Kershaw Skyline Pocket Knife - Pros and Cons

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The Kershaw Skyline pocket knife is amongst the best valued knives on the market today. Kershaw continues to deliver an amazing product at a price point that most people can afford. In this review I will cover the positive aspects of the Skyline folding knife and the few negative aspects as well.

What I like about the knife:

1. The Kershaw Skyline gives you a very nice size blade considering how lightweight the knife is. This is due in part to the fact that there is only steel lining on one side of the handle.

2. The Skyline comes with a well textured G-10 handle. This handle is nice because it gives you enough of a grip to be effective, but it is not so much textured that it tears up your pockets.

3. Made in the USA! It feels good to support American manufacturing and American knifemaking seems to be a slowly dying breed with the countries of China,Taiwan and Japan becoming more common in the knife scene.

4. The Kershaw Skyline is not assisted opening, but it opens just as fast as some of Kershaw's spring loaded offerings. Very smooth one handed opening with either the thumbstud or Kershaw's trademark flipper make this a truly enjoyable knife.

What I'm not so crazy about:

1. My blade has developed minor scratches due to the steel liner rubbing against it when I open the knife.

2. The Skyline has no thumb grooves or jimping as they call it for cutting support.

3. The pocket clip can be adjusted for tip-up or tip-down carry, but does not allow for left handed carry.


The Kershaw Skyline pocket knife is an excellent value for the money. I paid 40 dollars for mine at a retail store in Texas, but you can find them even cheaper. Don't mess around with Smith and Wesson or Gerber, the Kershaw Skyline is a much better value in my opinion.

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This article was published on 2010/03/27