Kershaw knows what goes into a good pocket knife. Introducing one of their most popular models, the Skyline! It's mid-sized and elegant with all the strength and smooth action you expect from a quality folder. Part of its strength comes from the dual purpose of its thumbs studs: in addition to being openers, they stabilize the blade in the open position, minimizing side-to-side play. The Skyline is manufactured with great attention to detail in the USA. For those in the market for a reliable everyday-carry knife, this is a high-quality, high-value option that's sure to put a smile on your face.
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Unassuming knife, you wouldn't think it would be as nice as it is by reading the specs. Almost like a morakniv of folders in a way, the simplicity is what makes it great. The only thing I might change is the pocket clip sits a little high. Too bad they discontinued this one.
This was my first favorite knife. Light weight and feels great in the hand. I carried this for 2 years until the pocket clip fell off. My daughter now carries that Skyline knife without the pocket clip. I bought a second one for my collection because, they fixed the pocket clip problem with a shorter pocket clip, and I missed having one. My only wish is that it had jimping, but the handle has enough grip to hold its own. Even though I have more expensive knives with better steels, it keeps finding its way into my pocket. The Skyline is easy to take care of and sharpen. It is a great EDC knife even when I work it hard. Get one before it's gone.
I read all the reviews and wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, they’re right. It is a great size and weight for EDC. Very light. Takes up little room in the pocket. No problem with the flipper deployment. Sure it requires a little wrist action. I don’t see that as a problem. Get one before this basic model is gone.
Great knife by Kershaw I carried it for a full year and loved every moment of it.
Excellent EDC. Perfect size. Very light and slim.... disapears in pocket. Great blade shape. I carried it for 2 years... no regrets. No problems. No flash.... all function.
For the budget end of knives, this certainly deserves the praise it gets. It is deploys quick and smooth and locks up solid. It feels very comfortable in hand and the blade design is very utilitarian and lends itself very well for the majority of chores. That said, you really do get what you pay for. It is a near perfect tool but it does feel like a 50 dollar knife.
I am a budget collector and out of all the knives I own, for the money, this is the one that is best. It comes down to preferences and what you like. But for the money what you get is something great. A made in the USA knife, I'll say that again, a MADE in the USA knife, this one offers great edc-ability because it is slim opened and closed, while being thin and lightweight, yet sturdy, and strong enough for daily tasks, this one is definitely great for those reasons alone. The grip is then something that I love and feel it is simple and very nice. Personally, the blade shape on this thing is great. Lastly, The overall design of simple shapes, c l e a n lines and simple curvatures this thing is just very aesthetic and nice to hold. So buy it. if you don't like the blade finish I'm sorry, also pocket clip is pretty good, if you find a nice aftermarket deep carry pocket clip let me know, I see too long of ones over 25, which is too much $$ that's another knife amount of money.
Nice knife, slim and sharp. Nice design. A little tight to flip open but I don't mind. Great knife for the price.
I bought my skyline on sale for $34.99. What a great price!!! Perfect centering on the blade and smooth deployment. So light and slim in the pocket. Love this knife.
Bought mine while it was on sale for $34.99 and I'm so glad I did. I've heard stories about the "legendary" Skyline and I just had to check it out for myself. It did not disappoint. Flips open fantastically right out of the box, the edge is nice and sharp, the grip just feels good in the hand. I absolutely love this knife.
Great EDC. Slim in the pocket and sharp out of the box.
I was on the fence about buying this knife but I’m glad I did. It’s the perfect size, weight and shape for what I like to use at work. For a manual knife with no assisted opening or ball bearings this is a very easy and smooth knife to open. I love the big American flag on the blade and I especially like the G-10 they use for this knife. It is so soft and grippy, it’s better than the G-10 on most ZTs. That being said I also own a skyline XL and it’s not nearly as good as the original. In fact I just ordered another skyline (in blackwash) so my skyline XL can just sit on the shelf and collect dust.
For the money this is the best edc knife out there. It’s lightweight, ergonomic, and USA made. Doesn’t get much better.
I love this knife. I've been looking at this knife for some time and I'm glad I made the purchase. The flipper is easy to use and I can deploy very quickly. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great EDC knife.
this would be a good deal at $70. i like the steel better than s30v. the flipper works great. the weight is perfect.
Great knife. It was everything I expected it to be. Only gripe is that after hanging the position of the pocket clip to tip up right carry the pocket clip wiggles around and doesn’t seem to stay tight.
This knife is unbelievably light. I was surprised at how sharp it was too. This was my exclusive EDC knife for quite a while. Now I carry it as a backup knife, I just couldn't put it away in a box. I love the stonewashed blade and the G-10 handles. Seriously considering buying the Skyline XL.
I love this little flipper. It's a fun knife. I got the blade hq jade green g10 which is beautiful. Fit and finish and lock up are all great. Stonewash is beautiful. Only thing I can complain about is pocket clip is kinda tight and not very deep and the blade came sharp but not really popping hairs. Still great fun knife.
Perfect knife for the price. Good G10 handles and lightweight. The damascus version is also great.
