New Kershaw Knives Website!

Interesting, but why not just use massive skeletonization of the tang to get a good compromise without a significantly increased cost?

For the same reasons you don't drill big holes in the blade, it is a horrible solution. I have a Raven in S30V which shattered to pieces through the tang when prying and the handle slabs stayed in one piece. Yeah, the slabs were stronger than the tang. Being S30V didn't help in terms of flexibility of course, but that manner of weight reduction is shoddy at best.

I suppose there must be some sort of shape at the end of the partial tang to keep it from being pulled out of the handle?

They can be pinned directly through the handle, though with a modern epoxy this isn't necessary. You will break the handle material apart before the epoxy will lose bond.

-Cliff
 
Can I suggest that if y'all are going to get into a discussion of tang/handle dynamics, that you start a new thread? Thanks!
 
VG10 is a new type of stainless steel that has a higher density. This allows the steel to be tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 61, and still have the flexibility and strength to take and keep a perfect edge. VG10's natural tendency is to remain straight and true, so when it is used, the edge of the blade naturally straightens out and stays sharper longer.

I changed my mind, whoever allowed that to be created should be fired. Perhaps they could get a job writing catalogs at cold steel. Every single sentence is misleading if not downright false
 
I changed my mind, whoever allowed that to be created should be fired. Perhaps they could get a job writing catalogs at cold steel. Every single sentence is misleading if not downright false
ROFLMAO!

Probably can't blame that one on the web designer--it was almost certainly written by a marketing droid. Hahaha!

Maybe it's just as well I couldn't get beyond the 2nd page... ;)
 
Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll get to firing a handful of folks :cool:
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll get to firing a handful of folks :cool:
Thanks for taking the criticisms with a sense of humour, Thomas. I know I've been unremittingly critical, but it's only because I'd like to see Kershaw do its web site right this time. (Where "right" is defined, in part, as "being usable.")
 
Cliff said:
P/M's actually have density issues with less than 100% compaction

Can you clarify what you mean by this statement? The fact that one follows the other is obvious, but are you making the assertion at the P/M's being used in knife steels do suffer from less than full density?
 
Can you clarify what you mean by this statement?

P/M's are essentially a bunch of small ingots forged welded together, this obviously introduces the problem of voids. In the above though, density is used as a meaningless buzzword, would you argue lead is a good blade material because it is really dense.

Can I suggest that if y'all are going to get into a discussion of tang/handle dynamics, that you start a new thread? Thanks!

The discussion was centered on a blurb about that topic on the website, how it was flawed. I would assume that content would be relevant to the discussion.

-Cliff
 
I truly hope Kershaw takes the criticism of their website here in the spirit in which it was given. As a big fan of Kershaw products, it is in my best interest that Kershaw continue being a viable competitor in the marketplace. It's real easy, the better the company does, the better the product they can offer and more designs too. I believe most of us here who are critical of the website want a top-notch company to have a top-notch website.

If the company's website is sorely lacking in one or more areas, this is indeed a bad reflection on said company and may very well sway perspective new buyers to look elsewhere because if the company's website essentially sucks, how much more so the company?

I want Kershaw to prosper, I firmly believe that having a great website is an important step in that direction.
 
Meta Tag Analyzer

Status: 200 OK

Web Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.3 OpenSSL/0.9.7a PHP/5.1.6

Content: text/html, text/html; charset=utf-8


Meta tags report for: http://www.kershawknives.com/products.php?brand=kershaw
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Title: 26 KAI USA : Kershaw Products

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Title: Title relevancy to page content is very poor.
The Title relevancy to page content is 25%.

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Description: Found no description meta tag.
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Keywords: Found no keywords meta tag.
The keyword meta tag is still used by many search engines. Consider to add a keyword meta tag.
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Robots: Found no robots meta tag.
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Web page analysis.
The size of the web page.
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The web page load time is 2 seconds.

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Your site displayed on a search engine page.
KAI USA : Kershaw Products
http://www.kershawknives.com/products.php?brand=kershaw


Keywords found in the Anchor tags: Keyword - Times Found.
These are text links on your web page (include the 'alt' text from images in the links). These become more important by many search engines (for best results try to name them after your primary keywords).
load the kai home page - 1
kershaw knives - 1
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dealers - 1
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Keywords found in the IMG Alt tags: Keyword - Times Found.
This is text found in the 'alt' tag from the images. For web pages with a lot of images those tags are important (for best results try to name them after your primary keywords).
load the kai home page - 1
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Keywords found on page: Keyword - Times Found - Keyword Density.
These are keywords found on the web page. These are the keywords where the web page is target for (probably contain the most searches for this web page one of these keywords).
knife - 2 - 6.45%


URLs found in the page: URL - Times Found
Found 25 urls from where 24 unique.
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The meta-data analysis Andrew Taylor did is all well and good, and what it says/implies is correct--as far as it goes. But a not-so-secret secret of web page design, search engines and page ranking is that meta-tag data is relatively unimportant as compared to page content. This is why front/home pages that consist primarily or solely of graphic content are a Bad Thing, from a search-engine standpoint. Another not-so-secret secret of good web page design is to be very careful of what one does put in the meta-tags. Too much data or the wrong kind of data can lead a search engine to believe you're engaging in search-engine meta-tag spamming, and it'll disregard all of your meta-tag data. Also, as that meta-tag analysis implies, it's Very Good to have meta-tag data that correlates with web page content.
 
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