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Kershaw HOB Exclusive 1776BLSWHOB Link Blue Stonewash Assisted Knife
The House of Blades custom blue stonewash Link uses a high-quality S35VN stainless steel blade that has been stonewash finished 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|
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Posted by Marvinp on 11th Sep 2018
I really like this knife. It is a nice size for an EDC and has a great blade steel. Thinking about getting the red one too.
Link # 2
Posted by Rick on 1st May 2018
I got the red model and liked it so much I had to have the blue one. I plan to get the black one with M390 steel next.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Mar 2018
HOB made a great knife even better with the S35VN steel and other cosmetic upgrades. It is well worth the extra $$.
Posted by zach Babcock on 5th Mar 2018
Man this blade was real,nice I mean real,nice ...ive had some,nice knives in the past but this thing is real nice.
Posted by Kevin on 28th Feb 2018
I was on the fence about this knife, but once in hand I had no regrets. This thing is gorgeous and built like a tank, a little heavier than I thought it would be, but not cumbersome. Great quality and super fast shipping from HOB! The dividend is next!
Posted by unclesotty on 27th Feb 2018
I've been collecting and using Kershaw knives for the last 8 or 9 years and there are several real stand outs among the MANY that Kershaw has made and the Link is one of these. I had a regular Link with the GFN scales and 420C blade and wanted the better s35vn steel blade.
I got the better steel but the knife is HEAVY......WAY heavy for its size.
I would KILL for this knife with G10 scales.
awesome exclusive kershaw link
Posted by Adam Kirn on 19th Oct 2017
I love this knife. I do YouTube reviews on knifes and my channel name is adambomb98 so I like to think I now somewhat of what I am talking about haha. Anyway the knife itself is visually beutifull the blue aluminum scales with the white liners and the red backspacer really gives this knife an awesome patriotic look! When i get a new knife i usually use my wicked edge to get the knife ti the sharpness level i live but The kershaw link to my surprise came from the factory razor sharp so I did not have to sharpen It! I love the blade steel, s35vn. It has amazing edge retention and great corrosion resistance as well. It is one of my favorite steels. The action of this knife is just plain fun... I find myself opening and closing this knife hundreds of times while I watch tv haha. There is absolutely NO blade play. NO horizontal or vertical bladeplay and the centering is not perfect but it is what I would consider to be acceptable. I have only had this knife for a few days but as of right now I only have two cons with this knife and it is that it is a little to heavy for edc. I wish they milled the liners and did other weight saving techniques and the fact that the blade centering is slightly off but is still acceptable Well, overall I really like this knife! And i highly recommend it!
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jul 2017
House of Blades really did an amazing job getting this exclusive version from Kershaw. Near perfect knife imo. USA made with s35vn steel for under $90!! It looks absolutely beautiful in person too. Haven't left home without it in my pocket and don't plan to for the foreseeable future. I am so impressed that I am now waiting for the next paycheck to get the Red Version :)
Posted by Tim Merson on 18th Jul 2017
Coming from a significant collection of Spyderco and Benchmade knives I was actually impressed with this Kershaw. It caught my eye as I carried a $45 Kershaw Leek for a couple years before getting into the pricier knives, when I saw this exclusive version with upgraded S35VN steel and deep carry clip for $82 I thought it was worth a try. Fit and finish is excellent, I personally love the Kershaw speedsafe opening, and Kershaw really did a great job with the blade steel. I own several premium steels, such as M390, 20CV, CPM-M4, and others, yet have still been impressed with the performance of this blade. I've intentionally overused it just to see how it would hold up, yet the blade has shown no signs of damage. None of the minor chips I see from my high end stainless steels, and the blade will still shave hairs. The finish has held up well as 2 weeks into daily carry to include time in the woods, at the beach, and at work, and there are no scratches or other signs of use. I fully expect wear over time, but am more than impressed with the durability so far.
Overall even though I own knives costing up into the $200+ range this knife has quickly become one of my favorites to carry. The only thing I'd change to consider perfect is to add thumb studs. In reality I would still use the flipper under almost all situations, but as I regularly flip my knives when bored that would give me more options for playing.
Priced Right-Perfect Out of Box
Posted by Pringles on 13th Dec 2016
I am not up on Kershaw as much as ZT. This knife looked a lot like the ZT 0770. It is as expected. There are differences and I like them all. This knife is a real bargain. Priced right and perfect out of the box. Some new blades need tweaking a bit operate properly etc. Not this one.
Did I mention the price?
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