If 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.
- 4Cr14, Stonewash Finish
- 2.25” Drop Point
- 0.12” Blade Thickness
- SpeedSafe Assisted Flipper
- 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.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.