A few months ago, a neighbor of mine was looking for a couple of manual folder knives to give as gifts to some relatives or another. When she asked me what I would recommend I asked her what she wanted in a knife. She wasn’t sure about the details but here are the things she wanted.
- Reasonably priced
- USA Made
Immediately the Kersahw One-Ton came to mind. I made the recommendation and she picked up two of them.
Here are the advantages the One-Ton knife gives you. First, it is made in the USA and it carries the Kershaw Limited Lifetime Warranty. At well under $30.00 on our website, the knife is definitely affordable. But here are the real advantages of the knife.
It is big. Very big. Open, it measures in at 7 7/8″ with a 3 1/4″ blade that gives you all the cutting edge you need for even the biggest jobs. The clip point blade is extra wide. From the sharp edge to the spine it measures 1 3/8″ giving you a blade that is built for slicing. And then there is the handle. The lower scale of the handle is built of 410 stainless steel and the upper scale is black G-10. It gives you the perfect blend of strength and grip.
The blade locks up tight with the framelock system. The frame lock is very solid and keeps the blade open when you want it to stay that way. I open the blade with the dual thumb studs. With a bit of practice, you can open this knife easily with one hand occupied doing other things such as holding whatever needs cutting.
Toss in the lanyard hole and the tip up/tip down reversible clip and you have an incredibly versatile knife that is built for heavy use. If you find yourself looking for a big, solid knife that carries a solid warranty and can be picked up for around $26.00–check out the One-Ton by Kershaw. Need something a bit smaller–don’t forget to look at the Half-Ton or the 3/4-Ton. Great knives at incredible prices.