The Chive series features Kershaw's SpeedSafe ambidextrous opening system for smooth, easy opening by both right and left handed users. Closed, the Chive is less than three inches long: perfect for pocket carry. The blade is high carbon 420HC stainless steel for good edge retention, easy resharpening and excellent toughness.Read more
SpeedSafe is the patented, assisted opening system built into many of Kershaw's best selling Ken Onion knives. SpeedSafe assists the user to smoothly open the knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or Index Open system. (Index-Open uses a protruding portion of the blade's finger guard to give the user an alternative to the thumb stud. The user manually pulls back on the protrusion with the index finger to open the blade.)
Locks the blade into position after the blade is deployed.
To release the frame lock simply press the spring loaded lock and the blade will easily fold back into the handle.
This is a knob, disc, or an attachment to the blade near the handle of a folding knife that allows the user to open the knife using one hand. Many times this can be done with either the right or left hand on models that offer ambidextrous opening.
The Kershaw pocket clip is just that, a pocket clip. It is not to be worn on the belt, as this can be an unsafe way to carry your knife. It is meant to be clipped with the handle on the inside of your pocket and the clip is on the outside of your pants.
Many of our models that come with clips can be kept all the way inside your pocket, as in rolling around the bottom of your pocket. It can also be used as a money clip. This clip may be removed if you choose.