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Kershaw 1560 Whirlwind Folding Knife Assisted 3-1/4" Satin Plain Blade, Polyimide Handles

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Part Number: KS1560
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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Description
KS1560: Whirlwind
Kershaw Knives
 
ONE TOUGH KNIFE THAT'S EVER-READY FOR WORK, UTILITY, AND EVERY DAY CARRYING

Get your hands on a Whirlwind and you won’t want to let go. This one will be your constant companion whether you’re on the jobsite, working in the garage, or doing chores around the house. The first thing you’ll notice is how this big handful of a knife nestles into your palm.

The ergonomic design and the tough, glass-filled nylon handle scales provide a grip that's comfortable, secure, and ensures that you’re always in control of the cut. Next, of course, you’ll want to try out the razor-sharp blade. Just push on the thumbstud and—twack!—the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism moves the blade out of the handle and it locks securely into place, ready for use.

The blade is a classic drop-point, perfect for handling a wide range of tasks—pretty much anything you care to throw at it. The blade steel is high-performance 14C28N. Developed in a partnership between Kershaw and Sandvik Steel, it offers excellent corrosion resistance, hardness, and edge retention. In fact, Sandvik considers this the highest-performance steel available that can still be fine-blanked. We would have to agree. But the only way you’re going to know for yourself is to get a Whirlwind of your own.
Features
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Liner lock
  • Thumbstud
  • Single-position pocketclip
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, satin finish
  • Handle: Glass-filled nylon
Specifications
  • Blade length: 3-1/4 in. (8.4 cm)
  • Closed length: 4-1/2 in. (11.3 cm)
  • Overall length: 7-3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
  • Weight: 3.5 oz.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 087171156002

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Igor
Russia
Nov 21, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Fabulous tool
This has been my main carry knife for around five years, and I absolutely love it and recommend it. I carry it in my right jeans pocket (I am right handed) and despite a lot of abuse, the knife is as solid today as when I got it- just a few scratches and normal wear, which don't begin to affect operation. One thing I love is the lock mechanism. It opens in a flash, one-handed, and I have found it fairly easy to close it one-handed too, as long as one is careful in doing it. This means that I can get the knife out, use it, and put it away again all while my left hand/arm is engaged elsewhere, which is a surprisingly useful feature, though I admit that many high end knives are capable of this. I read one disparaging comment about the clip getting weaker over time... This happened to me once after I accidentally bent it too far outward, and it no longer provided tension against the knife handle. However, it was easy to fix, as I simply unscrewed the clip (very easy to do), bent it back by hand to its proper shape, and screwed it back in place. A 2-minute fix for a problem of abuse. Otherwise an occasional sharpening, cleaning and oiling - perhaps once a year or so, depending on use - will keep this tool in active service for a very very long time.
5 out of 5
Shelley
Bay Area, CA
Jan 23, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Weight, Sheath, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great knife!
This knife in wonderful! I bought it for my dad several years ago and when thinking of what to get my boyfriend this year my dad reminded me how much he loves and uses this knife . I looks it up obline and found the best deal here on this site. The customer service was very prompt Helpful and friendly. My boyfriend loves his knife and carries it/uses it daily. It's the perfect size for a mans pocket knife .
4 out of 5
Knifeenthusiast
TX
Feb 22, 2013
Pros: Handle Material, Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, None
Mixed feelings
I have mixed feelings about this knife. For me, I only use this product for light jobs around the house and outdoors. The opening is nice and the grip is comfy, but this knife can't retain an edge very well! The Kershaw Compound, though it may be China built, retains its edge much better. Also, the pocket clip at first was merely something to keep the knife out from the bottom of my pocket. Those who purchase this knife will have to find a way to modify the pocket clip to keep from losing the knife. Overall, good quality, sturdy, good-looking and fast. It is one of the better Kershaw Speedsafes.
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