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Why does the Knockout weight 1.3 ounces more than the Skyline?

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by Scurvy092, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    I was watching some Knockout vids today because I have been very interested in it but then I find out that it weighs almost 60% more than the Skyline. I thought the benefit of the knife was the inset liner lock meant it didn't need a full length steel liner and therefore would be thinner and lighter.

    The measurements are within 1/8 of an inch of eachother but the blade on the Knockout looks a little taller/thicker. Has anyone handled both? Is blade size the reason for the added weight?

    I see the Echelon is going to come in at 2.6 ounces which is much closer to the Skyline and might be right there in terms of weight with the torsion spring removed.
  2. SpookyDriver


    Dec 10, 2010
    Nevermind...I had old info.
  3. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    Okay, now I am super confused.

    The specs say the handle is G10. The official description appears to be a little confused as well.

    The videos I have seen make it look like both sides are G10.
  4. SpookyDriver


    Dec 10, 2010
    Originally spec'd for anodized aluminum, but that was nixed in favor of G10. I suppose it's possible the weight listed on Kershaw's site is for the original prototype and wasn't updated with the G10 switch, but it's more likely that the bigger blade overall construction differences account for the weight increase.
  5. Hacked


    Jun 1, 2010
    Watch the second video in this thread and take a look at the pictures in this thread. Should answer your question well enough.
  6. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    I watched the vid (even commented on it) but I hadn't seen the pics. Totally makes sense now! thanks!
  7. g02139

    g02139 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    if you have handled both, you'd be surprised it's only 1.3 ounces heavier, knockout is a substantially beefier knife in both handle and blade.

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