Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Type, None
A work horse that keeps going.
Pros: * Holds an edge unlike any knife I've ever used. * Even with wet hands, the knife will not easily slip. * It's heavy enough to feel like a strong built knife, without being too heavy. * Locks up solid with no blade play whatsoever. * The pocket clip is strong and hasn't slipped even the slightest out of my pocket. Cons: * If your hands aren't calloused like mine the Trac-Tec inserts may cause your hands to get sore after a while. (Thanks to my wife for noticing this.) * The thumb studs can dig into your thumb unless they are calloused. (Also, thanks to my wife noticing this.) * The lanyard hole is a bit small for 550 paracord, but it can be negotiated in with a bit of work. * The liner lock is a bit unnerving for a blade this sharp. If it had something similar to the Benchmade Axis Lock, this would be 100% the perfect EDC work knife. As it stands, I'd rate it around 98% perfect. Review: I have always shunned stainless steel because no matter how good it is suppose to be, it never seems to take an edge or hold it better than my carbon steel knives, but seeing the price of the Blur and seeing the S30V I decided to take a chance and grab one. I haven't regretted it since. Truthfully, the Blur is the first knife that is stainless that actually has impressed me. Out of the box it was hair popping sharp, normal I'll admit for most knives. However, when I buy a knife it is going to be used and used hard (not abused). For the first hour of having it in my hand I whittled a large piece of oak with it shaving the thinnest feather sticks I've ever seen. Afterwards, still hair popping sharp. After that first test, I touched up the blade and decided to see how long it would hold its edge. That was a week ago as of writing this review and it's still shaving sharp, and it has been used for every cutting chore I can find from kitchen work to cutting up cardboard. It has been used every day on something, anything that I could find just trying to dull it. With normal use I have to sharpen my pocket knife at least once every 3 days. Over all, I'd give the Kershaw Blur S30V higher than 5 stars if I could.