The Nura 3.0 is a Dmitry Sinkevich designed folder that utilizes Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system for smooth, easy opening without a mechanical assist. Sinkevich's knives emphasize intelligent design and have a strong emphasis on quality fit and finish.
The Kershaw Nura is available in 3" and 3.5" blade lengths to accommodate a variety of users. The Nura handle design has a sleek, streamlined look and feel. Both the blade and the handle are titanium carbo-nitride coated for a matte gray finish, while the handle flats have been sanded to provide a desirable satin finish. The frame lock provides blade lockup security and a tip-up carry pocket clip accommodates everyday carry.
For the cost this is unbelievable, as it opens smoooth, just add a drop of oil and it can open from gravity, sharp blade, easy to carry and has become a favorite of mine.
you will likely never find another knife that performs like this one for the price. The ball bearings are awesome, and it blows my mind to see them on a 16 dollar knife. However, Know that at this price-point, quality control is an issue. Don't be afraid to send yours back if you need to. Mine had a few issues. I was able to fix them all, but I had in mind taking the knife apart and tweaking it to begin with, which voids the warranty. Just send it back, Kershaw is an excellent company. Sinkevich (the designer) is an absolute genius. I have large hands and this knife looks jagged and angular, but by some magic, when I grip it, it feels absolutely secure. It is a little small, so I'm debating getting the larger 3.5 version. I got this for my fiance's little sister. She was looking at my knives and asked me for a flipper knife. Once I smoothed out the kinks (which I didn't need to do, since kershaw would have fixed or replaced it if I had asked) I had the knife deploying successfully and smoothly. However, the other guy who made a review on here is right. It doesn't always deploy fully, but it is a very smooth knife. Not fully deploying has to do with a weak detent, not because the knfie isn't smooth. The action is very smooth and pleasant, but the detent could be a bit more agressive, which would make the blade flip out with a tad more force so it can engage the lock fully and properly. It's 16 dollars. At least try it. And they guy below is wrong, it can deploy reliably, you just have to get used to the angle this flipper tab works best at, like all flipper knives. If it was a 200 dollar knife, I would agree with the guy, but it's 16 dollars, so be patient and play with the knife till you figure it out. it's not rocket science. If it really is defective, just send it back.
Had this for around a year now. At first it was a trouble to open but now is smooth as butter. Also the pivot screws came loose, but nothing a bit of locktite can’t fix. All around a great knife by Kershaw.
Mine came in great condition. Looked great, needed a little wrist flick at first but broke it in within a week. Now it opens very smooth considering the price! Blade locks up solid with zero blade play in either plane. Razor sharp edge has been doing great after a few months of moderate use. I absolutely recommend for the price. If you don’t get one that’s as perfect as mine was take another poster’s advice and send it in and let them make it as nice as mine. You won’t regret it for the price!!
The shape and brushed finish give this knife an elegant look. Even without the speed safe assist, this knife opens smooth and clean. Feels good in the hand.
I am very impressed with the quality of this knife for the price. Feels solid, action is super smooth, finish is beautiful, and it came wicked sharp out of the box! My only real complaint is that the knife is not easy to close one handed. The blade release requires some force to unlock and it is REALLY close to the blade which,again, is wicked sharp.
Good little knife for the money. Bought a couple more for gifts.
I love everything about this knife except that the blade will open as you put it in your pocket. I bought this for my son, and he cut himself the first time he went to put it in his pocket because the flipper easily opens the blade as it enters your pocket even if there's nothing in your pocket. I didn't believe him at first and then it happened to me as well. I'm glad it opens easily, just not that easy.
The knife is pretty nice, except that it doesn't open without flicking my wrist. I like the feel of the handle and the shape and construction are pretty good overall. The problem is it doesn't open fully unless I flick my wrist. Using the flipper nub alone simply will not open this knife all the way....so the description about "opening smoothly"? No, not at all, not even halfway. The flipper unseats the blade and I have to do the rest some other way.