Kershaw Pico Folder
Item #: KE-3470
From the Manufacturer:
Like all the knives designed by custom knifemaker Les George, the Pico benefits from Les' practical approach to knifemaking, informed by his years as a custom knifemaker as well as his stint in the US Marines. The result is a knife that's designed to be used in the real world of work and every day tasks.
The Pico's 8Cr13MoV blade steel, precision heat-treated by Kershaw, is strong, hard, and takes and holds an edge well. It opens quickly and easily with a flipper and Kershaw's SpeedSafe assisted opening. The handle is pure steel, bead-blasted to a matte finish. A frame lock ensures solid blade lock up during use and closes easily when you're ready to return it to your pocket.
While the Pico isn't a fussy knife, it does have some touches that take it out of the ordinary. For instance, the blade features two different finishes: satin on the flats and stonewashed on the grinds. And the pivot is oversized and polished to stand out against the soft grey of the handle steel. A deep-carry, left/right reversible pocketclip ensures carrying convenience.
The 2-7/8" drop point blade has hardness of 58-60 Rc. The closed length is 4". Weighs 4.3 oz. Made in China. Suggested Retail $44.99.
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.