Kershaw BlackWash Thermite SpeedSafe Assist Knife — Quick Review

Kershaw BlackWash Thermite
Kershaw BlackWash Thermite SpeedSafe assist knife.

The Kershaw Thermite is now available with a BlackWash finish.  A Rick Hinderer design, the Thermite opens quick with the SpeedSafe system and boasts a 3.5″ hollow ground blade with a flat ground “spanto” tip.  The flat ground blade will give you excellent slicing capabilities.  The “spanto” tip gives you more piercing strength as well as some prying capabilities–although I never suggest using your knife blade as a pry tool.  The great thing about the BlackWash finish is that it looks great and conceals any scratches or dents you may possibly get as you use your knife.  The blade opens with either the flipper or the dual thumb studs.

The Thermite back handle scale is stainless steel, also with a BlackWash finish.  The front scale is black G10.  This gives you more secure grip.  A framelock, it uses a stabilizer bar to ensure an even more secure lock up when the blade is opened.  The pocket clip is a four position deep carry which allows for more covert carry.

Looking to pick one up today?  Check out the Kershaw BlackWash Thermite on our website and let me know what you think of yours down below.


  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Frame lock with lockbar stabilizer
  • Flipper and thumbstud
  • Quad-carry; deep-carry
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, BlackWash Finish
  • Handle: Machined G-10 front, 410 steel back, BlackWash Finish
  • Blade length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
  • Overall length: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 oz.