Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

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Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

Postby TripleF » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:00 am

Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

What in tarnation is up with this super lightweight sharp knife?

I’ve tried to dull this blade. I have. I’ve asked it to swallow cardboard and it has, willfully. Heavy duty thick cardboard that are created to transport metal tool chests.

Truth be told, I expected the knife to break….it’s extremely lightweight and well, feels like it’ll crumble at the sign of actually thinking about cutting something. Right from the start of this knife review I thought, if this knife falls apart in my hands…..I will report it as doing just THAT!!! And, truthfully I expected the Fraxion to do just that, BUT………...I’m still using and abusing it for a short time before I give it to my nephew. He loved the ease of opening and smoothness of the knife while I laid it down in between cuts of my dinner.

Details:
KVT ball-bearing opening
Handle: G10 with carbon fiber overlay
Inset liner lock
Reversible pocket clip (left/right, tip-up)
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black-oxide Blackwash finish

Two options for pocket clip carry: Tip up right pocket, or tip up left pocket. The clip will need to be adjusted to fit your desired carry location!!

Easy deployment….it’s not assisted open with an innerspring, rather ease of flow when depressing the finger spine.

I can’t find anything bad to say in this knife review about the Kershaw Fraxion…..

I’d recommend them to anyone and give them as wedding gifts to the groomsmen!!

Steel Sahlute!

P.S. - I posted this with more pics to my website if interested!!
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Re: Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:01 pm

Carbon fiber in knife handles always catches my eye - I love the way it looks!

Since we are generally all traditional pocket knife aficionados, it is tempting to think the old is always better than the new. That's certainly true in many, many other products. But the reality is that there are A LOT of really excellent & reasonably priced modern knives currently being produced - and many of those knives are being produced outside of the USA. They use good steel, good lock designs, good ergonomics and good fit & finish - all the ingredients of a darn nice tool that is a pleasure to use. Kershaw makes very good knives at very reasonable prices.
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Re: Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

Postby doglegg » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:07 pm

Good review TripleF. And an honest one. Seems like an honest new knife.

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Re: Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:09 pm

Kershaw Fraxion Black + Features.jpg


It also comes in blue and olive.

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Re: Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:48 pm

8Cr13MoV steel is a Chinese steel used in many of their under $50 knives. SanRenMu uses this steel almost exclusively. I think it is also the steel in Rough Rider folding knives.
They (the Chinese) must have the tempering perfectly figured out because just as Scott says, it takes a very sharp edge and holds it 2 or 3 times longer than you are expecting
The next steel 'up' is 9Cr13MoV. It edge holds even a bit longer.
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Re: Kershaw Fraxion Knife Review

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:03 pm

I think RR uses 440A: http://www.roughriderknives.com/stockma ... ne-handle/

Spyderco uses 8CR13MOV in their Chinese knives like the Tenacious, Ambitious and their Byrd line. It's also used by CRKT and many others.
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