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Kershaw Scallion

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Kershaw Scallion folding knife

This is a great everyday carry knife. Its small size makes it easy to clip it on the inside of your pocket or on your belt and have it whenever you need it for light knife work. The torsion bar technology makes the knife a super quick draw which allows for easy one hand opening and showing off to your friends.


  • Torsion bar technology for super quick folding out.
  • Perfect size for carrying everywhere.


  • Weak blade safety lock.

Ever since I got to hold my buddy's Kershaw Chive I knew I had to have their torsion bar technology. However, the Chive was a bit too small for my tastes. Fortunately for me, I found a slightly larger model in the Scallion. Fits perfectly in your hand and is easy to open, close, and use for all kinds of people. 

The torsion bar allows the knife to be opened with the press on the ridge of the blade that sticks out when the knife is folded closed. It causes the blade to snap open with ease and be ready to use from pulling it out in less than a second. This can be triggered accidently however, but Kershaw adds a safety lock to keep that from happening.

Unfortunately, one of my Scallions had this lock break. I believe it is plastic unfortunately which is definitely the biggest drawback to this knife.

I've used this knife for over 10 years and I'm in love with it. I highly recommend it to anyone and will continue to use it as my go-to EDC for years to come.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40

Great knife! Holds up over the years!


  • One-handed open
  • Speed safe open
  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • Locking blade
  • Belt clip


  • None

I bought one of these knives about 6 years ago and loved it! I lost it and my brother-in-law found it in the yard after a year! I washed it up and got all the dirt out of it and it was like a brand new knife! 

That showed me how durable this knife was and what a good quality it is.

To my dismay, I lost the knife again on a canoe trip in deep water and never got it back. After I knew there was no getting it back, I had to buy a new one. 

One thing I LOVE about the knife is the speedsafe opening. You just use your finger to push on the thumbstud and the blade pops right open. It's great when you're having to hold something in place and you can just use one hand to get the knife out and open it. 

This is a perfect everyday knife. Its small enough to fit in your pocket without getting in the way, and mighty enough to take on big jobs. 

I highly recommend the Kershaw Scallion! (and I recommend the black handle and black blade version just because it looks cool.)

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $34

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Price MSRP: $64.95
Current Retail: $74.95
Historic Range: $29.93-$84.99
Reviewers Paid: $34.00-$40.00
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