Overall Length: 8.125″ (20.6 cm)
Blade Length: 3.5″ (8.9 cm)
Cutting Edge: 3.25″
Blade Steel: 8CR13MOV stainless steel
Handle Material: Machined G-10
Closed Length: 4.625″ (14.3 cm)
Weight: 4.8 oz.
Today I am reviewing the Kershaw One-Ton knife. I think this knife is often over looked simply because of it’s low price point. A lot of people think they’ve gotta spend a lot of money to get a quality knife, and that’s not true! This Kershaw One-Ton is a simple example of just that – A quality knife without spending a ton of money. Between the broad blade, G10 handle and being a frame-lock. I think this is an awesome knife for the price.
The business end of the One-Ton is 3.25″ and constructed out of 8CR13MOV grade stainless steel. 8CR13MOV takes a nice sharp edge and is fairly easily to sharpen. Out of the box the knife had a pretty decent edge on it and lock up is pretty solid. Even after two weeks of use it has absolutely no movement and will handle most medium and light duty cutting task. Deployment is very smooth and consistent. Unfortunately at this price point it does not have bronze phosphor washers. But don’t let that scare you, after toying with it for a little I can open the knife almost as quick as my other non-assisted folders. It does come with ambidextrous thumb studs for left or right hand users.
The body on the Kershaw One-Ton is constructed using a machined G10 handle and a 410 stainless frame-lock on the back. The G10 doesn’t have a real aggressive texture similar to the Benchmade 915 Triage, but for the price it is very exceptional.
The Kershaw One-Ton has a very small patch of jimping. My personal opinion on it is – they should have extended the jimping onto the blade about half an inch. I can still get a good grip though so it’s not super critical. It has a open pillar design which makes cleaning this knife a walk in the park.
The pocket clip isn’t anything special on this knife. It has good retention and sits the knife nice in the pocket. If you carry the knife tip up (like shown in the picture) there is more knife exposes. If you carry tip down there is a little less of the knife exposed. The pocket clip can be adjusted for either tip-up/tip-down, right hand only.
My final conclusion on the Kershaw One-Ton: This knife is a great knife for the price. I really like that it comes with a G10 handle and its a frame-lock. The blade works great for most medium and light duty cutting task. The build construction is tough and the overall thickness of the knife is thin, so you can still use your pocket for putting your phone or some money in. Whether you’re looking for a budget EDC knife or a knife you can gift to someone, this would make a great purchase. For about $20 bucks you can’t go wrong with the One-Ton. Give it a try!