New Kershaw Tools That Won’t Cut You – Unless You Really Try

Ration

Kai USA Ltd announced it has released two new outdoor tools under the Kershaw brand that are not knives. One of these is the Kershaw Knife Adjustment Tool and the second tool is the Kershaw Ration.

Kershaw Knife Adjustment Tool

Kershaw is known for making affordable yet surprisingly good knives for a variety of uses. I own several of the company’s pocket folders for general carry and use. I’ve always found them to be good performers that hold an edge reasonably well even when I abuse them.

Kershaw Adjustment Tool

Interestingly, I recently had the screws for pocket clip on one of my Kershaw knives back out recently. When I went to find the correctly sized driver to snug them down, I discovered my tool box was lacking in the appropriately small tool. Almost on cue, I got a press release from Kershaw on the new Knife Adjustment Tool called the TX-Tool.

The new TX-Tool is a replacement for the older T-Tool. The new TX-Tool includes three Torx bits plus slotted and Phillips screwdriver bits for making a wide range of adjustments on you knives – including moving the pocket clip (or just snugging it down.) This tool retails for $10.99.

Kershaw Ration

When carrying gear into the field, weight is a critical factor. As many have said before me, ounces turn into pounds and they all weigh you down. Kershaw’s new Ration is a compact eating utensil that weighs just over one ounce and is made of steel. On one end, the Ration has a spoon, while a fork resides at the opposite end. In the middle is a bottle opener with a carabiner gate on the opposite side of the body.

For what it is worth, the fork’s tines look longer than a spork’s and the spoon end appears to hold more than a spork as well. The MSRP is $7.49.

Earlier in the year, Kershaw launched many new products including the Barge and Grid knives.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Sid Collins

    Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain.

    • Rob in Katy

      When I did cars, it was 15lbs = 1hp. One of the guys would file don’t nuts and bolts to the minimum that a socket would grab saving ounces. Being grossly overweight, I never got that nuts.

  • Sasquatch

    Need the Kershaw ration on my life.

    • Needs a few more cutouts to become a bcg crud cleaner. (?humor?)

    • Gene

      I don’t know. Can you get to the bottom of a can of Beanee Weenees with it?

      • Sasquatch

        Tilt and scrape my friend… tilt and scrape.

  • Gorilla Biscuit

    CARASPORKENR!

  • Ben Loong

    For the life of me I’ve never understood the idea behind these crazy spoon/fork hybrid eating utensils. (Besides trying to make money off of geardos.) They have all the features of several utensils but barely half the functionality of one.

    For once, I’d like to see a company market some simple, inexpensive and easy to store mess kit utensils that a normal human being can use. Like what they issued back in WWII.

    That said Kershaw makes pretty good knives. Got a new CQC-4K last year for my EDC, quite satisfied with it.

  • Cymond

    I love my old Kershaw Zing. Thumb studs and a flipper/finger guard. Sadly, their current version is only offered with slick-looking smooth metal grips.

    The Ration looks like a significant improvement over the various CRKT Eating Tools.