Kershaw Diskin Deadline Frame Lock Knife (3.25" Two-Tone) 1087

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MSRP: $49.99
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  • Overall Length:7.50"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.25"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Black, Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.61 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Deadline
  • Model Number:1087
  • Designer:Matt Diskin
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Matt Diskin designed Kershaw Deadline is a classy/tactical fusion dressed up with a two-tone finish. It features a modified wharncliffe blade made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a top swedge and flipper opener. The steel handle sports a cold-forged handle texture for a secure grip, a strong frame lock, and a decorative GFN backspacer that completes a detailed and clean finish. An ambidextrous deep carry pocket clip has been added for comfortable everyday carry.

  • KVT ball-bearing system creates smooth flipping action.
  • Stainless steel frame lock construction provides dependable lockup.
  • Tuned Detent System (TDS) ensures exceptional, user-friendly deployment.

Customer Reviews

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Double Detent!!!
David Y.
I love this knife! The Wharncliffe blade is what drew me to this knife. It takes some getting used to. You can't touch the liner lock bar when deploying the blade or it will fail. I also really like the two-tone finish on the blade as well. It is very slim with a deep carry pocket clip. It didn't come very sharp but the 8Cr13MoV steel is easy to sharpen. I am getting another one for a gift.
You get what you pay for
Dave G.
High hopes for the KVT ball bearing but it was disappointing. Flips open marginally OK but when you close it you can actually hear the friction in the pivot. Design of the back side of the pivot screw makes it difficult to adjust the tension. Tried that and nanolube but the friction is nasty. Can't decide whether to use and abuse it or stuff it in the back of the collection. I had much higher expectations based on the hype.
Best kershaw yet
Edgar L.
This flips like a strobe and fraxion made a baby. I thought this was a liner lock at first until I accidentally pressed on the lockbar in the center of the scale. Awesome design. Just the right detent and flipper reminds me of the fraxion's but much more enjoyable to flip.

As most reviewers will say about this knife is that I wish this was made out of higher end materials. Truly. Get this even if you're not into Kershaws.