Kershaw Oso Sweet Assisted Opening Knife (3.05" Satin) 1830

Item #BHQ-3654
MSRP: $46.19
Our Price: $24.99
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Specifications

  • Overall Length: 7.25"
  • Blade Length: 3.125"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.125"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.53"
  • Handle Material: GFN
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3.00 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Spring Assisted
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kershaw
  • Model: Oso Sweet
  • Model Number: 1830
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The Oso Sweet from Kershaw is a superb assisted opening knife with SpeedSafe technology. This knife opens easily and safely. The 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with a plain edge and a satin finish. The black injection-molded glass-filled nylon handle provides a secure grip that is ideal for multi-tasking and performs well under many weather conditions. Includes a tip-up/down carry pocket clip.

Customer Reviews

Great for the Money
JOHN W. on Oct 16, 2018

Looking for a Cheap knife that you don't have to worry about losing that feels good in the hand, is fun to open, and light weight? Here it is.

My first real knife.
James D. on Jan 5, 2018

My grandpa got me this knife when I was a kid and I highly recommend it! It’s been loyal to me for so many years! Great knife for a kid for a first knife. Easily sharpened. The edge retention isn’t the best. Great knife for the price!

Great knife for the price
Ishdeep S. on Aug 4, 2018

I’ve had this knife for a while now, and it’s never given up. I got it on sale, and it’s proven itself to be a great value. It comes sharp, and is easy to resharpen, although the edge retention isn’t the best. Also, if a part wears out, Kershaw’s warranty services will send you a replacement part for free. Great knife.

A fine value knife
Mike N. on Dec 9, 2018

This would be a five star knife if the flipper wasn't notoriously extremely stiff out of the box. It also lacks a lanyard hole and has a right hand only pocket clip. The RJ Tactical has none of those drawbacks plus an impact tool on the bottom of the handle while the price point is almost the same. I own both knives and don't get me wrong the OSO is a fine knife but thus far while RJ rides in my pocket OSO rides in my desk drawer.mainly due to the stiff flipper.

Pleasantly Surprised
Thomas B. on Jan 5, 2018

Saw this knife on sale recently, and took a chance on buying a cheap Chinese knife. It turned out to be far from a cheap "gas station" trinket. Kershaw evidently pays good attention to the quality control of their over seas production. Probably not the best knife you'll ever own, but the quality/price ratio is very good.

Could have been a winner
Stan W. on Apr 8, 2017

I love the blade profile but Kershaw decided to let the Chinese build this one as cheap and light as possible. Has great speed safe opening system but suitable only for light office and around the house use. Good knife for tacklebox.

The oso cheap
April C. on Dec 21, 2018

I bought this knife for 15 dollars at a store near me not on here but its still the same knife. Its fun to play with but not to take apart. Its not that hard to take apart or put back together but it takes fprever because of the stupid screws being so long. The 8cr13mov is very soft but sharpens ao easily that it doesnt bother very much. I took it apart allot of time because I used it to cut oranges. The juice and pulp woulg get into the pivot and get dirty. It would not stop it from flipping open but i didnt want it to rust. It has a sharp little tip but I am not afraid of it breaking off. The ergonomics are good but it feels very tight when holding it. There is alot of play which slightly conserns me but I dont think u would be suing this knife for much hard work. The cintering is bad and sometimes there is tons of blade rub. U have to play around with the pivot. I like t pocet clip but when u put it in tip up it gives it a hotspot. Though i like the pocket clip because it has good tension but it is not hard to put in the pocket it is ugly but it goes with the knife. For 20 dollars it seems like a 10 dollar knife. If it goes on sale or u can find it cheaper I would get it but not for 20 dollars.

Ok
Alex W. on Nov 6, 2019

Pretty good for a cheap knife, but I've noticed that blade centering can be a little off on some of them.

Bad centering
Anthony L. on Jan 5, 2018

I got this knife as a gift, but right out of the box the blade centering was off. And when I tried to tighten the pivot screw, it interfered with opening the knife. Also, the combination of the thick blade stock with a short saber grind makes it not a great slicer.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
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