At first glance, the Kershaw Blur knife might look a little rough around the edges, but if you use it, you’ll quickly see how refined the design of this knife truly is. There is a sturdy grip that works in just about any environment that you might find yourself in and the toughness of the blade in this knife is without question. If you’re looking for a great knife and are willing to invest a little to get it, then you won’t be disappointed by what this Kershaw offering will provide.
What Did We Discover In Our Kershaw Blur S30V Review?
It’s the reversible nature of this folder that initially stands out. This S30V has pre-drilled holes that are in the handle so that you can carry the knife in a way that you prefer. These features are complimented by a strong liner lock that will keep the blade open like you’d find with the Kershaw Leek 1660. The steel plate isn’t going to bend when you go to use this knife and the end result is well-balanced user experience like what you’d find with the Kershaw Skyline.
Opening up this S30V is pretty easy and fun as well thanks to the included SpeedSafe technology. With just a push of the thumbstud, you can quickly use one hand to bring the knife into a useable position as you would with any Kershaw SpeedSafe knife. If you pull back on the flipper, you’ll achieve the same result. In return, the 3.4 inch blade has a fine edge that will let you get to work right away. If you play with the SpeedSafe mechanism a lot, it may wear out over time, so try not to fiddle with it like you would with a clicking pen.
What Did Our Kershaw Blur Review Discover About the Handle?
The user’s eye immediately goes to the stonewashed finish of this S30V, but looks can only hold your attention for so long. Eventually you are brought to the usability of the 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handle that contains Trac-Tec inserts. Working a lot like the popular Kershaw Scallion knife, the aluminum handle allows for a lighter knife, as this Kershaw Blur S30V weighs just 4.2 ounces, but the metal is tougher thanks to the anodizing process.
The pocketclip is also reversible so that you can carry this folder in your preferred method of tip-up or to-down. The handle is also drilled so that it can accept a lanyard if you wish. The blade itself is made from a powdered stainless steel, so it is dense and has a fine grain. The edge is nice straight out of the package, but it does tend to wear a little. The recurved blade is wonderful for piercing and slicing on most items.
The end result of this Kershaw Blur tanto review is that you’re getting a solid knife for a good price. It holds up to the competition pretty well, is lightweight but strong, and will stand up to almost any test that you can bring its way. For those reasons, this knife is a worthy investment and one that may just surprise you at how useful a knife it really happens to be.