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New Folder Knife: The Kershaw Flourish

I picked up a new pocket folder knife, the Fourish model from Kershaw. While not a switchblade, it’s a spring-assisted-open pocket knife that is at the upper end of advisable carry size. It is by no means too big, but it is about as large a knife as I’d want to carry in my front pocket. It opens very nicely and quite easily, but not so easy as to come open in your pocket.

The steel is 8Cr13MoV, which is not awesome, but darn good for a budget-priced knife. It should hold an edge fairly well. The blade has a black-oxide wash finish that I find attractive. Mostly, I just like this larger knife as a potential defender (I have another, smaller pocket knife for boxes and such). The Flourish has G-10 grip panels with carbon fiber overlay.

Kershaw Flourish

Kershaw Flourish

Note: (above) This is *not* how you hold a knife, I’m just trying to get my thumb out of the way for the photo.

Kershaw Flourish

Here is the Flourish (on the bottom) as compared to the CRKT Outrage, a Ken Onion design knife, which is of average size (top). The size difference seems minimal, but there is a significant difference in the hand.

Knives

by Andy Rutledge 0 Comments

Here’s a shot of most of my knife collection as of today. All the fixed-blades have holsters/sheathes. There are others, but they’re either stowed in gear or old family knives. Some of these are EDC—either on my person or in various bags—and others are just nice to haves or kept staged.

I have kept my purchases on the inexpensive side, but I may pick up some nicer ones in the future. We’ll see.

my knife collection

EDC Knife: CRKT Outrage

by Andy Rutledge 0 Comments

This is a knife I recently acquired as an everyday carry. I picked it up for a couple of reasons, including the fact that it’s a Ken Onion design and the fact that the blade belly is interesting and seemingly efficacious. I’ve carried it for a couple of months and really dig the low profile in the pocket (note the clip position) and the ease of opening.

It’s a flipper and the action is very nice. The handle is a textured 6061 aluminum with a 2Cr13 steel liner lock. The blade material is 8Cr13MoV steel and I just love the profile. It feels fantastic in the hand in both directions. Very happy with this purchase.

CRTK Outrage by Ken Onion

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