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Kershaw 1302BW Lifter Assisted Folding 3.5" Blackwash Tanto Blade, Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: KS1302BW
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
Retail Price: $29.99
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KS1302BW: 1302BW Lifter
Kershaw Knives

So much knife and so much cool factor for under twenty bucks. When we started selling assisted openers, we never thought they would be this flawless in operation… this affordable… yeah, and this cool looking!

The Kershaw 1302BW Lifter offers a tactical modified tanto blade and a tough, machined style.

The BlackWash finish gives it an already-worn-in look, yet the finish isn’t just for looks. The coating provides an extra measure of protection for the metal, and the BlackWash helps hide any additional scratches you put on the knife during normal use.

The Lifter is equipped with SpeedSafe® assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening. It opens neatly with the built-in flipper or thumbstud. A sturdy frame lock safely secures the blade open during use, and then closes easily for storage or carry. The all-steel design really shows off the BlackWash finish.

The Lifter includes a deep-carry pocketclip so the knife rides comfortably low in the pocket for discreet carry.
  • Flipper - May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The "flipper" is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
  • SpeedSafe® - Assists you to open any SpeedSafe® knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.
  • Frame Lock - A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
  • Flipper, thumbstud
  • SpeedSafe® assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Single position, deep-carry pocketclip
  • Stainless steel blade, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
  • Handle: Stainless steel, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
  • Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 4.5 in. (11.4 cm)
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (153 g)
  • Made in China
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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Urijah C
Houston, TX
Sep 15, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
excellent knife
This is my first Kershaw knife purchases and I enjoy it very much! I like the new Kershaw assisted folding knife I purchased. It's easy open assist responds rapidly and produces a very sharp and sturdy blade that I find easy to use. Not a dull moment in sight.
4 out of 5
Mark G.
Hamilton Ontario
Sep 07, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Weight
Kershaw 1302BW Lifter
The lifter opens with a snap and locks up tight. It's a little stiff to unlock the blade but it might ease up as time goes on. Blade is nice and sharp right out of the box. There is a little weight to it, but that's to be expected when the whole knife is made of steel. Feels good in the hand and sits deep in your pocket. Maybe a little heavy for an EDC but that is up to each user. Good knife for the money.
3 out of 5
Richard N
Sep 05, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Not A Bad Knife
Not a bad knife. It's a bit shorter than my CRKT, but still of sufficient length to be serviceable. The open assist button is too close to the end of the blade, making it impossible to open the knife. I used all the force I could muster but could not open it. I find the locking device, which is an integral part of the scale, a bit contrived and over designed. I also think the sand washed finish makes the knife look phony, much like the jeans with a similar finish. It doesn't make the knife look old, well used and an old friend, just phony. I'll stick it in my bug out bag as an extra "just in case" knife.
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