Kershaw Mini Natrix Sub-Frame Lock Knife Copper (2.75" Stonewash) 7006CU

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MSRP: $94.99
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Item #BHQ-80567

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.75"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:D2
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.40"
  • Handle Material:Copper
  • Color:Copper
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.70 oz.
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Natrix
  • Model Number:7006CU
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This Natrix model offers a slightly scaled down design with a stunning copper handle and an upgraded D2 steel blade in a stonewashed finish.

If the Kershaw Natrix looks familiar you're not experiencing deja-vu, it's based on the popular Zero Tolerance 0770. Kershaw wanted to bring this coveted design to a wider audience with an affordable model designed for everyday carry and use. It has a copper handle that has been 3D machined and chamfered to fit perfectly in the hand. The sub-frame lock design provides secure blade lock up while reducing weight for ease of carry. A custom designed deep-carry pocket clip finishes off the ZT inspired design.

Features:
  • KVT ball bearings offer smooth and rapid blade deployment with the aid of a flipper.
  • Reversible deep carry pocket clip contours the handle design for maximized EDC comfort.
  • Sub-Frame lock design provides a lightweight build and solid blade lock up.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Solid knife with some flaws
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David C.
11-30-2018
My review will echo many others. This knife is beautiful and mine came shaving sharp, even if the secondary bevels do have a slight wave in the grind. My fullers line up evenly as well. Blade centering is perfect and lockup is solid. I get about 40% lock bar engagement and there is zero side-to-side play. The deep carry pocket clip allows it to disappear into a pocket.

Now for the bad. As many have stated, the plastic back spacer really kills it. Nothing that a little chunk of copper and a mill can't remedy, but I'd prefer not to have to make my own. Also, my particular knife cannot be opened with the flipper alone. The detent is WAY too strong and requires me to both push the flipper and also pinch the blade and pull with my other hand. I've had mine for about a week and have opened and closed it several hundred times with no sign of it loosening up. I feel I'll likely have to punch the detent ball in to the lock bar as another review mentioned.

Other than the cheap spacer and the fact that I cannot use the knife one handed, I like it.
Good for price easy detent fix
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Michael C.
11-25-2018
So my edges are a little un even and the detent was the worst I've ever experienced on a knife... was easy to fix get a nail set and a small hammer and knock detent ball further in now feels great
Almost an icon
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RICHARD B.
11-25-2018
You have to love Kershaw for selling quality knives at an affordable price. If it wasnt for budget friendly companies like Kershaw some people may have never picked up the knife habit.
The Copper Natrix is ALMOST AN ICONIC piece and comes in at a great Kershaw price level. Here is why it is almost iconic:
1 PLASTIC SPACER? WHAT...WHAT? Will it melt if I leave it in the sun?
2 WORST LOCKING MECHANISM ON A FLIPPER EVER. FLIPPER IS ACTUALLY PAINFUL YOU HAVE TO PRESS SO HARD.
3 SIZE, well it's cute my wife says. This should really be full size with a 3.5" or greater blade and full size grip.
The GOOD:
1 OVERALL ITS GORGEOUS! The copper scales, blade and hardware are bead blast finishes that give it a very cohesive look.
2 The D2 blade is huge for the grip,
It has a 2.75" blade in a 3.625" grip. Great job fitting this together.
3 Great blade steel, D2.
4 Pivot screw is machined artwork, it reminds me of an older Porshe rim.
5 There is no lanyard hole, BUT the pocket clip has a hole at the end wear you can add a lanyard.
6 It has Copper scales!
7 It is GORGEOUS!
Ok Kershaw, we are now all waiting for the full size version! You know it will sell.
Great
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Sean Z.
11-25-2018
Knife is perfect perfect action, great fit and finish. Isnít the sharpest from KershAw but itís sgarp enough
I want to love it, but...
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Thomas B.
11-24-2018
My review will be like so many others here. Lots to like and lots that needs work. Iíll try and keep this simple.

Itís a cool looking knife with some heft for its size. The stonewash copper scales are really cool and I like the finish on the sexy blade. And the D2 is plenty hard. Now for the not so good...

The blade was dull and very unevenly ground. I have a Wicked Edge system and it took a while to get the bevels even and sharp to the apex.

And the detent and lockup... ugh. Mine wasnít super smooth out of the box and the detent was seriously strong. The jumping on the flipper tab is SHARP. Combine this with the overly strong detent and this a painful knife to open.

After disassembly, cleaning and inspection, the issue seems to be a too-large detent hole in the blade allowing the entire ball to drop into the hole. You have to overcome a tremendous amount of stiction to get the blade launched but once it gets going, it deploys quickly and securely.

The lock bar has some adjustability but there is a delicate relationship between lockup and detent and deployment. I couldnít find the sweet spot, so Iím living with a painful action to deployment. Had I played with one in a store and experienced what I have, I wouldnít have bought it.

