Kershaw Starter Assisted Opening Flipper Knife (3.4" BlackWash) 1301BW

MSRP: $29.95
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Item #BHQ-21531


  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.40"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:3Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Acid Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.60"
  • Handle Thickness:0.49"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:6.40 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Spring Assisted
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Starter
  • Model Number:1301BW
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Starter is a tactical folder with amazing looks. It features a BlackWash finished blade and handle, which not only gives it a worn-in look, it also provides an extra measure of protection for the metal. Kershaw's Starter is equipped with SpeedSafeŽ assisted opening for fast and easy one-handed opening. It opens neatly with the built-in flipper or thumbstud. A sturdy frame lock safely secures the blade open during use, and then closes easily for storage or carry. Includes a deep-carry pocket clip.


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So good it got stolen
Jeff S.
Bought this for my son-in-law who is in the US Navy. He loved it and carried it everyday when he was off duty. One day he forgot it was in his pocket and couldn't take it into the particular building he was in. He handed it to a friend for him to put it in his truck until after work. He never saw it again and now the friend is gone. But it is inexpensive enough to easily replace. It is surprisingly good quality and rugged!
Dustin P.
For the price, I was very impressed. It's heavy, but I prefer heavy knives. It sits low in the pocket. Opens fast. My favorite edc.
Amazing! Just what I have been looking for!
Justin J.
The knife is much, much cheaper than Benchmade or Microtech, but it does just as well as one. When I bought this knife, I didn't expect too much, simply a knife that would look slightly interesting and that I could use for about a year. It quickly became my knife collection's crown jewel because the metal is very easy to take care of, the spring assist is the best I have in my entire collection, and the handle is extremely durable and comfortable. The spring assist has been working exceptionally for me, and I haven't had to do maintenance on it at all. If you want an amazing knife for a good price, I highly recommend this knife.
Good for show and minimal use
Richard W.
I got this knife solely for looks. It's very heavy in the hand, but It just looks awesome on my shelf. I haven't used this knife for any regular or serious tasks, so don't get upset with me if it doesn't perform well.
It's ok, but not for edc
Justin Z.
For the price, this is a pretty decent knife. The assisted mechanism broke really quickly for some reason. I was flicking it out a lot the first few days I had it, so maybe that was the problem. The knife got all jammed with the broken spring, but after I got it out it worked great as a manual folder. The detent is pretty good and for some reason it the pivot is really smooth. It's a nice knife to just flick open and closed absentmindedly.

I wouldn't recommend this as an edc really. It's really heavy and has a lot of blade play. I would only carry this if I knew I would be doing some harsh cutting that day, like cutting tape on concrete. Other than that, stick with something a little better for edc.