Kershaw Dividend Assisted Opening Knife Black GFN (3" Stonewash) 1812

Item #BHQ-52170
MSRP: $69.99
Our Price: $39.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.25"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.09"
  • Blade Material: 420
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.25"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.50"
  • Handle Material: GFN
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.85 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Spring Assisted
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kershaw
  • Model: Dividend
  • Model Number: 1812
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • 420HC steel Wharncliffe blade with a stonewash finish.
  • Flipper tab for SpeedSafe spring assisted opening action.
  • Black GFN handle.
  • Secure liner lock.
  • Four-way reversible pocket clip.


This Dividend model sports an olive green aluminum handle and a composite CPM-D2/Bohler N690 stainless steel blade.

The Kershaw Dividend is designed after the hugely successful Link model, but offers users a slimmer build. Proudly made in the USA by Kershaw, the Dividend is built with a slender steel blade for daily slicing and piercing tasks. Its handle features a gentle curve that fits nicely in the hand for comfortable extended use. The Dividend is outfitted with a reversible tip-up pocket clip for secure everyday carry.

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Customer Reviews

Probably buying more
James C. on Feb 17, 2017

I bought this for my girlfriend and she loves it. The other assisted flipper she had required a lot of force just to get open (kershaw zing w/g10). This one flips open with ease and is super lightweight. Seems like a very sturdy construction for such a light weight and inexpensive assisted flipper. Kinda makes me want one for myself. I currently carry a Skyline and a zt0450cf. This wouldn't be a bad addition at all.

Great EDC knife
Jamie D. on Jan 10, 2018

I own both this and the link. I prefer the GFN handles on both. Both are great knives for a variety of tasks. What sets the dividend apart is it's size and slim profile. It fits in the pocket easily and you probably will forget it is there. The steel is does not hold an edge for ever but is a breeze to sharpen. It is a wonderful slicer as the blade stock is very thin and the wharncliffe shape offers great utility. Fit and finish is outstanding as all Made in USA Kershaws tend to be. Awesome value

Top of the list
Spencer R. on Mar 15, 2019

I have carried this knife longer than any other. It feels great in the hand and dissapeared in my pocket. I used this knife to open boxes all the time and so the edge got dull fast and became an letter opener, but it is the easiest knife I have sharpened. I have always loved a good knife and I haven’t found one that will top this on my list.

The Leek and the Link had a Child
Matt L. on Jun 22, 2019

Kershaw Dividend, I really like this knife. It is fast and robust enough to use, like the Link. And also slim and precise enough to carry, like the Leek. Classic speed safe open that I enjoy, lightweight, and comes sharp. Have not had any trouble with the spring, yet. If I had to mention a couple of things that were not so great, I would say the pocket clip is long, needed tightening, and is a little flimsy. The scales are indeed light but feel sort of cheap. In addition, the blade rusted on me, which was very sad. Also, the billboarding on this knife is really bad. I don't need to see "Kershaw" scrawled four different times on my small knife. I get it. Kind of wish they would make a black wash or different colors of aluminum scales version of this guy. Nonetheless, a great knife, will use often. 88/100

The Link but even better.
Jenna E. on Apr 2, 2017

More compact, but otherwise very similar to last years Link 1776. Same blade steel which actually fares OK for a budget steel. Much easier to re-assemble than the 1776, these have stationary receiving end hardware, unlike the Link.

Perfect EDC Knife
Brandon A. on Oct 9, 2019

I love this knife. It is so slim and light weight. It feels great in hand and is the perfect size. This my go to carry when I'm not carrying my Benchmade at work. I don't mind the 420HC on this knife because I don't do extensive cutting like at work and it is very easy to sharpen. Plus its made in the USA which is always a great thing.

great value
jim b. on Jun 11, 2020

im very happy i bought this knife. i love the sound of the knife opening. its nice and light.

Speed assist spring broke a month in.
David K. on Feb 23, 2018

The knife is okay I ordered due to the positive reviews on YouTube and other web reviews. The shape fits well in pocket and provides good clearance when accessing things in my pocket. The knife just isn't something that I saw and handled and really like. It's an okay knife, waiting on Kershaw to get a new spring 1/19 received 2/21 spring broke and this is not my EDC knife.

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