Evidently there are better examples out there so maybe you get a good one. But for me... meh. If the detent was better, Iíd be in my pocket a lot. Iím not sure itíll see a lot of use though.
good for the money
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Jonathan S.
11-20-2018
I love this knife, that being said its got quite a few flaws. QC obviously wasn't great judging by some of the things ive seen and fit and finish could be a bit better on the grinds and a few other things. One of the bigger issues tho is how easy it I to effect your detent if you do anything involving the lockbar including the screws that hold the clip, its not unfixable but it can be a real pain to get the detent back to perfect and could have been solved much better imo. Still in love for the price tho, disappears in the pocket and fits nice in my medium to large hands, also im addicted to spydie flicking this thing.

Hopefully Kershaw will take another crack at this maybe a larger size or if they could find a way to cover more of the lockbar the ease of opening and closing would be much easier on the little guy
Not perfect but still worth it (UPDATED END)
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Leonardo D.
11-20-2018
I finally saw this knife available here last week, put it in my cart, and when I tried to pay, it was already gone.
So I ordered one from a retailer from Seattle. I'm not too impressed, but I still love it. I'm obsessed with copper, and I have been wanting a copper knife for a long time. The problem is that a decent copper folding knife is too expensive.
Until now!
This is worth it the $60 (or $50 if you snatched it at Massdrop).
PROS:
-Beautiful copper handles. The stone washed look is gorgeous, although I would rather have a polished copper handle.
-The sharperst factory edge I ever saw. It's even sharper than my Spyderco PM 2 Limited Edition OD/Black blade S30V.
-Ultra deep deep-carry clip. It disappears in your pocket, and the stone washed clip blends with your clothing.
-Perfect weight. I thought it would be heavy, but carries almost imperceptible in your pocket.
-The BEST blade-to-handle ratio I've ever seen. I mean, the blade is not too big, but it is huge when compared to the size of the handle. For example, its cutting edge is the same as the Para 3, which is much bigger knife.
-The handles don't quite give you a four-finger purchase, but it's almost there. It is secure and comfortable enough. An eight of an inch smaller and it would need a lanyard.
-No thumb studs. God, I hate those things.
-Gorgeous looking little knife in general.
CONS:
-Speaking of lanyard, one of the cons is that there is no lanyard hole. You don't actually need a lanyard, but let's face it, we are buying this knife for the looks. So for the sake of looks I would want to stick a lanyard with a copper bead in it.
-I know the metal lockbar is a characteristic of the Natrix series, but I would much rather have a copper lockbar with a metal insert. ---The lockbar is metal, but it looks like plastic. Kershaw either couldn't or didn't bother to achieve the same stone wash finish as the blade. It's similar, but because the lockbar goes over the blade when the knife is closed, the difference is screaming on your face.
-A butt-ugly, cheap-looking plastic backspacer. I would remove it if I found out it is unnecessary. Does anyone knows about it? It's black, and there's a molding mark right through the middle. I really hope someone will come up with an aftermarket backspacer for this knife. I would definitely buy it.
-It's hard to close. This isn't much of an issue. You just gotta get used to not touching the lockbar when closing or opening. It's difficult to get used to it, though, because it is a small knife and the lockbar takes about 40 percent of the knife's width. But not a deal breaker. You just gotta get used to it.
-It's also difficult and painful to flip it open right out of the box. Action is way too stiff. I loosened it a little until the blade was uncentered, then pushed the blade back to center and tightened until it was still comfortable enough to flip it. I've had it for half a day, poured some oil over the bearings, and it's now easier, but far from not being painful on your finger. Don't expect to play with it all day, but in order to make it less stiff, playing with it all day is exactly what you need to do. The wide lockbar also gets in the way when opening. If you just rest your finger on it, it makes it even harder or impossible to flip it open. I'm confident that a few days with it will loosen up the knife, though.
-Speaking of flipping, the flip tab is raw. The ribs have way too sharp edges. Flip it enough and your finger will become raw too.
-Because of the grove on the upper part of the blade of the Natrix series, when you look at the spine from the top, it's common for it to be imperfect. That's the case with mine. Doesn't bother me much, but if it bothers you, be aware.
JUDGMENT:
All in all, there are some amazing copper knifes out there in the $600-$800 range, and some similar quality copper knives in the $150-$250 range. But with this Kershaw at $60, it is a steal, despite the shortcomings. I'd buy it again.
UPDATE
After a day and a half, it's easier to flip the knife, but by no means it's smooth. The detent is still strong. But the main problem is that as the flipping becomes snappier, the lockbar sinks deeper into the bottom of the blade. This makes it the lockbar even stickier and nearly impossible to close the knife with one hand. It's actually dangerous to try close it with one hand because if you slip your thumb while unlocking the lockbar (you need a lot of thumb pressure), you may drop the blade on your thumb. And that D2, let me tell you, is razor sharp.
Only for right hand carry!
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Mike Z.
11-20-2018
I am def keeping this knife, BUT it has it's issues. The detent is so strong and the jimping on the flipper tab is so sharp I almost wish it were assisted. I'll take the time to break it in, but I really hoped for better action, especially since it's on bearings.
I broke it down to take a look at it, and it was really clean out of the factory, BUT I discovered my detent ball wouldn't lock up the blade unless my clip screws were installed on the right side. Looks like those screws actually act to stabilize the lock insert to enough of a degree that if you install them for left carry the insert has a bit of play, and this thing ain't locking! That's a bit of an issue.
But I like it even though it is small and hope it'll get better with age, especially once it develops a nice patina. That and I RHC
A Great Knife but....
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Justin S.
11-20-2018
The copper Natrix has so much potential! The copper scales are perfect. The D2 blade is sharp with a good grind and even edge, no blade play, and the bearings are quick. The deep carry pocket clip is a nice addition and is perfect for pocket carry. My only complaint, and it almost ruins the entire experience for me, is that the detent and lock are extremely stiff to the point one handed opening is nearly impossible. As soon as they're back in stock I will likely exchange the knife in hopes to get one with slightly better action. It's a great buy if you get the right one.
Needs work
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Joel B.
11-20-2018
This was way smaller than I thought. I like the knife but thought it would be a Natrix like the rest of the Natrix knives. It's not; it's small. I honestly don't think the quality is up there either, compared to my original Natrix or other Natrixs I've handled.

