The Knockout 1870 features Kershaw’s Sub-Frame Lock. What that means is that we’ve “knocked out” a piece of the machined aluminum frame and attached a stainless-steel plate in its place. It’s this steel plate that moves behind the knife blade to lock it open safely and very securely. Yet because only part of the knife handle or frame is steel, the Knockout can maintain its fighting weight and still provide a strong frame lock. You get a knife that’s big, yet lightweight enough to carry every day. The Kershaw Sub-Frame Lock is covered under US Patent 9,120,234. Then there’s the blade itself. It’s a modified drop point in high-performance Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel with a stonewashed finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance and hardenability. The finish provides extra protection against rust, too.
The new olive-and-black Knockout 1870OLBLK still has its namesake “knocked out” section in the handle. This knocked-out piece in the anodized aluminum frame is replaced with a stainless-steel plate to form our Sub-Frame Lock. This steel plate moves behind the knife blade to lock it open safely and securely. Yet because only part of the knife handle or frame is steel, the Knockout can maintain a lighter fighting weight and still provide a strong lock. The result is a knife that’s big, yet lightweight enough. The blade is a modified drop point in high-performance Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel with matte black DLC coating. The steel offers excellent corrosion resistance and hardenability, while the coating protects the blade and enhances performance.
The Knockout is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening for smooth and easy one-handed opening. Pull back on the built-in flipper or push on the thumb stud and the blade moves out of the handle quickly and easily. The Knockout also comes with our deep-carry pocketclip so the knife can sit all the way down in your pocket. Even better, the handle is drilled for 3-position carry. Lightweight and versatile, the Knockout is destined to be your new favorite every day carrying knife.
SpeedSafe assisted opening
Flipper and thumb stud
3-position deep-carry pocketclip (right/left tip-up; right tip-down)
Steel: Sandvik 14C28N
Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum
Blade Length: 3.25 in. (8.3 cm)
Closed Length: 4.6 in. (11.7 cm)
Overall Length: 7.9 in. (20 cm)
Weight: 3.4 oz. (96.4 g)