-Price Paid: $12.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
I just got my Kershaw Half Ton a couple of days ago. This review is based on my initial impressions of the knife.
The blade opens and closes very smoothly and lockup is solid. No bladeplay in any direction. Impressive for $12.00 knife.
The blade steel is 8Cr13MoV which is a decent steel. I have other knives with this blade steel and I actually like it quite well for general cutting tasks.
The Half Ton has some heft to it for a knife this size.(3 5/8 inches closed) The heft makes the knife feel solid.
The thing I like most about this knife is the blade. It's a stout little blade and would probably hold up well under heavier cutting tasks.
I'm not really sure what to think of the pocket clip. It functions well but it looks like a little wrench. I can't decide if I like that or not but it's definately unique.
The ergonomics could be better in my opinion although they aren't bad. I guess I have gotten used to the finger choils on some of my knives and the Half Ton doesn't have one.
Despite the absence of a finger choil the knife is a joy to use. The smooth operation of the action and the liner lock combined with the weight of the knife make the Half Ton a fun little knife to have in your pocket.
Overall it's a great little knife for a very low price. I had the good fortune of being able to handle my Half Ton before I bought it and I was imediately sold on the knife.
Smooth, solid lockup, heavy for its size, great blade, unique design, kinda cool looking, sharp out of the box, all for a measly twelve bucks.
Comment by darkfrost 05/22/2011
Awesome knife! Excellent build quality. For the price it's a no brainer. Just picked it up today at Big 5 for $9.99. Sweet!!! If you can find one grab it!!