The First and Still Among the Best
For classic Ken Onion styling - ergonomic handle shape, multi-functional blade, and of course, the patented SpeedSafe® assisted opening system - don't miss this series of popular knives. These are some of the first of Kershaw's SpeedSafe® knives and still among the best. In fact, when it first came out, the classic Blackout was recognized as a Blade Magazine Best Buy. And it's still priced the same as it was in 1999 - along with its siblings, the Whirlwind and the Avalanche.
Both Blackout and Whirlwind feature 13C26 stainless-steel blades for strength and excellent corrosion resistance. The Blackout's blade is also coated with Tungsten DLC for a handsome, non-reflective surface. Choose the standard, smooth blade edge or a partially serrated blade for even more cutting versatility. For a comfortable and stable grip, both Blackout and Whirlwind models have an extremely durable, contoured handle of Polyimide®. Stainless-steel locking liners maintain the blade in a safe and secure position and enhance the overall handle strength.
The Avalanche features cool function and tactical styling. Naturally, it also includes the patented SpeedSafe® assisted opening system for easy, one-handed deployment. The Avalanche boasts a premium-quality S30V drop-point blade that provides cutting power and control. In addition, the blades are Tungsten DLC coated for increased blade durability and performance. The handsome coating also gives the blades an attractive matte black, scratch-resistant finish.
For a super-secure grip, Kershaw's Avalanche features an aggressively textured G-10 handle. The G-10's high tensile strength makes it virtually unbreakable. G-10 also offers excellent thermal insulating qualities and performs well even in high humidity. A secure liner lock keeps the blade safely in place. For easy carrying, both Avalanche models include a stainless-steel pocket clip that can be adjusted for tip up or tip down carry.
Whether you choose the original Whirlwind, the handsome Blackout, or the G-10 Avalanche, with one of these classic SpeedSafe® knives in your collection, you've always got a tool that works like a champ.