Kershaw Decoy Liner Lock Utility Knife (2.5" Black) 4700

The Kershaw Decoy is a compact utility knife with a wharncliffe style blade. The straight belly of the wharncliffe blade is perfect for general everyday cutting tasks like breaking down boxes, opening mail or heavier cutting jobs. A blade flipper allows quick manual access to the blade. It has a black oxide coating that protects the knife and makes a nice contrast with the black GFN handle. The handle features a rubberized insert for added grip and a secret concealed tool. Slide the handle slider towards the base of the knife to revel a useful pair of pincers. With a compact size and an innovative utility design the Decoy will make a great addition to your EDC rotation.

Item #BHQ-34466
MSRP: $24.95
Our Price: $14.95
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  • Overall Length: 5.75"
  • Blade Length: 2.50"
  • Blade Material: 3Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.25"
  • Handle Material: GFN
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.00 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kershaw
  • Model: Decoy
  • Model Number: 4700
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Good Utility Knife
Christopher M. on Apr 11, 2019

I wouldn't consider this an EDC, but I love this thing for around the house, opening packages and whatnot. The flipper is kind of stiff, I tried loosening the screw but it won't loosen. (it just spins) I can usually open it by hitting the flipper with my thumb. The liner lock also is hard to hit, so I have to close it two handed. But, for what I wanted to use it for, I really like it. I love the Wharncliffe blade for opening stuff, and it's super sharp. And, since it's been discontinued, I got it at $13, so well worth it for this little utility knife.

AL F. on Apr 10, 2019


3.5 Stars - It's a Fidget Spinner
Adam C. on Jan 19, 2020

I ordered it because it's an interesting looking design, but at $13 I wasn't expecting much. My initial impression out of the box was that I hated it. I found it hard to open, and the tweezers difficult to deploy. However, after playing with it, I'm starting to enjoy it. Once I got comfortable with the thumb lever, it's a fun knife just to open and close. Maybe I have small hands, but I don't have any issue closing it one-handed. The tweezers or roach clips are worthless. They are very stiff to slide, and they protrude out far enough that they catch on your pants pocket. I think that I'll probably just remove them altogether. I will probably never use this as my everyday carry, but it's good enough for keeping on my desk as a letter opener or package opener.

Solid Budget Folder
Hayden L. on Sep 2, 2017

This little knife just gets the job done. I carry it as a secondary EDC in the small pocket on my jeans for tasks that need a smaller knife. The steel isn't great of course, but it takes a wonderful edge. I also love wharncliffe blades so that's a big plus. The tweezers catch on the pocket and can be aggravating, but it's no big deal. I've heard of some people having lock issues, but mine has never given me any trouble. Overall, great blade for the price.

I'll turn it into a four-star knife
Mike E. on Sep 29, 2020

Out of the box (and it comes in a red Kershaw box), it's just OK. There are a couple of things that I don't like, and I'm changing them: - Tweezers. They are sort of useless, so I removed them. When they are in place, the little sharp pieces that stick out of the sides of the knife catch your pants pocket. Those pieces should be rounded off. Plus, they are very difficult to extend. - Pocket clip. Like many knife makers, what's up with the extreme pressure against the side of the knife? I changed the angle so that the clip barely touches the knife, which makes it easier to slip in and out of the pocket. - Knife release. Two things. No. 1 - the channel for the knife is too thin to be able to easily push the lockbar out of the way. The lockbar also has too much tension. I'll work on that, too, at some point. I ground out part of the liner to make it easier for the thumb to push against the lockbar. I also removed all of the paint on the edges of both liners. The glossy black paint on the liner lock made it too smooth to push to release the knife. - The tang. Too long. Too sharp. I'm going to trim part of it and round it off. I actually like how the knife feels in the hand. It just needs some work to get to a four-star. Because of the pedestrian 3Cr13MoV steel, it will never be a five-star knife.

A Special Kind of Suck
Spencer M. on Jan 2, 2018

Pretty much every feature of this knife fails in some way, and I'll go through the important bits here. The backspacer reminds me of something Sinkevich would do. Unfortunately, Kershaw went with zombie green and it looks hilarious. The front flipper is completely unchamfered and takes some skin with every use, so I guess the zombie green is rather fitting. There is no cutout in the scales allowing access to the liner lock, so say goodbye to your fingernails. The tweezer....things are difficult to access and seem to have no real use due to how they work. The pocket clip could be used as a makeshift soup spoon were it not for the gaping hole in it. And finally, the creme de la crap, the bit of metal used to operate the tweezers likes to catch on your pocket upon putting it in, so the very sharp point of the tweezer gives you a kiss capable of drawing blood upon pocketing. Basically, buy this as a prank or not at all.

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