In this review we will talk about the Kershaw Showtime
I also got this knife as a birthday present, it is a small-almost a gentleman’s knife size knife. It is designed by Todd Rexford, a custom knifemaker, and manufactured by kershaw. Kershaw is a brand from KAI, a Japanese company specialize in cutting tools, from knives, scissors, even shaving razors.
This is an assisted opening knife, meaning there is a spring mechanism in the pivot that will help you to flip the blade fast and hard with a simple finger push to the flipper.
this is its full spec:
- Blade Length: 3″ (7.6 cm)
- Closed Length: 4″ (10.2 cm)
- Overall Length: 6.75″ (17.1 cm)
- Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin & Black Oxide
- Handle Material: Black Oxide Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
- Weight: 3.7 oz. (104.9 g)
- Designer: Todd Rexford
it is a frame lock knife with a stainless steel handle which is quite sturdy and feels really nice in hand. The blade is 8cr13mov, which is a chinese steel. many people don’t like chinese steel but in my opinion, 8cr13mov is more than enough for everyday cutting tasks. it is easy to sharpen, it can hold it’s edge for quite some time, and it’s cheap.
The blade shape is a nice drop point blade with hollow grind. its thin profile and grind makes this knife a really good slicer, it is one of my sharpest knife, probably just a bit behind my custom Edelblade.
the handle is an open construction, the blade centering in this knife is just a bit not center when closed, but it is centered when opened, this centering problem does not affect its performance at all. the deep pocket clip are reversible and people will not notice your knife in your pocket because this pocket clip simply sits deep into your pocket.
Overall, this knife is really recommended, it is sharp, small, beautiful, sturdy, and ergonomically good. Todd Rexford and Kershaw have done a good job on this knife.