The Shallot for those appreciate the classic look of basic black
This Shallot comes with a DLC coat of basic matte black. With its slightly recurved blade and ergonomically contoured handle, it offers dramatic lines and dynamic performance in a larger-sized pocketknife.
The 31/2-inch blade is Sandvik 14C28N, a high-performance stainless steel designed in a partnership between Sandvik Steel and Kershaw. Additional nitrogen in the formula gives the steel both excellent corrosion resistance and the ability to be hardened to 58-60 Rockwell—so it can take a wicked edge. A scratch-resistant DLC coating turns both blade and pure steel handle to classy black. The slight recurve in the blade makes it perfect for multi-tasking, from slicing to piercing.
For easy, one-handed opening, the black Shallot is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening. And since it opens with an ambidextrous flipper on the top of the knife, it’s perfect for both left- and right-handed users. Just pull back on the flipper—actually a protrusion on the back of the blade—to start the blade out of the handle. Once started, SpeedSafe takes over and the blade clicks smoothly into place, ready for use.
The black Shallot offers a sturdy frame lock, a reversible pocketclip, and provides great dark looks and top performance.
Release Year: 2008
Discontinued Year: 2017
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.
- Made in the USA
- SpeedSafe® assisted opening
- Frame lock
- Reversible pocketclip (tip-up/tip-down)
- Steel: 14C28N, DLC coating
- Handle: 410 stainless steel, DLC coating
- Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
- Closed length: 4.4 in. (11.1 cm)
- Overall length: 7.9 in. (20 cm)
- Weight: 4.2 oz. (119 g)