This Kershaw Shuffle model includes some features worth noting:
- heat-treated carbon steel blade
- secure locking system to avoid accidents
- tough glass-filled nylon handle
The Shuffle model from Kershaw is a small popular pocket knife with a carbon steel blade and tough nylon handle that make it a good choice if you’re looking for a budget folding knife.
Specifications of the Kershaw Shuffle Folding Pocket Knife
- Plain edge folding knife
- 8Cr13MoV Black Oxide Carbon Steel blade
- Glass filled nylon handle
- Bottle-opener/gutting tool
- Secure blade locking system
- 5 inches open;
- 2.4 inches closed;
- 2.4-inch blade;
This is a small EDC (every day carry) knife – don’t expect something you can use to cut through bushes or branches, but it’s great as a compact pocket knife with additional features such as a bottle-opener, gutting or screwdriver (thanks to multi-purpose features of the opener and lanyard hook).
To open the knife, press in the small thumb release and open up. If you’ve got big hands, you might find this a bit fiddly but it’s pretty straightforward.
The blade (see below) is a good budget steel. There’s a bottle opener that can be used to cut open packaging and gut; the lanyard hook at the end of the knife can also be used as a screwdriver.
Holding the knife is comfortable thanks to the textured glass filled nylon grip handle.
This Kershaw knife features a blade made from Chinese-produced steel called 8Cr13MoV. This type of steel has carbon added and slightly less nickel to provide extra hardness and edge retention. The blade is then heat treated to hold an edge and provide great resistance to damage from both abrasive and wear.
Lastly, the blade has a black oxide coating applied using a chemical bath; this is mainly done for appearance and helps minimize light reflection from the blade producing a blackening process that gives the blade a smooth black surface.
A compact, budget quality pocket knife that is well suited as an everyday folding knife to carry with you.
Written by Bill Bernhardt