A few days ago I was taking an inventory of all of my bladed weapons. Fixed blades, tactical folders, daggers, tomahawks and machetes. I began to think to myself, “why do I have so many knives?” specifically folders. When I began putting them all back where they came from I realized the reason, because I have so many place that I keep one. My plate carrier, my chest rig, my truck, my go bag, my climbing bag, my pocket, the list goes on and on. So next time someone asks you why you need so many knives, take them on a trip around to show them why. Once you can make your wife understand why you can go ahead and tell her the next one you need to add to your collection, the Kershaw Tanto Blur.
As a tactical folder it hits all the wickets I look for in an EDC pocket knife. It’s ideal size at only 4.5 inches closed and a 3.4 inch blade. It is made in the USA so the construction is, of course, top notch even though the weight is a mere 4 ounces.
The knife kind of takes you by surprise with the smooth and ease of the assisted opening, its lightning quick but very manageable. The angled thumb studs are notched for grip when activating the assisted open.
On this particular model it has a combination of a two-step serration and a smooth blade that comes together in a nice for stabbing tanto style tip. The blade is held in place in the common manner of an inset liner lock that is a bit easier to disengage than some that I have struggled to push to close.
The handle of the Blur has Trac-Tec inserts that provide an amazing grip on the tool for stabbing, slashing, or just opening MREs. The entire knife is coated in a black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) that gives the knife a little extra corrosion protection.
Whether you are going to throw your knife in you go bag, stash one in your center console, or carry one on your person as a self-defense weapon, the Kerhaw Blur is a must have quality piece of knife. Kershaw also carries a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and will replace a broken blade for only ten dollars. Now go forth and buy a knife you can be confident in.
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