Rugged, gentlemanly, and dead sexy
This smaller pocketknife from Kershaw and Jens Ansø features a slim, 3-inch blade of 8Cr13MoV in our BlackWash™ finish. A top swedge adds to its eye appeal. The Method opens quickly, easily, and manually with our KVT ball-bearing system and a built-in flipper.
The handle is black—of course. The G10 handle features an unusual machined pattern reminiscent of an architectural truss. It not only looks good, but also offers additional grip security. A custom backspacer features Jens’ large lanyard attachment for those of you who prefer a lanyard, and adds a touch of style even if you’re the lanyard-free type. An inset liner lock keeps the weight down on the Method while still providing solid blade-lockup security. A single-position pocketclip (right, tip-up) enables the knife to sit securely inside your pocket.
How do we accomplish all this style and value in a smaller knife? By using the Kershaw manufacturing “Method,” of course.
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May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The “flipper” is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
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.
Locks the blade open during use; one side of the knife’s steel “liner,” the steel plate to which the handle scales are attached, moves into position behind the blade to securely lock it open.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
- KVT ball-bearing opening
- Inset liner lock
- Single-position pocketclip (right, tip-up)
- Lanyard hole
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black-oxide BlackWash™ finish
- Handle: 3D-machined G10
- Blade Length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.25 in. (18.4 cm)
- Weight: 2.2 oz. (63 g)