Kershaw Skyline XL Flipper Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.75" BlackWash) 1761BW

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Kershaw Skyline XL Flipper Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.75" BlackWash) 1761BW
Kershaw Skyline XL Flipper Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.75" BlackWash) 1761BW
MSRP: $54.99
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  • Overall Length:8.75"
  • Blade Length:3.75"
  • Cutting Edge:3.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.46"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.00 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Skyline XL
  • Model Number:1761BW
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Special limited time discount price for TNP supporters!

This Blade HQ Exclusive Kershaw Skyline XL has a BlackWashed blade and a black G-10 handle.

Customize your Skyline XL with a set of Flytanium handle scales! Available in titanium, carbon fiber, brass, and copper.

Iconic style and no-nonsense simplicity have kept the Kershaw Skyline in knife enthusiast pockets for years. It's hard to improve a classic design, so we didn't, we just made it bigger. The Skyline XL is a brilliant new exclusive knife from Kershaw that retains the style, usability, and performance of the venerable Skyline. While the XL is larger, it doesn't overwhelm.

  • Flipper and dual thumb studs allow easy one-handed opening.
  • Textured G-10 scales and a deep choil provide a secure grip.
  • Built with a slim handle design and 3-way reversible pocket clip for EDC convenience.

Customer Reviews

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Some what of a disappointment
Shannon B.
Love the size and the ergonomics but it seriously needs speed safe or a better pivot. The screws in the pocket clip were stripped and I could not switch to tip up. For 8cr13mov the blade steel is surprisingly good.
Nice design, terrible flipper
Marcus D.
I purchased this to replace my CRKT M16 that I mistakenly left in Texas. Unfortunately, as far as inexpensive EDC folders go, this knife did not live up to my low expectations. My primary complaint is the flipper, which requires a flick of the wrist to open all the way. Try to open it any other way, it opens very slowly and will stop at halfway open. The size and design features are great, but the flipper is a no-go. Going to have to return this, and buy another CRKT.
love it
Noel g.
Sharp as h***, very impressed.
michael w.
My first (green, stonewashed) was decent except for the soft pocket clip screws. My second Skyline XL also had crappy pocket screws that stripped before I could move the clip to the same end as the pocket clip.
My box came with a big hole in the end. Most disappointing of all is if flicked hard, the linerlock wedges itself underneath the blade tang, like a cheap flea market knife.
Great edc Knife.
Tony M.
I love the size of this new knife. Feels well built and fits well in the hand. Only con is it's sort of a pain to break in the pivot. I had to mess with it for a long while before it opens smooth.
Skyline. Nuff said.
kevin h.
This is the knife all Skyline owners have waited for. It is a Skyline, only bigger. 20% bigger to be exact.
I have had my Skyline XL for a few months now and have carried it daily. I have used it for everything; cutting veggies, opening boxes, breaking boxes down, cutting meat, opening letters, etc. The knife works on larger fruits and slabs of meat (can you say ham?) that the original could not do in one pass. It has worked wonderfully.
I have also taken the Skyline XL to the field for camping tasks. No I have not batoned a cord of firewood as a test of the edge quality of the steel. However feather sticks were a cinch and cutting notches was hardly a task. I camp in the desert so the wood I use is extremely dry and hard even for soft wood. Again no problem for the Skyline XL.
As for those that are opposed to the 18Cr13MoV steel, keep in mind it is the same steel used on Spyderco value knives. I have no complaints. I have only had to touch the knife up once.
I am grateful and extremely happy that Blade HQ had this special run of the Skyline XL made. I purchased 2 black washed models. I kept one and gave the other to my son. I will be ordering more.
I own the entire line up of Skylines, XL, fixed blade and the original.
Thanks Blade HQ.
Same knife just bigger
Dwayne S.
This is a great edc knife. It's a perfect fit for a guy with slightly bigger hands. I loved the regular skyline, but this XL is perfect. And the price is right to boot.
A Wish Come True, With Serious Downfalls
Ian C.
A larger version of the Skyline is something I had wished for since first handling a Skyline. The original Skyline is a masterpiece, however it's simply too small for large hands and less functional than it could be. Enter the Skyline XL, which is nearly the exact same knife but in a more practical size. Out of the box, this knife's fit and finish is outstanding. Perfect blade centering, extremely tight lockup, everything looks as it should. The G10 seems more grippy than the original Skyline, which I like. However, the action on this simply isn't up to par. The flipper opens this knife very slowly, and it requires a significant flick of the wrist to open fully (nylon bushings?). This was a huge disappointment over the smoothness of its little brother. The blade steel is also a disappointment, as I'd like to see the XL come out in an S30V variant or even just in the original Sandvik steel. 8cr13mov just doesn't cut it for me (pun intended). This is an amazing idea that is fairly well executed with the exception of its use of lesser quality materials. Also, jimping on the top is still missing and in my opinion is needed. Go ahead and get this knife if you're a Skyline lover, but don't expect it to be as great as the original.
Great knife but no real bargain over the original.
Michael B.
This is a great knife for skyline fans who always dreamed of a bigger version or someone looking
for a solid but cheaper large knife
that looks amazing.

Near perfect ergonomics. This thing fits your hand like a dream and the G-10 gives you just enough grip.

Beautiful design. This knife just looks good and the blackwash finish is stunning. Like an antique gun.

The thumbstud is actually useful! Unlike the one on the original skyline.

Not the same steel as the original skyline. The original Sandvik 14C28N is a great steel worth the upcharge. The 8Cr13MoV is cheaper chinese steel that Kershaw uses for it's value knives. That's why this larger version is cheaper than the original.

No jimping. Same as the original. Your thumb doesn't have a place to sit when you're really working with it (shouldn't anyway with this steel). A minor gripe though.

The pocket clip is short. Looks like it was thrown on from a discontinued smaller knife. Very out of place.