So, before you jump in on the copper bandwagon, make sure you measure the OAL of this one and compare it to the others. If you have large hands, this knife is going to feel tiny. And due to its size, that makes it not really easy to open, at least initially. I assume with some TLC and fiddling, it'll get easier but I've never had to do that with any Kershaw knife I've ever purchased and I currently own 17 of them, including this one.
Awkward - wish I could love it
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Patrick O.
11-19-2018
There's a lot of things I love about the Natrix Copper. The scales are beautiful, the size and weight are great, the ball bearing pivot works pretty well, and it has a deep carry clip.

I was disappointed with the fit & finish. When I first opened the box, the knife was so stiff that I couldn't fully flip it open. The flipper is sharp and uncomfortable. The subframe lock presses so hard that it jams the blade open, and you need two hands to pop it out and release the lock. Hopefully the action will calm down once I've broken it in, but it seems very unrefined. Maybe this is a QC problem with my specific knife.

The blade edge on my knife was pretty inconsistent. It needs a resharpen (which I'm told is no fun with a D2 blade). And what surprised me most was the back spacer - it's made of cheap injection molded black plastic. You can see the tabs from the mold. For a knife that's made primarily to look good, this was a silly corner to cut.

It's not the worst knife I've ever bought, but there's no way it's worth $60. BladeHQ has the M390 Dividend for about $20 more, and that knife punches way above its pay grade. The Natrix Copper looks cool and unique enough, but the refinement and performance are on par with a $30 budget knife.
Kershaw killed it
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Shane W.
11-18-2018
This is one of the best looking knifes I have seen in the last few years if you like high quality and great looks this is a knife for your collection only thing wrong with it is I didn't order 2 wish it was USA made but all in all its great.
Good item for what it is
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Ryan P.
11-18-2018
Bought this knife to have something very unique in D2 Steel.

Pros:
Action: Good little flipper knife, Came a little stiff, but quickly loosened up.
Look: Knife looks great, can't wait to see how it ages.
Weight: Very nice for a knife with copper scales

Okay/Indifferent:

Blade Grind: Blade is okay.
Sharpness: Could be sharper out of the box, most of my other kershaws are sharper
Size: A little small for me, but may be great for others
Clip: Deep carry clip, but screws can get in the way of putting it into your pocket
China: Made in China, would have preferred USA Made, but can't complain too much

Bad:
Nothing I can identify yet.

BTW, this knife doesn't require anything other than the torx wrenches that almost every other pocket knife uses to adjust the pivot.
Great piece
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Chris B.
11-18-2018
It's awesome to see these materials from Kershaw. The design is great, looks great, feels great, works great. Detent is a little stiff for my taste but functions as indended. Love the copper and D2. Great knife Kershaw!
Hit and a miss
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chris b.
11-17-2018
Sharp. Decently concentric grind and edge. Good centering. Good action and lockup is about 40%, which is pretty ideal. I like the look of copper and I like the deep carry clip. The jimping is what I would consider perfect.The problem for me is twofold... even with pockets milled out it is extremely heavy for it's rather dainty size... and the backspacer is garbage. Its plastic with a lovely mold line up the middle. Why would you even bother trashing the knife up with that. I'd rather have it open construction than I would a junky looking spacer on an otherwise handsome tool. As a minor niggle the pocket clip was way too tight out of the box but was remedied without issue. If 3.5 stars was an option I'd have rated it there
Not bad at all!
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Matthew H.
11-17-2018
This is 5 stars for a Kershaw, TBH. I own several, and the only other one that compares in quality is my composite blade Leek. Sure, it's not on the level of a ZT, but c'mon.

