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Two-piece front handle scale adds interest, keeps the look clean
The Oblivion is prepared to obliterate any cutting task in its path. With its industrial look, this modern folder is bound to impress in both style and performance.
For style, the Oblivion combines stainless steel and glass-filled nylon in a two-piece front scale—not easy to do. What's more, since the Oblivion opens with SpeedSafe assisted opening, there has to be a place for the SpeedSafe mechanism to go. Usually, it's positioned in a small, internal hollow in the handle. But to date, we had only placed that mechanism in single-material handle scales. With the Oblivion, for the first time, we integrated SpeedSafe into a two-piece front scale. The result is a unique "split profile" look, plus smooth, one-handed SpeedSafe opening.
The Oblivion's substantial 3.5-inch blade of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel offers top performance, too. This quality steel takes a sharp edge and re-sharpens easily when needed. And while the Oblivion's cutting edge is fairly straight, it also has enough belly to make it a reliable multi-tasking blade. The angular handle has been smoothed for a comfortable grip and a small finger contour enhances grip even more.
A sturdy frame lock secures the blade open for safe use. We also added an over-travel stop to keep the lock from moving too far—or "over traveling"—when closing. The Oblivion also features a reversible deep-carry pocketclip, or left- or right-handed carry. A large, trapezoid-shaped lanyard hole adds to the aesthetics and makes it easy to secure a lanyard to customize your knife.
Packed with features, the Oblivion shows what a modern flipper knife can be. A value price just makes the Oblivion sweeter.
Download the 3860 Product Sheet (PDF)
Release Year: 2019
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.
SpeedSafe® Assisted Opening
Assists you to open any SpeedSafe® knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.
A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
- SpeedSafe® assisted opening
- Frame lock, lockbar over-travel stop
- Reversible deep-carry pocketclip (right/left, tip-up)
- Lanyard hole, custom pivot
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, bead-blasted & stonewashed finish
- Handle: Stainless steel, bead-blasted & stonewashed finish, glass-filled nylon inserts
- Blade Length: 3.5 in. (9 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.6 in. (11.8 cm)
- Overall Length: 8.1 in. (20.6 cm)
- Weight: 5.1 oz. (146 g)