5 Stars By Desertguy on 2015-12-06
Solid Knife, Reasonable Price
Very impressed by this knife. It is solid and well made. The fit and finish are flawless. I particularly like the black oxide blackwash finish. It looks like I've carried it for years. I was surprised to see that the right side grip is all steel with the blackwash finish. There is a photo of this on the 2DayDeliver page for the knife, I didn't notice it because I am so used to the grip slabs matching. While I'd prefer the G-10 slab on both sides, the blade lock is cleverly a part of the right side slab and provides an exceptionally firm lock up when the blade is extended. The pocket clip is fairly small and the spring tension is way too tight to slide over the edge of a pocket. It is bendable, so I bent mine slightly so it will slide over the edge of my pants pocket. The shape and contours of the 3.5" drop point blade are well done and very graceful. There is no play in the blade pivot. This is an assisted opening knife. By pulling back on the small lever on the forward top side of the knife the blade will rotate to the extended position under spring power. Keep any part of your hands away from the blade when opening. For now, when the blade is extended it has the feel of a fixed blade knife. I've carried a Kershaw Clash for several years and been very pleased with it. This Scrambler is a bit heavier and longer, but I'd buy it again. For the price and quality I'd recommend it for just about any purpose.
4 Stars By J-Dub74 on 2014-08-20
Great knife with a few minor complaints
I've been using this as my primary EDC knife for a month now. My favorite thing about this knife is the assisted opening system. With no thumb studs you have to rely on the flipper. I was a little unsure about this choice until I used it. It opens fast and smooth and locks up solid every time. It's the best assisted opening mechanism I've used. I also carry the Kershaw Cryo in my EDC rotation and the opening mechanism on the Scrambler is better. I love the unique blade shape and the fit and finish is good. Yes, it's a little heavy but I knew the weight when I bought it and it's still an easy carry weight for me clipped onto my pants pocket. The blade came very sharp and has held an edge well. My first minor complaint is the blackwash finish. It's much darker than it appears online. There is almost no visible distinction between the pure black G10 scale and the blade steel. At a glance the whole thing just looks black. The same is true on the all steel side of the knife. Again there is almost no distinction between the pure black painted clip and the "blackwashed" steel. The blackwashed areas just look slightly worn but still definitely black whereas in the pictures it's more grey. It's still a very nice looking knife. This is just a preference thing for me. I would prefer it looked more like the pictures. My only real complaint is that like plenty of other folders, the hinge screw slowly backs out over time. Once or twice a week I will notice a very small amount of play in the blade and I have to tighten the hinge screw just a hair. It's good for a few days and then I have to tighten it again. Yes, I could put a bit of Loctite or similar product on that screw but I shouldn't have to. That's the main reason it's getting 4 stars from me and not 5 and a little because of the color. Still a very nice knife and a good value.
4 Stars By BMT on 2015-10-12
Very aesthetically pleasing knife, smoothly and quickly opens with the flipper mechanism but seems somewhat unwieldy at times.
Very aesthetically pleasing knife, smoothly and quickly opens with the flipper mechanism but seems somewhat unwieldy at times. Oh and it is much much darker than in the picture, I actually like it darker like this but they either used too much lighting or cranked the brightness up when editing the product photo.
I have two complaints with the blade; while it opens quickly closing it is not quite as smooth, the flipper which is on the bottom by that point hits my thumb as I'm releasing the lock and starting to slide it shut. There is also a lot of resistance before finally closing the blade, I usually find in easier to flip the whole thing over while closing but that extra motion shouldn't be necessary.
Second complaint is with the position of the clip, with the clip at the back and the flipper mechanism at the front if you have to attached to the inside of your pocket it requires moving the entire blade in your hand as you are pulling it out, while this only adds a second at most if you were trying to quickly remove the blade for say self defense it adds a risk of fumbling. Keeping it loose inside of the pocket lets you grip the knife properly and quickly pull it out and open it but I much prefer to have it clipped most of the time.
5 Stars By Nori on 2018-01-24
EDC and CCW? Look no further!
Why are you reading this? Go and buy this knife already!
