The Kershaw Blackout 1550 Knife is a stainless steel blade folding pocket knife designed for multiple applications. The Blackout 1550 Knife, from Kershaw Knives, is a really cool looking pocket knife featuring a super sharp, black stainless-steel blade. The construction and components of the knife offer a wide variety of uses. When it was first introduced, the Blackout was recognized as a Blade Magazine Blade Show Best Buy. It features a 14C28N stainless-steel blade for strength and excellent corrosion resistance, and scratch-resistant Tungsten DLC coating for a handsome, non-reflective surface. For a comfortable and stable grip, the Blackout has an extremely durable, contoured handle of glass-filled nylon. A locking liner maintains the blade in a safe and secure position. The high quality stainless steel blade affords incredible durability, strength and sharpness able to withstand the toughest challenge one could pose upon a pocket knife. This knife displays Kershaw's SpeedSafe opening and closing technology. The Blackout Pocket Knife from Kershaw Knives is a great choice for any outdoorsman.
Kershaw's SpeedSafe technology is a system that assists the user in opening and closing their pocket knife. A simple manual push on the blade's thumb stud or pull back on the blade protrusion initiates the process. The function of SpeedSafe prevents the knife from opening by gravity creating a bias toward the closed position. Once the knife is open, it will lock in place and remain so until the user initiates the closure process.
Very. SpeedSafe opens when the user overcomes the resistance of the torsion bar. Once deployed, a locking system secures the blade in position so that it does not close accidentally. When releasing the lock, the blade won't snap shut due to resistance provided by the torsion bar. Since the torsion bar provides a bias towards the closed position, it will normally hold the blade securely closed. New SpeedSafe users can ensure safe use of the technology by practicing to proficiency.SpeedSafe was specifically designed for sporting and work situations where one-handed opening is preferable and safer. Its safe, efficient opening has made it a popular choice for hunters, fishermen, and those who require the one-hand opening function on the job-site.