The Kershaw Select Fire features a big, bold blade and several useful bits that come in handy when you least expect it. Designed by Grant and Gavin Hawk, this handy tool isn’t the run of the mill multi tool that gives you a bunch of finicky tools you will never use.
First and foremost, this is a knife. The manual open classic style drop point blade opens smooth with the ambidextrous thumb studs. The whopping 3 3/8″ blade is extra wide for serious cutting tasks. A bead blast finish gives the stainless steel blade even more protection against corrosion and wear. The 8Cr13MoV steel keeps an edge and is easy to sharpen when tune up time arrives.
The handle is wide and chunky. The handle flares slightly wider as it moves toward the butt, which gives it an extra comfortable feel in your palm. Dual finger grooves allow you to hold the knife in a more set back position for normal cutting chores or to choke up on the handle for precision cuts. Made from glass reinforced nylon, the handle has a series of grooves across the face that add a nice texture to the grip as well as visual appeal.
On the top of the handle, there is a unique cutout that displays the bit driver head. Grab the bit driver and swing it out towards the handle and you have a perfectly useful tool for those times when you most need a screwdriver and don’t have one. In the middle of both handle scales you will find two bits in a swing out holder. The spring set bit holders swing closed when you let go of them, ensuring the bit holders are always in the closed position. Two included flat drivers and two hex drivers are what come with the knife, but you could easily switch these out for your favorite driver heads.
Most multi tools have one, two or three useful tools and then a bunch of fiddley tools that never get used and when they do, they seem to break or fail at the most inopportune times. The Select Fire from Kershaw boils it all down to the basics. You get a knife with a fantastic blade along with a bit driver to screw and unscrew whatever you want. In my world, that gives me the ability to get nearly everything I need done without taking up any more Pocket Real Estate® than necessary. Check this knife out on our website and let me know what you think down below.
- 1/4-in. hex drive, 2 flathead, 2 crosshead bits
- Ruler on bit drive shaft
- Liner lock
- Single-position pocketclip
- Steel: 8CR13MOV, bead-blasted finish
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon
- Blade length: 3.4 in. (8.6 cm)
- Closed length: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
- Overall length: 7.6 in. (19.4 cm)
- Weight: 5 oz. (141.7 g)