GOOD: Mine has a great detent, good action, perfect centering, and no blade play. Solid lock-up at about 25-30%. It's also properly paper-cutting sharp out of the box. The fullers are symmetrical on mine. That was something I was worried about. A few sub-$100 fullered knives I've seen are noticeably uneven between each side of the blade. The clip is great; super deep carry, which I like.
I love the weight and feel of the copper scales, and can't wait to see how it patinas.
I'm also tempted to force a green/blue patina on the 'shallows' (ie: the three recessed areas on the scale). I've done work like that before, with paint brushes, a vinegar/ammonia/salt solution, and on larger sheets of copper.
Lastly, it arrived clean inside and out. No factory grit, etc.

BAD: The edge grind is uneven. This doesn't effect cutting, but it is a bummer visually. Nitpick: I wish the backspacer wasn't black plastic. Barrel spacers or metal matching the clip and pivot would have been better, IMO.

One thing to note, and this doesn't bother me: I knew its dimensions going in, yet it still looks tiny in person. I'm cool with small knives, especially when they are as dense as this one. But, that's something to consider. If you have huge hands or hate cute, little knives, this might not be for you.

Overall, I think this knife is well worth the price, and I'm glad it finally released.
Fingers crossed
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Ed L.
11-16-2018
These were out of stock a day or two ago. Even though I clicked, "email me" I did not get an email indicating these were back in stock. Glad I checked! Can't wait to get this one in hand!
A great knife....with some reservations
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Brian D.
11-15-2018
I had pre-ordered this knife back when it first got previewed, When I finally got it in the mail I was quite happy with it. Now that I have had a chance to use it there are a couple of things that should be stated. The lockup is solid but there is quite a bit of lock stick, I think this is due to the fact that there is no lock bar insert. The fairly soft metal of the lock bar compared to the hardened D2 steel of the blade causes a bit of abrasion to the lock bar face. I think this will get better with use or perhaps with some polishing of the lock faces. My biggest issue with the knife is that the cutout for releasing the lock bar, it's just a little bit too small. I end up having to press my thumb into the space between the face scale and the lock bar so much that it can actually be painful, but that's the only way to get a purchase on the lock bar to unlock the knife. More often I just unlock the knife with two hands. Other than that it is a beautiful knife, I love the copper scales and the little details in the design. I would love to have some custom hardware or backspacer for this knife to really make it my own.
Almost awesome
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Anthony A.
11-14-2018
So Iíll start with the good. The action on this knife is spot on. Excellent detent and super smooth on the ball bearings. So happy they didnít do this one as a speedsafe model. My big flaw is the blade. The sharpening on mine was HORRIBLE. Wouldnít cut paper at all. Also, there were severe low spots where the sharpening from the factory was way messed up. Finally, I added a finger choil at the end of the blade so I could get it sharp all the way to the edge on my KME and give me an option for a full four finger grip. I feel like if they made this knife in USA it could have been an absolute home run. But in an effort to keep the price down, which I understand, they also opened up the door for some quality issues like what I had on mine. Overall at the price I do like the knife and would recommend it with the caviat you made need to work on the blade to make it useable.
China!
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Benjamin R.
11-14-2018
Really?
Very Nice, Worth the wait !!!
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Gordon R.
11-14-2018
My ZT0770CF is gonna get grumpy giving up pocket space to this jewel. Perfectly centered, great snap upon opening,(even though it is just a flipper) sharp, classy looking knife. My knives are in and out of my pocket multiple times a day and this knife got looked at by just about everybody that was around it yesterday. I think BHQ will run out quick. This is one case where china stealing tech has paid off.
Beautiful
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George P.
11-14-2018
Very pleased with this version of the Natrix. The copper looks great and the upgrade in steel is nice. Very compact and thin. It makes for a great gentlemanís folder. Well centered but lock up is a little late on mine. Give this one a try, itís great...
China?
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Hans K.
11-13-2018
This has the makings to be an American classic... but not. Ok so there's no lanyard hole- so what? It's small? Yea- but it fits perfectly and it's affordable. The copper is milled out to perfection and I love the clip. D2 is a great user steel and the ornate back spacer is classy. The KVT bearings make this little Kershaw smooove like butta and mine came sharp and centered out of the box... but I'm having a hard time knowing it's made in China.