I have never been more impressed with an EDC. I have put this knife through hell and back over the last two years. I use it every day, in and out of work, it has never failed.
Very recently the main front Allen head screw started to strip, not at the thread, but on the head of the screw (I break down the knife for a good cleaning every couple of months).
I decided to call Kershaw (phone number was a easy find on the net), the customer service was outstanding, very friendly, was off the phone in under 5 minutes. Never asked for a receipt, no red tape at all.
The C.S. told me they warranty all parts on their knives at no cost and would send the part ASAP.
Two days later I had a new screw plus a housing pin, in hand!
The knife is a spring-assist and opens just as fast as any auto, faster in some cases.
It is a very comfortable carry, has never binded or locked-up because of sand or dirt and has been 100% reliable every day for the last two years.
Plus the fact of being made in the USA...
Not to bad for a $53. knife!
-Made in the United States
-Steel 440A SS Tungsten DLC Coated
-3 1/2 in. Partially Serrated Blade
-4 1/2 Closed
-Weight 3.5 oz.
Time for a few pictures:
Here is a web picture:
Now the one I own after almost two years of heavy, everyday use. I'm amazed that the coating is in almost perfect condition. Never seen any blade coating last like this...
Here, you can see the 3 screw removable belt clip, always nice to have multiple screws and not rivets. I find that my past EDC knives seem to always have problems with the clip becoming loose, wearing or even breaking-off when they only have a signal screw or a couple of rivets.
Here is a site selling this knife for $52.95! (Note: I never ordered from this company, I was just looking for prices on the Kershaw Blackout, to give you an idea on cost and availability. So please be careful if ordering): http://www.thekershawstore.com/Kersh..._p/k1550st.htm