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Review - Kershaw Knife 1710 (with lots of pics and a video)

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by bruner, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. bruner

    bruner Loaded Pockets

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    I've previously posted this on candlepowerforums and bladeforums, but wanted to repost it here so that I might reach more people that are interested.

    Here's a great pocket knife from Kershaw and I found it at Walmart for about $10. It's the Kershaw 1710, a lock-back folder which is about 3-1/8" closed and about 5-12" when open. The sharp part of the blade is about 2-3/8". It has a small hole which I believe came with a small split ring for attaching to a keychain. I'm not sure if it came with a split ring, as if it did, I removed it early on and I've had the knife for several weeks and can't remember.

    Anyhow, I'm very impressed with how well it is made. I don't know what type of steel is used in the blade, but the handle is zytel, which I prefer over plain plastic. The handle is textured in a way that makes it very easy to grip.

    Here are some photos...

    Front Closed:
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    Back Closed:
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    Front Open:
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    Back Open:
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    Front Side Open:
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    Back Side Open:
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    Now the reason I included a video (and it's not the greatest of quality, sorry) is that this knife can be easily opened and closed with one hand. It's a matter of holding it properly, "flicking" it with your wrist and pressing down on the lock back with your index finger at just the right time. I can't describe properly how pleasing it is to do this. The blade really makes a good "snap" sound when you get good at it (no sound on the video, again sorry).

    HERE is a link to my video.

    I have a very modest collection of knives started and I have to say that this one finds itself in my pocket an awful lot of the time.

    My review is very basic and covers the "bells and whistles" that I find so pleasing. There is, however, a much more detailed review (on bladeforums) of this knife by a fellow with a fine knife vocabulary.

    HERE is a link to that review.

    If you have any questions, I'll be happy to try and answer them.

    Thanks for looking,
    Dan
     
  2. charlie fox

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    Re: Kershaw Knife - 1710 Mini Review (with lots of pics and a video)

    I have one of these and think its a great little EDC knife. It's along the lines of a Gerber LST - no frills, just a good knife. Thanks for the pics and the vid! :)
     
  3. bruner

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    Re: Kershaw Knife - 1710 Mini Review (with lots of pics and a video)

    No problem,

    Glad you like it.

    :)

    Dan
     
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    Re: Kershaw Knife - 1710 Mini Review (with lots of pics and a video)

    Great example of flicking open a lockback. O0
     
  5. bruner

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    Re: Kershaw Knife - 1710 Mini Review (with lots of pics and a video)

    As Elvis might have said, "Thank you, thank you very much" ;)

    I'm a closet mall ninja ;)
     
  6. bruner

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    Re: Kershaw Knife - 1710 Mini Review (with lots of pics and a video)

    Here is something I added recently to this knife, since it has no clip and is strictly for pocket carry:
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    It's one of those little "photon-like" lights that LightHound always throws in when you order something from him. It's a heck of a bright little light and I like the feature that let's you "snap" the light on into continuouse mode, so you don't have to keep squeezing it.

    Some more pics:
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    Defensive mode?? Doubt you could blind an attacker, but at least the knife is ready ;) :
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    Dan