Kershaw Blur


Type: Folding
Blade: 86mm
Lock: Liner
Avg Price: $48.71
Overall
9.5
Quality
9.4
Ergonomics
9.0
Value
9.4

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: $54.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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Bought my Blur at Walmart. Loved my knife, but it was just recently stolen. I'm going to order another one for me and one for my son today. I' used it pretty hard. A few times I even split firewood into small pieces. I did this by pounding the blade through with another piece of wood. You could see where it passed through on the DLC on the blade, but it did not scratch it, nor did it remove it. It just made one spot slightly shiner than the rest, but the coating was essentially unharmed. I cut wire, tin cans, wood, leather, paper, very tough heavy duty boxes, and just about everything else with it. It kept a super sharp edge. All I did was strop it occasionally and once, or twice k used a very fine ceramic stone on it. It was my daily carry knife. And it had become a companion of sorts. I sort of feel out of place, or something without it. I can't wait until the new ones arrive.

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Overall
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Quality
10
Ergonomics
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Value
8
-Price Paid: $65.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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The best knife I bought from Kershaw I use it every day work or just around the house I payed 65 for it but it is worth every penny

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Overall
9
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: $69.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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I love this knife. I used the tanto version for about 4 years and sadly it was stolen. I'm sure they'll get many years of use out of it too.

I just bought another one. The overall thin construction is ideal for every day pocket carry. It sharpens nicely and holds an edge for a long time. Overall construction is solid. Great ergonomics. I've owned Benchmades, Gerbers, CRKT etc. This has been my favorite EDC folder.


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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
9
-Price Paid: $25.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

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Best knife I've owned so far. I carry it everywhere! I use it mainly cutting rope while working with my horses and haven't had to sharpen it in about 8 months. Awesome knife, i highly reccomend it if you plan on using it every day.

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Overall
10
Quality
9
Ergonomics
10
Value
10
-Price Paid: $30.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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I don't typically write reviews on things but I figure I would. Today I actually broke my blur. I bought it as a second blem knife years back because I tend to be hard on my knives. It feels great in my hand, and the assisted opening is quicker than most knives i have dealt with. But I guess after many long years of torture it finally crapped out. The tip broke off and shortly after the belt clip broke. So I now am retiring it to the tackle box. Will I buy another one? Yes. This has been the best american made assisted open knife I have owned and has endured over 4 years of brutal beating. Thanks Kershaw!


Comment by Nelson Torres   04/26/2013
Where did you find it for $30.00?
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Overall
9
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: $50.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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I have the Tanto Blur in Sandvik 14C28N and it's one of my frequent carry knives for daily use. I purchased mine from Walmart for $50 though it was listed on the tag for $57. I made them an offer of $50 and the person working the Sport's equipment area accepted my offer. I love the knife, it came hair shaving sharp out of the box! Every Kershaw knife I have purchased has always come very sharp from the factory. The Blur has become one of my favorite carry knives and I have used it for a variety of tasks and it hasn't let me down yet! It seems to hold an edge, even after heavy use! I hear the S30V version holds an edge a bit longer? I have several knives with S30V blades which perform quite well. I haven't had to sharpen my Blur yet and I have had it for a year and a half with frequent use. The trac inserts work great, providing excellent purchase while not causing blisters during heavy use. The ergonomics are fantastic and the blade as well as the rest of the knife is solid with no looseness or rattling! It's a good size and is not too heavy for daily carry and I forget it's there a times, very comfortable carry! The Tungsten DLC coating is tough and unlike the Teflon coating I have seen in some cheaper knives which is easily scratched off, the coating on my Blur has yet to be scratched, tough stuff! Reminds me of the Tenifer finish on my Glock! In closing, I would definitely recommend the Blur to anyone looking for a decent pocket knife at a reasonable price! Another in a long line of great knives from Kershaw!

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: $35.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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This is yet another really good knife from Kershaw. If you're considering buying this knife, you should just go ahead and pull the trigger; this knife is a standard.

Great ergonomics and fell in your hand. Not much to say really, it just feels right! It's easy to choke up your grip when you need to use a lot of force but need to maintain solid control. Construction is solid like most Kershaws.

Deployment is amazing on the Blur. Super fast assisted opening. The SNAP it makes when it deploys is really nice... the Blur is one confident knife. As per usual, This Kershaw's lock up leaves nothing to be desired. I love the flat grind and overall shape of the blade. Again, hate the silly recurve in the blade.

The only reason I won't always have this in my pocket is the texture on the scales. The traction tape or whatever it is on the scales is a bit too pronounced and aggressive. It will wear your pockets a lot more than most folders, and you will know it everytime you take it out of, or put it into, your pocket. It's very sandpapery. Although it has worn down with use a little , I can still see it working its magic on some new Mavi jeans, which have always been uber durable and last for years. YMMV.

This would be my favorite EDC knife, but honestly, pocketability is really important. The Blur is like that expensive, super awesome, fixed blade that you love but hate to carry because it's got a terrible sheath that just works really poorly. That's just a minor caveat as this knife is great for everything else you can think of. I love the Blur.

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: $50.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 1 year

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This is a great knife. I was fortunate enough to get a hold of one of the S60V blems, and it has served me well. It is solid, pretty, and very nice and grippy. The s60v takes a nice edge, and will hold it for a long time. My only gripe with the ergos is that there is no finger stop, but this is minor. The clip is nice, the knife is very slim, and is generally very well executed. The thumbstuds are excellent. the speedsafe puts the knife out very quickly, and is very easy to replace, thanks to kershaw's exceptional customer service. Buy the knife. You will love it.

