Kershaw Piston SpeedSafe Assisted Liner Lock Flipper Folding Knife - 1860

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Kershaw Piston SpeedSafe Assisted Liner Lock Flipper Folding Knife - 1860

Kickin' style and top performance

The first thing you notice about the Piston is its cut good looks. Both blade and handle are dramatically sculpted for a look you won’t see in just anybody’s pocket.

And speaking of pockets, while the Piston is a larger knife, it won’t put too much weight in your pocket. The key is the Piston’s lightweight G-10 handle and Inset Liner Lock. G-10, an epoxy-filled woven glass fiber material, is extremely tough and stable all by itself. So there’s no need to fully line the handle with steel plate to create a durable handle. That lightens the weight, as well as the thickness of the knife, considerably.

Then, to ensure a secure lock up, Kershaw uses our Inset Liner Lock. We inset a smaller steel plate, which functions like a locking liner, in one side of the handle. When the knife is opened, the steel plate moves behind the blade securely locking is open.

The Piston’s blade is Sandvik 14C28N, a high-performance stainless steel that’s tough, corrosion resistant, and hardened to 58-60 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. The Piston offers our quad-carry options and even has a lanyard attachment. Don’t see a hole in the handle? Exactly. There’s a hidden lanyard attachment in the interior of the handle so nothing interrupts the Piston’s chiseled look.

Technical Specifications

  • Made In The USA
    When you see this on one of our knives, it means the knife was made in our Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.

  • Flipper
    May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The “flipper” is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.

  • SpeedSafe®
    Assists you to open any SpeedSafe® knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.

  • Inset Liner Lock
    A strip of stainless steel is riveted inside the knife’s handle—most commonly when the handle is a lightweight material. This enables us to create a slimmer, lighter knife, while still providing the strength and security of a locking liner.

  • Quad-carry
    The user may position the pocketclip for tip-up or tip-down, left- or right-handed carry.

Additional Features

  • Made in the USA
  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Inset Liner Lock
  • Flipper
  • Quad-carry (tip-up/tip-down; left/right) pocketclip
  • Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, satin finish
  • Handle: machined G-10
  • Blade length: 3 1/2-in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Overall length: 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm)
  • Weight: 4 oz.
MODEL
1860
SKU
kershaw_piston
MANUFACTURER
Mountain Khaki
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