Kershaw Decibel Frame Lock Knife Gray Stainless Steel (3" Gray Ti) 2045


  • Dual thumb studs and a reversible tip-up pocket clip facilitate fully ambidextrous use.
  • Blade and handle have a titanium carbo-nitride coating for advanced wear and corrosion resistance.
  • Stainless steel frame lock offers safe and reliable blade lock up.


Modern knife design and EDC style join forces in the Decibel folding knife from Kershaw Knives. This model sports a wharncliffe blade and a stainless steel handle, both with a durable titanium carbo-nitride coating. A reversible tip-up pocket clip completes the package.

Item #BHQ-94085
MSRP: $71.95
Our Sale Price: $21.99!
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  • Overall Length: 6.75"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.875"
  • Blade Width: 0.75"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Gray
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.75"
  • Handle Width: 0.75"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.41"
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Gray
  • Weight: 2.70 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: Kershaw
  • Model: Decibel
  • Model Number: 2045
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

My favorite Kershaw
Roy H. on Feb 12, 2020

Kershaw knocked this one out of the park for a modern styling EDC small pocket knife. It's the perfect size for EDC and disappears in pocket. Once I loosened the set screw just a bit and added some blue lube to the pivot it now opens lightning quick. The only reason I give it four stars is for ergonomics, if you don't(or at least I) hold it just so it will not flip open until you do and that's really the only complaint I have with it. In all honesty, if they were to make a larger version of this knife I would buy that one too. Love this knife

I like it
Ken W. on Jul 25, 2019

Decibel is a great little EDC. Action is fine, got mine to flick open no problem. Light. Blade is a good size and price is right....$40 or so. Blade steel may not be great but once I tune it up with my Sharpmaker it's good to go. I love the look. Ergonomics are fine.

Upgrade, please.
Matthew H. on May 10, 2019

I dig this knife a lot, but it really needs to be made in D2 or 12c28n. Preferably uncoated. It could still be under $50, and be a much better value. At the $40 price range, it's just not worth it because of the poor blade steel. Nothing in 8cr13mov should cost more than $25, IMO. On the positive side, it's stylish, has decent ergos (even though it doesn't look like it would) and is perfectly functional as an EDC. Ironically, if it sells well, Kershaw might consider upgrading it. But it won't sell well because of the blade steel quality vs. price ratio.

Smaller than what I need
Adam P. on Nov 6, 2023

I like the design and the blade was sharp as expected but it is a small knife. Too small for me to open one handed.

Great concept (bought one at Cabela's)
Rich H. on May 12, 2023

This knife is a great concept, but execution is lacking. Titanium nitride coating is cool and all, but the blade steel isn't 8Cr13MoV, it's softer. Maybe my blade steel was part of a bad batch though. Glinting started to show after 5 minutes of debarking a couple soft sticks. I refuse to use it now because I like the look, but don't want it to lose the factory edge.

Decent, nothing special
Ben S. on Dec 16, 2020

Looks good, construction feels sturdy, but that is about all the good this knife has to offer. It came sharp out of the box, but quickly lost its edge when opening boxes. The tip is very thin and looks like it would break easily. I like it for mundane tasks, but do not EDC it because there is no deep carry pocket clip. I like it, but am not impressed at the blade steel. TLDR: Save your money and don't get something with 8cr1mov.

Not what I thought it would be
Keith D. on Jul 12, 2022

First of all, you cannot "flick" this knife open. It's a basic folding knife. It's got cheap plastic washers for Bearings. Not worth it, wouldn't have bought it if I had known it's not able to one hand open.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
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