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Kershaw Thistle Liner Lock Knife Black GFN (3.5" Stonewash) 3812

Kershaw Thistle Liner Lock Knife Black GFN (3.5" Stonewash) 3812
Kershaw Thistle Liner Lock Knife Black GFN (3.5" Stonewash) 3812
MSRP: $39.95
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Item #BHQ-21545
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.625"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.54"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.11 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Thistle
  • Model Number:3812
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.625"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.54"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.11 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Thistle
  • Model Number:3812
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

The Thistle features a button lock that works in tandem with the steel liner lock, creating an exceptionally safe lock and release method. The quality stainless steel blade offers good edge-holding capabilities and strength along with a purpose-roughened, stonewashed finish that looks great while also hiding scratches. The curved handle provides cutting leverage as well as offering an extremely comfortable grip on the knife. To further enhance grip, the Thistle’s handle is embossed with Kershaw’s exclusive K-Texture™. For convenient pocket carry, the Thistle also has a reversible pocket clip.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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AARON G.
11-10-2020
I have had my Thistle for 4 years and it has yet to fail me yet. The blade centering is still excellent and there is absolutely no blade play. The blade shape is also a blast to use. I highly recommend this knife.
budget knife
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Paul W.
09-30-2020
I got this knife a few years ago, and it has held up reasonably well for its price.
at 13 dollars you get what you pay for, the centering isn't perfect, the blade finish is not even, and the handle scales feel cheap.
however the knife has done well, even in the winter while wearing work gloves, the knife can be opened and closed due to the button that depresses the liner lock.
Cheap and functional
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Sergey A.
09-12-2020
For the price 14$ it's good, but have some issues.The blade isn't sharp enogh, the lock button works bad and the clips is too tight. Overall, still bettter than other chinease knives you can find for the money.
Very impressed
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Terry H.
08-23-2020
Blade is exceptional. I agree about the comment about the blade lock release button, but for the price and quality of the knife and it's solid and sharp.
Best $14 Knife You Will Ever Find
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Cliff R.
07-29-2020
This knife has one drawback that I will mention. When you go to close the knife after use, you need to press the release button To begin closing the knife. That’s fine. But as soon as the blade begins to fold, you need to release the button to finish closing the knife. And that’s something you need to develop a habit of in order to have the knife work right.

Overall, the best knife I own below the $25 price point. And for $14? It’s a steal!
Don't Discontinue, Evolve!
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Stacey R.
04-17-2020
My current liner lock beats the deal out of my thumb. The button lock is so much safer and easier to disengage. My recommendation is to move manufacture to the U.S., Use D2 steel, brass washers and hardened brass liners, rose wood scales, and maybe a flipper, though one is not needed. This knife is a smooth opener and is comfortable in the hand. The button should be brass as well. Good cheap knife that could be so much more with better materials!
Great Knife, Just Needs a Little Sharpening
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jon b.
03-06-2020
I really like this knife! It has a good heft, good handle size for someone who wears size L gloves (me), and I really like the button on the side that lets you disengage the liner lock. The only reason I give this knife 4 stars instead of 5 is because the blade isn't the sharpest upon receipt. It's good steel, though, and will take a very nice edge. It would be nice to have that edge right out of the box, though. Great knife for the price!
First Impressions and a lot going on...(Worth it)
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Anthony S.
02-29-2020
First things first this was sort of an impulse buy for me, after I saw a video on YouTube I decided to pull the trigger and get it. Definitely a steal at 14$!

The Good:

The construction with the fit and finish is surprisingly good for what you pay for.

The weight is not so light but not as heavy as you would think coming at 4oz or so and I think the GFN handles help reduce some of that.

Great jimping on the thumb rest and the ergonomics are great!

The blade finish and grind is also very good.

The pocket clip itself is deep carry skinny and small but not weak at all.

Has sort of a unique style button lock which I have never owned anything like it before and it will be apart of my weird and unique collection.

The texturing on the handle scales aren't as bad as I originally thought and I thought that might be the issue for me not to like the knife but it turns out that was not the case.


The Bad:

Day 1 of owning this knife there is only 1 maybe 2 bad things I have noticed but not that big of a deal, but it's worth mentioning.

