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#1 ONLINE   devil duck

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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 06:36 AM

I just ordered a Kershaw Blur in their Tiger strip. I have a couple of Kershaw knives and they seem to be decent quality for the money.
I have a ZT 350, SOG Seal pup, SOG Trident and some El cheap O in tiger strip. I thought this one looked pretty cool and wanted to add to the Tiger strip collection. Does anybody own the Blur, is it a pretty good knife? For 50.00 I don't expect a whole lot but the other Kershaws I own are pretty good.


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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 06:37 AM

I have a few. They are really good knives. We did a group buy on them a while back.


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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 06:39 AM

I have a few. They are really good knives. We did a group buy on them a while back.

Well shoot, how did I miss that buy. Did they have the Armory logo or anything special?
Do you remember what they cost?


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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 06:52 AM

I don't remember, but $50 is a great price.




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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 07:03 AM

https://www.amazon.c...ds=kershaw blur
Amazon has them with free shipping.


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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 07:12 AM

Yep, had one for years.  The blade is classic Kershaw quality.  It flips open fair to middlin.  The thing that makes it different is that almost sand paper feel to the grip.  It takes a little getting use to, feels kinda weird, but then you start noticing its a hell of a grip which makes the thinner grip perform like a fatter one.

 

The Blur line of Kershaws is one of their mainstay product lines.  There's all sorts of models within the line.  Mine, for example, is the original black.  They offer them in different colors and spring assited or not.  I got mine, I think first year or at most second year out, about $40 but they run $50-$75 now depending on who sells it. 

 

You know to be honest, had I see the knife in a store, I probably wouldn't have bought it due to that sand paper feel.  I instead ordered one from the net.  That said, its been a hell of a knife, a hard worker, and who doesn't like giving up a little heft without giving up functionality? 

 

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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 07:40 AM

Nice,
I normally carry my ZT 350, now she is a little hefty and a little broad at the hips (kinda like the wife)
But I have gotten used to it. I might carry this around for my working knife. I always have three on me at all times except church. Then it's just my boot knife and my Case I got from TT.


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Posted Jun. 16 2017 - 08:14 AM

I like the skyline too.
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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 12:32 AM

The Kershaw Blur has S30V steel which makes it fairly decent for the money.  Basically, just KAI's lower-tier brand.  An alternative for those who don't want to pay $300 bucks for a knife.


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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 07:12 AM

They have awesome warranty. I sent two in that needed new springs for the assisted opening. They came back with new blades in them.


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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 10:02 AM

I lke the Kershaw speedsafes. I have the Oso Sweet/1830 and the Kershaw Asset/1930. They open with a push of the finger and won't break the bank these days. Have a good handle material for the grip. Mine were $29.99 when I bought them at Academy. Now you can get them for $19.99

 

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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 11:40 AM

That is a good thing to get. I have other Kershaw blades (Chill and Tone) and am very pleased. 


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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 01:09 PM

My primary reason for buying the Blur was the Tiger strip. If it turns out to be a good quality blade I might put it into the carry rotation.
I'm really wanting to get a Randall 27 Trailblazer and a Dark Timber "Rustic" Bowie. Those will most likely be my next custom made knives. Knives are like 1911s so many nice ones and never enough money to go around.


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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 01:47 PM

Don't y'all know, collecting knives is a bad habit.
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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 06:46 PM

Don't y'all know, collecting knives is a bad habit.

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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 08:41 PM

Don't y'all know, collecting knives is a bad habit.

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Posted Jun. 18 2017 - 09:07 PM

Don't y'all know, collecting knives is a bad habit.

I wouldn't have to go finding another knife maker if "mine" would make me a Bowie.
HINT, HINT!!!
After all, he makes one heck of a beautiful knife.
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Posted Jun. 19 2017 - 10:50 AM

Gawd those are sexy.


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Posted Jun. 19 2017 - 11:13 AM

Gawd those are sexy.

Yes they are, he made he first one for me and I was very impressed with the craftsmanship. I asked if he would make a "twin" if he had enough stock left from the first set of scales. Not only are the knives beautiful, the sheaths are no slouch either.
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Posted Jun. 19 2017 - 03:03 PM

The Blur just arrived.
Overall it seems to be well built, tight, pretty smooth on the opening. The Tiger strip is very well applied and looks really nice. The thumb stud for opening works well, good placement and easy to locate. The textured handle is a little odd, not necessarily bad but definitely different. It does feel pretty grippy though, almost has a rubber feel to it but not soft or spungey. I will need to flip the clip around so it carries tip up. If not you must rotate the knife to get it facing forward.
Overall I'm very happy with it out of the box. I will let you know how well it carries. The Blur isn't a small knife, actually it's bigger than I thought it would be. I like the size.
Edge wise, not bad. Didn't quite pass the paper test but very, very close, I will hit it with a finish stone to bring the edge in. But it is a good working edge, I just prefer my knives to shave.
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