Kershaw ValveIf you’re looking for a beater knife with a fast action, you should absolutely check out the Kershaw Valve. It’s a mid-sized SpeedSafe assisted opening framelock with a thin profile you can pick up for about $22.

This knife has a 2.25” 4Cr14 stainless-steel drop point with a blade thickness of about 0.12”. It’s a SpeedSafe assisted opening flipper with long slicing edge and a reinforced tip. There’s jimping along the thumb ramp for a great grip, even when you choke up on the knife.

The bead blast finished stainless-steel handles on this framelock have a surprisingly slim build and are a mere 0.36” thick. There’s a ridged glass-filled nylon backspacer which adds a touch of slip resistance. It has a deep carry, tip-up pocket clip. It’s 3.25” closed and weighs about 3 ounces.

Kershaw ValveKershaw Valve Details

  • 4Cr14, Stonewash Finish
  • 2.25” Drop Point
  • 0.12” Blade Thickness
  • SpeedSafe Assisted Flipper
  • Framelock
  • Stainless-Steel Handles, Bead Blast Finish
  • 0.36” Handle Thickness
  • Deep Carry, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
  • 3 Ounces
  • 3.25” Closed
  • 5.5” Overall

The Kershaw Valve is a medium-sized assisted opening flipper with a fast action and a great price. You can pick one up for about $22. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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