In some cases, small is beautiful. The Kershaw Kurai is one of those cases.
This awesome little pocketknife has a 2 1/2-inch blade, but packs a lot of style into those inches. The drop-point blade of 8Cr13MoV is coated with titanium carbo-nitride for good looks and added corrosion resistance. The blade shape makes it ideal for a wide range of every day tasks. The handle is lightweight and sturdy aluminum with a carbon-fiber pattern on the front half and 3D sculpting on the other. The sculpting enhances grip, too. The handle is drilled to accept a lanyard and, of course, the Kurai comes with a pocketclip.
The Kurai opens manually with the built-in thumbstud and the blades locks open thanks to a locking liner. Its compact size, attention-getting looks, and lightweight aluminum handles make it a perfect knife for carrying in situations when you want a knife in a discrete size, yet a knife that can still handle all that tasks for which you carry a knife in the first place. The Kurai is an excellent choice.
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.
Single Position: The pocketclip is in a fixed position on the knife handle; usually it is positioned for tip-down, right-handed carry, though this may vary.
- Liner lock
- Single-position pocketclip; deep-carry
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating
- Handle: 3-D sculpted aluminum
- Blade length: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
- Closed length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
- Overall length: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
- Weight: 2.3 oz.