Named a Blade Magazine Best Buy
When we first introduced the SpeedSafe-equipped Blackout, it made a big impression on the knife industry. In fact, it was selected as a Blade Magazine "Best Buy" at the Blade Show, one of our industry’s important trade shows.
Since its introduction the Blackout has gained fans in all walks of life—from police officers who won’t go on patrol without it, to outdoors enthusiasts who consider it their go-to knife, to guys who just like to EDC a good-sized knife. The Blackout’s blade is a classic drop-point, perfect for handling a wide range of tasks. The blade steel is high-performance 14C28N. Developed in a partnership between Kershaw and Sandvik Steel, this stainless steel offers excellent corrosion resistance, hardness, and edge retention. To enhance that performance even more, we added a black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) scratch-resistant blade coating. If you prefer a little serration with your blade, this Serrated Blackout is an excellent choice.
You’ll also like the Blackout’s ergonomic handle design for a grip that’s comfortable, secure, and ensures that you’re always in control of the cut. For sheer toughness in this workaday world, the handle is made of durable glass-filled nylon.
And of course, for fast and easy blade deployment, the Blackout features SpeedSafe assisted opening. Just push outward on the thumbstud and the blade moves out of the handle and locks securely into place, ready for use. A locking liner ensures the blade stays securely open during use and closes easily when you’re ready.
Serrations assist in cutting through particularly tough or fibrous material, such as rope or cord. The Kershaw 2-step serration is a more aggressive style of serration.
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.
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.
Made In The USA
When you see this on one of our knives, it means the knife was made in our Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.
- Made in the USA
- SpeedSafe® assisted opening
- Liner lock
- Single-position pocketclip
- Steel: Sandvik 14C28N,DLC coating
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon
- Blade length: 3.25 in. (8.3 cm)
- Closed length: 4.5 in. (11.3 cm)
- Overall length: 7.75 in. (19.7 cm)
- Weight: 3.4 oz. (96.4 g)