The Folding Knife You've Had for Years...


How many times have you spotted a folding knife clipped to someone’s pocket? About a hundred or so? Me, too. You’ve probably noticed the knives (and sometimes the pockets) show signs of wear and tear, indicating — we can assume — the usefulness of the tool to its owner.

Every now and again I like to break from the queue of gear reviews and toss in something from my own collection. Something I bought years ago and still use on a regular basis. Today my Kershaw Blur caught my eye.

In my possession for several years and enduring an incalculable amount of use and abuse, the Blur still snaps open like a champ and carries well. It’s an easy and smooth one-handed draw, open, close and return to pocket.

Check it out in regular speed and slow-mo…

Here are the stats from the Kershaw website:

Made in the USA
SpeedSafe® assisted opening
Inset liner lock
Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocketclip
Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, DLC coating
Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum, Trac-Tec inserts
Blade length: 3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
Closed length: 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
Overall length: 7.9 in. (20 cm)
Weight: 3.9 oz. (110.5 g)

The key stats: the light weight and the SpeedSafe assisted opening. Well, actually, the Trac-Tec inserts are great, too. And the blade takes a while to sharpen but you can put a fantastic edge on it. And, made in the USA!


Fun fact: This blur originally sported a clip point blade until I overdid it one day and broke the tip. So I had a friend grind it into a tanto style blade.

Kershaw knives

The pocket clip allows for tip-up or tip-down orientation. This one came tip-down from the factory and I’ve left the clip there ever since. The clip has not loosened one bit.

That’s my knife. And now I’d like to hear about yours…

PS: Text me a comment or question: 248-328-2538.