With the Kershaw Boilermaker, designer Les George and Kershaw came together to create a knife that looks like something out of an architect’s sketchbook. You can pick up this new release from Kershaw for about $40. It has a ton of extra design touches that make it not only a super-easy daily carry, but give it a seriously awesome look. Plus, it has a secret that makes it even more pocket friendly.
What’s the secret? We’ll let Kershaw explain it. “The Boilermaker’s backspacer features a decorative diagonal pattern, but it also has a function. The deep-carry pocketclip is anchored in an internal pocket in the handle, secured with the same screw that also holds the backspacer in place. This means there are no pocketclip screws to snag when sliding the knife in or out of your pocket…” Not only that, but with a handle thickness of less than a half inch this is a no brainer when it comes to finding an easy daily carry that’s also budget friendly.
There are a ton of extra details like the criss-cross, open handle construction that looks like those supporting structures seen on big bridges. These open cutouts provide the benefit of keeping the overall weight down to just over four ounces. It also has a brown PVD coating which adds a bit of industrial flair to the knife, and a stonewash finish adds extra protection for the stainless steel.
The Boilermaker opens with Kershaw’s SpeedSafe Assisted Opening so you know it’s a super quick knife. Just flip it open and it locks up tight with a framelock. The Boilermaker rocks a modified drop point blade perfect for just about any job. For the first time ever, Kershaw removed their branding from the blade and laser-engraved it inside the back handle. If you look through the cutout in the front handle, it’s right there and is visible when the knife is open. That gives the knife a nice clean look.
Kershaw Boilermaker Details
- 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel, PVD Coating, Stonewash Finish
- 3.3” Modified Drop Point Blade
- Flipper with SpeedSafe Assisted Opening
- Stainless Steel Handle
- 0.4″ Handle Thickness
- Tip-up Pocket Clip
- 4.4 oz.
- 4.25” Closed
- 7.6” Overall
The Kershaw Boilermaker has smooth action, sharp industrial looks, and it’s only 40 bucks. Check one out by clicking any link in the article or the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.