It wasn't until I got one that I finally understand why this knife had so many great youtube reviews. Lightweight, compact, smooth action, ergonomic, sharp and not too expensive. One thing to note though, on mine, THE CLIP IS BLACK. Two minor complaints: 1) The black clip (I love the color) at first left some black residue wherever it was clipped. It doesn't do it anymore, but I have one pair of pants with a dark spot on one pocket lip, so try clipping it on some paper or cardboard or something first. 2) The index finger groove, while very ergonomic for holding the knife, does get in the way of operating the liner lock for me. I have long nails and cannot hit the liner with my thumb because my nail gets in the way. Not a big deal though since I learned to reach around from the other side with my index finger to close it, but just be warned if you have long-ish nails. Again, these are minor complaints (still 5 stars). I have heard many complaining about the clip positioning leaving too much of the knife out when carrying tip-up. I have not had any problems and actually like the clip position. The clip is tight and with a G-10 handle to clip on, the knife will not slide out of your pocket, and the inch or so sticking out of your pocket makes it easy to pull out and open. Overall, I really love this knife. If you're on the fence about this knife, get it! There really isn't much (if anything) else in this price range (low to mid $40s) that I would get over the Skyline for EDC.
As stated in the title, this really is a Hall of Fame knife, great ergonomics, great blade shape, decent action, great price. My only complaint is that the thumbstuds are next to impossible to use, when the knife is closed, the thumbstuds are right up against the liner and frame, so it is really hard to deploy it with your thumb, but it is a flipper knife, so it isn't that big of a deal. Overall great knife made in the USA.
I got this knife to replace my Swiss Army SD to have a "real" EDC knife. The blade is super sharp and love the size, but when I used the flipper my finger was cut on scales / back. The entire back of the knife handle was uneven. I sanded it all down with 220 grit so now it looks used and not brand new - kind of a good thing. I hope all Kershaw are not like this and maybe because it is budget in comparison to the incredible prices of knives.
Simple design, smooth action, cool blade shape, comes pretty sharp. My only complaint is that the lock doesnt seem to be the most solid
Very pretty starter knife!
The Kershaw Skyline is a bit of a classic knife. Solidly built, Kershaw flipper, an EDC for many knife guys. Slim profile, sleek looking, tough blade, quality G10 grips, comfortable egros, and an easy one-handed user. It comes with a sharp blade and a solid pocket clip, so what more could you want? Well, if I were to nitpick a couple of items, I would say the thumb studs are kind of pointless and, my biggest point of concern; the action. I honestly am not quite sure how much to expect out of a 45 dollar knife, but I really felt the action was lacking (especially compared to other flippers like the Strobe). If I was not putting a lot of effort into opening it or using a considerable amount of wrist flick, the Skyline does not open fully. I know this isn't a huge deal, but I just walked away a little disappointed. Lube has little effect and loosening the pivot results in the blade scrapping along the liner as you close it. It still works great, and I like it quite a bit. Don't need to recommend to my friends though, because they already have it. 78/100
This is one of those knives that are synonymous with knife people. For good reason. Light, slim, USA made and a pretty good steel choice for its price point. This was the default USA made budget knife for years. It is still quite a good knife, though kershaw has certainly outdone itself with the Bareknuckle. This knife can perform better but at this price you can’t get too bent out of shape. If you want a knife that has better feel and way better action, get a kershaw Bareknuckle. Otherwise, this will serve you well for years to come.
Great feel in hand, not to large, yet you know the knife is securely in hand. Great blade shape and blade steel for the price. my only complaint is that from the factory the washers are super tight and don't allow the blade to "flick" open easily. required me to disassemble and lube the washers to get it to open smoothly. But small price to pay for a greta knife at this price with 14C28N blade steel.
For 49.95 you are getting a decent steel, a great flipper, all in a lightweight construction. That's excellent. It is not the strongest knife out there, but its going to take forever to look for it. So, settle for a community beloved, reliable knife instead. Buy this knife!
Simple design, little hardware for malfunctions. It is a manual opening blade, the one I had received was/is still sticky upon trying to deploy the blade. Maybe I’m to spoiled with benchmade and spyderco’s smooth deployment systems. The Skyline, does disapear inside of the pocket due to its slender frame and simple design of the knife itself. Everyone should own a skyline. It’s a good beater EDC. SF
An no frills budget flipper. It's light and thin. The blade stock is also thin, and the single liner means this is a lighter duty knife, but it is a great slicer. Mine can be opened without a wrist flick, but I really have to pay attention to my technique. The pivot is a little tighter than I'd like, but it's required for decent centering. Overall, a decent option, but the action on mine just doesn't impress.
This was my first pocket knife that wasn't a knockoff or a nameless swap meet knife, and the one that started my current, ummm, love affair with blades. The G10 handles feels really good in the hand, and the finger choil helps keep it there. Out of box, you need a flick of the wrist when opening with the flipper, but once it's broken in (took me about a week), the action becomes significantly smoother. Blade wasn't razor sharp out of box but nothing a bit of stropping couldn't fix. Been carrying it for a couple of months now, using it for light cutting tasks and so far, fit and finish are still superb. All in all, super happy with this knife. Would've given it 5 stars but knowing that this is just the start of my #knifelife I'm holding back on that.
I've only recently started getting into nicer pocket knives, but this is the biggest let down yet. It didn't take long to start hearing hype about the Kershaw skyline, and as a Kershaw lover I had to try it. This is no way worth $50. It's on par with other 20 to 30 dollar knives. For 50, you can do WAY better.