Reviews and Ratings for Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles

Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handlesrated 2.750 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3 inch Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles

 

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Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Twigget
Texas
Aug 21, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None

Nicely done knife.

For my personal kit, the shape, weight, and materials used to make this made it the perfect addition. The steel isn't the latest "oh-ah" out on the market. Because of this, the knife has been easy to sharpen in the field. The reverse tanto works well with wood working and camp needs. The price is around what I would expect from Kershaw.
Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Jay R
TN
Jun 04, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening

40 decibel hearing loss

This might be my least favorite Kershaw. The Ugly is the opening. I find it very difficult. Kershaw can make a non-Speed Safe knife that opens easily. The Leek is one. The Fatback is another. I really like the blade shape. The handle feels a bit small. F&F, blade centering, blade sharpness are all good. But the handle does not convey the slickness that the Leek does. If I did pay almost $40 for this, I am not happy. The Leek, the RAT-1 the Cutjack are all about the same price and are much better knives. All of them have better steel and open much easier. I'm sitting here playing with the knife. If I pinch the tip of the blade, the handle deploys effortlessly. I still would much rather have the handle in my hand than the blade following opening.
Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
Max
NY
Nov 04, 2019
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality

Pretty to look at, that’s about it

I am a very loyal Kershaw customer. Have been for years. Some of their blades perform better than those priced in much higher brackets. This is not one of them. The blade is incredibly dull and the edge is wonky. It is impossible to get it out of my pocket, difficult to open, and I have to readjust my grip after opening it. But it doesn’t matter, the blade is useless. Closing it is also a pain and slightly dangerous; you might get cut by a dull blade. It’s only plus is that it LOOKS expensive, but I prefer function over fashion.
Kershaw 2045 Decibel Folding Knife 3" Gray Titanium Carbo-Nitride Reverse Tanto Blade and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
Rick O.
Atlanta
Dec 22, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening

Just too small.

This is pretty neat looking folding knife from Kershaw. Like the previous two reviewers stated that is where the fun stops with this knife. I have medium to large size hands and I have a hard time operating this knife as the handle is just too narrow to comfortably hold and operate. I looked at this knife in a store and worked the mechanism several times and it just did not work for me. It looks neat but is just too small to use. It is so small that operating it was difficult-there isn't much to grab or hold onto when opening the blade. I did not buy it and am looking at other Kershaws instead.