The line of Kershaw knives is known internationally for superior design, fluid
movements and durability. The name Kershaw is synonymous with hunting knives as
well as pocket knives and kitchen cutlery. The traditional Kershaw pocket knife
is small and portable; two essential elements of any small carrying knife.
Kershaw cutlery knives are available in a variety of styles and sizes, making
them the perfect addition to any kitchen. Kershaw's renowned fixed blade hunting
knives are also a standard for hunters in the field.
What is the SpeedSafe System?
SpeedSafe is a patented system by Kershaw that assists the user to smoothly open any SpeedSafe knife with a manual push on the blade's thumb stud or pull back on the blade protrusion. SpeedSafe is built into many of Kershaw's best-selling knives.
How does SpeedSafe System Operate?
At the heart of SpeedSafe System is its torsion bar. When the blade is closed, the torsion bar helps keep the blade closed, preventing it from being opened by "gravity." In order to open the knife, the user must apply manual pressure to the thumb stud or blade protrusion to overcome the resistance of the torsion bar. After the blade is out of the handle, the torsion bar moves along its half-moon track and takes over. The blade opens smoothly and locks into position, ready for use.
How safe is SpeedSafe System?
The SpeedSafe System is very safe. The blade opens ONLY when the user manually deploys it using either the thumb stud or blade protrusion. Once deployed, a locking system secures the blade in position so that it cannot close accidentally. When releasing the lock, the blade does not snap shut due to resistance provided by the torsion bar. This bar also provides a bias towards the closed position, which holds the blade securely closed. New SpeedSafe® users can ensure safe use of the technology by practicing to proficiency.