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KERSHAW collectors?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Razredged, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Razredged


    Jul 2, 2018
    Im contemplating selling off all the Kershaw Knives in my collection and focusing more on my spyderco and benchmade. Just kinda curious if there are any kershaw collectors on here ??
  2. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    What qualifies as a collector around here? I've got 6 at the moment, with a seventh incoming shortly
  3. tony281sc2


    Feb 13, 2017
    Right here my friend. My first decent knife was a Leek, then an Amp 3.25, then a Link, a Shield, a Cryo, a Shallot...and before I knew it I had an entire shoebox full of Kershaws lol...then one day I pulled the trigger and bought a ZT 0452. The second I flipped it open I understood why people spend ~$200 on a knife, not to mention the premium materials. I think I’m done with Kershaws as the last few I bought were a disappointment (natrix, deadline). Still a big fan of ZT and my next knife is either going to be a 0462blk or a Benchmade Griptillian 551-1. Never owned a Benchmade tho, and I like my flippers. But imo Kershaws aren’t what they used to be.
  4. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Define collector :) When I think of "collecting" knives I think of pristine, unused examples and models that are not readily available. A lot of us caught the Kershaw bug and ended up with quite a few. IMHO, they are one of the best values out there in the knife world (a good percentage of their models anyway). The Hinderer and Onion designs, in particular, are among some of my favorites. Having said that, I use all of them and don't have anything collectible. Even if I came across a Shallot or something that wasn't produced anymore...I would still use it.
  5. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Bummer I had high hopes for the Natrix...sorry to see it is a disappointment.
  6. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I have a bunch of Kershaws but the only model I collect are Skylines.
  7. Razredged


    Jul 2, 2018
    Yea I guess your right. Collector means something different to different people. My definition would be keeping more than a few whether they be nib or used. And I agree about the new ones. Don’t think I have any of them except maybe a couple with s35 or 390 steel.
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  8. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Then go ahead and consider me a Kershaw collector :)
  9. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    There are definitely some models that would be considered highly desireable. There are other Kershaw models I think people wouldn’t be so excited about.
  10. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    BCDD5E56-53B1-4C78-9242-669A6D33BC00.jpeg EB20C902-6379-41A9-970D-253C20E9353D.jpeg Just a few. The Shallots are all CPM S-110-V.
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  11. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    have 11 of them, but don't consider it a collection (other than a collection of users)
  12. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    While I dont know of many people who collect Kershaws generally, I know that there are many collectors for some of their specific models. The Blur, Skyline, and Leek seem have a strong collector following. Each is available in a plethora of colors, blade materials, etc... so they lend themselves well to that segment of the knife buying market.
  13. tony281sc2


    Feb 13, 2017
    tiguy7, those are some awesome shallots!

    Waverave, I bought the original natrix when it first came out and after a few times using it the sub-frame lock would get stuck so hard I had to use pliers to un-lock it. Plus it just felt cheap to me. The “Method” is a decent knife tho, I like the fact that it’s not A/O.
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  14. smilk327


    Apr 14, 2016
    I’m always up for a kershaw. Probably have 15 or so. Not a fan of speedsafe unless it’s on a classic such as blur leek knockout etc. I’d be willing to see whats available if you go the sell it route.
  15. Earl1

    Earl1 Basic Member Basic Member

    May 11, 2016
    I have several. I love the quality to price ratio. I only have one I'm disappointed with. A blur in s30v that has serious blade play. It is so bad the blade scrapes one side of the hamdle. Gonna have to send it to kershaw I suppose.
  16. Pasteur291


    Dec 28, 2016
    Collectors bought the knives for fun or whatever but they not going to use it for intense purpose?
  17. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    Tilt would have to be the most desirable Kershaw made .

  18. Razredged


    Jul 2, 2018
    Ooo. Yea a tilt. I been looking for one of those. You have an extra? Oh wait I was thinking about getting rid of these. Lol
  19. scottfish


    Dec 4, 2011
    I hadn't considered myself a Kershaw collector, but just took stock real quick and realized I have more Kershaws than anything else in my collection.
    - a Cryo
    - a Shuffle
    - a Skyline (Forum Knife)
    - and a Knockout just arrived that I cannot put down
  20. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    I have accumulated a few over the years. I wish I hadn't traded my large, regular Junk Yard Dog, even though I believe it had the ugliest pocket clip ever made. I'm glad I kept the Tremor, and Piston! I really like Kershaw's 'blackwash'.
    Blurs: black-washed, blue, purple, S30v.
    Leeks: smoke blue, stonewashed, blackout.
    Thermites: stonewashed, blackwashed.
    Echelon, Emerson CQC-4K XL, Fatback, Knockout, Launch 5, Link, Piston, Salvo, Scallion, Skyline XL, Speed Bump, Spoiler, Tremor.

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