In a famous quote from coach Jim Valvano, he said “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.”
While we can’t give your dad that greatest gift, we can give him another great gift: a laser-engraved knife.
The assisted-opening knife is a relatively recent innovation in the world of knives, but it transformed the landscape and created an entirely new genre.
We’ve been celebrating landmarks and anniversaries throughout the year here at Knife Depot. This week we’re celebrating Assisted-Opening Knife Week.
Assisted openers were invented as a way to circumvent the ban on switchblades while offering users an option to engage a knife quickly with one hand. Here’s a good description of the difference between the two.
There’s some debate as to who created the first assisted-opening mechanism, but it’s likely that both Blackie Collins and Ken Onion developed a similar mechanism concurrently.
Since then, most brands carry assisted-opening knives that use trade names like SpeedSafe, SOG Assisted Technology, Outburst, and others.
Throughout the week, we’ll be writing cool stories and having exclusive sales related to assisted openers. To kick things off, we’re giving away a Kershaw Blur S30V. This iconic pocket knife uses a SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism and boasts a stonewashed blade with a slight recurve. This iteration has upgrade S30V steel, making it a perfect EDC.
The winner will be announced Saturday.
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If you take a look at the reviews for the Benchmade 275BKSN Adamas Folder, you’ll notice everyone agrees on one thing: this knife is a beast.
Designed by Shane Sibert, the Benchmade 275BKSN Adamas is a heavy-duty folder that’s touted as a battle-tested knife strong enough for pretty much anything you throw at it. The 3.82-inch blade is made from D2 tool steel, and the G-10 handle scales are a no-nonsense tan. It includes Benchmade’s beloved AXIS locking mechanism.
For more than 400 years, the Roman Gladius was the weapon of choice during epic battles like the Macedonian Wars and gladiator events. Even though the short sword known as the Roman Gladius fell out of favor about 19 centuries ago, the fact that it was used by thousands of men prove that the design had some merit.
That’s where the Thraex XII Tactical Knife comes into the picture.
Is there anything left to be said about the Kershaw Blur that hasn’t already been said?
It’s renowned as one of the best folding pocket knives around and features a fantastic design from the mind of the legendary Ken Onion. It has a 3.375-inch blade and uses Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism.
Since there’s not much left to say about the knife, let’s just give one away.
The Kershaw Blur we’re giving away has Knife Depot emblazoned on the black, partially serrated blade.
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To earn extra entries, you can give us a follow on Instagram and Twitter. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on 7/7.
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