The Kershaw Blur is a favorite among knife enthusiasts. The Blur has the build and performance of a great general purpose knife with everyday carry friendly attributes as well. The Ken Onion designed Blur is an assisted opening knife, just give the blade a push with the ambidextrous thumb stud and the Speed Safe technology finishes opening the blade! To close, just slide the liner lock to release the blade.
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While not my primary EDC knife these days, I have come to use this knife almost exclusively when I'm backpacking/camping. It's solid, feels heavy - but isn't, and stays sharp. I tend to put most of my knives through much abuse, and I can't count how many logs I have split (including prying motions) for kindling using this knife over the last 20 months I've owned this Kershaw Blur. The blade still is sharp, has zero blade play and feels almost like a fixed blade when locked opened!
One of the first knives I ever owned. I ended up purchasing it in many colors (black, red, od green and many steels (440A, Sandvic 12c27n, 14c28n, 154cm, S30V). I love the recurve blade and it was the first knife I owned with speed safe. The more knives I carried the more I found there were things I didn't like about this knife. With hard use the blade would develop play. The thumb stud is sharp and you tend to scratch your hand when putting you hand in your pocket. The handles were so aggressively textured they tore up a lot of my jean pockets. NOTE: These are issues with Blurs from 2012 and before. I haven't handled a newer Blur so some, if not all issues might have been fixed. Build quality: 4 stars Materials: 4 stars Aesthetics: 3 stars Personal likability: 3 stars