*Another great EDC (every day carry) knife from the Kershaw family!
The Kershaw Skyline is becoming a best selling production knife of all times, and for the price, it is an
exceptional value. Retailing at about $30, the Skyline is a high quality knife for each of us who won't (or
can't) spend large amounts of money for a knife.
If the Skyline is your "first ever" Kershaw knife, you will be surprised at the attention to detail and features
compared to other knife brands.
If you have owned Kershaw knives in the past, you already know what to expect!
Like the Kershaw Echelon and a few other Kershaw models, the handle of the Skyline is made from
G-10. The handle might be dyed black, blue, green, red, pink or many
The texture of the Skylines handle is almost smooth. I say almost as there is a fine grain
texturing if you look and feel really close. It is about as close to smooth as you will normally find on a blade
handle made with G-10. It is surprisingly comfortable and the fine texturing does allow a pretty good grip whether
wet or dry.
The blade of the Skyline is 7.9 cm (3 1/8") long making it a great size for most every day
cutting tasks. Right out of the box you will find your Skyline has a spear point design and is sharp enough to
It comes in two finishes: bead blasted and Damascus.
The Kershaw Skyline's blade is manufactured from Sandvik's 14C28N stainless steel which is very comparable to a
AUS-6. It takes an edge and holds an edge well if not being abused.
Though the blade may look like it has dual thumb studs, the studs are actually stops to stop the
blade from over extending (opening too far).
As the blade opens, the studs stop the blades, saving the blade lock from wear.
The 14C28N, made by Sandvik, is a good quality steel made just for knives. This "14C28N" is a
decent balance between the ability to resharpen and being able to hold a good edge. For the amateur knife
owner, the blade will resharpen well, even with a cheap stone.
The Skyline's blade is opened by Ken Onion's patented and exclusive SpeedSafe Assisted Deployment/Opening Mechanism. Operating much
like a switch blade, SpeedSafe® automatically deploys the
blade. Instead of a slide or button, it uses a thumb stud and/or flipper which makes it completely legal
in any US state and/or other countries. A torsion bar is used to assist the blade opening once you
start the process by pressing the blade flipper or thumb stud.
The blade can be easily opened by the oversized flipper. Once you begin to open the blade with
the flipper, SpeedSafe® takes over and completes the
Many flippers are very small making blade deployment difficult. The Skyline has one
of the biggest flippers in the industry making it easy to begin and finish blade deployment.
Once open, the cutting edge of the blade is thin, yet rugged enough for most knife enthusiasts.
As with any knife, it is not a pry bar and should not be used as such.
SpeedSafe® really is a piece of engineering
ingenuity. It opens smoothly and there is almost no blade play even after opening and closing the blade hundreds of
SKYLINE POCKET CLIP:
The Skyline includes a three-position (Tri-Carry) pocket clip.
Skyline's pocket clip has been designed to make the knife lay quite low in your
pocket(s). This causes it to be pretty near concealed. The colored G-10 might stand out if it doesn't
match your pants and might be almost invisible if it matches your pants.
Last but not least, the Skyline sports a lanyard hole for those of us who like to wear our
knives like a necklace or just to make it easier to keep track of with a rope or string.
The Kershaw Skyline is an affordable, EDC knife that you will be very happy about owning. They are
usually not easy to find at a local sports equipment, hunting or fishing store.