Like the other knives inspired by the original Zero Tolerance 0777, the Bareknuckle, model 7777OLBW, is based on the style of their original award-winning design, but this one offers a slimmed-down profile and upgraded materials. And it's a built-in-the-USA beauty.
The blade is Sandvik 14C28N, a blade steel that was originally created through a Kershaw–Sandvik partnership to produce this high-performance steel. Increased nitrogen in the formula enables 14C28N to provide excellent corrosion resistance and the ability to be hardened to 58–60 Rockwell. Sandvik calls 14C28N the overall highest performing knife steel in the world that still maintains the productivity benefit of being fine-blankable. The 7777OLBW's blade has Kershaw's BlackWash finish for additional blade protection and to help hide use scratches.
The Bareknuckle comes with handsome, anodized-aluminum handles in olive. And like the popular Knockout, the Bareknuckle features Kershaw's patented Sub-Frame Lock to lighten in-pocket weight and to ensure safe blade lock up while in use. The blade opens manually with Kershaw's KVT ball-bearing system and a flipper. For an additional touch of style, the blade rotates out of the handle on an oversized pivot. The Bareknuckle is complete with a reversible, deep-carry pocket clip for convenient carry on the left or right. The Kershaw Sub-Frame Lock is covered under US Patent 9,120,234.
Flipper - May be used with manual or assisted opening knives. Tee "flipper" is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
Manual - There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
Sub-Frame Lock - One side of a lightweight handle, or frame, is fitted with a steel plate integral to the frame; it is the part of the frame that moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. Sub-Frame Lock knives can be larger and lighter knife yet with an extremely secure lock.
Reversible - Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
Made In The USA - When you see this on one of Kershaw's knives, it means the knife was made in their Tualatin, Oregon manufacturing facility by skilled Kershaw knifemakers.
Blade Length: 3.5" (8.9 cm)
Closed Length: 4.7" (11.8 cm)
Overall Length: 8.2" (20.7 cm)
Blade Material: 14C28N Stainless Steel
Blade Shape: Drop Point
Blade Finish: BlackWash
Handle Material: 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum
Locking Mechanism: Sub-Frame
Pivot Assembly: KVT Ball Bearing System
Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
Weight: 3.4 oz. (96.4 g)
Made in the USA