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Blur or 0350

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by Vanguard.223, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Vanguard.223

    Vanguard.223

    142
    Sep 5, 2012
    Do y'all think the 0350 is too big for EDC compared to the Blur? I love everything about the Blur except the thumb studs which drive me nuts! I'm looking at both of these blades in S30V
    and wanna make sure the 0350 is comfortable enough to EDC regularly.

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. greeenie

    greeenie

    Nov 27, 2012
    i LOVE to edc my 350, its easily my favorite user knife. and the thumb studs wont beat u up in ur pocket
     
  3. Vanguard.223

    Vanguard.223

    142
    Sep 5, 2012
    Thanks! The 0350 looks a lot bulkier so I wanna make sure it rides in the pocket okay
     
  4. greeenie

    greeenie

    Nov 27, 2012
    its slightly bigger, slightly thicker, but a much better knife IMO, feels more solid
     
  5. bad_juju

    bad_juju Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    I would say decide if you need a pointier tip (blur) or a wider blade more belly (0350). I have both and love both. Really is a toss up! If you decide on the blur, check out a carbon fiber with cpm 154. I pick that steel over s30v in the blur!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  6. Vanguard.223

    Vanguard.223

    142
    Sep 5, 2012
    Man this is gonna be hard to choose. I want something in S30V just to try it out, but I like the look of carbon fiber. And then there is that I still wanna try a ZT. I think more saving is in my future!
     
  7. bigconig

    bigconig

    235
    Jun 9, 2008
    I love my black 350sw (made it manual) as an EDC. As cool a knife as the orange 350 is, the extra thickness and weight make it less comfortable to EDC. Just a heads up if you want to keep it thinner and lighter. I also polished the G10 a bit so it's easier on the pocket.
     
  8. chester22

    chester22

    Feb 1, 2012
    Have looked at a Shallot, Very nice knife.
     
  9. Random Dan

    Random Dan

    862
    Jan 21, 2012
    I faced this decision a while ago and chose the 0350. Mainly for the flipper, beefier lock, and textured G10 scales.
     
  10. Vanguard.223

    Vanguard.223

    142
    Sep 5, 2012
    I just had my mind made up on the Blur, then you had to go and mention the flipper...



    :D
     
  11. bigconig

    bigconig

    235
    Jun 9, 2008
    The lack of a flipper IMO is what makes the Blur only a great knife rather than super-great. Now a 0350 with the pivot set just right and the A/O removed is a totally addicting flipper.
     
  12. flarp

    flarp

    Sep 7, 2011
    I think the Blur is much easier to EDC. Measurement-wise, the 0350 might not seem that much bigger, but it really does feel more substantial than the Blur. Here are some side-by-sides (ignore the 0200 and JYD).

    [​IMG]

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Accelerator

    Accelerator Gold Member Gold Member

    819
    Oct 16, 2010
    I carried an 0350 clipless in my front pocket for almost 3 years, every single day. I found it to be an amazing knife, plenty strong, great steel, and it was thin enough that I didn't feel like I had a pocket full of junk when I had my keys in there. I decided I wanted to branch out and try the 0550, so I got one, and man, it felt huge in my pocket. It really made me appreciate the overall dimensions of the 0350, especially considering how wonderful a knife it truly is. One other thing, for around $100, I don't think you will ever find a knife that offers what the 0350 does. I consider it an amazing bargain.
     
  14. Random Dan

    Random Dan

    862
    Jan 21, 2012
    The Kershaw Rake is another good option in that size range (and with a flipper:D) It has a composite blade with CPM-D2 cutting edge, and costs about $70.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Vanguard.223

    Vanguard.223

    142
    Sep 5, 2012
    Thanks for those pics! Really helps with the size reference which is what I needed. It's not so much weight that bothers me but width. I'm looking at getting a blem and trying to decide if the ZT is worth 30 more bucks.
     
  16. flarp

    flarp

    Sep 7, 2011
    They are pretty close to the same length, but the 0350 is wider and thicker. I don't have a pic of the two stacked to see the difference, but if I remember to, I'll take and post some when I get home tonight.
     
  17. Vanguard.223

    Vanguard.223

    142
    Sep 5, 2012
    Is one lock up considered better than the other?
     
  18. Random Dan

    Random Dan

    862
    Jan 21, 2012
    The lockbar on the 0350 is certainly beefier than the Blur's.
     
  19. ono724

    ono724

    Jul 17, 2010
    Easy one- 350 all the way.
     
  20. metalhead357

    metalhead357

    281
    Sep 2, 2012
    Just had the same issue. Even posted a thread about it. In the end I went with the 0350 since I already had an older Blur.

    Here's a pic of my 0350TS Blem with my Leek
    [​IMG]
     

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