Kershaw BlackWash Scrambler Assist Knife Quick Review

Kershaw BlackWash Scrambler
Kershaw BlackWash Scrambler

The Kershaw BlackWash Scrambler boasts all the fantastic features of the original Scrambler with an all BlackWash finish.  What is so great about the Scrambler you ask?  Fast open, flipper style, hollow ground blade, heavy duty frame lock construction as well as a sweet G10 handle scale.  This RJ Martin designed knife is the kind of knife you are going to itch to get out of your pocket, just so you can show it off.

The hollow ground 8Cr13MoV drop point blade makes slicing easy.  Along the spine, it has a large, flat ground swedge that adds some serious class to an already good looking blade.  The BlackWash finish on the blade gives your knife a comfortable, broken in look.  The kind of look everyone wants.  The coating gives an extra layer of protection for the stainless steel blade and it hides any scratches you add to the mix when you get to work.   The blade steel gives you strength as well as good edge retention.

The blade opens fast and easy with the flipper.  Just a quick pull with your forefinger and the SpeedSafe mechanism takes over.  Once open, the blade locks into place with a hefty, solid framelock.  The handle has a very generous finger groove that is made even more secure when the flipper locks into place and adds just an extra bit of blade guard for your hand.  The textured black G10 handle scale adds even more grip and another touch of class.  The remarkably strong frame lock gets nice, solid lock up.  The pocket clip is right/left reversible.

Overall this is a fantastic spring assist knife that can be picked in our store for around $42.  Check it out here and let me know what you think of yours below.

Kershaw Scrambler, Back
Kershaw Scrambler, Back



  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Frame lock
  • Flipper
  • Reversible pocketclip (tip-up/tip-down)
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black oxide BlackWash
  • Handle: Textured G-10/steel bolster front, 410 steel back, black oxide BlackWash finish
  • Blade length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
  • Overall length: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)

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