4 Stars By LawDawg19D on 2017-04-13
Not made in USA but still a Kershaw which means quality.
Bought as a gift. I gave it four stars bc the picture on 2DayDeliver had made in USA, it's not. It does feel good in the ol' hands and has some weight to it. Though not made in the USA the clash is still a quality knife and I would recommend to a friend or family member as an EDC. If you have the extra money buy a Kershaw Blur. The Blur will not disappoint and is the best EDC knife for the money that can be bought these days.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2016-08-11
Best knife for the money and a great edc knife.
This is my new edc blade! I'm never disappointed by Kershaw and this knife is no exception. Straight out of the box this knife shaved hair off my arm. The knife is durable and solid while remaining light weight and comfortable to carry. The blade opens insanely fast and smooth although it takes a bit more pressure to open it than I expected. The blade is perfectly centered and is held in perfectly. I love that the pocket clip can be flipped around to carry with the blade pointed down or up in your pocket. Loving this blade! Makes a perfect companion for my sog power assist multi tool for my edc. Can't go wrong with a Kershaw.
5 Stars By THE REAL REVIEW on 2012-05-23
Another Great Blade from Kershaw
What can I say. May not be the super high quality steel used in USA versions, but the 8Cr13MOV steel used in Kershaws China versions is great stuff, especially for the money. This knife and the serrated version which I will copy and paste this review to are simply awesome knives for $19. In fact, they would be great for 2 or 3 times the price.
I have a very large collection of all makes and of course some are made in USA, some in China, Some in Germany, Some in Japan and etc, and naturally each is different as far as construction, materials, types of steel and etc.....
Many explore my collection and ask questions. EVERYBODY is stunned when you show them a super expensive 'high quality' knife and a super cheap China Knife (assuming they are legit makers, which kershaw is and not the cheapo china JUNK you find at flea markets that cost a dollar but are sold for $5-$20......Why do people buy obvious JUNK not even worth $1 at flee markets, ebay & etc when they can get a HIGH QUALITY blade such as this for the same $'s??) and after playing with them and hearing the prices for each, people are stunned at how great the quality is on the cheaper china versions and most everybody says they'd take the cheaper china versions over their more expensive counterparts. Now, let me make this clear. Nobody is knocking the more expensive blades. They love them, as do I...But for the money, its hard to beat this quality for such a low price.
The clash is another fine example. Only $19 but it screams 'high quality'. Razor sharp and I mean Razor sharp. No blade play at all. Opens easily and with a very authoritative snap. I test all knives and the clash with its 8Cr13MOV steel blade passed all tests with flying colors (including the serrated version) and came away as sharp as it was out of the box. When it does need sharpening, the 8Cr13MOV steel is a BREEZE to sharpen quick and easy but for those who dont want to, send it to kershaw and they'll sharpen it for free and pay to ship it back. As with all Kershaws, they have a great lifetime warranty. The same great warranty on a $19 blade as a $300 blade.
The clash is a nice sized knife. Not too big, not too small.
The only thing I dont like which are common on Kershaws (china or USA versions) is many have 'stiff' pocket clips. But it aint no big deal. A small bit of 'prying' it for 2 or 3 seconds and pocket clip is no longer stiff and easily slides in and out with little effort and no chance of you losing it due to it being too loose.
This and every china blade i've gotten from kershaw have been great. Very high quality at an unbeatable price. $19 is a steal for a knife of this quality...Many like them better then $100+++ knives I have. I LOVE my USA blades...but I also love my china blades, especially the quality versus price factor.
One last thing I'd like to mention since so many bring this topic up and most wonder why knives come in a tip down carry (they can easily be reversed for tip up). The reason is simple. The makers assume and recommend the knife be carried inside your pocket, not on the outside or on your belt. With that in mind, Tip DOWN is best for fastest and easiest deployment. I carry mine inside and it is perfect tip down. If it was tip up, I would have to take knife out, flip it and then deploy. Now, if I were to carry on outside or on my belt as many like to do, then the opposite is true. Tip UP would be best for fast deployment while tip down would require flipping the knife and then deploy. So, I do realize more people prefer tip up carry then tip down, and they obviously carry knife on belt or outside of pocket. I never carry my knives on my belt or outside of pocket so tip down is perfect and again, since the makers rec you carry inside thats why they come tip down from the factory. But, I dont see why so many gripe about that. If you carry on your belt, take the 3-5 minutes to change it to tip up carry and enjoy wearing on your belt for all to see, but please understand the makers do rec you carry inside so naturally they will come from factory in a tip down carry. The few times I do want a knife on my belt, I take 3 minutes and change it to tip up. No big deal. Quick and easy to do and when done, I put it back to tip down since 95% of the time I do carry blades inside, not outside or on my belt, but again, people shouldnt gripe about this....3 minutes and you can have it your way...tip up or tip down, whichever you prefer, and if you want to switch it for a particular reason, it takes 3 minutes to change and you can always switch it back when done.
