Kershaw starting Sprint Runs!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Hackenslash, May 6, 2020.

  1. sechip

    sechip Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Id be all over a 20cv Injection with bearings.
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  2. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Dear Kershaw,

    Please bring back the RAM 1910 for this Sprint Run series. That is all. Thank you :D
  3. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    I mean, they the hall of shame might not accept their credentials...
  4. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Throw on G10 or carbon fiber scales and that would be a huge winner!
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  5. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014

    That’s not g10 on my injection?

    Is it fair to argue that the injection is probably the best sub-20$ knife in existence?
  6. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I resemble that remark.

    I'm two hours up I-5 from there... I should go kick their door open and see if they have one left... maybe fell behind a file cabinet or such.
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  7. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    They posted that there was some left
    On Instagram not too long ago. They sold out again already?
  8. Tigerfan

    Tigerfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    I was surprised mine shipped yesterday (Monday) with ETA of Friday. Those closer to Kai may start seeing them tomorrow??
  9. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    I've been carrying Kershaw knives on and off since the very late 90s. I haven't noticed any big decline. They still stand behind their products. Just like around the turn of the century, I can call them and get a real person on the phone. They'll still send me replacement parts like clips or torsion bars for free. As far as steel, I actually remember being excited about their use of 8Cr13Mov back in the day. (I had some Kershaws in AUS-6 and it seemed like a step up.) The problem today is that Kershaw just seems behind the times. They're still using 8Cr13Mov in Chinese-made knives at prices where China-direct manufacturers are using steels like Chinese D2, 14C28N, or Acuto 440.

    The 3Cr and 4Cr stuff is just deplorable. The China-direct price analog for those is 8Cr13Mov now. Heck, even a lot of the similarly priced knock-offs and counterfeits coming out of China now seem to be running at least 5Cr. :oops:

    Following from the above, I'm all set on Chinese D2. The market is flooded with it. It's routinely available for the same price as their current 8Cr13Mov models. If Kershaw wants to "upgrade" existing knives, I'd like to see something different. That's doubly true for sprint runs.
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  10. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I gots no InstaFaceSnap-O-Gram, I just check their website. They list it as out of stock.

    That's okay though... I got the Leek in carbon fiber with CPM-154, and it's amazing enough for me.
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  11. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Managed to grab one from the smaller second wave today! Pretty excited, I haven't had a Leek since I first got into knives 3 or 4 years ago.
  12. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    I'm honestly surprised to see so many people accept 3cr13 steel - I guess we also have many secret fans of mtech, gerber & schrade which specialize in this steel :)

    Personally, It's a hard pass for me every time
  13. NewBlades16

    NewBlades16 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2015
    Sprint runs without Speedsafe. They need to really phase that out.
  14. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Look, it's ok if you cant sharpen the steel. But that doesn't mean the steel is useless. If you can get a good quality kershaw for 15 bucks, solid! Those cheap Kershaws have probably helped tons of people get into knives.
  15. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    even you agree 3cr13 is the bottom of the barrel :)

    I agree it's easy to sharpen... and it loses its edge rather quickly
    The price difference from a 3cr13 kershaw @ $15 to a 8cr13 kershaw is NOT worth the $3 savings... this 8cr13 kershaw is only $18

    I rest my case (but of course, everyone is free to downgrade if they want to)
  16. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Yes but a random dude walking into Walmart and buying one of those cheap knives isnt going to go on knifecenter to find one. You never know what those cheap knives can do. Especially the Christmas packs where you get 3 or so.
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  17. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    That's an interesting strawman to throw out given that one of the explicit reasons I, and others, have given for being fine with Ksrshaw using 3cr13 and similar steels is to give people a very inexpensive option that's still made by a reputable company with a solid warranty.

    To be frank, you seem to have an irrational obsession with steels that you, personally, don't like. I would advise you to avoid buying them and stop letting them take up so much of your mental space. The way the knife industry stands right now there are thousands upon thousands of models to chooose from using hundreds and hundreds of different steels. Obsessing over a company making some models that you, personally, don't approve of seems counterproductive at best.
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  18. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    I'm old fashioned, and like the thought of saying 'anything by company x is good stuff'... which I can't do any longer if I'm being honest. I don't obsess over it lol

    440a would be miles better than 3cr13... so yeah, if the only goal is new user / low cost entry to the knife world... I kinda see your point

    I'd still personally try to guide them to the $18 - 8cr13 so they have a better overall experience... or better yet, I'd gift them that 8cr13 model after they've suffered with 3cr13 for a few months, just so they get their sharpening skills worked out lol
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  19. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Are there “hundreds and hundreds” of different steels?
    I counted about 40ish. Do you have a list I can see?
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  20. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I recommend zknives as they're probably the most comprehensive. It's easy to think there are only 40 or so when you're first getting into knives, but there are a plethora of different steel options out there. Heck, our very own Larrin tested the edge retention of 48 steels very recently.
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