Kershaw Knives: Deadline - Two-Tone Finish - KVT Bearings - Tuned Detent System - 1087
The Deadline opens with Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system. But a manual system like that has to have detent—often strong detent—to keep the blade in the handle until the user opens it. This knife introduced Kershaw's new Tuned Detent System (TDS)™.
TDS puts the detent ball on the front scale of the knife in an inset steel plate. This plate enables us to “fine tune” the detent so that it’s perfect—not too heavy, not too light. With TDS, opening a manual flipper knife like this is as easy as opening any other flipper.
Both blade and handle feature our two-toned finish - titanium carbo-nitride coating in the grinds and hollows, satin finish on the flats. The result is a knife with a very distinctive look that walks the line between classy and tactical.
The 8Cr13MoV blade is a modified Wharncliffe with a top swedge. The frame features an inset liner lock, a reversible deep-carry clip, and an attractive matte black backspacer.
|KVT ball-bearing opening|
|Inset liner lock|
|Tuned Detent System|
|Reversible deep-carry pocketclip|