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The Kershaw Fraxion is a lightweight EDC flipper with a sleek contemporary design from custom knifemaker Jens Anso. Its streamlined design features slim G-10 handles with a carbon fiber overlay, keeping carry weight just under 2 ounces. The clip point blade is built from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a top swedge for enhanced slicing performance.
I got this guy as my souvenir from my first time at blade show. convinced my buddy to get one too. First time I picked it up and flipped the blade out I thought it was assisted sense it was so snappy, imagine my surprise when it turns out it wasn't! The ergonomics feel great, its light, and i really love the details on it like how the jimping on the flipper aligns with the jimping on the lock. Plus g10 and carbon fiber combo is always great. i honestly think this could work as a budget friendly gentleman's/dress knife. convenient small size and wiight, slim profile, and carbon fiber overlays for a little flair. What's not to love?
Great little knife, especially for the price. Carried this thing EDC for about 8 months, until I lent it to my sister where she "lost" it during a trip to Colombia, much to my dismay. Shoulda seen that coming... In the 8 months that I carried it, I barely noticed any dulling, and the blade stayed centered quite well. Fast action, good coating on the blade. My only two gripes are that it doesn't have a deep carry clip (boohoo) and the stud used to deploy the blade is pretty small and easy slip off of if your finger is sweaty. With that being said, I'm definitely going to get another.
Besides the obvious, the extremely light weight and the KVT, this knife is always surprising me. I choose it often despite having more expensive options because it does most cutting well and the ergonomics are great. I even like the blade steel. It seems to stay sharp for a long time and is so easy to touch up despite the recurve. I really like the jimping too. And the blade shape.
This knife has one of he fastest actions I've ever handled. It is sleek, extremely light and VERY classy looking.
If you're looking for a budget EDC choice and you're okay with something made in China, this is the knife for you. The ergos are great, KVT is awesome, and it's impossibly light.
I must admit, this model has become more of a showpiece for action and appearance than an EDC option, but I don't know how many other blades you will find that actually have this great of an action without an assist! Carbon fiber and G-10 combo make this knife really pop.
This knife is under priced - at least that is how it feels. G10 is great quality. The flipper is very responsive. The factory edge grind isn't consistent from one side to the other on mine so I will be using an Edge Pro to put a new edge on. If this was a more expensive knife I would complain. But for $30, I can't complain and am extremely happy with this purchase.
Lightest knife I’ve ever held and great action. Very snappy. Highly recommend getting this if you want a light EDC that is easy to sharpen, holds an edge, and can stand up to some abuse.
Got it for 15 bucks at the kershaw warehouse sale last weekend and it was a good idea to pick it up. Everything but one thing is perfect. The KVT system is 100% better than speedsafe (I still love some speedsafe knives like the blur and knockout). The g10 and cf is nice and it came razor sharp. The only thing I could complain about is the fact it has some sharp edges that I notice when I use it. But if you are on a tight budget and can get this and this is your best option you can find, go for it.
This is what its all about. Quality materials, build, mane. All at a decent price. The good; Real G10 and CF. not the plastic cheap stuff. Kvt pivot. Much better system than the speedsafe. Makes it seem more high end. Jens Anso design. I mean hes a gifted man why would you doubt his abilities. Fit and finish. The centering is dead on the lock up is rock solid and pretty early. The detent is super snappy. Price. This is proof that a good folding knife can be made at a non-ridiculously high price. $30ish is more than fair enough. Wont be surprised if in a few months its gone up $5 or $10. The bad; I would Have liked for it to come with a deep carry clip like it says in the description. Its a minor thing though. You can just request one I'm sure. The ugly; Theres only one thing I didn't like too much and that's the flipper. Kinda disappointing considering its the only opening method. Its kinda small. It takes a bit of force to get the blade to fire out too and because of that awesome detent the jimping on the flipper tends to dig in to the finger a bit. May just be mine though. All n all its a great addition to kershaws line up and to a flipper lovers collection like myself. With all the "good" im willing to over look the "bad and ugly" 10x over. Id definitely pick one up with out thinking about it. Oh and at 2.01oz its feather light. Buy it now you wont regret it.
I carry this in my suit coat, and it's great. It's super slim, lightweight, and stylish. Doesn't print. The action is probably the smoothest of any knife under $40; it feels assisted, but it isn't. If you're looking for hard use, I'd look elsewhere, it seems to be more for looks than anything else. Make no mistake, this is a very small knife. The pocket clip works great in a suit coat, but it does stick out quite a bit if you use it in your pocket.
pros: kvt system is really smooth really lightweight size, small and can fit in the pocket with my wallet cons: pocket clip isnt deep carry so for a small knife having most of it sticking our is kind of annoying because of this and the g10 ive ripped a couple holes into some of my shirts but its not that bad overall its a really good knife for the price when the knife came it took some time to get used to the flipper because its a little harder to open than most speedsafe knives but you get used to it, also the g10 is slightly sharp so I just used sand paper to dull the edges