First of on the pocket clip.

The screws are sticking out quite a bit, which might make it hard to get in and out of the pocket and might get snagged on the fabric. The pocket clip itself is perfectly fine as I mentioned above.

Other than that it's 8Cr13MoV Steel. Steel snobs will see this as a con. But come on guys 14$ knife and the steel could of been much worse you will be able to do what you need for your day-to-day tasks.

At least it's not AUS-8 or stainless!

Just saying.

Final conclusion just buy the damn thing a steal at this price and a unique knife for the collection!
Pretty solid for sale price
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ADAM R.
02-20-2020
Easy to manipulate with one hand and flicks open with ease. Surprisingly fidgit friendly once you get the hand of the release mechanism. The grip texture combined with the clip is kinda tough on pants. I don't have many knives in this price range to compare to, but it seems pretty solid as a budget worker/beater knife.
Great 1st Knife
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Aaron R.
10-01-2019
This is just a great first knife! The button virtually locks the blade when closing from actually hitting your hand. Additionally, the action is actually pretty quality and easy to tune. I spidey flick it all the time
Worth the money
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Allen B.
02-21-2019
Decent $10-$20 knife. A little rough but will easily do the job. Good knock around knife I won't have to baby. Dislike cheap plastic button but it works. Extremely fast delivery by Blade HQ.
AWESOME
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Peter J.
11-13-2018
I received this AWESOME knife today well worth the price action is smooth and it was razor sharp 10Stars**********
A steal at $10-$13
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Ashkan E.
11-07-2018
Don't get me wrong this isn't a perfect knife.

8Cr13 is an okay steel, the button lock isn't fidget friendly unlike axis locks and the like, and the clip is stiff as heck and rough on the pocket.

That being said for the price this is an excellent knife the lock up is okay, the pivot was solid and easy to deploy off the thumbstud, there was no play in the blade in either direction, and at the price point 8Cr13 is good. Oh and the ergonomics are great for me.
Smooth, fast open
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Sebastian B.
06-27-2018
I think for the price, you can’t beat this knife. It’s a great quality knife that is perfect for EDC and comes very sharp. In my opinion, 8Cr13MoV is the butter of steels but for only $11 you’re not gonna get a good quality steel such as S30V.
What a great knife
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Paul B.
05-13-2018
I mainly use it as a slicer but also a box cutter. Great blade with a super good looking stonewash finish. Very sharp right out of the blister pack. It feels good in my hand with no hot spots. It takes a little time to get use to the closing button. But that button makes it very safe to close. Thanks Kershaw.
Unique Design Element
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Albert J.
01-20-2018
Mine came razor sharp out of the box. The blade flicks open with the thumb stud and has zero side play. The button release for the liner lock is a really fun feature. (& the reason i bought the knife) When closed, the blade is centered and the hold detent is secure. I like the tip up pocket clip. Good for lefties too.I have a wooden tool case with a lot of expensive folders that never get out of the house. (I have a tendency to lose knives) To me, the best folder is one you actually use. Kudos to Kershaw for making a great EDC.
Great knife for the price
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Daren W.
01-05-2018
This is my new beater knife. It was super sharp out of the box and the blade was centered. The best part was the price. Blade could not be matched.
Great beater
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Patrick T.
01-05-2018
For 10 buck you can't go wrong. Perfect beater/ work knife. I'm actually a fan of Mov steel for a work knife
Perfect First Knife
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adam b.
10-19-2017
There's some issues, and quality control could be better, but it's reliable and good for the price. Additionally, it's so cheap that I don't feel bad misusing it a little bit (doing things that I know won't be optimal for the edge, etc). Very comfortable in hand, perfect for your or someone else's first EDC knife
Really Nice Knife
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James W.
05-24-2017
Great knife, razor sharp, never unfolds in my pocket, all over tough little knife. I recommend buying it.
decent, cheap
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Artem L.
10-05-2016
This knife will not win any design awards, nor does it feel sturdy or well made. However, it's cheap, decent steel and very nice blade shape. I keep one in my hiking backpack as a food prep knife and backup beater.
DCC2
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derik c.
03-23-2016
Not bad for a cheap knife. Can obtain an extremely sharp edge and hold it for a decent amount of time. Pivot sucks, and eventually will fail. Good knife for edc/beater.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

