The Kenshaw Ken Onion Scallion Pocket Knife is ideal for knife users who prefer a slightly larger knife than the Chive - but one that is still compact, features great Onion styling, and performs like a champ. Its 3-1/2 inch folded size makes it perfect for everyday pocket carry. It offers high-performance styling, plus the convenience of the SpeedSafe ambidextrous assisted opening system. Just pull back on the blade protrusion or use the thumb-stud for easy SpeedSafe opening. As with all Kershaw SpeedSafe knives, the torsion bar holds the blade safely in the handle until the user releases it. And it won't allow the blade to fall back into the handle until the user pushes it into place. For additional safety, the Safety Tip Lock keeps the blade secure even when carried in a pocket.
For good edge retention and excellent corrosion resistance, the blade is manufactured of high-carbon 420HC stainless-steel. For added convenience, all Scallions come with a removable, reversible pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry.
The textured handles not only provide an excellent grip, but also offer classic good looks. These 6061-T6 aluminum handles are extremely durable. The process of anodizing hardens aluminum and produces a porous, oxide coating that can absorb dyes. This makes it possible to produce colored surfaces that cannot be rubbed off and are extremely scratch-resistant.
- Steel: 420HC stainless-steel with Titanium-Oxide coating
- Handle: 410 stainless-steel with Titanium-Oxide coating
- Lock: Frame lock
- Blade: 2-1/4 inches (5.8 cm)
- Closed: 3-1/2 inches (8.4 cm)
- Weight: 2.3 oz.
- Made in USA
Locks the blade into position after the blade is deployed. To release the frame lock, simply press the spring loaded lock and the blade will easily fold back into the handle.
Assisted opening system built into the Ken Onion Knife. SpeedSafe assists the user to smoothly open the knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or Index Open system. (Index Open uses a protruding portion of the blade's finger guard to give the user an alternative to thumb stud. The user manually pulls back on the protrusion with the index finger to pen blade.) The heart of the SpeedSafe system is it torsion bar. Closed, the torsion bar helps keep the knife closed, preventing it from being opened by gravity. In order to open the knife, the user must apply manual pressure to the thumb stud to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its halfmoon track and takes over. Blade opens smoothly and locks into position, ready for use.