I bought this knife and a CRKT Jettison (silver). I liked the darker finishes and didn't mind paying the few etra dollars for it. I wish i never bought the CRKT because this knife makes it look like a Walmart kitchen knife. The knife comes with extra screws (which is really nice), and when i went to open it, it has a spring. Its slow but the size and weight are a really good balance. I have big hands and the knife feels really good, even to someone who held it with smaller hands. The weight is balanced. Unlike the CRKT i bought, the knife feels better in my pocket and holds easier to my pants and when i take it off and reput it back on without looking. The blade is nice, thick, and sharp. I joked around and tried to shave off my forearm off with the CRKT but it was nothing. The Kershaw is sharp and took it off in one swipe. This is a really good EDC and, if you need a Concealed Weapon that isn't too heavy or over 4 inches, this will be my option to carry in my pocket. This is a different style of this knife, which is exactly the same everything, but the color of the blade and such. Its your own choice but the blackwash seems so much nicer and better.
And i wish to add, I sadly do not get paid to write reviews or get the product as free. I paid $26 for this knife and I don't regret it... Unlike the CRKT, I regret that :(
5 Stars By C. Noble on 2014-08-21
perfect lockup, perfect blade centering, best factory edge I've ever seen. I couldn't ask for better. 8cr13mov is a great blade steel with fantastic edge stability and retention
I wish the pocket clip weren't so tight (I generally wear pretty lightweight pants) and the flipper was bigger (I generally go for a chef's knife type grip out of habit, so sometimes even if I hit the flipper my finger goes right over it), but that's all personal preference.
if anything goes wrong, I'll update. until then this is an easy 5 stars.
5 Stars By Jack Ace on 2018-04-05
I use this knife as my everyday carry and for a guy who has chewed his finger nails since first grade I find that sometimes finger nails actually have a use so this knife has become my finger nail surrogate. This is the second one I have bought as I heard that they have discontinued this model and I am keeping it as a backup that someday my grandson will find in the back of my top dresser drawer and think that grand dad bought good stuff. Maybe he'll remember me as he uses it.
4 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2018-01-04
A Good Knife that Needs a bigger Pocket Clip
I have several Kershaws. This knife is a very nice design, opens well and is very good value for the money. Problem is, the clip is way too small for the knife. The clip should be about the size of the one on my Kershaw Blur, but it is much smaller. Good knife, dinky clip. I'm keeping it anyway.
5 Stars By Michael on 2014-07-18
Excellent bargain; Very good quality
Just received this folder.
Appearance-wise, everything is a cut above average. About what I'd expect to pay for a folder costing 2-3 times as much in retail outlets.
The blade is exactly centered. All edges of metal and G10 are clean, smooth and even.
The blade's edge is also clean and smooth. Very sharp.
It opens briskly and smoothly, albeit understandably just a bit more slowly than my Volt II or Cryo (as both have shorter & lighter blades). I was a bit hesitant to order an assisted opening Kershaw with a blade this large (length and mass), but as it turns out, I'm pleased with its functioning.
The frame locking bar engages the blade a little more than half the thickness of the blade. Solid. The engagement occurs at a beveled angle that makes for easy engagement and deliberate unlocking, with clean, sharp edges on both the blade's cut and the end of the locking arm.
If the steel keeps a good working edge, everything about this knife makes it a real sleeper in this niche.
Hopefully the one I received isn't a fluke.
5 Stars By GetbusyIzzy on 2016-01-30
I'm a Kershaw guy, through and through. For everyday steel, you won't find anything better for a combination of quality and price like a Kershaw.
I was traveling, and was already in the line at the airport when I realized I was still carrying my Cryo II. I had to throw the damned thing away. So, while looking to replace it, I saw thsi Scrambler. I got both this AND the Cryo II, and I gotta tel ya... this is now my dominant carry, and I leave the Cryo II in my car as a backup. it's the same length, with a more ergonomic handle, and the blade is *slightly* thinner, somehow giving it a larger feel than the Cryo, and making the Cryo feel bulky.
5 Stars By Dalton Johnson on 2015-08-15
That is glue on the blade from something I cut. The blade is still flawless. I've hade this knife fore about 6months. It's my EDC. I have a lot of knifes and this one is by far the best and the cheapest. It feels great in the hand, came very sharp. I sharpened it some more but it was perfectly fine the way it was. The black wash with the G10 makes a very attractive knife. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great knife with limited money. Now that I have it I would probably pay more to get another one if something were to happen to this one.