It’s rare for people to strive so relentlessly for innovation and originality. It’s even rarer for those people to consistently hit the mark on so many levels. But that’s what you get from the knifemakers behind the latest Badass Knife of the Week.

With Father’s Day only a few days away, we thought it would be apropos to look at a knife designed by the creative father/son duo of Grant and Gavin Hawk.

The Kershaw Select Fire is one of those knives that punches well above its weight class in so many ways. The folder is an honest and reliable pocket knife with a few features that every handyman should have nearby.

But first let’s look at the blade of what Kershaw calls a knife-focused multitool.

badass-kershaw-select-fire-sideThe 3.4-inch blade is made of functional 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a bead-blasted finish. This manual-opening blade engages with ambidextrous thumbstuds.

Locking open with a liner lock mechanism, the blade of the Select Fire is practical for an EDC knife.

But the real ingenuity of the knife shines through a built-in 4-piece bit set and bit driver.

Here is a quick look at the knife in a YouTube video from Kershaw itself:

This multitool aspect of the knife is integrated into the textured glass-filled nylon handle scales and includes 2 flathead bits, 2 crosshead bits, and a bit drive shift with a ruler.

Surprisingly enough, the contoured handle is comfortable and fits the hand without issue when you only want to use the knife.

If you’re the kind of handyman who uses a knife more than any other part of a multitool, this multitool is for you.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Kershaw Select Fire.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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