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Minimalist design. Maximum utility.
The Kershaw Epistle has everything you need in a pocketknife and nothing you don't. This good-looking minimalist design is sleek, slim, and very easy to carry.
The 3-inch blade is made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel—a solid, all-around steel that's also easy to re-sharpen when needed. The versatile drop-point blade shape handles most cutting tasks with ease. The blade is bead-blasted to produce a slightly darker blade finish that contrasts nicely with the lighter aluminum handle.
The handle is lightweight and feels smooth and comfortable in your hand. Clear anodizing preserves the natural color of the aluminum. A custom pivot cap adds a touch of style and provides some additional handle texture. With its neutral two-tone coloring, the Epistle goes perfectly with whatever else you EDC.
To get the knife down to an impressively light 2.1 ounces, Kershaw added several areas of weight relief. Much of the handle back features open construction to shed weight and provide for easy cleaning. A textured backspacer covers the rest of the handle. The single-position pocketclip also has two cutouts that make this pocketclip unique to the Epistle. The Epistle is a manual-opening knife. You can use the thumb stud to flick the blade open quickly, or treat it as a traditional pocketknife by simply moving the blade into position.
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Release Year: 2019
There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
Inset Liner Lock
A strip of stainless steel is riveted inside the knife’s handle—most commonly when the handle is a lightweight material. This enables us to create a slimmer, lighter knife, while still providing the strength and security of a locking liner.
The pocketclip is in a fixed position on the knife handle; usually it is positioned for tip-down, right-handed carry, though this may vary.
- Manual opening
- Thumb stud
- Inset liner lock
- Single-position pocketclip (right, tip-up)
- Custom pivot cap
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, bead-blasted finish
- Handle: Aluminum, clear-anodized finish
- Blade Length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
- Overall Length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
- Weight: 2.1 oz. (59.5 g)