The Rick Hinderer designed Kershaw Agile offers a practical and versatile build with three interchangeable backspacers, each equipped with a different tool: a lanyard attachment, a bottle opener, or a screwdriver tip. This sturdy assisted opening knife features an 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with a stonewashed finish, flipper opener, thumb studs, and jimping on the spine. Its stainless steel frame lock handle has a grip enhancing "diamond plate" texture and a two-tone stonewashed/BlackWash finish. The knife comes outfitted with a 3-position pocket clip.Features:
I bought this a while ago when it was on a special promotion and picked it up because why not? Since then it hasn't left my pocket. It performs as well as any $100 knife I've used for a fraction of the price. also the bottle opener comes in handy in the day to day.
When it was on sale I threw it onto a big order without thinking about it. When I got it I kind of wished I hadn't wasted the money, but I rotated it in anyway. I've got to say I feel like I stole it at the sub $20 price I paid, and still probably a good deal sub $40. Smooth action, feels good in hand. Had to tighten up the clip after a couple carries but not since then so no biggie. On rotation for my dirty work where I don't want to tear up my more expensive ones.
Sub 20 dollars on sale. Speedsafe action is flawless. Back spacer feature is cool. Great knife for the price!
For the sale price it's a great knife to have. It is a tad small for me but I purchased this as my son's first folding knife. So far he is loving it.
Purchased 2 at the sale price for my son and I. Needed to stay below 3" to stay legal. This knife met my needs. I find the interchangeable backspacers to be a little cumbersome. Will probably just use the screwdriver bit. Was sharp right out of the box.
Smooth operation. Perfect size. Fits well in my EDC rotation.
Smooth opening, very sharp, and overall nice looking knife. I like to carry it as a second EDC.
Super value. Very quick service/shipping. Don’t just sit there...get one!
loving it love it flips easy one handed nice and sharp and fits in the pocket nice
I picked this up mainly because I needed to add a few bucks to a Blade HQ order to get free shipping, and at $20 I figured I could use a beater. The stainless scales add some heft, which I think is desirable in an assisted-action knife. The sheepsfoot blade shape is great for a sub-3" knife, it's more useful than a drop point. I find myself fidgeting with it while watching TV more than my other knives. This is my first assisted flipper and I like it well enough that I'm now shopping for a small assisted Zero Tolerance to add to my collection...the same basic knife, but with premium materials. I'm also looking at other assisted Kershaws with stainless and copper scales for added weight and cool looks. If the Agile were available in better steel for under $50, say D2, I'd go for that instead...it's just a solid piece of pocket jewelry.
Solid build - this thing has some weight to it, so not something I'll carry regularly, but for me it is an ideal "garage knife". What I mean by that is it's something I keep around for opening packages, scoring plywood before cuts on my table saw, and really putting through some abuse. Solid price - at the sale price at the time I'm writing this (Jan 2020), what a bargain. As I've come to expect from Kershaw, the action is stout, reliable and it's all around a good knife. Great? Okay no. Perfect? Don't expect that. Will it get some jobs done? Heck yes. It's been easy to re-edge, will take a beating - booth regarding the blade and the scales from being used as a utility knife. This is one that you probably aren't going to show off in your collection case, but could confidently loan out, keep in the glove box, or on your workbench like I do. It's a solid four star knife.
I've been admiring this knife for some time, but it never really ticked all the boxes for me. I love the style and the fact that it is a Hinderer design. I'm not a huge fan of assisted knives, but this one is not an overly active assist. Very smooth action. Shortcomings: I would prefer that it was slightly larger in-hand. I would like a better steal (D2?) I don't like the amount of space that is cut out for the frame lock (A very wide cut). The thumb studs are not very useful - not an appropriate angle to use as a thumb stud. The sharpening choil does not relief deep enough to avoid a misshapen edge (I will probably cut that out a bit before sharpening). All that being said, I could not resist at the sale price.
Great knife. I had it personalized and figured out after I received it that the location of "Back of blade" is the default location. Dang.
This is a solid work knife, which came sharp out of the box with good deployment. I like the heft of the knife, and find that I grab this one more often than not. As others noted, it is a little hefty for an EDC knife. However, that has not stopped me from carrying it every day. Finally, while the replacent spacers are cool, I didnt like how they changed the ergonomics of the handle. I put the original, plastic spacer back in.
Picked this up because it was on sale. Came really sharp out of the box and it opens nice and smooth. But after a week or so, the blade loosened. Luckily it could be tightened easily, just inconvenient since I hadn't really used the knife for anything. Other than that, it's a little heavy for my EDC. I like that I can swap out the lanyard spot for another tool if I choose.
I have some difficulties to get the bottle opener on. Anybody that can help please.
Luv mine, nice heft. Feels great, like the tools
The knife was of good quality. The one disappointment was trying to change the backspacers from a lanyard to a screwdriver tip. I could not break the two torx screws holding in the backspacer. One side came off great, but the other was on too tight to break away from the feed thru on the backspacer. After disassembling the entire knife, I could not get a pair of piers to hold the feed through from turning. Great idea, but not very doable.
I bought it because it was a cheap hinderer knife, i’m positively impressed with the caracteristics of this knife (you can change the lanyard holder for a bottle opener and a screwdriver both included) the fact that is a framelock also adds to the overall prettyness of the agile, nice budget Hinderer.