Rated 4 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by RiverNwoods Great for the price!!!! This is the second one I've bought. I got the black scaled one for 14$ and some change, and I liked it so much that I found some of the Christmas leftovers with the blue scales for 10$ and got one of those as well. I have noticed that the handle scales and the blade are not as polished and good looking on the blue scaled one. After doing some research I found that the blue scaled one was made just for sale at Walmart. However they are both great knives for the price! Kershaw makes excellent cutlery and this inexpensive kershaw still keeps up with their QC standards! I don't think you could find a knife as great for this price! 02/27/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★ by DougBashfor6 Great knife for the price! Great knife for $15! I have a blue one and a black one. This is my second Crown and third Kershaw. My other Kershaw is the $30 U.S.A. lightweight Skyline, which feels kinda flimsy, but is far better made, with even better steel and a flipper. All Kershaws come razor sharp. Hit them lightly with a chef's steel and wow! This is a good cheap way to get into the 8cr13mov steel which will easily beat any of the generic "stainless steels" we all own. ...a good reputation for sharpness, ease of sharpening, and edge retention.Kershaw's propaganda calls this a gentleman's folder. I guess that means it's not scary looking. True. But I'd call it a toss-around working knife. That's it's appeal to me. And I like it's looks; organic or tear droppy, almost edible.I love the heft of this knife and it's tuff looking bolster and dual steel liners. For some reason it reminds me of my pre-Reagan Buck 110 folder; hefty. Nice fat, thick blade, but a delicate tip. (Too delicate?) Both Crowns lock open solid, absolutely zero play, the blades are perfectly centered open and closed. It feels refined and solid in the hand like a steel egg(?)...nice. But I can tell for me it's going to be too heavy for EDC (constant) carry. So I'm gunna get the slightly smaller "Crown II" too. I see this knife doing duty in the tool box, glovebox, or possibly occasional kitchen use. But 8cr13mov is not as stainless as that cheap 420 steel, so treat it like quality cutlery, not flatware. No soaking, clean & dry after use, etc. oil couldn't hurt if you're coastal or humid.On the downsides, this knife is obviously not robot made, each knife and each part is slightly different. I strongly suggest closely inspecting the knife in the blister pack before you buy, checking for flaws such as handle separation, --one reviewer failed this knife (but loved his second Crown). Also inspect the gimping on the liner lock release. Both open one-handed smooth like butter, but one is a bit stiff for snappy speed, I may decide to adjust it with a torx wrench. (I think you can get a set of simple "L" torx at the dollar store.) It has no gimping on the spine, if that matters. Good chance I'll toss the nicely curved pocket clip, which works fine.If that delicate tip breaks off, I'll reshape and have a heavy duty folder! "If" I said. Meanwhile I'll enjoy it. 01/30/2012