Some knives get lost in the crowd, but others catch your attention almost immediately. The new Kershaw Norad is one of those knives that make you do a double-take. This simple, clean flipper folder doesn’t look like most of the Kershaws we’ve seen in the last few years. From the blade shape to the practically hidden flipper, this knife is different. It’s simple, clean, modern, and best of all, affordable.
Kershaw tells us the Norad was inspired by “the lines of aerospace design.” That’s readily apparently in the curved, yet sleek shape of the Norad’s 3.25″ D2 modified drop point blade. The manual flipper is almost unnoticeable in the closed position, and like landing gear on a fighter jet, it’s completely hidden when the knife is open. The action is silky smooth with Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system.
This knife feels solid in hand. The stainless steel handles house both carbon fiber inlay and a sturdy framelock. There’s a custom black back spacer with raised jimping sandwiched between the handles, and the oversized polished pivot rounds out the overall look of this knife.
The Kershaw Norad opens up to a full 7.9″, closes down to just 4.5″ and features an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. This is a decent sized EDC with a beefy blade. It handles most any daily cutting task with ease, and it simply looks as good as it feels.
Kershaw Norad Details
- 3.25″ D2 Modified Drop Point with PVD Two-Tone Finish.
- Manual Flipper with KVT Ball Bearings
- Stainless Steel Handles with Carbon Fiber Inlay.
- Ambidextrous Tip-up Pocket Clip.
- 4.5″ Closed.
- 7.9″ Overall.
If you’re looking for something different, but affordable to carry everyday, the Kershaw Norad is worth a look. At just $69.99, it fits most pockets and budgets. If you’re interested in getting one of these or just want to know more about it, simply click any link in this article or the button below.