Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
I was introduced to Kershaw when I received a Cryo model from a friend. I was hooked after being able to make a feather stick out of dried softwood. QUALITY IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH EXPENSIVE. Kershaw has proven that. I, unfortunately lost my Cryo, and got a Shuffle. Also a good model. A little shorter, a little harder to open, but all around a good little knife for edc. The limits of the shuffle were tested when I had to mangle the blade to pry open a Kryptonite u-lock. After that I switched to other brands, just to test the waters. It wasn't the same. I purchased the Clash about a 6 months ago and it hasn't left my side. A nice sleek, but strong profile, good handle material with excellent ergonomics, strong clip, stronger lockup and fantastic 3 inch sharp and stout blade. Has passed every test I've put it through. It has replaced my ontario rat model 1. Sharp right out of the box, good edge retention. I've only resharpened it twice and one of those times was out of sheer boredom. I read a comment on this knife complaining about the steel material and how it shouldn't come with "jipping" (they meant jimping, I'm pretty sure) 1. You should be so lucky to have a steel such as 8cr13mov. It's an excellent steel that has been compared to AUS-8 at a value. And companies such as kershaw and spyderco do it proper. 2. The blade does not come with jimping, and in my opinion, does not need it. Bottom line: Great knife by a great company and an excellent value from an excellent site. If you're looking for an inexpensive edc to tackle your everyday, small sized tasks, look no further.