Kershaw Shallot Review

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My Answers Suck asked Could you recommend a good folding knife?

3.5″ straight edge

also one that is smaller (2″)

nothing over $100. but ideally $50 is the most id like to spend.
Oops forgot to mention I’m looking for a tactical type of knife with belt clip

And got the following answer:

Having owned over 100 folders at this point I’d definitely recommend Kershaw knives as #1 choice for your budget.

For 75$ you can get either CPM S110V folder or ZDP-189 folder. Both are on top of the super steel list today.
Not that easy to sharpen either one of them, but nothing too complicated either.

Kershaw Shallot fits your requirement 100%.

For any model they produce you can also go with more conventional steels like Sandvik 13C26. Very nice, fine grained steel, takes a good edge. Those cost around 50$ or even less.

Detailed review is here –

More on those steels here –

Also, fit and finish of Kershaws are unbelievably good for the knives in that price ranges. They easily put to shame bunch of other, more expensive forlders.

Modern stainless steels aren’t that far behind from carbon steels. The terminology is not exactly correct, all steels are carbon steels, just stainless ones have Chromium in it.

Benchmades also have several very good folders in your price range.
I never liked spydercos, too weird looking, but that’s another very solid company with very good products.

More folding knives –

Knife steel FAQ –

Daedalus asked Thinking about buying a new folding knife?

I want to buy a new folding knife I can use for everyday carry but that will also hold up well for tougher jobs. I’m looking for something with a 3-4 inch blade, linerlock, and preferably finger hole opening. I like combo plain/serrated blades, but it’s not a must. Anyone have any suggestions? I’d also prefer something under $100.

And got the following answer:

For 100$ you can get a very good knife. However, I must ask, why do you want a linerlock? That is the most fail prone lock I have ever heard of.
I haven’t head any failures, simply because I don’t own linerlocks, but I’ve seen lots of reports on failed liner locks on and other knife related sites.

Benchmade Axis lock, or framelock, compression lock, or even a lockback would be a better ad more secure choice.

As for the particular knife brands. Thumbhole is pretty much Spyderco patent and other makers don’t really make knives with it. benchmade did produce a few models with that and later they’ve used an oval hole to avoid patent violation lawsuits, e.g. Griptilian, Skirmish. Both are very tough too. BM Dejavoo was thumbholed too.

There is an argument that a large hole in the blade weakens it structurally. Which makes sense, but Spyderco owners claim that is not the issue. So, you decide on that one.

Besides of Spyderco, Benchmade, Kershaw have very good choice of excellent folders in your price range.

If you want to look at other types of folders besides thumbholed ones, then your choice is significantly better.
The same Kershaw produces very good knives from top end steels like ZDP-189 and CPM S110V, superb fit and finish too, and all that for 75$.
Shallot review –

There’s bunch of folder reviews here –
May be you will find something that you like.

Also, perhaps you should check out knife steel FAQ before getting a new knife –

ZDP and S110v are covered in another section –

Amber asked What kind of knife should I get?

My boyfriend is really into knives and such, and for his graduation present I’d like to get him one with his name engraved in it. I don’t know much about knives so I was wondering what type to get him. I would prefer something he can carry.

My limit is $150


And got the following answer:

Knives are the oldest tools in human history and all the knife detractors here, own at least one kitchen knife or more. Still, they come out with whacky statements.

Anyway, for one, I suggest you buy on the internet, because it will be cheaper compared to brick and mortar stores.

Second, switchblades are not illegal in all US states, but are in some. So, unless you know local law it’s better to stay with plain folding knives.

Speedsafe knives can be also an issue. I know in California they are legal, but not so sure about the other states, at least I don’t know where they are illegal.

And blade length can be an issue too. Various states and even local towns can have their own restrictions on the length. So, 3″ 3.5″ long blade would be most likely legal in most of the places. Although I know San Francisco, LA, Oakland have 3″ blade length limit.

As for the particular brands, I can recommend Kershaw, Benchmade, and Spyderco. Very solid knives, good reputation and service from the makers.

