Based on another thread, I went ahead an purchased the knife through Amazon for ~$50/shipped.
Admittedly, the "regular" (non-coated blade) Blur can be had for ~$30/shipped, but I liked the look of the black blade more and wanted the Tungsten coating.
The Blur weighs in at 4.2 oz and is a Ken Onion design with a 3-3/8" drop-point blade (which I prefer over the Tanto model) coated in Tungsten DLC (Diamond Like Carbon).
The Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel blade has a thumbstud on it for fast one-handed opening and uses a locking liner to keep it open. I think they nailed the design of their SpeedSafe(R) system. It just opens beautifully.
The 4-1/2" aluminum frame with reversible pocket clip has rubberized inserts - one of this knife's selling points for me. The inserts are not overly rough; they're not going to tear/wear clothing. It isn't skate deck material. The inserts are also not tacky or gummy. They just feel good in hand and give you a good positive grip. The knife doesn't have a finger groove, which some may not like, however, I feel that the shape of the handle will do a good job of keeping your hand off of the blade.
The blade comes über-sharp from the factory. Trust me on this. Yes, I am one of those tools that cuts himself within minutes of sitting down with his knife! And I didn't so much cut myself as I did shave some skin off. I simply brushed the tip of the blade with the back of my thumb and was surprised to see the thinnest curl of skin sitting on the knife. It literally shaved a sliver of the top layer of my skin off. We're talking razor thin.
- Relatively light weight
- Super sharp blade
- Flicks open wonderfully
- Nice positive grip
- Great EDC knife
- Well priced, high quality, and Made in the USA!
And now for the gratuitous pics!
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