Kershaw Jens Carabiner Tools
Item #: KE-1150TI
New in 2017. Jens Anso, a Danish custom knife and toolmaker, is well known for his very popular multi-function carabiners. His titanium carabiners are on the high end of the price scale, so in order to make his design available to more people, Kershaw has teamed up with Jens to create an affordable version made out of durable stainless steel.
The non-load bearing carabiner clip easily attaches to your pack, belt loop or key ring. In addition there is also a buil-in cord/seatbelt cutter, bottle opener, three hex wrenches (1/8, 1/4 & 3/16 sizes) and a key ring hole. The carabiner features jimping so there's always solid traction when you are using the tools.
The stainless steel has a titanium carbo-nitride coating and the tools come in three different colors; black, blue or titanium gray. The overall length is 3-5/8". Weighs 2.1 oz. Made in China. Suggested Retail $19.99.
Kershaw Jens Carabiner Tool - Titanium Grey
Kershaw Jens Carabiner Tool - Blue
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.