Sometimes a little bit of money can go along way when purchasing a new pocketknife. The Kershaw Swerve costs less than $15 and has plenty of features to cover anything you need to do with it. It’s spring-assisted, has a nice wide blade, and a super-grippy handle. This one might be your next great all-purpose folder.
The handle is where the Swerve gets its name. The thick GFN scales literally swerve to give you a comfortable fit and grip. They have K-Texture along the sides and a deep-carry, ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. The clip may be different than what you’re used to seeing from Kershaw. It slides into a slot in the side of the handle and is secured with a small screw in the butt of the knife, so there is basically no exposed hardware holding it in place.
The Swerve features a 3” 8Cr13MoV stainless steel drop point blade. It has a stonewash finish to hide scratches and some spine jimping for grip. It opens one-handed in a flash with Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted opening with either a flipper or ambidextrous thumb studs. When open, the flipper functions like a finger guard when using this knife. It’s great for cutting boxes, fruits, or wood processing around the camp.
Kershaw Swerve Details
- 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel, Stonewash Finish
- 3” Drop Point Blade
- K-Texture Glass Filled Nylon Handles
- Flipper/Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
- Ambidextrous Tip-up Pocket Clip
- 4.8 oz.
- 4.25” Closed
- 7.25” Overall
Overall, the Kershaw Swerve has a nice bit of heft to it without weighing you down too much. It’s a versatile work knife or everyday carry that will only set you back $15. Check it out by clicking any link in the article or the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.