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Best Kershaw Knives

Written by Blade HQ Staff Writer Logan Rainey on 02/22/2021

Best Kershaw Knives

Whether you’re looking for an innovative EDC knife or a battle-born tactical blade, Kershaw offers a wide range of products for any need. Kershaw knives are known for being both affordable and well built. In this "Best Of" we take a look at some of the Best Kershaw Knives at Blade HQ. Let's get to it!

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1. Lucha

Kershaw Lucha, best Kershaw knives

Kershaw is known for its fast and smooth operating folders, but for the first time ever, they have taken all they know about knives and applied that knowledge to a balisong. Introducing the Lucha! It features stainless steel handles with internal stop pins and a latch lock, and a Sandvik 14C28N blade. The pivots run on KVT ball bearings for lightning fast flipping and buttery smooth movement. Check out the review HERE.


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2. Leek

Kershaw Leek, best Kershaw knives

The Ken Onion designed Kershaw Leek has been an everyday carry staple for years. This knife’s unique design looks and feels great in hand and in pocket. The Leek features patented SpeedSafe opening technology that gives this knife a lightning fast action without the same challenges posed by automatic knives. Leek’s slender CPM-154 blade is great for daily tasks and simple cutting needs.

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3. Mini Natrix

Kershaw Mini Natrix

Mini Natrix feels great in hand. Its size makes it great for everyday carry. The Mini Natrix features a reversible deep carry pocket clip, ball bearing washers and a durable D2 blade. This affordable folding knife features beautiful copper handle scales that patina with time and use.

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4. Launch 4

Kershaw Launch 4, best Kershaw knives

The Kershaw Launch 4 is a California Legal automatic knife perfect for everyday carry and simple cutting tasks. Its slim profile makes it great for big and small pockets alike. This knife features an amazing push-button automatic action that gives a satisfying snap when opened. The Kershaw Launch 4 is a must-have knife for anyone looking to add a small automatic folder to their rotation. Check out the review.



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5. Dividend M390

Kershaw Dividend Knife

The Kershaw Dividend M390 is arguably one of the best knives for the money one can buy. A slimmed down version of the popular Kershaw Link, the Dividend is great for in-pocket carry and regular use. It features SpeedSafe technology and a convenient reversible deep carry clip. The highlight of this particular knife is upgraded Bohler M390 blade steel.

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6. Shuffle II

Kershaw Shuffle Knife

When it comes to everyday carry knives and tools, it can be hard to find the balance between easy to carry and maximum utility. The Kershaw Shuffle II is a great blend of function and form. Its compact design lends itself to being easy to carry regularly while also maximizing utility. The Shuffle II features a built-in bottle opener, flat head screwdriver and a prybar.

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7. Launch 1

Kershaw Launch 1 knife

Last but certainly not least, the Kershaw Launch 1 rounds out our list of Best Kershaw knives. This amazing automatic knife is the newest knife in the Kershaw Launch series. Its aluminum construction is durable and lightweight making it easy to carry and use daily. The Launch 1 has a reliable push-button auto action and an easy-to-maintain CPM-154 steel blade.

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Final Thoughts

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Innovative designs and amazing construction have elevated Kershaw to a high level in the knife industry. If you are new to knives, an avid knife nut or someone looking to switch things up, Kershaw knives are an amazing choice. Kershaw is known for making high-quality and affordable pocket knives. If you haven’t added a Kershaw to your collection, you should!

While these are our top Kershaw recommendations, Blade HQ has got way more knives than the ones featured here. Leave a review of your favorite Kershaw knife. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for all your knife updates.


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Still deciding on a Kershaw? Check out the latest 2021 new releases from Kershaw in the video below. Or take a look at our recent Kershaw Lucha Review to learn more about one of Kershaw's most popular knives.

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