoothly. Of course the blade is high quality 420hc stainless steel. Just so you don’t accidentally open the knife, it has a safety lock to keep it closed when not in use. Made in the USA.
Kershaw “Scallion” Knife, Camo 1620
Buck® has many styles of knives, and keeps up with the current tastes of its customers. The most popular style now is the tactical knives. The rich black color of the blade and handle make this a beauty. The openness of the handle makes the weight low. The tanto style blade shape and the serration are both good selling points. Great for an every day carry (EDC), but still a very beautiful pocket knife.
Boker is a fine American company that manufactures knives all over the world. The Boker Leopard Damascus II Knife wins this award on several points. The damascus blade, the blade shape, and the origin of the steel, are all winning points. The steel was forged out of the barrel of the German army tank Leopard I. This gives it the Rockwell hardness of 65-67. The handle has amazing features of its own. It is made of hardcoated 6061-T6 aluminum and it encloses Ziracote wood inserts. This heirloom comes with a certificate of authenticity.
I’m in the knife business, and I examined many knives this year. These are undoubtedly the best pocket knives 2016.
Kershaw “Scallion” Knife, Camo 1620. A beauty of a knife.
Kershaw “Scallion” Knife, Camo 1620
The finest 420hc stainless steel and the design make this one of my favorites. It’s made in the USA by Kershaw in Oregon. The mechanism works very well, including a firm locking in the open position, and a safety latch that keeps it from accidentally opening. The full color camo design is a high resolution image embedded on the scales. The bead-blasted blade has a beautiful satin finish. It comes sharp and stays sharp. The Speedsafe assisted-opening system makes the blade pop open when you need it fast. It’s great as a gift since it comes in a genuine Kershaw gift box. Size: 3 1/2″ closed. It has a removable pocket clip.
Buck® introduced a new camo pocket knife in 2016. The Bantam BLW Muddy Water Camo Lockback 285MW.
Buck Bantam BLW Muddy Water Camo Lockback 285MW
The handle looks different from knife to knife. Made in the USA, this “medium size” pocket knife is a collector item and an EDC (every day carry) for all knife enthusiasts. The size is 4 3/8″ closed. The thermoplastic handle adds to the strength and economy of the weight of this favorite knife.
Kutmaster® is one of the biggest knife makers in the Eastern United States. It’s quality equals that of Buck®, but it’s prices are lower.
A super popular Kutmaster knife is the Compact Rescue Knife 95-1832L. Rescue knives are real popular because you can save someone’s life by breaking a window and removing their seat belt after a car accident. This knife is rugged, and made of quality 420 stainless steel. It features a pocket clip, razor sharp seat belt cutter, liner lock, and a glass breaking point at the end of the handle.