All stainless steel, all the time
This is our latest and greatest Zing—the newest iteration of our popular “first generation” Zings designed by RJ Martin.
What’s different? First of all, this Zing is all stainless steel, from pointy tip to handle butt. Just smooth, sleek, bead-blasted steel all the way down. The blade is high-quality 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, heat treated to Kershaw specifications to bring out the very best in the steel—strength, hardness, and the ability to take and hold a wicked edge. The modified drop-point blade offers superior slicing and utility capabilities.
To give this Zing even more, well, zing, we added SpeedSafe assisted opening. Just pull back on the ambidextrous flipper and the blade moves out of the handle, quickly and easily. You can also access the Zing’s SpeedSafe feature with a simple push on the thumbstud. Either way, your Zing is ready to go quickly and easily.
As a frame lock knife, the Zing SS is slimmer than previous liner lock Zings and rides even more comfortably in your pocket. The handle is drilled so that you can position the pocketclip for either tip-up or tip-down. And, of course, there’s a handy lanyard hole. The Zing SS is a value priced, everyday carrying knife with a clean look and lots of style.
Release Year: 2012
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 carry on one side and one-position carry on the other.
- SpeedSafe® assisted opening
- Flipper or thumb stud
- Frame lock
- 3-position pocketclip (left/right tip-down, right tip-up)
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, bead-blasted finish
- Handle: 410 stainless steel, bead-blasted finish
- Blade Length: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 3.9 in. (9.8 cm)
- Overall Length: 6.9 in. (17.5 cm)
- Weight: 3.3 oz. (93.5 g)