Kershaw Zing Assisted Opening Knife Stainless Steel (3" Bead Blast) 1730SS

Item #BHQ-11102
MSRP: $57.74
Our Price: $32.99
In Stock!
Online Only

*Due to high order volume, Orders with customizations will be delayed by 2 business days.

Emojis NOT allowed. Will be removed during engraving process.

Max 50 Characters. Remaining:

Engraving Customization Disclaimer

Blade HQ is not responsible for any mistakes or misspellings made by customers.

Personalized laser engraved items are not accepted for return for any reason.

While we accept most engraving requests, we cannot honor all. Some may contain trademarks or other terms that we do not have the right to use.

Engraving requests may contain material that Blade HQ considers inappropriate or simply do not want to place on products. At times this obliges us to decline engraving requests that may otherwise seem unobjectionable. If your engraving request is deemed unacceptable, your order will be canceled and you will be notified via email.

Blade HQ reserves the right to cancel any engraving requests after they have been submitted.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Cancellations are not possible once the engraving process has begun.

Please note, engraving may delay processing time beyond two business days, but no more than four business days under normal circumstances. Blade HQ defines business days as being Monday - Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday and all Federal and State holidays at our discretion.

By placing your order you agree to the disclaimer listed above and accept any and all liabilities associated with the engraving process.

Add to Wishlist


  • Overall Length: 6.875"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Bead Blast
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.34"
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Gray
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3.40 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Spring Assisted
  • Opener: Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: Kershaw
  • Model: Zing
  • Model Number: 1730SS
  • Designer: RJ Martin
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The Zing is a sleek, stylish knife from Kershaw, now with a stainless steel handle and the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism. The knife has a plain edged stainless steel blade. The handle is also all stainless steel with a bead blast finish to match the blade. The knife is easily opened via the flipper, and the lock up is absolutely solid with the added security of a framelock!

Customer Reviews

Love this knife
José M. on Jan 5, 2018

Great small light Wright

Good cheap EDC
Thomas E. on Aug 28, 2020

I have this one and a G10 model. Great size and weight. Comes sharp. Speed Safe deployment is snappy and reliable. Can't go wrong at this price. Cheers!

My most used EDC
Lance D. on Apr 25, 2017

Perfect size for EDC, I actually use more for dress up EDC, I love the blade shape and grind, wish more had this shape pocket clip as its better looking and works great. I also bought OsO sweet because of clip, action works great and slides in pocket perfectly. I read previous reviews and think the total opposite. A little jimping on back of blade would have been nice.

Room for improvement, but love it.
Robert K. on Dec 27, 2016

For the price point, this could be a 5 star knife. It's a great shape blade profile. It slices and dices cardboard crisply, in spite of its small size. It's what a Leek could be, with its more user friendly handle and robust blade tip. Now I'll get the negatives out of the way. My main problem is the pocket clip. It has a poor shape, ergonomically speaking, making it difficult to clip on the pockets of my jeans and slacks (it likes to turn sideways due to its pronounced 'S' shape instead of inserting straight). Also, as noted by other reviews elsewhere, the clip doesn't hold up to extended wear well (weak steel or bad tempering?), widening up with time. I had mine less than 2 months before I noticed the clip losing its tension, sliding out of my pockets whenever I'd sit... Which is how I lost it (likely in a cab). I bought another. I was hoping the screws would come out on it so I could put a custom *simple and straight* deep carry clip on it, and orient it tip down. They wouldn't on either the first one I lost, nor the second: they've stripped three sets of higher quality alan tools trying, including my nice hardened chrome pair in the size. Maddening. Now I've lost the second one as the clip weakened. Things I'd like to see on the next iteration of the Zing: some sculpting on the scales to increase grip, or a textured G-10 scale on one side as with the Thermite and other models. A return to sandvik blade steel. A simple straightened pocket clip, like the early prototype Zing SS showed. Also, the old models had a 'scooped' or contoured thumb stud. If a small flipper blade *must* have thumb studs, that is how they should be: contoured to assist thumb-push opening, like on the Blur. These are a vestigial irritant, and should be gone. If it were available, I would definitely buy a premium model Zing as well, with slightly larger dimensions, textured white/jade tone g10 handle scales, S30V or comparable blade, deep carry pocket clip. Maybe no torsion assist but bronze washers? As much as I gripe about this knife, it's a pleasure to use (when it isn't losing itself). Keep making good blades, Kershaw! Special thanks to Mr. Martin for the shaping of this design. Here's hoping Kershaw listens and improves!

Blade HQ Copyright © 2022 Blade HQ. All rights reserved
Give Feedback