Stonewashed and BlackWash Blades Take Off in France

France's Excalibur magazine recently featured a lengthy article on the trend toward stonewashed and BlackWash™ finishes. They discussed the process itself as well as showing a variety of knives finished in this way. Naturally, Kershaw's BlackWash™ finish made it into the article, too—with no less than three exclamation points.

In the same issue, Excalibur outlined the winners of the 2014 Blade Show, including the Kershaw-Emerson CQC-7K and sister brand Shun's Dual-Core Kiritsuke.