The House of Blades custom blue BlackWash Link uses a high-quality S35VN stainless steel blade that has been black-oxide BlackWash coated to hide the wear and tear from daily use. It uses a blue anodized aluminum handle with red back spacer. The Link is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening for easy one-handed opening via the flipper.
The missing linkbetween a quality, made-in-the-USA knife and a price most consumers can affordhas been found. Or, to be more precise, Kershaw is making it. Appropriately, it is called the Link and it has been given the patriotic model number of 1776 and colored even more appropriately for the U S of A.
The sculpted lines and texture of the handle provide for a comfortable and secure grip. The Link feels big and solid in the hand and offers a clean look. The pocket-clip is reversible for convenient left or right-handed pocket carry. The Link is made in Kershaws state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tualatin, Oregon.
|Blade Length||3.25 in.|
|Handle Length||4.4 in.|
|Handle Material||Blue 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum|
|Overall Length||7.6 in.|
|Lock Mechanism||Liner Lock|
|Pocket Clip||Reversible (Left/ Right) Tip-Up|
|Country of Origin||USA|
Love this knife. This is one of my top 2 daily carry knives. This one is larger and the other (Kershaw 1812 Dividend) is smaller. A thick meatier handle to hold on to that is comfortable. Love the blue handle and red back spacer. After trying multiple mid to higher end blade steels this S35V is my favorite. Very easy to sharpen to a razor edge yet it holds the edge for a very long time!
Saw this at the NRA convention and had to pick it up. I didn't get back to the booth so I ordered it online. I ordered it and had it the next day. Awesome shipping.
Blade is robust and came factory sharp. Good looking and the red spacer is a nice detail. I haven't had it long enough yet to sharpen it myself and check edge retention. Comfortable handle and scales. Easy flip open. A little fatter than my Kershaw Leek but that is also what I was looking for in this knife. Still easy to carry. I'll update this review in a few months to show how well it holds up.
This is an excellent USA made knife that is well constructed and blade made from a high quality steel. The Only real downside to this knife is the weight at 4.8 oz it is a little heavy for any lighter weight pants or shorts. other then that it is an excellent choice for an EDC. Plus ordering with House of Blades was easy and they provide great customer service!
I like the action and feel of this knife, it is smooth. After having the knife for one week and mainly in my pocket I am a bit disappointed that the blue anodizing is wearing off. At first I thought I must have bumped it, but the area has grown. I would have attached pictures if I could.
This’s awesome knife and great steel cpm-s35vn. I love this knife and great exclusives of House of Blades! Waiting for more interesting Kershaw knives
Excellent quality, beautiful knife, Blue with Black Wash blade. Substantial knife, solid as a rock, perfect. Everything it's cracked up to be. Quick shipping, no problems.
It's even better than I though. I wish I could remove the speedsafe but I'll admit it wouldn't be a Kershaw without it. Materials, fitment finish are amazing for the price point
A very well made knife. I am very happy with this purchase.
action is spot on ,no blade play at all. fit and finish is great,along with the anodiz ed colors,look forward to purchasing my second one in red.