Item #: KE-1905
From the Manufacturer:
In Physics, "induction" is the production of a magnetic state due to the proximity of a magnetized body. In a way, that definition applies to the Kershaw Induction, too. We think it's got a magnetic look and—given a little proximity—you just might find yourself irresistibly attracted.
Why? Let's start with the blade. It's a drop-point, but definitely not old school. While the flats are satin finished, the grinds—both along the cutting edge and the deep top swedge—are black-oxide coated. On the practical side, the coating helps protect the steel. On the less practical side, it looks outstanding.
Also outstanding is the Induction's Hawk Lock. Once the blade is open, the Hawk Lock automatically locks it into position. When you're ready to close the blade, pull the Hawk Lock slider back toward the knife butt and fold the blade in. Simplicity itself. The Induction's handle is lightweight-yet-strong anodized aluminum with a textured glass-filled nylon front insert for sure grip.
The pocketclip is reversible for left/right tip-up carry and there's a pre-drilled lanyard hole for additional versatility.
The 3-1/4" drop point blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and has hardness of 58-60 Rc. The closed length is 4-1/2". Weighs 4.0 oz. Made in China. Suggested Retail $59.99.
Kershaw Knives was founded in 1974 in Portland, Oregon when knife salesman Pete Kershaw started a cutlery company that would make knives from his designs. Japanese based KAI Cutlery manufactured those designs. In 1978, KAI Cutlery purchased Kershaw Knives and the company, renamed KAI USA Ltd., continues today with three product lines; including the original Kershaw Knives, Zero Tolerance Knives, and Shun Cutlery which primarily markets kitchen cutlery.
Over the years, Kershaw Knives has worked with several custom knifemakers. Cutlery Hall of Famer Ken Onion, a custom knife maker and inventor of the “SpeedSafe” assisted opening mechanism, is the premier knife designer for Kershaw Knives. Kershaw has also collaborated with custom knifemakers Grant and Gavin Hawk, Frank Centofante, and Ernest Emerson. Kershaw has released models that were developed in collaboration with National Geographic, Jeep, Orange County Choppers, the American Professional Rodeo Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Kershaw manufactures excellent knives and has built a very strong customer fan base due to their innovative designs and their quality control.