Kershaw Diskin Strobe Flipper Knife GFN (3.3" Stonewash) 1086

MSRP: $33.95
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  • Overall Length:7.55"
  • Blade Length:3.30"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.25"
  • Handle Thickness:0.61"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.37 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Strobe
  • Model Number:1086
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Hunting
  • Product Type:Knife


The Strobe takes the sweeping lines of the Diskin Hunter and turns them into a smaller, folding knife. Kershaw didn't just make another folder, the Strobe features their KVT ball-bearing system for ridiculously smooth action.

The clip-point blade offers a deep belly and opens with a handy flipper. It is heat treated to Kershaw’s demanding specifications to bring out the best qualities in the steel, then stonewashed. The slim frame lock handle is outfitted with glass-filled nylon K-Texture overlays for superb grip. The pocket clip is reversible for left/right-handed carry and it’s a deep-carry design for everyday comfort.

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Good value for the price
Ben W.
Out of all budget brands, Kershaw definitely has a special place in my heart...or wallet, mainly because Kershaw is a sister company to Zero Tolerance. So if you're into getting high-end designs add a reduced price point via budget materials, Kershaw has many excellent products to fill this role. The Strobe is one of them. I bought this knife because I thought it'd be a good candidate for some acid etching considering it's appealing aesthetics. Man was I right. Even just exposing the milled frame by unscrewing the plastic overlays adds a lot of beauty to the knife. For the price, you can't go wrong. The blade has a pronounced belly and reduced thickness so the knife is an excellent slicer. The action is fairly smooth as well.
excellent cutting tool
Christian M.
This blade is a great size and shape for many uses. The handle is not necessarily comfortable because it is thick near the blade, but this makes for excellent two and three finger control. The detent is harsh but the stonewash blade has a nice swage that makes for easy two handed deploys. There is a hot spot where the frame lock parts from the scales leaving a sharp edge. For the money this blade is an extremely good value.
Pretty Great Cheap Flipper
sean w.
everything about this little knife was great for the price. Great flipping action, good fit in the hand. The only problem was after i took the knife apart to clean (would not recommend with this knife), there was a bit of bladeplay but not much.
Kershaw Strobe
Gary C.
The Strobe is one of 2 dozen knives I own ranging from $15.00 up to $200. It is build solid and offers a great value IMO.

Pros: Excellent value, feels great in the hand, blade is easily sharpened, built like a vault, solid lockup in all directions.

Cons: the flipper is not easily deployed, with time you can get used to using the 'light switch' method for deployment. Removing the pocket clip was straight forward but the screw would not tighten again with or without the clip installed.
Jacob M.
I was extremely surprised with this knife for the price. It's a smooth flipper and a study worker. I lent it to my dad and almost didn't get it back. I have yet to find anything wrong with it but it's an all around great affordable flipper
Nice "Little" knife
Stan W.
I like the entire profile of this knife and if they would scale it up about 1.5 times it's current size and build handle out of titanium they would have a real winner. For $20 it is hard to beat though and leaves the competition in the dust. I agree with the above comment. Loose the cheesy rubber grips.
A Hidden Gem
Shan H.
I enjoy Matt Diskin's designs and this is no exception. It has a sweet drop point blade and a KVT ball bearing system, which is found on higher end ZT knives, so having it on the Strobe is a great value! I think the GFN handles kill the design though, and what makes this 5 stars, is actually due to a slight modification. Removing the GFN handles (and keeping the screws in use after the fact - you can cut the screws down if you want perfection) gives the Strobe the look it should have had when it left Kershaw's factory. The milled out frame just POPS (Böker Urban Trapper style)! Its like night and day, and turns this into a ZT caliber product.