Kershaw 1812BLK Dividend Assisted Flipper Knife 3" M390 Stonewashed Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles


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KS1812BLK: 1812BLK Dividend M390
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The success of Kershaw's made-in-the-USA Link series has yielded a Dividend. It's a slimmer, sleeker pocket carry—proudly made in the USA in Kershaw's Tualatin, Oregon factory, yet still built at a very affordable price.

While the original Link is a larger and stouter knife, some of you prefer a slimmer blade. The Dividend is made for you. Not too big, not too small, the Kershaw Dividend is a just-right-sized pocket knife. Its elegant Bohler M390 stainless steel modified Wharncliffe blade is a perfect 3" long and offers enough belly to be an efficient slicer. Bohler M390 is a powder metallurgically produced corrosion resistant martensitic stainless steel, with excellent abrasive wear resistance while maintaining good corrosion resistance. The knife is easy to open, even one-handed, with SpeedSafe assisted opening and the flipper.

The aluminum handles in goes-anywhere basic black curves gently to fit the hand comfortably. A decorative molded backspacer and left/right reversible pocket clip make the Dividend both handsome and handy.
  • Flipper - 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 thumb stud or pull back on the flipper, built into many Kershaw best sellers.
  • Liner Lock - Locks the blade open during use; one side of the knife's steel "liner," the steel plate to which the handle scales are attached, moves into position behind the blade to securely lock it open.
  • 4-Position - The user may position the pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down, left or right-handed carry.
  • Made in the USA - When you see this on one of their knives, it means the knife was made in Kershaw's Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.
  • Blade Length: 3.0" (7.6 cm)
  • Handle Length: 4.25" (10.8 cm)
  • Overall Length: 7.25" (18.5 cm)
  • Blade Steel: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Shape: Modified Wharncliffe
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Right/Left Carry
  • Weight: 2.9 oz. (76.0 g)
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 087171050508

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
M390 Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Kershaw 1812BLK Dividend Assisted Flipper 3" M390 Stonewashed Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handlesrated 4.727 stars out of 5 (11 reviews)
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Kershaw 1812BLK Dividend Assisted Flipper 3" M390 Stonewashed Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Star, Id
Oct 01, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
I wasn't sure how to rate this one between a 4 and 5, I gave it a five for the value. This is a great knife if you like speed safes like the leek, but with great blade material. Works great and Kershaw even sends you a deep carry clip if you call them, ZT doesn't which is weird because it's the same company. Overall great knife now the reason it might have been a 4 is that it came sharp, but not that sharp, not like a spyderco or benchmade, when I had to cut my babies tag off his beanie I had to use a different knife because it just wasn't that sharp. Other gripe after I sharpened it properly the handle is in the way and took damage which I don't mind just letting you know the angle is bad to really sharpen up the back end of the blade. Heat treat is ok, I've seen better and worse, but should be better then some S30V based on my Link from Kershaw. Overall for the money a great knife that will last and do great work for you. I like Kershaw, but they usually lacking decent blade material so this was a welcomed buy.
Kershaw 1812BLK Dividend Assisted Flipper 3" M390 Stonewashed Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
mt laurel, nj
Feb 08, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great EDC. Feels light. Fits in the watch pocket in my pants. I have medium sized hands and fits absolutely perfect. Very solid feel. Steel is obviously high quality and you can tell. Came razor sharp. Assist is actually nice. Solid but not too too springy. Does raise some eyebrows when people see it spring out 'round my suburban area but it is a practical feature. Overall very happy with the purchase and great value for the money.
Kershaw 1812BLK Dividend Assisted Flipper 3" M390 Stonewashed Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Youngsville, Nc
Jul 22, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Handle Feel
Inexpensive Intro to M390
Bought this knife as a way to experience M390 steel without spending a whole lot of money. The M390 on this knife has a nice satin finish. My diamond stones easily sharpened the edge to a mirror finish. Edge retention seems quite good, however I can't say I did any sort of scientific testing. I would definitely buy another knife in M390. Unfortunately, there are some things about this knife that keep it in storage and not in my pocket. The black aluminum scales look nice, but they are not very grippy. If this knife had G10 or Carbon Fiber scales, it would be a much better knife in my opinion. Also, I find the liner lock not to be a joy to use. It's not difficult, but it's a little tedious. Lastly, I don't really like assisted opening knives. By definition, assisted opening also means resisted closing.
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