Kershaw Skyline Knife – The best EDC knife
Kershaw Skyline pocket knife is a great knife, fairly low profile, very sharp, easy open. I love this Skyline knife. It is my EDC (every day carry) knife. The clip allows knife to sit fairly low in my pocket so tip doesn’t stick out too much (about 1/2″) and shout “I’m carrying a knife!” as many of my other knives do. I like it to be discreet. The Kershaw Skyline Knife is not an assist opening knife, which initially I wasn’t sure about since I like assisted opening knives — but this knife is so smooth, it will flick open with minimal effort using the flipper. The blade comes extremely sharp. It is perfect size for EDC. I’ve used it to open packages, cut up cardboard boxes, scrape crap off my shoes, cut fruit… blade is still sharp. It slices through oranges and other fruit like a hot knife through butter.
Some people get hung up on minute details about their knives… handle texture, grooves on top of blade (jimp), etc…. but for the average knife owner, you just want a sharp blade that is easy to sharpen, that opens and closes easily, and quality made. The Skyline does this. My only semi-complaint would be the center lock bar is a little low, so is a little harder to push to the side to release the blade to close it… very minor complaint.
It opens with a flipper on the back edge of the knife. You push down on the flipper and give your wrist a little flick. The action is VERY smooth. One hand opening. Once open the center slide lock securely keeps blade from folding back in. To release the blade, just push the center lock over and fold blade back into the handle. Can be done with one hand.
I was hesitant to pay $40 for this knife, but read good reviews, and nuttnfancy raved about it on Youtube… so I splurged. Glad I did. This knife and my smaller SOG Flash I pocket knife are my 2 favorites and I normally carry either when wearing jeans, and just the SOG when wearing dress slacks.
When you first get it, you may get frustrated with the flipper not opening the knife as fast or full as you want it to. Give it time to break in and practice your wrist flick and before you know it, you can pull from your pocket and flick it open like a pro.
- Steel: Sandvik 14C28N bead-blasted finish
- Handle: Textured black G-10
- Blade length: 3-1/8 inches
- Closed length: 4-1/4 inches
- Overall length: 7-3/8 inches
- Weight: 2.3 ounces
Kershaw Skyline is very lightweight
The Kershaw Skyline Knife is so lightweight you will not even know it is in your pocket. I never used to carry a knife, then about a year ago became a knife addict. 🙂 I researched and researched, read blogs, watched videos, and started buying pocket knives. I don’t have a huge collection, but of the knives I do have, the Kershaw Skyline and the SOG Flash I are my 2 favorites. For a larger, heavier knife, I love my Kershaw Tremor. … I will review these knives later.
The Kershaw Skyline knife is the best EDC knife I own. The perfect Father’s Day gift under $50! Any dad will love this knife… 🙂
In this price range (under $50) you won’t find a better knife. Amazon tends to have the best knife prices around and most are free shipping if you have a Prime account. Walmart has good prices, but not as good as Amazon. Amazon frequently offers extra incentives on Kershaw knives… $10-$15 off if order is over $50 (about 2 knives)… almost like getting the 2nd knife 1/2 price.