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Kershaw 3200 Ripcord OTF Design 3-7/16" Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: KS3200
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS3200: 3200 Ripcord
Kershaw Knives

The Ripcord's patented design provides the strength and stability of a fixed blade knife, yet stores as compactly as a folding knife. The key is Kershaw's Out the Front (OTF) design. With OTF, the blade slides out the front of the handle into a secure, fixed-blade position.

A high-impact Kydex belt sheath doubles as the OTF deployment/blade-locking system. To open the knife, grasp the handle and pull up. As the knife reaches the end of its travel, tilt it slightly forward to disengage the blade-locking stud from the beveled circular recess. In the fixed position, the Ripcord’s blade is secure and cannot be retracted without the sheath. To return the knife to the sheath, insert the tip of the knife into the Kydex® sheath and lower the blade into the sheath until the beveled circular recess in the knife lines up with the stud. Tilt the knife toward the stud to engage the mechanism and slide the Ripcord into its sheath. The blade clicks securely into place, enabling your to carry the Ripcord tip-up or tip-down.

The Sandvik 14C28N blade offers strength and superior edge retention, while the DLC coating enhances performance and looks good doing it. The Ripcord's handle is lightweight anodized aluminum with Trac-Tec inserts for a secure grip.
  • 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.
  • Kydex Sheath: This knife comes with a storage and/or carrying sheath.
  • Tip-up/tip-down belt carry
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, polished DLC coating
  • Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum, Trac-Tec inserts
  • Blade length: 3 7/16 in. (8.6 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
  • Overall length: 7 13/16 in. (19.8 cm)
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 087171320007

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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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Steve O
Plainville, Ct
Jun 30, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Sheath, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Slight modification
I drilled out a couple of the holes and wear it parallel to the ground left side. With a slight pull outwards you can draw this in a split second.
4 out of 5
Eric D
Fort Smith, AR
May 15, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Ease of Opening, Sheath, Handle Feel
Great Knife
I mainly carry this knife as a defensive blade. Very light utility tasks, which it excels at because it is so sharp! This may be the sharpest knife I have had out of the box. There are only two things I would change about this knife: the first is getting it out of the sheath. Where you grab the knife to remove it from the sheath is only about one and a half inches so not much to hold on to and it is slick, I made a box lanyard from 550 paracord and it gives me a way to get it out easier, Kershaw could probably help by putting some jimping or the same grip tape stuff thats on the back of the handle. Also i wish the sheath would allow you to have it mounted parallel with the ground, you would have to drill the holes out to make it work. The only other thing is the blade has just a slight bit of play from side to side but that isn't a deal breaker for me since the blade has to retract into the handle. If nothing else this is a cool knife that you will like to show off.
5 out of 5
Robert D
Tracy, ca
May 11, 2012
Pros: Sheath, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
wear on my dutybelt, like the compact pakage and it does not like like a knife
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