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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
Retail Price: $39.99
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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.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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David A
Apr 15, 2015
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
Kershaw 3812
I own several knifes I rate this one near the top, the feel and balance are very good, it is sharp out of the package but I like mine to shave and a little work got it there, the blade release works good, I bought my son one but his has opened twice in his pocket not good, mine has not works good, I like the look of the instrument also.price was outstandingly great.
4 out of 5
spartanburg sc
Mar 27, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Lock Type
not bad
This knife is a steal at 15 bucks! I guarantee that you will not find a better quality knife for that price. The only thing I would change is the push button release. It should just be a regular liner lock. If this is an edc knife then you'll get used to it. Awesome for the price. Also blade comes razor sharp
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.
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