Kershaw Reverb: Lightweight Outdoor Knife

    Kershaw Reverb

    Designed for hikers, campers and other outdoors folks, the Reverb is a new folding knife being sold by KAI USA Ltd under its Kershaw brand.

    The knife is lightweight and low profile with an integral carabiner type clip. In theory, this makes the knife easy to attach to your gear and carry without any excessive weight or significant concern about it catching on things while walking.

    Even though it does not have a thumb stud, the knife can still be opened with only one hand. Kershaw accomplished this by having a large machined recess on the blade that provides adequate surface area for a thumb to push the blade open.

    Kershaw Reverb

    The 2.5″ blade has a modified drop point with a plain edge. It is made of 8Cr13MoV steel with a gray PVD coating. The blade is held open by a liner lock. The handle is made of G10 laminate with a carbon fiber overlay.

    These knives are available now and have a suggested retail price of $34.99. While that price may be fair, I have found them online for about $10 cheaper.

    I’ve had good luck with Kershaw knives in the past. While not as fancy as some of the folders I have in my collection, I have always found the Kershaw blades to be good EDC/work knives that put up with more abuse that I really should ever give to a knife. For the buck, I think they tend to be a very good value.

    Richard Johnson

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