Kershaw Random Task questions

Feb 18, 1999
I examined a Kershaw Mini-task at a gun show yesterday. I remember somewhere reading about these knives being dangerous to open, but I had no problems. If you're used to Kershaw's Liner Action, it's easy to get your thumb out of the way after that initial push.
My question is, does anyone use a Random Task or a Mini-task as a regular blade, and how does it perform? Does it resharpen easily, or hold a good edge? How about durability, particularly of the stop pin? (an important question, since the blade is designed to open at speed). Lastly, does it resist rust reasonably well, or if not, does it clean up easily?
Any comments will be much appreciated.
P.S. If the liners are Ti, do they hold up with repeated use?

I have had and carried a Mini-Task for the past year on pretty much an everyday basis.

When all the talk about people getting cut when opening it came out, I couldn't understand why. Then after a while I figured it out. The people that were getting cut were "riding" the blade out, instead of just pushing out and up with the thumb. I NEVER have been, nor have come close to being cut by it when opening.

As far as edge holding ability and ease of sharpening, it retains it's edge very well, and if you know how to sharpen any knife, this one will be no different.

I have noticed absolutely no change in the way it locks up now as it did when I first got it. And I have opened it many,many times( I like to play with it,and other people like to watch it being opened ).

As far as rust prevention, just coat it with Sentry Systems Marine Tuf-cloth, and you should have no problems.

Hope this helps.

P.S. If you have not purchased one already and are planning on doing so,feel free to e-mail me, as I have an extra one that I will sell you at a great price.

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