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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:55 am
I really love my kershaw. I don’t have the collection some of you do, but I have several leeks and several scallions. The skyline keeps catching my eye. For you all that have one, do you like it, love it or should I stick with my leeks? They are a good shaped knife, and they are drawing me toward them. What’s your thoughts? Thanks.
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:20 am
I had one, loved the blade shape, and how slim and light it was. The flipper on mine never seemed to get the blade all the way out though, no matter how I adjusted it, so I passed it on. It was especially frustrating considering how smooth the assisted opening works on the leek and scallion, to deploy the flipper on the skyline and have the knife stop halfway out. Plenty of other people love theirs though, so maybe I just had a bad example. Like I said though, I really liked the blade shape, light weight, and slimness of the knife.
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:32 am
I like mine because it's orange. I wish it had SpeedSafe though. I'm not much on the flippers. The black ones are plentiful and reasonable but if you want any other color be prepared to loosen up those purse strings.
Mike have you tried a flick of the wrist to finish opening it?
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 am
I also had one, a black G-10 model, and I liked the light weight and slim size. The unassisted flipper worked just fine as long as I assisted it with a wrist flick as jerryd suggested. I also liked the finger choil design. I found that I needed a little serration from time to time and so I picked up a Chill which is practically the same knife but slightly smaller with a different blade profile and is available with a part-serrated blade option. The Chill does everything I require of a general, light-duty EDC for about 1/3 the cost of a (normal) Skyline.
Jerryd, is your Day-Glo orange Skyline stock or a custom mod?
My EDC (Every Day Chill)
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 pm
I don't think it's Day-Glo as I understand Day-Glo colors (I'm not good with colors, so........), but it was available as a standard color.
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Maybe it's just the contrast against the dark background that makes it look like it's glowing. Whatever you call it, it's a good looking knife, and I'm not usually all that attracted to brightly colored knife handles. And, as far as aesthetic appeal goes...for whatever it's worth...I will admit that I think the Skyline is more attractive than the Chill. The dimensions, proportions, geometry, etc. just seem more visually appealing to my eye.
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:51 pm
That's probably it because it doesn't "glow" in real life. For some reason, I just like orange in my knives. Just my knives. Not in the rest of real life and I'm slowly backing off on orange knives.
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:08 pm
That's why I wondered if you'd had it customized...your proclivity for orange knives is well known and I hadn't ever seen an orange Skyline before (although, admittedly, I never really looked for one either).
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Yep Jerry, I tried the ol' wrist flick maneuver to no avail. Just left me looking like I was having a wrist seizure every time I wanted to use the knife, and it still didn't deploy all the way, which just left me feeling (and looking) foolish.
I don't need any help in that regard...