A slick American-made pocketknife with 20CV steel for around $100? Yes, please. The Kershaw 20CV Bareknuckle models are out now and are exclusively available from Smoky Mountain Knife Works. There are two versions of this award-winning model: a stonewashed blade for $100 and a version with a black DLC coating for just another $10.
This upgraded Bareknuckle features a 3.5″ premium 20CV stainless steel blade that opens on the KVT ball-bearing system. This steel offers excellent corrosion resistance while being super-tough. Just give it a flick on the blade flipper and it’s out. This knife uses Kershaw’s patented Sub-Frame lock. Kershaw says that the design of that lock will reduce “in-pocket weight and to ensure safe blade lock up while in use.” If you can use a framelock, you can use this one.
These Bareknuckles have lightweight aluminum handle scales with an oversized pivot. Like the original model, they’re curved nicely and fit great in hand. Carry it on the left or the right side with a deep-carry, tip-up pocket clip.
- 20CV Stainless Steel, Stonewash or Black DLC
- 3.5” Drop Point Blade
- 1/8” Blade Thickness
- Blade Flipper
- Sub-frame Lock
- 6061-T6 Aluminum Handles
- Deep-carry Ambidextrous Tip-up Pocket Clip
- 4.7” Closed
- 8.2” Overall
- Made in the USA
The Kershaw 20CV Bareknuckle is a blast to use and if you’re already a fan of the original model, these should definitely be on your radar. Again, they’re only available from SMKW. Get yours by clicking any link in the article or the button down below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.