Kershaw Brawler


Type: Folding
Blade: 83mm
Lock: Liner
Avg Price: $22.50
Overall
7.5
Quality
7.8
Ergonomics
7.2
Value
9.5

Based on 6 User Reviews

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Overall
8
Quality
6
Ergonomics
8
Value
10
-Price Paid: $20.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

Comments:

This was my very first pocket knife given to me by my grandfather for high school graduation. I have enjoyed this knife a lot and it seems to handle most situations. Initially this knife was my go to for everything but since has taken a backseat to my higher quality knives. For the price this knife is a bargain. It cuts well has a solid lock up and deployment. Mine is deployable from both the flipper tab as well as the thumb stud. Unfortunately the ergonomics on this knife are lacking a lot. The jimping on the handle is in all the right places but it does not provide any grip. Also for the size of the knife the handle feels way too thick and bulky. Overall for the price this is a good knife and I would recommend it to people.

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Overall
8
Quality
8
Ergonomics
6
Value
10
-Price Paid: $20.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

Comments:

Pros:
Good E.D.C. Clip lets it ride low in pocket. Ambidextrous use and carry. Good edge retention. Batons well without the lock collapsing. Thick sturdy blade. Jimping, thumb ramp, and finger guard are great. One hand closing.

Cons:
Torx screws loosen and need to be retightened regularly.


Comment by pathwinder14   12/23/2013
Update - The torsion bar snapped. I contacted the Kershaw support team the next day. That same day they replied and are are sending out a new torsion bar. Awesome Customer Service!!
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Overall
5
Quality
8
Ergonomics
5
Value
8
-Price Paid: $25.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

Comments:

The Brawler is a big let down. It is not ergonomic, and very thick and clunky. The quality that Kershaw offers us in their budget line of knives is present in the design of the Brawler, but that doesn't save its overall poor design in the handle. The Kershaw Freefall is a much better option for the price.



Comment by Jake   05/01/2014
This knife is great, and unbeatable for an assisted opener costing only $25. I even lost it and found it two months later on my lawn after a cold Maine winter. i had clearly dropped it getting out of my car and it was likely plowed or snowblown onto my lawn where it sat until the snow and ice began to melt. When I found it I dried it off with a blow drier and it still works/looks like new. The blade is solid, doesn't wiggle around and the spring action feels fast unlike other cheep knives I've seen. For $25 I think you would have a hard time finding something better.
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Overall
8
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: $19.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

Good general purpose knife at a great price
Blade is short enough to be legal in many jurisdictions, yet long enough to do its job [barely long enough for last-ditch self defense]. the blade tip is excellently designed for defense use [piercing],or poking into a product package for opening. the thumb-stud is awkwardly placed, and barely usable. the pocket clip can be mounted in a couple additional positions, to adapt to preferred position of carry [lef or right and tip up or tip down].
Overall I would recommend this product if youre looking for an everday carry and are on a budget , [shop around, get it for $25 or less]

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Overall
7
Quality
8
Ergonomics
7
Value
9
-Price Paid: $25.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

I ordered mine off of amazon. Was't really what i expected i guess. Seemed like a well built knife for the price. Just to small to do real tasks with it. It is in what i consider the "envelope opening" section. The blade steel is 8cr13mov which is an American designed steel but it is manufactured by China. To say the least it is a SOFT steel that doesn't cost very much. I found myself Sharpening it almost everytime i used it. Was easy to sharpen yeah, but just had to sharpen way to much. Just ordered to see what the steel was like and that "speedsafe" system. Dont care for the speedsafe either. Just because I can easily open pretty much any folding knife just as fast if not FASTER. Dont want to worry about springs failing. Ended up selling it to a friend that was looking for a cheap first knife.

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Overall
9
Quality
8
Ergonomics
8
Value
10
-Price Paid: $26.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

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The Brawler is one of the better knives you can get for ~$25, especially for an assisted-opener.
The design certainly lives up to it's name- the black-finished blade, "legal switchblade" action, and stealth fighter angles make this a knife that will result in either compliments or worried looks if used in public.
The grip has a very appealing geometric pattern and offers a good hold. Though a little on the small side, it is comfortable and makes you instinctively hold it with a "fighting" grip. If you have very large hands this might not be your best choice.
The flipper spur is easy to activate, and the Speedsafe action delivers a fast draw every time. I suspect the blade may have loosened some in the 6 months I've had it, and there's now a noticeable but not drastic amount of play.
The 8cr13mov blade features an Americanized Tanto tip, known for it's armor-piercing capability. This has been enhanced with a thickened tip, making for an interesting if rarely-used feature. Strangely, the belt clip is tighter than a drone pilot's lips, but it can be removed with the right Torx bit (I don't recommend trying that with the pilot). Overall, it's a great knife for the money and will serve you well in EDC if you're after something just a little exotic.


Comment by Barry   08/31/2014
I have a last ditch, it's small, but its not for opening envelopes.

Comment by jack   05/02/2013
Its to small... It is an "envelope opener". Good for a kids first knife.
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