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The mailman delivered a knockout!!

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by 5.56, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. 5.56


    Sep 27, 2008
    Yes literally, he did.

    I almost lost consciousness, well not really.:D

    Cool knife. In my opinion it looks very similiar to the 0551 in profile.
    It stops at looks though, this knife is much thinner all around.
    The blade grind is high and thin. It's a nice slicer.

    I really wish the 0551 had a flipper option. The Knockout with its flipper and AO kinda answers that problem for me. Also, mine is the aluminum model, but the sub framelock is steel, I'm guessing.

    This will make a nice thin slicer type EDC. I'll edit in better pics when I get home.






    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  2. Kalsu

    Kalsu Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Sweet pair you got there. I just put my order in today for a Knockout. Should be here next week. Can't wait.
  3. Final Option

    Final Option Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2012
    Sitting next to the knockout the 0551 looks like a tank! I have the 0551 and the 0550 and love them both. Knockout is still very stylish and looks like a great slicer. Nice combo 5.56
  4. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Such a tempting piece of steel there. What are your impression of the knife in terms of quality and do you think it will hold up to abuse well? - Very open questions I know :thumbup:
  5. 5.56


    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm very happy with the initial quality. You can see that mine is perfectly centered and the lockup is about 40%
    It came sharp, and I mean razor sharp. I can detect zero blade play as well, it's a solid framelock.

    More use will tell the whole story though.
  6. 5.56


    Sep 27, 2008
    Here's a pocket shot, after I satin polished the clip.


    I used a dremel with scotchbrite attachment to satin finish the clip.
    I think it accents the knife's features nicely.

  7. bad_juju

    bad_juju Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    looks awesome. these are starting to be sold out at a few of the knife sites better get one soon if you want it!
  8. spyderguy


    Nov 23, 2007
    that's a great looking knife!
    really liking the deep carry on that one, and I've been looking for some more slimmer folders too......may just have to check this model out for myself
  9. OvalmanPA


    Dec 5, 2011
    I'm liking my Knockout too. I can see different colors and blade steels to make it a real collector in the future! :D
  10. gundude73


    Oct 6, 2009
    Looks like a nice EDC. Did it kick the skyline out of your pocket? :eek: :p
  11. europeanoutdoorsman


    Feb 25, 2011
    how does the handle feel?
  12. Skywalker1


    Jul 13, 2012
    Wow, congrats on that knife! I' ve been waiting to snag one of those for quite a while now:D
    Good job on the clip as well!
  13. viper89

    viper89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Looks awesome, I might pick one up in the future. Thanks for the comparison to the 0550.
  14. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    I was just about to buy a knockout when I saw the Echelon in stock... now I definitely need this one as well!
  15. 5.56


    Sep 27, 2008
    I have large hands so I like a big handle. The knockout doesn't quite fill my hand, but then again, it's not a large knife.
    I like it because it's a fast, slender, slicer type EDC.

    The Piston would be a better option if you want a full handle.
  16. M240G

    M240G Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    So I was on my way home from work the other day and stopped in at my local Benchmade dealer to see what's new... and what-do-you-know I bought a Kershaw. I really like this knife alot and I plan to get a couple more to give away. It was inexpensive and I think it will be a popular knife.
    I've already taken it to work and given it a proper beating.


  17. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Are the thumb studs removable? They look HUGE.

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