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Overall
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Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: $59.00
-Used for Other
-Owned for 3 months

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I bought a blem off of kershawguy on bladeforums.

I got the brown sterile zdp-189 composite blade....wow.

Super fast deployment (even tho I'm a spydy hole guy).

Blade is extremely sharp out the box

Clip was scratched up a little bit

this knife is bad ass for the price of a blem

This knife will wave out of your pocket if your not careful and will be open so watch out

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Overall
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Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
8
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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Exceeds my expectation in every way. I carry the Black Blur Assisted Open Ken Onion with serrations.

After two years, I have not had to sharpen the blade: it is still razor sharp.

To use for self defense, this is scary looking and will give an opponent pause.

For every day tasks, it exceeds my expectations. Example: I was camping and didn't have a can opener, nail or sharp pointy thing and I really, really wanted evaporated milk in my fine coffee! Using this knife to punch two holes was abusing it, so I "gingerly" applied pressure to the can top - punctured like a hot knife through butter, and no damage to the blade.

Note that as my dad used to say: take care of the things that take care of you. I take care of this with CLP on the pivot, and Vaseline on the edges.

D.

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Overall
9
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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Awesome knife....just picked up the new orange version in 154cm,Just a great knife overall.I had the black tanto model for years,that served well in every respect.This one well is pretty much the same ,just higher end steel.No complaints.

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Overall
8
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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awhile back i got the CPM 154 blur, i was impressed with the blade steel. the handle feels nice and sturdy on the knife, the olive drab handles look cool to boot. one thing i dont like is the liner thickness, i wish that it was a bit thicker. also the press fit stop pin is another thing i would change. but for the 42 dollars it can be had at, it is a great buy and you get great materials.

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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I purchased my Blur as a factory blem, and as such I paind $40 for it. It is a very well made knife, but I would not be as satisfied if I had paid a price closer to the $139.95 suggested retail price.

The knife is very nice in hand, with T6 aluminum handles and a rough-textured "Trac-Tek" insert material that is rough textured enough to provide good grip even in wet, slippery conditions. The somewhat rubbery surface of the Trac-Tec tends to grab the liner of your pockets, which causes some interference when trying to pull the knife out of your pocket. I think this would wear on the fabric of your pants if you used this knife as your working EDC.

The clip is small and does not have the goofy styling of some of the other Kershaw clips, and so the knife does not stand out when carried. The clip is reversible for tip up or down carry. The end of the knife sticks up abour 1/2" out of your pocked when clipped in - I prefer the deep-carry style of clip such as that found on the SOG's.

The blade is a modified clip-point, with a nice thickness that gives you confidence that this knife is made to be used hard. My knife has the composite blade, consisting of a 14C28N spine with a ZDP-189 cutting edge. The two steels are brazed together using a copper-colored braze. The two billets are lazer cut with an interlocking pattern that ensures not only a strong bond but also a unique and desirable aesthetic.

The blade is 3.38 inches long, with an overall length of 7.5 inches open.

The knife is a liner lock, and the lock is strong and positive. On my example the lock was at around 60%, and the blade is perfectly centered. There is no blade play detectable in hand.

The weight is listed at 4.2 ounces. I would have guessed it is a little lighter, but did not weigh my example. The knife's balance favors the blade, as the handle is quite light and the blade is thicker than other Kershaw knives I have (Leek, Centofante).This is the most robust and rugged feeling Kershaw I now own.

I find little to quibble with about this fine piece of American cutlery.




Comment by Ray   07/18/2011
I love the blur. It came with a poor edge but I'm good a knife sharpening so this didn't worry me. also the pocket clip needed a bit of work to make it perfect and I needed to adjust the pivot screw. Now it's one of my favorite EDCs.
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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
9
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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I've been using the tanto style, black blade version of the Blur for nearly two years now. It's served me well with my everyday tasks. I've not put it to hard use since it's a liner lock (I prefer axis lock and a thicker handle for safety reasons). Nonetheless, it's one of the flattest folders I own and therefore pocket-carry is extremely comfortable. Lock up, rigidness and blade resharpening are good to go as well.

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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I just got me another Kershaw, after bought one of the Tyrades. This one is a Blur with the ZDP189 blade on it. Quick to open, lock up tight, and I've herd a lot of good about the zdp stuff. The handles have some grippy stuff on them, and their a little rough. That's the only bad thing I can say about the knife. More great stuff from Kershaw. Im not buying anything else but there stuff from now on.

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 6 months

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Very nice all-purpose knife. Could be used as a EDC blade. I think it's a big on the large and heavy side for this but it could easily be done. I have 2 of these and like them very much. Very comfortable, nice looking, and they open very quickly. A good value in a knife.

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Overall
10
Quality
8
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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This is one of the best EDC knives out there. The size is perfect, the handle and blade are ideal for most uses. The assisted opening is fast and responsive. It allows tip up or down carry. I own a few at this point, and they have released some really cool steel options to satisfy just about anyone. Big thumbs up, one of the best modern knife designs.


Comment by Ray   07/18/2011
The blur is a good EDC knife. The broad blade would make me hesitate to use it in a tactical role as the penitration in stabbing would be limited but at the same time it gives plenty of steel to wear away in sharpening and will last a long time.
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Overall
9
Quality
7
Ergonomics
8
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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I've had a red/black blur for 2 years now and use it for stuff I wouldn't use my more expensive knives for such as cutting cardboard. It opens quickly and easily (it's assisted opening) and after 1000's of times it still springs open pretty hard. I like the blade shape and the knife cuts well. It's not currently an EDC for me, but I carried it for awhile. Can't beat it for the money.

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