The Kershaw Tumbler might be one of Kershaw’s most popular models for 2020, and Smoky Mountain Knife Works kicked up the heat a notch on that original model with the SMKW Exclusive Red Kershaw Tumbler. This knife is literally everything you loved but with a fiery red handle. Let’s check it out.
The red and black theme of this knife truly stands out from the crowd and we just love it. Although at first glance it looks the black carbon fiber is overlaid on the red G-10 handles it’s not. Just like we wrote for the original, the handle on this knife is machined just like Sinkevich’s custom Headly with the black carbon fiber integrated with the red G-10. It not only gives it a woven look with a ridiculous amount of style, it also adds both comfort and durability to the handle.
This knife has black hardware and a black GFN backspacer which contrasts nicely with the bead blasted steel pivot nut and ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip. Just like with the original model, this sub-frame lock is a pocket friendly, full-sized EDC. It has a handle thickness of 0.44” and a generous lanyard slot for accessories. It’s 4.5” closed and weighs 2.6 ounces.
As far as the action on this knife? The 3.25” D2 upswept blade with a stonewash finish rides KVT ball bearings. The flipper is easily indexed and the balance is outstanding. All this results in an action that’s simply stellar. There’s a touch of jimping at the thumb ramp for a good grip, and a swedge along the spine.
- D2, Stonewash Finish
- 3.25” Upswept Blade
- 0.12” Blade Thickness
- Manual Flipper
- KVT Ball Bearings with Bead Blasted Steel Pivot Nut
- Sub-Frame Lock
- Red G-10 and Black Carbon Fiber Handles
- Black GFN Backspacer
- Black Oxide Screws
- Bead Blasted, Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Slot
- 2.6 Ounces
- 4.5” Closed
- 7.4” Overall
The SMKW Exclusive Red Kershaw Tumbler is a great looking knife you can pick up for about $65. It makes an outstanding addition to any pocketknife collection. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.