Product Description for Deadline (1087)
Maker: Kershaw (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98163
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a dual tone finish
Handle: Stainless steel
Style: KVT flipper with a locking liner
Description: This one is getting in under the wire—and you'll be glad it did. Meet the Deadline, from Kershaw and Pacific Northwest knifemaker Matt Diskin.
The Kershaw Deadline (1087) has a lot of special features between its two-toned stainless steel handles. First, there's the opening system. The Deadline opens with Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system. But a manual system like that has to have a strong detent to keep the blade in the handle until the user opens it. When the blade is fully closed, a depression in the blade is engaged by a ball partially embedded in the liner or handle. The interaction of ball and depression keeps the blade closed. The problem with that is that on some knives, the detent is too strong to make opening the knife comfortable. The answer is Kershaw's new Tuned Detent System (TDS)™. TDS puts the detent ball on the front scale of the knife in an inset steel plate. This plate enables us to “fine tune” the detent so that it’s perfect—not too heavy, not too light. With TDS, opening a manual flipper knife like this is as easy as opening any other flipper.
Both the blade and handle feature Kershaw's two-toned finish. On the Deadline, Kershaw used titanium carbo-nitride coating in the grinds and hollows and a satin finish on the flats. The result is a knife with a very distinctive look that walks the line between classy and tactical.
The 8Cr13MoV blade is a modified Wharncliffe with a top swedge. The handles are two-tone-finished steel with cold-forged handle texture for a solid grip. A strong framelock secures the blade open during use. Kershaw also added a decorative glass-filled nylon backspacer in matte black and a moveable steel filler tab so the look is nicely detailed and neatly finished. The pocketclip is Kershaw’s deep-carry pocketclip so that the knife rides comfortably low and inobtrusively in your pocket.
Made in China.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days