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Kershaw Hotwire

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Hi it won't let me take a picture for some reason. It I have this knife and have had it since Christmas , my brother got it for me as a quick pocket knife gift and I'm not going to lie, it is surprisingly nice , very sharp factory blade , the shape and overall uniform of the blade itself is really nice and the best part is the assisted opening is super fast! Has a nice size flipper for your finger and it opens extremely quick . Blade is 3 inches, and when open the overall length of knife is 6.5 inches and you can get it at walmart for under $10. WORTH IT! Very nice budget knife and would definitely recommend it for a quick pocket knife
 
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Hi I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with the Kershaw Hotwire,if so please send pics.
Hey Mr. Krazy, I just got home with this knife. I'm not sure about this knife yet. I opened the box, flipped it, and inspected it. And had the cashier throw away the box. That way the warden (girlfriend) it's none the wiser about my purchase! I flipped it in store and it flipped with authority. I get home and it is only flipping open 3/4 of the way 7/10 times.
I've got the pivot in a Rem Oil bath for a few hours to see what happens. If that doesn't work I'll loosen the pivot to see if that helps.
The F&F is good, same with the blade centering. All in all it's a 10$ knife I believe it is worth that small amount of money. It came hair popping sharp with no blade play. It feels great in hand! So I'm at peace with my investment of 10$
Oddly enough the only other Kershaw I have ever owned is the Antelope Hunter fixed blade. That's a killer knife too.
I am unable to post pictures sorry.
Edit: After the oil bath nothing. Loosened the pivot and problem solved. I've been flipping it for awhile watching a movie. Good purchase!
 
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Morrow

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Cool little knife. I'm a fan of the blade shape.
 

W. Anderson

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Last winter I grabbed one just because. Surprisingly nice, and FAST action. Easy to sharpen. The screws holding the clip were constantly in need of tightening, but thats fine. I ended up giving it to a non-knifenut friend, he uses it often. Still going strong. I will say that the steel dulls quicky (or I assume it must) because he's often having me sharpen it.
 

Hickory n steel

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Seems to be just my size and width, if only it were not a flipper not assisted and had a different blade shape.
 
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Dude we can spend ten dollars today at subway for a sandwich that'll last 5 minutes... If I were you I'd make a trip to Wal-Mart just to get the knife. It's in my "gentleman's knife" Rotation. And by rotation I mean once our twice a year max. It's a fun boy toy to add to your arsenal. Go for it!
 

SW-EDC

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You see, these "cheaper" knives are not bad for the money.
I use the heck out of these rather than have a $1000 knife that sits in my safe.
 
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