XCOMThe new Kershaw XCOM adds old school military form to everyday carry function. It’s easy to see that Les George’s design for this modern folder was inspired by the classic WWII M3 trench knife. It looks like it’s right off the battlefield, but has all the comforts and materials of the modern knife world.

Like many of the distinguished fighting knives of the past, the XCOM has a spear point blade, but it’s been scaled down to just 3.6”. That makes it much more pocket-friendly than its predecessors. This single edge, manual folder opens with a thumb disk and has a bayonet grind instead of a double edge.  That allows for finger safety when opening and closing the blade, as well as legal carry in more parts of the country.

The all-weather glass filled nylon handle is grippy and comfortable for large or small hands and features handguards to prevent slipping. This linerlock also features a reversible tip-up, deep carry pocket clip and a large lanyard hole.

Kershaw XCOM Details

  • 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel, Black Oxide Coated
  • 3.6″ Spear Point
  • Glass Filled Nylon Handle
  • Linerlock
  • Thumb Disk
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
  • Weighs 4.2oz
  • 4.4″ Closed
  • 8″ Overall
The Kershaw XCOM features classic combat knife style suited for everyday use that you can get for about $30. Check it out by clicking any link in this article or the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.