Kershaw Link Drop Point Knife Olive Aluminum (3.25" Stonewash 20CV) 1776OLSW

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MSRP: $159.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.60"
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: CPM 20CV
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.40"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.49"
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Color: OD Green
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 4.70 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Spring Assisted
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kershaw
  • Model: Link
  • Model Number: 1776OLSW
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Drop point blade made from stonewashed CPM 20CV steel.
  • Flipper opener.
  • OD green anodized aluminum handle.
  • Secure liner lock.
  • Reversible deep carry pocket clip and a lanyard hole.


Destined to be a hit, the Kershaw Link flipper is a sleek and friendly EDC knife with Kershaw's SpeedSafe® assisted opening mechanism for quick one-hand operation. A sturdy liner lock safely secures the blade open during use, and then closes easily for storage and carry. Because of it's utilitarian design, the Link has become one of Kershaw's most popular models.

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Customer Reviews

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Brandon B. on Apr 8, 2022

I've probably placed 4 or 5 orders and never bothered to create an account. I finally did for the sole purpose of posting this review. After years of daily carry, I somehow lost my beloved Benchmade 940. I was heartbroken. It was a gift and excellent daily carry blade. Anyways, after spending a few weeks comparing knives I decided to go with the Link. I already had a Leek and Shuffle so it's fair to say I have a soft spot for Kershaw. However, the Link far exceeded my expectations. Super solid. Fast opening. Came sharp. Excellent fit and finish. Good steel. Let's not forget it's American made! I almost went with CIVIVI. Good reviews but I couldn't get my mind around spending the same money for a product made in China. Almost went with a ZT 0357. This knife, or at least my example, feels every bit as good and came in cheaper. No regrets at all. Would recommend 100%.

Kershaw Link 20CV
John G. on Sep 28, 2020

Great size and ergonomics along with CPM-20CV super steel all for under $80.... what are you waiting for get one now! Mine came incredibly sharp, I spent the afternoon breaking down boxes and cutting rope, washed off the blade, sliced up a block of cheese and still shaved hair off my arm. I don't know why I waited so long to get this knife. Easily my new favorite EDC. 5/5

Solid knife overall
Chu V. on Feb 27, 2020

What I do like: - Sturdy-feeling build quality - 20CV Blade for ~$80 - Solid lockup - Great ergonomics. Feels amazing in hand. What I don't like: - Can be difficult to close the blade with one hand due to the spring assist - Heavier than other blades - Would prefer a smaller blade Normally I don't like spring-assisted knives, but for $80 you get a 20CV blade with a great aluminum handle. I would pocket this knife any day, even though it's a little heavy.

The Soul of Oregon
Marco R. on Feb 20, 2020

OK, I just received two of these and they both function perfectly. Lock-up is tight. The OD green color is cool to the tenth degree, and the Link mold is Autobot goodness. Deep pocket clip. I don't mind the Speedsafe assist on Kershaws---that is by far my least favorite part of this knife, but again, it's alright. Also, at 4.7 oz it's not light, but I like how substantial it is. And to conclude, can anyone say CPM-20CV blade steel!!! Are you kidding me----you simply won't find an everyday blade value like this anywhere! bladehq still has the link in M390 for like $85 + tax----which is another absolute steal. I should say, re: blade steel, I've used a lot of Kershaws over the years and their heat treats are consistently sound. Get one of these while you have a chance. No idea how many of these Kershaw has planned for production, but I wouldn't wait.

Amazing value for the price
Sergey M. on Mar 26, 2020

This sprint run of Link is amazing: * Fixed handle screws, now you can hold them from one side and unscrew from another!!! * Upgraded steel to CPM 20CV * Pretty nice looking knife + all benefits of regular Link, which one of the most popular Kershaw knives.

GDPR G. on Oct 22, 2020

Kershaw link 1776
james b. on Oct 22, 2021

I've only had it for a day, but I have put it through a few tests. First I tested the sharpness on a sheet of paper, it passed out of the box, although I wouldn't call it wicked sharp. I then put an edge on it (at the factory bevel) using a lansky fine diamond hone, then a smith arkansas stone, spyder co ceramic ultra fine hone and finishing with a strop. Now it has a hair popping edge. I proceeded to cutting cardboard( only a small bit maybe 15-20 cuts) and was surprised to find it no longer shaved because the edge had rolled! A quick stropping brought it back to a hair popping edge though. When I say hair popping, I mean shaving with little to no pulling of hair! The only other complaint is the jimping on the flipper, it's a little sharp and irritating to the finger. all in all, I would recommend it to a friend!

Love the flip!
Kurt C. on Feb 25, 2020

I just received my new Link and as with most Kershaw's, I love the flip action. The blade was extra sharp out of the box and the knife itself had plenty of heft. I would prefer a little lighter weight but all in all, a great value for the money.

Great value, but stiff assisted spring
Chris P. on May 30, 2021

You get a lot for the money with this knife. 20CV steel and a very solid construction make for an excellent folder in this price range. The blade shape and edge geometry combine to form a knife that does a wonderful job at general slicing duties. This would make a great "warehouse" knife. On the negative side, I despise the SpeedSafe. I don't know what Kershaw/ZT's fascination is with assisted openers, but I wish they would start offering versions of their existing knives without the SpeedSafe "feature". This one, in particular, is stiffer than usual. The blade tip bit me on one occasion when my hand slipped while pushing it close and it zipped right back open into my palm. At the very least, Kershaw/ZT need to find a way to disengage the spring mechanism during closing. It can be dangerous if you're not careful. The only other objective complaint with the knife is that the end of the carry clip points upward into your hand, which creates a slight hotspot when gripping tightly, although it isn't as bad here as it is on some other clips. Additionally - and this is personal preference - this is a slightly large and heavy knife depending your body size. It teeters right on the edge of what I'd consider an acceptable EDC size. The knife only weighs 4.70 oz, but it feels heavier than that. If you're of larger stature, or you carry a blade for work purposes, this will be fine. However, if you're looking for something to have in your pocket while going to the office or going for a casual walk, the Link may be a little large and hefty for you.

Not your Grandma's knife
Alan S. on May 15, 2022

Reading the comments of the other owners, I agree with many about the weight and size of this knife. It feels bigger and heaver than it really is due mostly to the aluminum scales and the overall curvature of the knife/handle assembly. The balance is off when the knife is open making it awkward when dealing with wet or slippery cutting conditions. The weight and size make this a back pocket carry knife for me. That said, I do like the knife. Great steel, deep pocket clip, bulletproof mechanics, and good purchase in the hand. The blade shape is perfect for most of the cutting activities I perform and Kershaw's assisted opening is wicked fast. With 20CV steel, this knife will likely outlast me. If you're looking for a meatier knife with great steel for a reasonable price, this is a good choice.

4.5 stars - Really stiff speed safe
Mitchell B. on Jul 22, 2020

I really like this knife - had to knock down some of the sharp jimping on the flipper from the outset. Pros: Great steel, great fit in the hand, Kershaw production nailed the fit and finish on this one. Con: I had a Blur that I loved for 13 years and it was my first speed safe. Though its spring was solid for deployment, it wasn't so strong that I couldn't safely put the blade back one handed. The speed safe spring on this one is so strong that I cannot safely put it back one handed - so this is like an auto... ...but not too big a problem - I gave this knife to a buddy I like, and now I can get one of Kershaw's excellent autos!

Not Ideal For EDC
STEVE S. on Dec 24, 2020

There are many good things about this knife. However the aluminum scales are too thick and heavy, this makes the knife handle heavy and not balanced well. It is just too heavy and think to be a good EDC pocket knife.

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