5 Stars By jay on 2013-09-11
got it as a gift for my fiancee
I bought this for my fiancee because he snuck this on my wishlist. I know he really wanted a knife and let me tell you he can be so judgemental and if he doesn't like something he has no problem speaking his mind. Sometimes good sometimes pain in my ears. Anyways in this case he looooves this knife. He uses it for everything and shows it off to everyone. No complaints so far. I love that when I need something opened hes fast to whip this out to assist. I love this knife because he loves it which makes him happy and makes me happy. Definetly reccomend this so anyone coming from someone who is super picky!
4 Stars By Adam Timmins on 2016-08-28
Great knife. I previously had a Kershaw Brawler as ...
Great knife. I previously had a Kershaw Brawler as my every day carry pocket knife, but lost it. I bought the Freefall to replace it. I like this one better. It has pretty much the same blade as the brawler, but I like the stonewashed finish better than the black because it won't show use marks as easy. I also like the handle better on this than the brawler, This one seems to be slimmer and fits in the pocket more naturally. The brawler's handle had weird angles on it and it was uncomfortable to reach past it in my pocket to get my keys. I also like the deep carry pocket clip much better. There is absolutely nothing sticking up out of your pocket past the clip for people to see. The spring assist opening seems slower on the freefall than the brawler, but I kind of like that. I don't want to freak anyone out if I have to take it out and use it and I think the slower opening would be less intimidating. I also think the flipper stud is easier to use on this than the brawler.
There are two reasons I didn't give it five stars. First, the pocket clip is very tight and it is hard to get out of my pocket in a hurry. But, for the deep carry and added protection against it coming out by accident and getting lost it is a fine trade off. Second, the lock works too well sometimes. Sometimes when I open it,the liner lock piece goes past the middle of the blade almost all the way to the other end. it makes it really hard to disengage the lock and close it. Other than these two things, I really like this knife.
5 Stars By Ben C. on 2016-12-19
Kershaw is amazing
I have yet to be disappointed by a knife this company puts out. This is a great every day carry knife that is durable and sharp.
2 Stars By Brownie on 2017-04-23
Great overall design, nice blade but...
Really wanted to like it. Blade design was cool (loved the modified tanto), auto assist was great (opened with authority), but blade was misaligned and scraping liner on one side (tried to correct but made blade too tight). Also, pocket clip was loose and unable to tighten due to faulty/stripped screw hole. I know price point was low but kershaw shouldn't bother manufacturing junk or perhaps they need to better manage their quality control process. Thx
3 Stars By Allan on 2015-07-13
Great utility knife.
EDIT: After using the knife for a week I started to notice a few things. First, the blade is bent. Not just a slight bend but at least a 2 mm bend from the handle to the tip. I noticed this while sharpening it and couldn't get the point symmetrical. It was my fault that I didn't notice it sooner, I just assumed that since it was a Kershaw that this wouldn't be an issue. Second, the issue of the blade either being too tight or not tight enough is a pain. Plus the blade screw will un-tighten with use. I had to use locktite to prevent this.
I still stick to my initial review as far as the blade steel, that, and it is a good 18.00 utility knife.
Nice knife. I usually carry the OSO Sweet but the Freefall will be better suited for four wheeling and tasks that require a bit more metal. The blade will take a very sharp edge and overall is well made. Unlike most Kershaw knives that use the side mounted clip, the end mounted clip for the Freefall is a wildcard to me. Time will tell.
5 Stars By Old Man in Oklahoma on 2017-07-08
Just the Thing for EDC
I just opened my Kershaw Free Fall and I was impressed by the ease of opening with the flipper and locking open like a steel trap with the SpeedSafe spring assisted opening. It was razor sharp. An ounce or so heaver then I would like to carry but I expect if I ever involve in social work with it in some back alley I will applicate the extra weight.
4 Stars By Benjamin on 2015-12-12
Good as it gets for $20
This knife is excellent for the price tag. Assisted open works great, not too powerful but sends it open with no issue. I did have to put a drop of locktite on the pivot screw as it gradually worked loose after multiple openings. This knife has been used heavily for almost a year now and the only thing that I have had go wrong is the screw for the pocket clip stripped out. Didn't do any tightening to it before but it just kind of fell out one day and the hole was totally stripped. Other than this small issue its a rock solid knife
5 Stars By Tim on 2016-01-19
Got it for my daughter's roommate because hers got confiscated ...
Got it for my daughter's roommate because hers got confiscated. Every girl needs a knife when she is in college. I gave mine a switchblade, taser and mace. I told her to blind them with mace, drop them with a taser, and cut them with the knife. That's just me though.
5 Stars By J. Kleinsasser on 2014-08-17
It was very sharp right out of the box but is easily sharpen if u are comfortable enough doing so yourself
First off let me say I'm not an expert on knives or the types of different steels used to make the blades. If I happen to see a knife that catches my eye I usually buy it. That's the case in point with this Kershaw FreeFall, I know it was only 20 dollars giv or take a couple bucks which initially had me a little concerned about the quality of the knife. Well let me say I have been quite impressed with this 20 dollar knife since the day I got it. This is somewhat of a little bigger knife than what I typically would have as an edc (every day carry) but it has been in my pocket even day since buying it over a year ago. It was very sharp right out of the box but is easily sharpen if u are comfortable enough doing so yourself. And the action of the assisted opening of the knife is very fast an smooth. I'm very impressed with this knife. I am a big fan of the tanto style blade/knife I farm and ranch an find the tanto style very utility friendly for on the job use of if I'm camping on the weekend. The grip of the knife in your hand feels just right and very comfortable way more than I had anticipated, you are able to get a good grip without much fear of slippage. The handle has the Kershaw K all over the place which definitely gives one a good grip on the handle. Like i stated earlier I've had this knife for over a year and I'm very pleased with it, if I ever lost it I would order another one in no time. I have bought way more expensive knives like over 150 dollars which were worth it like anything Benchmade are jus plain awesome but for a 20 dollar knife I can't say it's not one of my favorite knives to carry an use.
5 Stars By jasond on 2014-06-15
Finally a Kershaw that I could love.
I've owned 5 Kershaw blades. The first was a scallion that fell apart after a couple of months. The next was an Asset which I keep losing. The scales on that feel cheap and the knife is okay for EDC use. For anything more I would worry about my hand slipping on to the blade. I really like the Kershaw flipper design so I bought another 3 to see if I could fine one for cheap that I could actually carry. Enter the FreeFall. This knife is the $20 knife I was looking for. Its handle is aggressively textured with a "k" design and the deep grip alleviates all my fears of my hand-slippage forward onto the blade. Speaking of the blade my came shaving sharp. I am missing 3 inches of forearm hair to prove it. The chisel-tipped tanto blade seems durable. I think my only ding is the "stone wash" finish looks cheaper to me than a merely bead blasted finish. Finally it sports deep in pocket tip up carry and with a pocket clip that looks like it could be from a pen. This is good because it makes my office mates less nervous about an evil knife in their presence. For $20 this is a winner. For $60 it would still be a winner. Since I got it it has replaced my Spyderco Tenacious for EDC.