The Shield is the Hinderer Eklipse everyone can afford
Ergonomics is the driving force behind this newest Rick Hinderer-Kershaw collaboration. Based on Rick Hinderer’s Eklipse model, this new Kershaw Shield offers all the “ergos” of the Eklipse at an easy-on-the-pocketbook price.
The tanto blade’s main edge is hollow-ground for excellent slicing capabilities, but that’s combined with a flat-ground tip for strong piercing abilities, too. 8Cr13MoV blade steel offers solid edge-holding capability, strength, and hardness. The all-stainless-steel handle provides deep finger contours for an extremely comfortable and secure grip. Titanium carbo-nitride coating gives the Shield a subtle, no-nonsense look.
The Shield opens smoothly and easily with the built-in flipper and Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted opening. A secure frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert and lockbar stabilizer ensures a reliable lock up. For carrying convenience, the Shield offers a four-position pocketclip for left/right, tip-up/down pocket carry.
Release Year: 2015
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.
The user may position the pocketclip for tip-up or tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.
- SpeedSafe® assisted open
- Thumb stud
- Frame lock with hardened steel lockbar insert
- 4-position pocketclip
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed & satin finish
- Handle: 410, titanium carbo-nitride coating
- Blade Length: 3.1 in. (7.9 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.3 in. (10.9 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.6 in. (19.3 cm)
- Weight: 4.9 oz. (140 g)