This is not your basic black pocket knife.
- 420HC stainless steel blade with DLC coating
- 410 stainless steel handle with DLC coating
- SpeedSafe® assisted opening
- Single-position pocket clip
- Frame lock
- Handsome gift tin included
- Made in the USA
The Black Chive isn’t Kershaw’s usual matte-black knife. This one has a DLC coating that they’ve polished to a handsome shine for striking good looks. In fact, when it was first introduced, it was recognized as the Blade Show’s Most Innovative American Design of 2005.
With its less-than-two-inch blade, the Black Chive is a small knife—which makes it perfect for pocket, pack, purse, or briefcase carry. But just because it’s small doesn’t mean this Chive isn’t powerful. In fact, it’s perfect for just about any light-to-medium duty tasks you’d care to ask it to do. To ensure this handy little blade is always ready when you need it, the Black Chive is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening. Just pull back on the ambidextrous blade protrusion or push on the thumbstud and the blade moves out of the handle, ready for use. The high-carbon blade steel offers good edge retention and excellent corrosion resistance. The polished DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) enhances corrosion resistance even more.
For safety, the Chive has two locking systems. The frame lock secures the blade open so it can’t accidentally close during use. And to ensure that it won’t accidentally open during transport, the Black Chive is also equipped with a Tip-Lock slider to lock the blade closed when folded. In pure stainless steel, both blade and handle are easy to clean and maintain. The Black Chive comes in its own handsome gift tin for impressive gift-giving as well.
What is SpeedSafe?
SpeedSafe is the patented, assisted-opening system built into many of Kershaw's best-selling Ken Onion knives. 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 the thumb stud. The user manually pulls back on the protrusion with the index finger to open the blade.)
- Blade length: 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm)
- Closed length: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
- Overall length: 4 13/16 in. (9.9 cm)
- Weight: 1.7 oz.
Please Note: It is the customer’s responsibility to be aware of any federal, state, or local restrictions and regulations that may apply when purchasing and carrying a knife.