If you take a quick glance at the Kershaw Skyline, you might think it’s just another folding knife. But this unassuming and understated knife is one of the most highly rated and beloved budget folders on the market.

Once you get this badass knife in your hands, it’s not hard to see why people love this knife. The Skyline is a lightweight, slim, and elegant folder that embodies everything you want in an everyday carry.

The drop-point blade has a strong tip and offers versatility when doing a variety of tasks—from opening packages to peeling fruit.

What sets the Skyline apart from similar folders is the stonewashed Sandvik 14C28N steel. This high-performance steel is renowned for its hardness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance.

Although the Skyline doesn’t have an assisted-opening mechanism, the flipper or thumb stud allows for single-handed ambidextrous engagement. That means the blade is open and ready in no time.

Complementing the 3.1-inch blade is the G-10 textured handle, which provides a reliable and comfortable grip. The deep index-finger contour, as well as the built-in finger choil, adds even more security to your hold.

If you need a lightweight folder that’ll get the job, pick up the Kershaw Skyline.

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


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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