The Thistle features a button lock that works in tandem with the steel liner lock, creating an exceptionally safe lock and release method. The quality stainless steel blade offers good edge-holding capabilities and strength along with a purpose-roughened, stonewashed finish that looks great while also hiding scratches. The curved handle provides cutting leverage as well as offering an extremely comfortable grip on the knife. To further enhance grip, the Thistle’s handle is embossed with Kershaw’s exclusive K-Texture™. For convenient pocket carry, the Thistle also has a reversible pocket clip.

Information from Kershaw

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.625"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.375"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.54"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.11 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:Thistle
  • Model Number:3812
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
A great knife!
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AARON G.
11-10-2020
I have had my Thistle for 4 years and it has yet to fail me yet. The blade centering is still excellent and there is absolutely no blade play. The blade shape is also a blast to use. I highly recommend this knife.
budget knife
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Paul W.
09-30-2020
I got this knife a few years ago, and it has held up reasonably well for its price.
at 13 dollars you get what you pay for, the centering isn't perfect, the blade finish is not even, and the handle scales feel cheap.
however the knife has done well, even in the winter while wearing work gloves, the knife can be opened and closed due to the button that depresses the liner lock.
Cheap and functional
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Sergey A.
09-12-2020
For the price 14$ it's good, but have some issues.The blade isn't sharp enogh, the lock button works bad and the clips is too tight. Overall, still bettter than other chinease knives you can find for the money.
Very impressed
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Terry H.
08-23-2020
Blade is exceptional. I agree about the comment about the blade lock release button, but for the price and quality of the knife and it's solid and sharp.
Best $14 Knife You Will Ever Find
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Cliff R.
07-29-2020
This knife has one drawback that I will mention. When you go to close the knife after use, you need to press the release button To begin closing the knife. That’s fine. But as soon as the blade begins to fold, you need to release the button to finish closing the knife. And that’s something you need to develop a habit of in order to have the knife work right.

Overall, the best knife I own below the $25 price point. And for $14? It’s a steal!
Don't Discontinue, Evolve!
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Stacey R.
04-17-2020
My current liner lock beats the deal out of my thumb. The button lock is so much safer and easier to disengage. My recommendation is to move manufacture to the U.S., Use D2 steel, brass washers and hardened brass liners, rose wood scales, and maybe a flipper, though one is not needed. This knife is a smooth opener and is comfortable in the hand. The button should be brass as well. Good cheap knife that could be so much more with better materials!
Great Knife, Just Needs a Little Sharpening
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jon b.
03-06-2020
I really like this knife! It has a good heft, good handle size for someone who wears size L gloves (me), and I really like the button on the side that lets you disengage the liner lock. The only reason I give this knife 4 stars instead of 5 is because the blade isn't the sharpest upon receipt. It's good steel, though, and will take a very nice edge. It would be nice to have that edge right out of the box, though. Great knife for the price!
First Impressions and a lot going on...(Worth it)
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Anthony S.
02-29-2020
First things first this was sort of an impulse buy for me, after I saw a video on YouTube I decided to pull the trigger and get it. Definitely a steal at 14$!

The Good:

The construction with the fit and finish is surprisingly good for what you pay for.

The weight is not so light but not as heavy as you would think coming at 4oz or so and I think the GFN handles help reduce some of that.

Great jimping on the thumb rest and the ergonomics are great!

The blade finish and grind is also very good.

The pocket clip itself is deep carry skinny and small but not weak at all.

Has sort of a unique style button lock which I have never owned anything like it before and it will be apart of my weird and unique collection.

The texturing on the handle scales aren't as bad as I originally thought and I thought that might be the issue for me not to like the knife but it turns out that was not the case.


The Bad:

Day 1 of owning this knife there is only 1 maybe 2 bad things I have noticed but not that big of a deal, but it's worth mentioning.

First of on the pocket clip.

The screws are sticking out quite a bit, which might make it hard to get in and out of the pocket and might get snagged on the fabric. The pocket clip itself is perfectly fine as I mentioned above.

