Kershaw Liner Lock Knives

Written by Beth Hrusch
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Kershaw liner lock knives come with a steel lining built into the handle which holds the blade in place when closed. A thumb stud will release the blade in most models. The locking liner prevents the blade from opening accidentally, which may cause injury to the knife user.

Liner Locks for Many Uses

Kershaw liner lock knives come in many colors, sizes and styles. The Sapphire features a blue titanium handle and ambidextrous thumb studs. It also has a removable pocket clip. Many liner locks are designed for Kershaw by master knife maker Ken Onion. One such knife is the Mini Task, a compact folding pocket knife made of titanium and stainless steel featuring SpeedSafe technology. The Boa is a Ken Onion blade that is made of black-coated stainless and aluminum with a flipper for quick opening.

Kershaw liner lock knives serve a variety of uses, whether it be sport, outdoors, personal or professional. The Scallion is a hunting and camping knife that comes with either a plain or combo blade. It has SpeedSafe assisted opening, index trigger and finger guard. The Blackout and Avalanche are tactical knives with black titanium nitride coatings on the blade and handle to make them less visible at night. Most liner locks are 4" closed, making them compact enough to carry in the pocket or purse. Combo blades have both plain and serrated edges for added versatility.

The Steel Liner

The steel liner in Kershaw liner lock knives is made of AUS6A steel. SpeedSafe torsion bar mechanisms assist in releasing and holding the blade using a spring. The blade will lock into the liners and deploy when the thumb stud is pressed. This mechanism will not allow the blade to fold until pushed into place. These measures help insure the safety of the user.

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