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Kershaw Volt ll

Nov 1, 2012
This is my first review. I decided to do the Volt ll because it is my newest knife (just received it today). It will be my new edc knife probably for awhile. I'm going to break it into three parts - handle, blade and comparison photos with other folders I own.



The handle is exactly 4 inches long, 9/16ths of an inch thick and the scales are made from diamond textured glass filled nylon. There are stainless steel liners and it employs a fairly thick liner lock. Rounding out the handle is a 3/4 length backpsacer with inset jimping and a funky but acceptable pocket clip which I immediately switched to tip up. I watched a lot of YouTube reviews before purchasing this knife and a common complaint was the thickness of the handle. I have to say that I like it and really don't feel the knife in my pocket. In fact so far it is probably my most comfortable folder In hand that i own. You'll see my other folders in the comparison pictures farther below the review.


The blade is 3 1/8th inches long, 3 inches being cutting edge and is 1/8th of an inch thick. The steel is 8cr13mov and feature a modified drop point with a swedge and is hollow ground 2/3rds of the way. It is opened with a flipper and has kershaws quite powerful speedsafe assisted opening. Rounding out the blade is a thumb ramp with pretty good jimping.

Comparison Photos:
Top down - Spyderco Endura 4 frn, Kershaw Volt ll, Kershaw OD2, Spyderco Paramilitary 2

Top down - Zero Tolerance 0200, Kershaw Volt ll, Kershaw OD2

In summary, for the $35cnd I payed for this knife I can't think of and have not seen a better or more comfortable knife. It will be my edc knife until I can find a better/more comfortable one, which could take awhile!

PS: Sorry for the crappy phone pics.