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 chamfered handle to fit perfectly in the hand. A custom-designed deep-carry pocket clip finishes off the ZT inspired design.
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I've had this little guy for 3 months and I am loving it! I don't work hard on this guy. My tasks for it are paper cutting, box opening, clothes tags removal, opening bags, and food prep. Here's a rundown of my thoughts in Nick Shabazz style: Good: • Deep Carry pocket clip! • Sub-Framelock is about 90% Lockup • Ergos are good. Could be better, but well done; knife is a tad thin Great: • Affordable ZT design • After worn in, it's SUPER smooth with the KVT bearings • Excels at slicing EDC tasks (SLICEY blade!) Bad/Neutral: • 8Cr13MoV; It's an alright steel for the price, but a $15 bump could've been useful for a slightly better steel, like maybe D2? Ugly: • Horrible before breaking in; Jimping on the flipper tab was sharp and the detent was WAY too high on mine. After breaking it in, it's a great knife, especially for the price! I've had no issues after that. The good outweigh the bad because of how it turned out. Some days, I reach for the Natrix rather than my Spyderco Para 3!
Kershaw Natrix, although I am not entirely certain why the assisted version of an unassisted knife would be less expensive, what I do know is that the Kershaw Natrix is hyperlight, and very slim allowing it to absolutely disappear in a pocket. The action is smooth, gliding into place with zero effort. The lock is secure and easy to work. The knife comes sharp and the blade shape is perfect for opening boxes or the like. The clip is proof that there are great clips out there, tip-up and deep carry. Egros, finish, and gimping all on point. The Natrix is a go-to, rock climbing knife for me, a position reserved for the absolute favorite pocket knives. All around, a solid knife that doesn't push the boundaries. Well done Kershaw. 92/100
I am new to the EDC community...I have a few friends who use knives every day for work. So many different knives I was actually overwhelmed. So, after my due dillegence, it came down to use, functionality, style and blade. I’ve read so many reviews with regards to a slew of EDC knives. Look, if you want a functional, well priced, not assisted, regular steel, sleek look, a fidget blade that is sharp enough to cut basic things, this is your knife. Of course the action is a bit laborious right out of the box, man or woman up and keep opening it. I’ve had this knife for about 8 hours, action is great now. Blade is sharp enough to shave the hair from your arm! Great job Kershaw, thank you! Thank you to Blade HQ for giving so many parameters for my search.
Overall good size. Smooth action ,good ergonomics . no blade play . Light ro carry and love the deep carry clip. The ehh not so good. Little slick on the g10 And blade dulls fairly quickly at work. Id buy again . price point cant beat it honestly.
The knife is nice. It came sharp and it's a clean looking knife. The only complaint is the lock sometimes over shoots and it takes two hands to pry the frame lock back to close the knife. Other than that, I am making this my edc, it's gonna be my beater knife.
While it is a good knife for the price, I do have some complaints. The lock bar is rounded on the inside and causes your thumb to slide many times while trying to close the blade. Also its natural to put pressure on the rear while trying to close which makes it even harder to close. So it can be frustrating. But the blade shape is great, opening is smooth and easy. feels great inland. for the price its worth a shot to see if you like it.
Meh. Everyone else seems to like this one, but to me it feels kinda flimsy, thin, and cheap. Maybe the copper handle ones feel better.
I wanted to like this knife. It looks nice, the colors are nice. First thing I noticed was that the flipper tab was super sharp, was actually cutting/hurting my finger trying to open it. The blade was pretty sharp so was happy about that. Went to take apart the knife and the screw completely stripped out, and the handle which holds the pivot on the opposite side, stripped out on the other side. The knife was half unscrewed and unable to be put back together as both sides of the pivot were completely stripped. I have never experienced this from any knife I own. Maybe I got a bad one, but now the knife is junk, and I would not recommend it.