2021 kershaws....

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by jbmonkey, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. stevejams

    stevejams Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2018
    Disappointing that Kershaw is trying so hard with these flashy knives coming from China rather than just make some classic workers from the states. The concept of the strata seems cool but then they added the flash factor with that copper colored inlay.
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  2. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Agreed. There are lots of Kershaw designs I'd like to try out if they came in 14C28N or D2.
  3. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    A couple of those Kershaws actually look neat, which is far more than I could say for that embarrassment of a ZT teaser video.

    I might actually purchase one or two of these cheapies just to have around, which will be a break from my usual, considering I don't like Chinese knives, or 3/8cr. I guess we'll see.
  4. Larry Turko

    Larry Turko

    Oct 4, 2007
    I'm stunned that Kershaw is offering a folder with a 5.5 blade! I think I'm definitely going to have to buy the large Strata. Looks like Kershaw is taking a step into Cold Steel territory.
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  5. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Hope Kershaw puts a good secure lock on the XL Strata . Frame lock with no safety might be sketchy compared the Tri-ad .

    Still , I'm encouraged to see Kershaw interest in the XL sized folders .
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  6. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I kind of like the Highball 2. It's actually rather understated compared to many of the others. Might check one out.
  7. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003
    Kershaw and ZT need to fire their designers and bring on some new ones.
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  8. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    Fugly....all of it
  9. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    The Strata XL looks interesting.
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  10. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I'm firmly in this camp... I might buy a couple of them for the gadget factor. But I was hoping for some USA made stuff.

    I like the saw. I am willing to give that a go.

    But the Nacho? Come on. A bottle opener?? Sorry, but the Leatherman Brewzer has that thing beat six ways from Sunday.
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  11. Frotier76


    Dec 14, 2013
    The 5500 model (11:40) looks like it's heavily influenced by Maxace Knives. The Lanius and Glede come to mind within 10 seconds.

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