Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Kershaw Assisted Open Knives

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by STNOSU, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    12
    What do you guys do to clean or help keep them opening good? Over time from Pocket lint and such mine doesn't flip open the greatest. Any ideas?
     
  2. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    581
    I have one and mine was doing what you are describing. They have a lifetime warranty. I sent it to them and they replaced the spring, sharpened and sent back good as new. In fact, I haven't had any problems with it since.
     
  3. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    185
    My last kershaw I had for over a year and It never gave me any issues. Bi mart had the on sale on Black Friday so I replaced it. I expect this one to last just as long. I have heard that the warranties are great though.
     
  4. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    12
    I will check it out, mine was from Christmas before last on the Bimart black Friday sale. Its my favorite I carry everywhere just miss it open with an easy push. I will check out the warranty on it. I know someone was telling me their Benchmade would do it every once in awhile but it always worked ok after washing it in their jeans by accident, lol just don't want to send mine through the washer.
     
  5. FateOne

    FateOne Battle Ground Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    12
    It probably just needs cleaned and some lubrication if it is not that old. The torsion bars do wear out like a spring though. If it is a US made model they will send you a new one for free. Just submit a form on their website. On some models it is a bit tricky to replace but there are YouTube videos walking through the replacement. Like the others said, if you don't mind bring without it for awhile, you can always send it in.
     
  6. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    185
    As cheap as they are might as well just replace it.
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,089
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Benchmade won't return the knife if you live in WA and send them an assisted opening knife. They're illegal here unless you're a LEO or first responder they can't ship it back to you.
    Maybe Kershaw will, don't know though.


    Deen
    NRA Life Member, Benefactor Level
    Defender of Freedom Award
    NRA Recruiter
    Second Amendment Foundation Member
    Washington Arms Collectors Member
    Arms Collectors of SW Washington Member


    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
     
  8. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    64
    I've had one Kershaw (the Tremor) that i lubed but the rest I haven't had to. I have loosened one or two up slightly.
     
  9. JayDub

    JayDub I got your 6 Member

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    27
    That has not been my experience with Benchmade, I had the springs replaced under warrranty on a Mini-Barrage last fall and it was sent direct to my house by USPS. I do believe you would be correct with an auto knife though.
     
  10. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    185
    Speed safe knifes aren't illegal in Washington switch blades are
     
    slimer13 and (deleted member) like this.
  11. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    12
    Im in Oregon so Im good, what do you guys recommend for lubing it up?
     
  12. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    I just use a little oil, works like a charm. Fp-10. Got a little bottle at Curt's for a dollar.
     
  13. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,869
    Likes Received:
    3,198
    Spring assist is legal spring blade is not. That is why you can buy them everywhere without LEO ID and why they changed the wording of the RCW last year.


    RCW 9.41.250: Dangerous weapons ? Penalty.
     
    Nwcid and (deleted member) like this.
  14. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    803
    Likes Received:
    329
    Another suggestion..............

    Just go to the Kershaw factory sale and have it repaired while you're shopping. Problem is.....the sale is only once a year. It's the weekend after Thanksgiving (mark your calendar).

    Bring plenty of money to the sale. You can thank me later.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  15. SPHBS

    SPHBS Portland Active Member

    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    37
    Thanks for the heads up.

    Just picked up a Ken Onion Blur as my knife. The sucker is sharp as **** and I like the textured rubber inserts in the grip.
     
  16. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo St.Helens Active Member

    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    194
    I hose my knives out with wd40 then blow it out with the air nozzle on the old compressor. Might also check the pivot screw if its too tight the blade wont open as easy.
     
  17. BaggerRyder

    BaggerRyder The Couv Active Member

    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    138
    The speed safe knives are easy to maintain. Remove the hex screws, clean out the lint, inspect the spring, and maybe grease or wipe down with some other type of lubrication.
    One of the screws that holds the blade together is also the screw that you adjust for how tight you want the blade. Sometimes a little tightening or loosening will help with the speed safe operation.
    Kershaw will also send you new springs if you request them because they will end up breaking after awhile.
     
  18. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,643
    Likes Received:
    2,030
    A couple good knife cleaners to flush out old lube is either Break Free Powder Blast, or Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber. They are both solvents. WD40 may work, but it contains lubricants which may themselves inhibit flushing out the old gunk or re-gunk the parts.

    A very light oil like Tuf-Lube works well on spring assists and autos with tight tolerances (such as the Ultratechs) which are sensitive to debris collecting in the channels.

    BTW try to use the solvents outside. You don't want to inhale a lot of organic solvents.
     
  19. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    1,717
    My ole leek gets lots of wear. I just throw it in the ultrasonic cleaner. Or go at it with some brake parts cleaner then a puff or two of graphite. The finish is almost completely gone now. The blade has been replaced by Kershaw twice. Both times under warranty. Love my Kershaws. They may not be all that pricey, but they are workhorses.
     
  20. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,089
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    From the law"
    You'll find a bunch of knives that fall under this part of the law:
    In fact the Benchmade Griptilian I carry does this if I don't tighten it up every once in a while.