Today only, Amazon has several styles of the Kershaw Link folding knife on sale. Shown above is the aluminum-handled version which I like best. There are also 2 versions of the knife with glass-filled nylon handles on sale.
It’s not a small knife, but not huge either. It has a SpeedSafe assisted-opening mechanism and a removable and 2-position pocket clip.
I reviewed the Kershaw Dividend folding knife earlier this year. The Dividend is a smaller adaptation of the Link’s design.
Shown here is a Leek (purchased), Dividend (test sample), and blue-handled Link (test sample). I have one other Link test sample around here somewhere, and also a purchased Link.
The blade steel is good for the money.
It was a Kershaw Leek that got me into higher-quality pocket knives. Maybe the Link will do the same for you. And if not, it’s a good knife.
The Link has a 3.25″ blade, measures 4.4″ closed, and opens to 7.6″ overall. The aluminum-handled version weighs 4.8 oz, and the glass-filled nylon Link weighs 4.0 oz.
Unless you want to shed a little weight, I think the aluminum-handled version is the better buy. There’s a less than $4 difference.
Buy Now(via Amazon)
Deal ends at 3am ET 8/25/2017 unless supplies sell out sooner.
I’d like to but at work we have a less than 3 inch rule so I need a smaller blade for carry.
Would anyone actually check that ? Glad to be self employed
When I go to the hangar I go though a security point with a scanner – I’d have to pull it out of my pocket every day. If they want to measure it they can and will.
so yes it’d be a problem.
as of today I get by with a leatherman skeletool. OH and I want as close to a 3 inch blade as I can get. might as well right. If I could get the perfect device it would be a 2.9 inch blade, interchangeable bit item like leatherman uses, scissors, and I don’t know what else. maybe a light
the pliers on the leatherman do me no good daily – but it’s a good thing for me to have around.
Probably a dumb idea, but if you fell in love with a design, you could potentially cut or grind some of the tip off? Doing it slowly and keeping it cool should preserve the tempering.
PS, I also daily a skeletool. Realized thats exactly all I usually need.
I’m another skeletool fan. I don’t find the pliers terribly useful most of the time either. You might look into the Kershaw shuffle “diy” version. It has interchangeable screwdriver bits and a less than 3″ blade. I’m considering one but would like to see it in person first.
I had some high hopes for those new SOG EDC tools – look a bit like a fat sharpie but have a few useful items on there and a blade. One has scissors.
Ive always though about grabbing a Kershaw select fire if I was giving up on the pliers.
I havent been on the SOG site in a while, Ive always though about a power assist but I know I wouldn’t carry it on a regular basis because of the size. The PowerDuo seems like it fits the bill. As well as what seems to be the brand new Reactor, 2.9″ blade btw.
We worked in 4 different states – and some cities. They all had different carry rules. Assisted opening knives were a no-no in some locales. Length of blade was another issue. When we brought a new employee on – we’d have a training period – plus orientations that covered safety and other issues including what consequences might result from breaking the law and being cited for it. Knives and weapons were one topic.
Over my career most issues related to infractions of the law related to driving – not knives. But I did have to go and vouch for an employee who, on the way to an urban jobsite, had been accosted by a couple of knife wielding assailants who picked on the wrong guy and were much the worse for having done so.
Check out the “Chive” (1600). 1.75″ blade and everything I need in an EDC knife.
Well, there went another $30, LOL. I have a Leek, and was wanting something of similar size, but with a curved blade. This should fit the bill nicely. USA made, to boot.