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As a long time Kershaw fan I have a confession

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by Squashfan, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. simplespeed


    Jan 12, 2011
    Just give him some attention so he can move on lol.

    And I completly disagree on the 550. You must have a very different shaped hand than other humans.
  2. simplespeed


    Jan 12, 2011
    Just give him some attention so he can move on lol.

    And I completly disagree on the 550. You must have a very different shaped hand than other humans.
  3. ono724


    Jul 17, 2010

    exactly this

    Lets come to the Kershaw forum to tell us how much you don't like Kershaw anymore :rolleyes:
  4. Dabakr


    Mar 7, 2013
    to be honest-he didn't really knock the brand. he just said he wasn't liking anything lately. its something to talk about though. I-e.g. have looked up the Kershaws he said he didnt like and I discovered there are models I didn't know about that I like a lot. The echelon may be an odd looking duck but it appeals to me quite a bit.
  5. NeverMore1701


    Jan 29, 2008
    I will say that this year the only new things from KAI I have any interest in are from the ZT line.
  6. hondahirny


    Apr 2, 2012
    Sounds like you need a break. I'm not very brand loyal on knives, but tend to be USA loyal. Lots of cool stuff out there from various sources. Go and enjoy what other brands have to offer. I've had knives from all the big manufacturers. I liked certain models from each, including Kershaw/ZT. You're missing out if you just try one brand.

    Ultimately, we're all knife nuts and buy way more blades than the average consumer. You've probably already done your fair share in supporting Kershaw ;)
  7. abrachear


    Feb 10, 2013
    go back in time a few years and get a kershaw RAM. Probably will only find it on ebay and maybe even with a "blem" but thats my favorite kershaw. Hard knife not to like
  8. Squashfan


    Jun 6, 2012
    I have a RAM. Two actually, I liked it that much. I also have an OD-1, Zing, Skyline, Scallion, Blur, Leek, JYD II, Turbulence, (both styles of) Groove, Packrat, Ener-G (1 & 2), Salvo/Barrage, Random Task II, Piston, Echelon, and a Talon II. These are just the ones off the top of my head.
    What I am saying is this: Over half of what is on my list is discontinued. Where are the great models to replace what Kershaw made in the past? What happened to the great quality at a wonderful price that first lured me into loving knives and specifically Kershaws?
  9. bertosknives


    Jul 17, 2005
    yep kinda in the same boat still buying kershaws but mostly discontinued models.
  10. freewheeling


    Dec 30, 2012
    My favorite "cheap" knife right now is a Zing blem that was made in the US with the sandvik blade. Just a little gem. It compares well to knives costing ten times as much.
  11. bertosknives


    Jul 17, 2005
    the usa zing was nice I put bronze washers in it and was so much smoother to bad its discontinued.
  12. Daddyo16


    Jan 12, 2012
    What size did you use and where did you get them? I had my Zing apart recently and found myself wishing for some phosphor-bronze washers to replace the nylon ones.
  13. bertosknives


    Jul 17, 2005
    I have no idea what size they are i have a bag with some spares and I had two different sizes I put the bigger one on the non locking side I bought a whole bunch from usaknifemakers but they really havent fit any of the knives Ive tried them on either the inside hole is to small or the outside is to big.
  14. crom

    crom Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2007
    I'm in the same boat. Aside from the Knockout nothing really appeals to me.
  15. mr_anderson


    Mar 30, 2004
    Someone call the wambulance. :rolleyes:
  16. Ridgeback08

    Ridgeback08 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    I'd say definitely take a break and enjoy some of the other offerings. I've more recently started to enjoy all of KAI so I'm still playing catch-up in some regards but the great thing about knives are that there are many awesome companies out there so if nothing is striking your fancy now with KAI just check out some of the others. Personally ZT is more my flavor at the moment though I'm loving the Skyline.
  17. nwmetalbug

    nwmetalbug Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2012
    Piston is a nice offering
  18. simplespeed


    Jan 12, 2011
    Im making a thread in the ka bar forum stating why I dont like thier knives.

    And benchmade
    And buck
    And sog
    And boker
    And busse
    And lionsteel...etc.......

    And DPX
  19. Squashfan


    Jun 6, 2012
    I already have it. Really nice knife too.

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