In 2011, Kershaw and Zero Tolerance created a highly ambitious knife that pushed the envelope — a knife called the ZT 0777. Difficulties in production and issues with availability in materials caused the knife to see a very limited run.
Six years later, Kershaw created a budget-friendly iteration of the original that’s smaller and more economical while retaining many of the design features that captured the attention of the knife community.
That knife is the Badass Knife of the Week.
The Kershaw Natrix (model number 7007) is the company’s attempt to reclaim the design from others who created homages to the original ZT design.
The knife features the same curvy, almost serpentine profile of the original. The stonewashed drop point blade is 3.25 inches and uses 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, an alloy that’s far from the original composite materials but still works well.
A flipper engages the blade with the help of the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism that makes deployment quick and reliable every time.
Black G-10 handle scales provide a good grip in all types of situations. On the backside of the handle is the Sub-Frame Lock, which helps keep the weight down while adding extra strength to the lock.
Even with an overall length of 7.5 inches, the knife weighs less than three ounces. Add in a reversible deep-carry pocket clip and carrying this knife is as effortless as it gets.
For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Kershaw Natrix.