Kershaw in the pocket?????

Kershaw began its foray into the knife business sometime during 1974. The company was originally based in Portland Oregon, but most early knives were manufactured in Japan. The first US manufacturing plant was opened in 1997 & the company currently offers knives made in the U.S., Japan, & China. Pete Kershaw (an ex Gerber salesman) started the business.
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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby QTCut5 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:50 am

Just picked up this little Onion/Centofante model 1610 and it's now my new EDC. I was a bit surprised at the size...thought it would be slightly bigger. Compared to a 1660 (Leek) and a 1500, the 1610 is the runt of the litter. I love my Leek, but it's bigger & heavier and usually more knife than I need for most cutting tasks. The Micarta 1500 is sleek & smooth but slightly heavier and also just thick enough to be a noticeable presence in my pocket. But, the smaller 1610 is the perfect size for 99% of my cutting needs and comfortable, unobtrusive pocket(clip) carry...I totally forget it's there until I need it. (This sounds like an episode of Goldilocks and the Three Bears: "...Papa Bear's Leek was too heavy. Mama Bear's 1500 was too thick. But, when she put Baby Bear's Kershaw into her (apron) pocket, it was juuuuust right!")
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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:50 am

If that's the "Baby", what does that make the Chive?? :lol:
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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby orvet » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:10 am

Nice selection of Kershaws Q! ::tu::

I really like the blade shape on the Centofante; it’s like a really pointed Wharncliffe I just wish it were in a bigger frame like the Leek. I like your composite Leek too; I have been looking for one of those.
I really like D2 steel in an EDC and I can only imagine CPM D2 is better than regular D2.

Today I was carrying the 1410, the Titanium ATS 34. I got this one used and someone had really abused it but it’s actually a very nice knife.
I’m going to see if I can find one that is in better shape, but this one makes a dandy user.

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A while back I bought 1510ST, (Random Task) that someone had removed all the screws from the handle and removed the standoffs as well. They also drilled more holes for mounting a clip for tip up & tip down, and then left the clip off entirely! ::dang::
I thought I might be able to find enough parts to put the knife back together but I don’t have the right size screws and standoffs. I was able to find one screw that will at least hold everything together, but I need to take it to Kershaw next week when I go to Portland and see if they can repair it, or at least give me the proper screws so that I can fix it. I am really anxious to try CPM 440V steel, and I’m not seen it in any other knife beside this one.

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I bought this 1515, (Random Task II), in hopes that the screws and spacer from it would fit the 1510, but I don’t think that they will work, the spacing is wrong.
I was thinking about keeping it but I prefer and assisted opening with a flipper not just a thumb stud, especially when the action is as stiff as this one is. But of course it’s a brand-new knife and isn’t broken in yet.

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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:16 am

I have no idea if these would work, but I remembered seeing them:
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Postby Jtx » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:09 pm

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Postby Artifice » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 am

My carry today was my Cryo 2.

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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby jmh58 » Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 pm

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Kershaw PackRat.. Had this one in the "Sell" pile for a while as it wasn't getting carried.. Decided to give it another chance and have been carrying it off/on for the past few weeks.. It will stay for now I guess!! ::nod:: :lol:
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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby orvet » Thu May 23, 2019 2:38 pm

These two today, a1436 with ATS-34 steel and G10 handle. One of the best and hardest-working Kershaw's I have owned!
Also my favorite Kershaw pattern the Wild Turkey 4150 which I customized with Amber Impala jigged bone. This one has become my favorite of all of my Wild Turkeys.

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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri May 24, 2019 10:28 pm

TwoFlowersLuggage wrote:If that's the "Baby", what does that make the Chive?? :lol:

Leek = 4" closed
Scallion = 3½" closed
Chive = 2.9" closed
Centofante 1610 & 1615 = 3-1/8" closed
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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby QTCut5 » Thu May 30, 2019 5:30 am

orvet wrote:...my favorite Kershaw pattern the Wild Turkey 4150 which I customized with Amber Impala jigged bone. This one has become my favorite of all of my Wild Turkeys.

Dale, that custom Wild Turkey is sweeeeet! Beautiful work.

The WT 4150 is my favorite Kershaw pattern also. Seeing your Amber Impala is giving me wild and crazy ideas on what I might have to get you to do with my little Whiskey Gap. I definitely see something amber in its future...just have to find the right material. ::hmm::

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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby orvet » Thu May 30, 2019 6:22 am

I'm glad you like it Q. I probably have enough pieces left to do a Whiskey Gap.
I have one piece long enough for a handle on a Wild Turkey and one or two other pieces that are probably long enough for a Whiskey Gap.
Maybe that will give you an idea or two. ::hmm:: :mrgreen:
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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby QTCut5 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:29 am

It's tempting, Dale...definitely gives me some ideas to chew on.

Meanwhile...

I finally landed the elusive orange Skyline that I've been hunting for quite some time. Had to settle for a lightly used model--which is fine because it's easier for me to EDC a knife that's already been broken in a bit (I hate putting the first scratch on a new blade).

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Re: Kershaw in the pocket?????

Postby orvet » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:43 am

Nice one Q! I actually EDCed a Skyline for a while. The Damascus Kershaw's are very nice and really seem to cut well and hold an edge. I think I still have a Damascus Skyline in one of my EDC knife rolls, but it's not Orange! That is a nice looking orange color, I must admit! Nice find! ::tu::
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