Anyway, The clash is yet another SUPER KNIFE FOR THE MONEY...Dont buy just 1....buy 10 and give them as gifts....folks will love you and love the knife....and no, I dont work for Kershaw...Im just an avid collector and love Kershaws, both their USA and China versions and yes, I LOVE many others as well as Kershaw...Im dont only buy and collect kershaws...I buy and collect all makes and models assuming they are quality manufacterers (sp?), not just kershaw......Yes, I love Kershaws and have yet to get a bad one, but I have plenty of non kershaws I love as well.
Lastly, folks, I dont care if its a $15 blade or a $300 blade, you still must take care of them to avoid rust and other 'tarnishes' from the blade. Keep the blade oiled and your blade will be just fine whether its high end steel or not. The 8Cr13MOV steel is not going to rust if you slap some oil on it every blue moon......
5 Stars By Mick on 2015-12-03
Great knife for EDC! FAST and smooth assisted opening. Highly recommend this model.
VERY nice knife. This is my first Kershaw and I can definitely feel the quality. The blade is razor sharp and quickly opens with the SpeedSafe technology. The clip is very strong and tight. This is a very nice EDC knife. The knife isn't too small, per se, so if you're looking for a smaller EDC, then a different Kershaw would fit the bill. My future knife purchases will most likely be Kershaw's as their quality is impressive and the price point is great for your average knife fan.
5 Stars By Anthony Owen on 2012-12-02
great knife for great price
This is a simple knife with simple design, steel is good for this price range, came sharp out of the box. If there is a con it would be the initial effort to flip out blade but this is needed to keep it closed while in pocket, clip can be changed to tip side but not left to right. clip is better than expected. If your looking for a fun but excellent EDC but affordable, this is a good choice. Definitely feels good in the hand, which really is what your looking for in a knife, if a knife does not feel right in your hand it will not perform for you no matter much you spend or materials used in construction. This offers everything I need for EDC Please feel free to comment any questions or if you have
5 Stars By Scott B on 2017-04-30
Light, fast, sharp knife.
I just got this. My first impression was that it is really light. Super light. The blade opens fast and easy with the flipper. Very nice. I stabbed the plastic lid on a pringles can. Went right through. Blade locks very securely and is very easy to unlock with my thumb. This is a solid knife fo $20.
5 Stars By Shawn on 2016-08-29
Great deal at 3x the price.
I prefer to carry this over my $120 Benchmade. I like the fast opening mechanism, better grip, I won't have much heart ache if i lose a $30 knife vs a $100+ one, and last, the looks of it is just plain mean.
5 Stars By C. H. on 2014-11-01
a love letter to the Kershaw clash
I've owned this knife for years, only replacing it when I dropped it in the ocean. This little beauty stands up against all sorts of abuse. I work on boats and really put my blades to the test. Salt corrosion? No problem...only a little surface blemish that is far less than what other blades would experience out here. Heavy abuse? The blade laughs at your attempts to harm it. The action remains smooth and easy to deploy after years of everyday use.
When I say everyday, I mean that the only time I don't have this knife with me is when I go through airport security. I have had this EDC on me at work, at sea, at weddings...well, you get the picture.
The blade comes sharp and remains that way through quite a lot of time, however it will take a sharper edge if you desire. The curve, or "belly" does not prevent you from using a stone if you're careful.
The reversible pocket clip is one of my beloved's wonderful features, speedsafe being my favorite. Speaking of speedsafe, what a design! The blade requires considerable force to deploy so it will never open on accident, but it remains satisfyingly easy to open with just a flick of the finger.
I own many knives, and many of them are Kershaw, but this is my rock, my favorite and my most dependable.
Need another reason? Once you fall for this knife, and you will, if something happens to it, like a dramatic slow-mo tumble into the drink, you can get another without hesitation because they are so affordable.
I'd give this knife six stars if I could.
4 Stars By Patricia on 2016-12-12
I like this knife overall for the price
I like this knife overall for the price. The blade will not cut hair or paper out of the box. I wish the handle was a bit better as it feels very close to straight up plastic. It looks nice, very fast, light for everyday carry.
Lastly I feel kershaw is a good and fair company. I dropped it on the point and naturally the tip had a bend. I tried to gently form it back with some pliers, which was a mistake as it broke pretty easily. When I called they said they could have tried shaprneing out the bend for free but that they would replace the blade for $10. Even thought the knife is around the $20 I thought this was fair and was happy they offered it.
4 Stars By D. Myers on 2015-01-08
Not for lefties....
I really wanted to like this knife, but being left handed it just doesn't work for me. I thought that maybe with the two way clip positioning that I could make it work for me. But I just couldn't get comfortable with it. Don't get me wrong, this is a very nice knife for the money if your right handed. It came razor sharp and works great. The blade deploys very vast with a tight lock up. No movement in the blade at all up down or sideways. The build quality is excellent. I just wish they would consider all users in the design process. I have other Kershaw's that are drilled on all sides to accommodate any user and I have seen equal or better quality knives in the same price range that do this. Yes, I knew there were only two positions when I bought it and sometimes it works, but not on this one. Can't go wrong with the Ken Onion blade design it is very nice and heavy duty should make a great EDC knife. A little on the heavy and large side, but not terribly so. Just enough so that removing the clip and carrying it in a pocket is not a viable solution for me. Sold it to a friend and he is very happy with it.