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Kershaw 3812 Thistle Folding Knife 3.25" Stonewash Plain Blade, GFN Handles

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Part Number: KS3812
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS3812: 3812 Thistle
Kershaw Knives
The Thistle offers an extra-wide blade, an ergonomic handle that’s curved to fit the contours of the hand perfectly, and our push-button lock release.

The Thistle’s big, drop-point blade provides excellent slicing capabilities as well as handling a wide variety of cutting tasks, making it the perfect work or every day carrying knife. The quality stainless steel blade offers good edge-holding capabilities and strength. A purpose-roughened, stonewashed finish hides scratches.

The curved handle provides cutting leverage as well as offering an extremely comfortable grip on the knife. To further enhance grip, the Thistle’s handle is embossed with Kershaw’s exclusive K-Texture™. K-Texture provides additional grip traction for confident cutting in a variety of environmental conditions.

On the side of that handle, is the Thistle’s push-button lock release. It makes it easier than ever to release the Thistle’s secure liner lock and close the knife. Just push the button. The liner lock is released and the user can fold the blade closed while keeping fingers out of the way of the closing blade.

The Thistle is a manual opening knife and may be opened with the handy thumbstud. For convenient pocket carry, the Thistle also has a reversible (left/right) pocketclip.
  • Manual - There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
  • 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.
  • Push-Button Lock - Found on the Kershaw Folding Saw, it locks the blade open during use, then releases with the push of a button for storage.
  • Reversible - Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
  • Blade: 3.25"
  • Closed: 4.4"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Stainless steel blade, stonewashed finish
  • Handle: Glass-filled nylon (GFN), K-Texture finish
  • Weight: 4 oz.
  • Made in China
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.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
4.000 (3 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Jul 03, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, None
One of my favorites!
So IMO this is a really cool and affordable knife from Kershaw. The blade shape is excellent for utility and food prep and I'm very happy that it's manual opening! The one issue I had with mine was that the pivot kept coming loose. You will need to "lock tight" the pivot and it is made with a screw on both ends! Besides the pivot, the Thistle is one of the best value knives I've handled. I like it more than many of my higher end blades.
5 out of 5
Portland, OR
Jun 11, 2014
Pros: Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
The Perfect Deisgn
I use this as my go-to EDC. It was an absolute bargain at under $30 at KC. The handle, although made w/ inexpensive materials, fits perfectly and the knife just feels right in the hand. The blade has a nice healthy belly for lots of cutting area and power. Me Like!!
3 out of 5
May 31, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Dumb Push button release
Good for the price. Nice blade shape. Plastic handles feel a little cheap and there should be more relief to engage the thumb stud. I filed a little plastic off making it flip much easier. Lockup is solid but there is a little side-to-side flex due to teflon washers. The push-button release is more of a gimmick and makes closing a little clumsy. You press the release and close the blade but pressing just the right amount to release the lock will only allow the blade to close about half way before the blade hits another stop. You have to release the button to fully close from this point. You can also just press the button and close to the point where the lockbar is disengaged then release the button then close the blade. This push button garbage is the answer to a non problem. The knife already has a liner lock but it is designed to be release with a push button that gets in the path of the closing blade.
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