The Clash is an excellent new knife from Kershaw. It features the SpeedSafe assisted opening; simply give the flipper a push with your index finer and the blade comes out automatically and stays open via the steel liner lock frame. The handle is a lightweight Polyimide® resin with sure-grip texturing and an truly ergonomic shape that fits naturally in your hand. The drop point blade is non-reflective black coated 8CR13MoV stainless steel with a plain edge. The Clash is an exceptional value in the world of EDC knives and comes with a pocket clip for tip-up or down carry.
Kershaw Clash, First things first, this knife does not look like the picture. The blade is not as wide in real life as it is in the picture. More Dividend and less Blur. Much less Blur. For some reason, I forget how cheap GFN feels in your hand. The knife is hard to close because the liner lock isn't defined. The finish is cheap and shows wear. The pocket clip is weird, very stubby and stiff. The ergonomics are...potato. Nothing about this knife feels good. That is the bad, now for the good. Although it is easy to be critical of this knife, in light of the price, the Clash is certainly a good value. The blade comes sharp. The action is fast and has pop. Although a bit thick, it is light in the hand. Even though I would like it to be more pronounced, I do like the curvy blade. At the end of the day, you most certainly get your money's worth and I can't really complain. I mean, it is an assisted Kershaw for Pete's sake. I just can't (typically) stay mad at a 25 dollar knife. I don't think the Clash will be able to usurp the Link or Volt in my pocket, but still a classic, quality (more or less) Kershaw. 70/100