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Win a Kershaw Blur S30V for Assisted-Opening Knife Week


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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    • I would love to win the Kershaw blur.I own a mtech ballistic assisted opening knife and I love it but I always wanted a Kershaw for my collection how do I enter

    • How good is S30V, is it really top everything else out there? I’m still learning about the steels and I thought VG10 was a great compromise steel, how does it compare with S30V?

  1. I am leagally blind, and would love to have your knife.

  2. So as someone who despises social media and does not have a facebook account, is there any other way to enter?

  3. I would like more information on your spring assisted knives I had a buck push button open 4″ closed it fit in the palm of my hand. Thank you.

  4. I used to own the aus8 blur and miss it dearly… Would love to own such an iconic knife in S30v.

    • Tim

      April 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Nice. That’s one of the older models. The base is now Sandvik 14C28N, which is no slouch, but the S30V takes it to a whole new level.

  5. Cool!

  6. Kershaw is the best knives money can buy, but a free one would be fantastic

  7. Awesome knife. I would like to win it.

  8. Am an avid fan of S30V steel, and is why I entered your contest. This type of steel retains and edge after repeated cuttings through various materials, and is good to see one in a more concealable lockback fashion.

  9. Nice giveaway.

  10. Kershaw got it right with the design of Blur. Big fan of their blades and would love to add this to the EDC lineup.

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