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Kershaw 1990 Brawler Assisted 3-1/4" Black Plain Tanto Blade, Nylon Handles

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Part Number: KS1990
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS1990: 1990 Brawler
Kershaw Knives

The Brawler starts with a modified tanto blade—a shape often found in tactical and rescue knives that may be required to punch through tough materials.

The tanto is an ideal shape for these piercing tasks because there is plenty of metal to support the point, making it stronger than many other blade shapes. You’ll notice that the top of the Brawler’s blade has a grind, too. This is called a swedge; it helps narrow the blade, adding to its piercing power. At the same time, the Brawler’s straight belly offers excellent cutting capacity, is perfect for bearing down on a task, and is easy to resharpen.

All this makes the Brawler an excellent utility knife. The Brawler’s handle is just as functional. The angled handle curves into the palm of the user’s hand. Jimping on the back of the blade offers additional traction. With the blade deployed, the flipper doubles as a finger guard and provides additional hand protection during knife use. For fast and easy one-handed opening, the Brawler is equipped with SpeedSafe. Just pull back on the blade protrusion and the SpeedSafe assisted opening system takes over, moving the blade out of the handle, ready for use.

Sturdy glass-filled nylon handle scales, a secure locking liner, and our four-position Quad-Carry pocketclip complete the package.
  • 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.
  • Liner Lock - Locks the blade open during use; one side of the knife’s steel “liner,” the steel plate to which the handle scales are attached, moves into position behind the blade to securely lock it open.
  • Quad-carry - The user may position the pocketclip for tip-up or tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Liner lock
  • Flipper and thumbstud
  • Quad-carry pocketclip
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black oxide coating
  • Handle: Glass-filled nylon
  • Blade length: 3.25"
  • Closed length: 4.125"
  • Overall length: 7.125"
  • Weight: 3.9 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 087171033044

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
4.708 (24 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Apr 03, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
NICE Knife
Great every day knife
5 out of 5
Feb 26, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
5 out of 5
Marco P
Feb 03, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Nice knife for the price.
This is a handy knife to carry around. It's a nice size and easily fits in your pocket. I feel the tanto style blade is a little more durable for general use. The quality is very good for such a reasonably priced knife. I wish it would have come with a sheath, but you can always order that separately.
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