Other than that it's 8Cr13MoV Steel. Steel snobs will see this as a con. But come on guys 14$ knife and the steel could of been much worse you will be able to do what you need for your day-to-day tasks.

At least it's not AUS-8 or stainless!

Just saying.

Final conclusion just buy the damn thing a steal at this price and a unique knife for the collection!
Pretty solid for sale price
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ADAM R.
02-20-2020
Easy to manipulate with one hand and flicks open with ease. Surprisingly fidgit friendly once you get the hand of the release mechanism. The grip texture combined with the clip is kinda tough on pants. I don't have many knives in this price range to compare to, but it seems pretty solid as a budget worker/beater knife.
Great 1st Knife
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Aaron R.
10-01-2019
This is just a great first knife! The button virtually locks the blade when closing from actually hitting your hand. Additionally, the action is actually pretty quality and easy to tune. I spidey flick it all the time
Worth the money
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Allen B.
02-21-2019
Decent $10-$20 knife. A little rough but will easily do the job. Good knock around knife I won't have to baby. Dislike cheap plastic button but it works. Extremely fast delivery by Blade HQ.
AWESOME
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Peter J.
11-13-2018
I received this AWESOME knife today well worth the price action is smooth and it was razor sharp 10Stars**********
A steal at $10-$13
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Ashkan E.
11-07-2018
Don't get me wrong this isn't a perfect knife.

8Cr13 is an okay steel, the button lock isn't fidget friendly unlike axis locks and the like, and the clip is stiff as heck and rough on the pocket.

That being said for the price this is an excellent knife the lock up is okay, the pivot was solid and easy to deploy off the thumbstud, there was no play in the blade in either direction, and at the price point 8Cr13 is good. Oh and the ergonomics are great for me.
Smooth, fast open
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Sebastian B.
06-27-2018
I think for the price, you can’t beat this knife. It’s a great quality knife that is perfect for EDC and comes very sharp. In my opinion, 8Cr13MoV is the butter of steels but for only $11 you’re not gonna get a good quality steel such as S30V.
What a great knife
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Paul B.
05-13-2018
I mainly use it as a slicer but also a box cutter. Great blade with a super good looking stonewash finish. Very sharp right out of the blister pack. It feels good in my hand with no hot spots. It takes a little time to get use to the closing button. But that button makes it very safe to close. Thanks Kershaw.
Unique Design Element
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Albert J.
01-20-2018
Mine came razor sharp out of the box. The blade flicks open with the thumb stud and has zero side play. The button release for the liner lock is a really fun feature. (& the reason i bought the knife) When closed, the blade is centered and the hold detent is secure. I like the tip up pocket clip. Good for lefties too.I have a wooden tool case with a lot of expensive folders that never get out of the house. (I have a tendency to lose knives) To me, the best folder is one you actually use. Kudos to Kershaw for making a great EDC.
Great knife for the price
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Daren W.
01-05-2018
This is my new beater knife. It was super sharp out of the box and the blade was centered. The best part was the price. Blade could not be matched.
Great beater
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Patrick T.
01-05-2018
For 10 buck you can't go wrong. Perfect beater/ work knife. I'm actually a fan of Mov steel for a work knife
Perfect First Knife
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adam b.
10-19-2017
There's some issues, and quality control could be better, but it's reliable and good for the price. Additionally, it's so cheap that I don't feel bad misusing it a little bit (doing things that I know won't be optimal for the edge, etc). Very comfortable in hand, perfect for your or someone else's first EDC knife
Really Nice Knife
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James W.
05-24-2017
Great knife, razor sharp, never unfolds in my pocket, all over tough little knife. I recommend buying it.
decent, cheap
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Artem L.
10-05-2016
This knife will not win any design awards, nor does it feel sturdy or well made. However, it's cheap, decent steel and very nice blade shape. I keep one in my hiking backpack as a food prep knife and backup beater.
DCC2
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derik c.
03-23-2016
Not bad for a cheap knife. Can obtain an extremely sharp edge and hold it for a decent amount of time. Pivot sucks, and eventually will fail. Good knife for edc/beater.
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