For your budget you can get a very good folding knife.
Here’s bunch of folder reviews with photos and details –

I personally prefer Benchmades and Kershaws, good steel, good fit and finish. Spydercos look too weird to my taste, but they have their own dedicated fan base.

E.g. Benchmade 710 would be a very nice present. Axis lock, D2 or 154Cm steel, it’s a knife that is perfect for pocket carry. Except it’s 4″ long blade,so might be restricted in some areas. Price around 125$

Kershaw Shallots are very good knives. Come in different steels too. Models with top end steels like ZDP0189 and CPM-110V are ~80$ and more conventional, but still a good steel like Sandvik are ~50$. Those have 3.5″ long blades.

Benchmade 707 is just under 3″ and makes a very nice utility knife –

Knife steel FAQ –

If you know what kind of folders( I mean looks) he likes, you’re settled, otherwise pick something you like, it’s your present after all.

Some of the places where to buy on the net –

P.S. To the knifophobic crowd – majority of knife related crime is committed with kitchen knives, not with the folders people carry or expensive collectibles, and in stabbing wounds those kitchen knives are followed by screwdrivers. So, what now, you are going to dump all your kitchen knives along with the screwdrivers or ask your senator to ban both?

Quiet.Buck asked Best pocket and/or boot knife and best hatchet?

I am looking at getting some out door gear and am looking for the best there is. Not by name brand or price, but by those who touch and use and know who is the best. I want items that will last a long time, take much abuse and not fall apart. I grew up around Snap on Tools so I know the name Kershaw and consider it good. Past that I have no clue about names nor brands.

I am looking for the following:

1 folding pocket/belt holster knife (4-5″)
1 boot or shin strapped knife
1 good hatchet (so far Estwing is winning)

Please share your experiences with these items and which you found to be the best among the best.

And got the following answer:

For the folder, Benchmade 710 would be my #1 recommendation, good steel, 154CM or D2 whichever fits better your purpose, or M2 if you want to pay extra. Plus it has the axis lock, which IMHO is still the best lock in the industry.

Several SOGs are pretty good.
New Kershaw shallot in CPM-110V steel is also pretty good knife, although 58-61HRC for that steel is a bit soft.
Strider makes very tough use folders, but prices are pretty high.
Chris Reeve Sebenza is also a good, but really expensive folder.
A few dozen folder reviews I’ve used –

Not much experience with purely boot knives though. But for common outdoor use, I think fixed blade on your belt is more preferable, that’s my suggestion anyway, reviews here –

As for the hatchet, you should check this one out –
It’s a small hatchet, but also doubles as an ulu knife. As far as its toughness and cutting abilities go, both are superb. I use mine all the time, including kitchen.

One more interesting variation is kukri if you want to consider. Those will chop better than many hatchets and work as knives (which is what they’re primarily) –

Hope that helps ๐Ÿ˜‰

John D. asked EDC Knife (Cold Steel 4 inch Zytel “Ti-Lite”)?

I want an EDC (Every Day Carry) Knife that:

~is non-serrated
~has a pocket clip
~has a blade length of about 4 in. long
~is concealable
~urban environment friendly
~priced around $50

What do you suggest? I am currently thinking on purchasing the Cold Steel 4 inch Zytel Ti-Lite.

And got the following answer:

Based on my experience with Cold Steel and other folders I would recommend either Kershaw or Benchmade knives over CS.

E.g. Kershaw Shallot made of Sandvik 13C26 steel. They also have several other models that fit your requirements and Sandvik is better steel than AUS8 used by cold steel.

Benchmade also has several knives that fit your requirements.

Also, Zytel isn’t the best knife handle material It has problems deforming under heat or cold.

CRKT knives made of the same AUS8 steel are better priced and less hyped. Fit and finish on those is same level as CS if not better.

I personally don’t like Cold Steel warranty policy, when they void it if the user attempts to replicate Cold Steel’s own tests.

Reviews of various folders grouped by makers –