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Newbie Review Of Kershaw Link

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by ThurstyUSMC, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. ThurstyUSMC

    ThurstyUSMC Loaded Pockets

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    So not that I'm new to knives or that new to this forum but I guess new to knife reviews. I was recently at a local sporting goods store and saw the Kershaw Link. I tried to find some reviews on it but it seemed like the knife was pretty new so I couldn't find any. I liked the looks of it, the size, and that it was made in America so for around $40 I took it home. It is the Glass Reinforced Nylon scale version and has the same material back spacer, as much as I like it, the handle does feel slightly cheap. I liked it because it has similar blade geometry to the CRKT Skinner designed by Ken Onion, I was looking to pick up the Skinner last hunting season but I never did. It has a centered blade; solid, fast opening; and a good liner lock. I have smaller hands and as you can see I could probably fit another finger on the grip if I had one. It has a good sized lanyard hole that could fit a doubled up piece of 550 cord for those who like lanyards. The blade is 420 HC steel, I'm not a steel snob so that works for me. Perhaps if I were a survivalist or bush crafter I would buy higher end steel but I am not, I'm a full time office employee that does outdoorsy stuff in my free time. Any questions ask, I can also try and take other pictures if anyone wants one. I took these pics next to another pretty common knife here, the Cryo, mine is the G10 version.
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  2. LRex
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    Bringing back this thread for further investigation :p Do the handles feel hollow? I heard it can be desassisted, which is what I plan on doing, if I do purchase it. Thanks
     
  3. ThurstyUSMC

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    I think the handles so feel moderately hollow, thick enough to be sturdy but they certainly don't feel like solid plastic. I haven't disassembled it so that's not a guarantee. I carry it a lot while hiking, overall it's a pretty good knife, great for the money.


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  4. edjo69

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    I like the new clip design, i hope that follows onto other models.
     
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  5. LRex
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    Thank ya ThurstyUSMC ! Also wondering, how is the grip? Is it a beefy handle with good ergos? And does that backspaces provide any grip?

    edjo69 I think it can be swapped out with a deep carry ZT clip as well, but I do like this sort of clip too. Reminds me of a Hinderer. Might so a swap with the 0560 and this one if I get it.
     
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    Thread relocated to the Gear Reviews Forum.
     
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  7. cowboyarcher

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    I have both the aluminum handled version and the plastic version. Hands down the aluminum wins in my book. It has such a solid feel compared to the plastic.

    I can confirm the deassist possibility and the possibility to swap to the ZT deep carry clip.


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  8. Endless Fugue

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    I'll admit I like that blade shape. Do not like the handle material. But I'm really glad Kershaw now has an American made knife in this price range.
     
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