Kershaw starting Sprint Runs!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Hackenslash, May 6, 2020.

  1. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    The Blur can be de-assisted, right?
  2. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Wow, that Blur is pretty sweet. Too bad I never liked them due to the recurve blade.
  3. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    Yep, not a blur fan. I'm happy with my Bareknuckle though!
  4. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013

    I haven't had one that couldn't, but 1st time for everything. $75 is too good to pass up...
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  5. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    I got the leek, skipped the bare knuckle and regret it, so I didn’t hesitate on m4 blur. $80 shipped is cool. There goes my overtime today.
  6. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    I remember handling a Blur. I can't remember if it was owned by someone I knew, someone I simply met in passing and chatted with knives about, or if it was in a passaround here. I like assisted knives with flippers well enough, but I've never liked them simply by using thumbstuds. Seems like a good way to slice the $#!+ out of your thumb by accident. I remember the Random Task was especially bad (the thumbstuds were too short, meaning you had to dig in to move the blade, and it was easy to cut yourself). I know the Blur isn't that bad, but I'm still not a fan. But I've never had a knife in M4, and as you say, $75 (nearly $90 with tax and shipping) is too good to pass up. I can always sell/trade it if I don't like the thing.
  7. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    My CPM154\CF Blur de-assisted fine. Detent is a little light, but is fine IMO, same was true with the BDZ1 Tanto. And a buddy has a S30V Blur and a 14C28N that I looked at and can confirm they have have ball and detent hole...

    So I am quite optimistic that this one can be de-assisted....I might even swap it into the CF handle....I dunno
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  8. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    That's a sexy beast!
  9. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    M4 at $ way I was gonna let that pass me by!
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  10. Hoosier N La

    Hoosier N La Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2012
    In on this one! That is a great deal for M4 and the gray handle looks great.

    Just picked up an s30v blur blem on the exchange. Looks like I’ll go from not having a blur for years to two in a couple weeks time span.
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  11. SubMicron


    Feb 2, 2020
    It's very suprising to see the CPM-M4 Blur is still available. The S30V Leek sold out quickly. Like the Leek, the Blur also is a well established model in the marketplace with a wide following and M4 is vastly superior to S30V.

    Did Kershaw make a massive batch?
  12. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    I'm a blur fan. dont care for assisted openers, but just like the blur. had to grab one.
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  13. yamsi12

    yamsi12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    I have 7 blurs but passed on this one like I did the leek as well. Haven't carried a blur in years so couldn’t justify spending almost $90 to just sit in a drawer, it does look nice though. Curious to see what the new ZT is tomorrow, trying not to get my hopes up but I’m prepared for a letdown.....again.
  14. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    A Blur with M4 for under 80 bucks!

    Daaaang that’s a seriously good deal.
  15. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    I couldn't resist! That price is just too good.

    I'm going to love having a Kershaw in M4!
  16. Planterz

    Planterz Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    That sold out quick. I wonder if it's because there were fewer, if it's just more popular, or if more flippers know about them and are buying them up faster. I'm gonna guess it's the flippers.:(
  17. SubMicron


    Feb 2, 2020
    I can't believe it lasted as long as it did. I'm surprised that it didn't sell out in 5 minutes.
  18. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I'm impressed with 3 sprint runs in a little over a month. That indicates that if you don't like the current sprint, wait a week or two!
  19. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    So if the first 3 are any indication. It looks like the sprints are being done on in production USA made knives only.
    Outside of the Launch series, that leaves the following knives to receive the sprint treatment.


    I really want to see what they do with the Dividend. Considering that the composite blade version is in regular production. They gotta do something REALLY funky to top that.
    My guess is that this sprint line will end with the Skyline. Send the old girl off to retirement with a bang.

    One thing is for sure. This is probably the most fun thing Kershaw has done in years. I love it, and I haven't bought a single piece. (still holding out hope for something with a Hawk Lock though)
  20. JuJu-

    JuJu- Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Ended up with an M4 blur. Cant wait. Been wanting something from KAI in m4 and the blur is an old favorite especially at that price. I used to be known as a franken blurer extraordinaire but this one is pretty sweet the way it is. Dont think ill franken it just yet...!
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