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Kershaw 1760 Skyline Folding Pocket Knife

Kershaw 1760 Skyline Folding Pocket Knife

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What can be said about the Kershaw Skyline that has not been said before, nothing really besides I seem to be addicted to them, considering I currently own 4 versions of it, and maybe 15 have passed through my hands. The Skyline was the first quality modern (one hand opening, locking, single blade) I bought, and that was maybe 8 or 10 years ago.
It may just be the best light duty, American made, EDC for under $50. The key word being light EDC, it is not a heavy duty folder, I've seen many people complain about breaking the tip off while using it as a pry bar, which some knives maybe able to do, but the Skyline is not meant for. The benefit being, it is a very thin edge, it cuts very well, and has a good sharp tip. It's light, slim, and a good size that is people friendly.
And, being such a popular knife, many after market handles and parts can be found for it. Such as the Ti scales in the 3rd pic.
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IMHO, this is a fair price for this knife. Is it S30V steel? No, but it is an excellent budget steel, that I have found to have better corrosion resistance than 8cr13mov and better edge retention than AUS 8 (though that could be based on companies heat treat). I have lots of folders across many price points and brands, but it's the only knife I own a second as a back up. It works very well for me as an edc. If you want cheaper and don't mind blems, kershawguy.com has some atm for $32 plus free shipping.
blade hq is selling a fixed version of this in s30v.
albeit for $80. but if you love the skyline, the fixed version is WAY better. absolutely tops
Illinois_knife_guy
That is a great little EDC fixed blade - got my son one for Christmas and he carries it most days for work. Really nice sheath too - just add a Spyderco clip (or Tek-Lok) and you're good-to-go.
I've had mine since 2012 and my biggest complaint is the edge. This knife will take a nice edge and sharpens easily, but in my experience that edge quickly fades under moderate work.
It's a shame because the ergonomics, weight, size, and handle material are all awesome, especially in this price range. Regarding price, $38 is pretty standard retail pricing, I might be inclined to order elsewhere.
bmyton
You are 100% correct on this. I've had mine for about three years and I love it but it does lose it fine edge pretty quickly. The Sandvik 14C28N steel was designed to be able to take a very fine edge very similar to 1084 but it unfortunately cannot keep that edge for very long under heavy use. Which is probably why S35VN has taken the lead in popularity due to its ability to hold a decent edge for a long time even though the edge doesn't get as fine as with Sandvik 14C28N. I think I picked mine up for $30.
MetalForU
One of these days I'm going to try switching the angle of the edge to see if I can get it to hold a bit longer. Unfortunately that sounds like work and I get enough of that at work already.
Currently $40.27 on Amazon. So if you are impatient buy it there. If, like me, you have many knives and don't mind waiting a bit to get a new one then you can definitely save a few bucks with this drop.
The Skyline may not be for everyone. It definitely has its fan boys and its haters. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. For the price it is a fantastic little flipper with good ergonomics. It does not take up an excessive amount of pocket space and offers a good length for cutting. This knife is a great over all slicer. Good for camping, good for opening packages or cutting plastic at work. I can't think of a job that a folder is normally used for that the Skyline does not do.
That all said, there are two big negatives. The handle shape is definitely not for everyone. It is on the slender side, if you have large hands it may not fit nice. I can't say for sure because I have medium ish sized hands. The handle works great for me. The other negative is that it really doesn't have completely functional thumb studs. They are more stops than studs, you can use them, but man is it not good.
So if you aren't someone who is into flippers, or you have large hands, maybe pass on this knife. Or wait until you can hold one in person. All around this is a great blade, I have used the snot out of several and gifted several.
This is a good knife. Is it the knife to end all knives? No. Does it have amazing blade steel? No. It has a solid low end blade steel, it is USA made, and is a great flipper. If you are into those things buy one. You should have one. If not, don't. But don't bash this knife for being something it isn't. This is a great EDC knife.
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"Different strokes" and "hand size"? This discussion begs for some lewd jokes, but I'll refrain 😂😛
namhod
Great input! All I have to add is that I think I am beginning to prefer flippers, and have large hands. I returned an OKC Rat II, a Kershaw Oso Sweet, and a Kershaw AM-5 because while I liked them, the handles were too small for my hands. One of the things I like about the Skyline is the handle is long enough to fit all my fingers comfortably. I have Cold Steel, Spyderco, Boker Plus, Steel Will, and more, that I love, but this has been my EDC knife for probably close to a year.
I really don't understand Massdrop anymore, things used to be niche and/or at a good price. While the current price is lower then what its currently going for on places like amazon, this was $30 at Walmart a few weeks ago and didn't include shipping.
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I said it was a few weeks ago, it is no longer that price. You can see the deal here if you want to fact check me. https://slickdeals.net/f/10734299-kershaw-skyline-29-97-free-shipping-with-filler-or-store-pickup
Nisin
So you can't currently get it for $30?
JonasHeineman, people like Skylines, but an upgraded Skyline is even better.
Kershaw did the 1760S30VCF couple years ago. Now they are doing an M390 Dividend.
Maybe MassDrop could get an exclusive for a 1760M390CF????
I don't know how to get people's attention in here, so @JonasHeineman, @Tyler, hopefully the request can get routed to the right person.
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Do not disagree at all. If I could find a ZT smooth Skyline, that would be awesome.
(If you are handing out 1760S30VCFs, I wouldn't say no!)
Hmmmmmm...poll been up for awhile, still no votes on it. Not sure how to bump it up and get more views so it can be made a thing. At this point I am ready to give up on the dream and just buy more ZT 0450s...
It's a good knife. I carry it when I want a less bulky knife in my pocket than my Blur, Knockout, Hype, or Launch 1. It's got a good steel blade. It's nice and lightweight. I think of it as a better value, for what it is, than the Benchmade 530 or 531. A good knife for backpacking.
hardrockhiker
What did it cost?
I have this knife. Nothing special, don't believe the "you gotta have one" hype. It's just a lightweight folder and there are many more out there... Ergo's are a bit iffy too: the thumb studs are really small so if you have larger fingers, you kinda pry it open with your nail, not your thumb..
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The knife doesn't care at all where it's made..
hgoor
Wow! I wasn't aware of that. Great bit of info. I'll go to you for all of life's big questions from now on.
This MSRP nonsense really needs to be clarified. You couldn't pay $75.95 for this knife even if you wanted to.
Arcendus
If you have a question about what MSRP is, I suggest starting here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_price
Illinois_knife_guy
Thanks, but I understand what MSRP is. My reference to "MSRP nonsense" is regarding the fact that MSRP is an utterly useless and misleading metric when there isn't a single retailer selling the item at the supposed MSRP.
BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT I got mine on Amazon for around the same price WELL WORTH IT
Eduardo247
Meh
Everybody needs a Skyline.
HAAK
I keep hearing that.
This is an amazing knife, at a bad price point unfortunately.
My skyline still fights for pocket time against much much more expensive knives. It is probably my most carried knife of all time. If you don't own a Skyline buy one, just not from this drop. Sorry massdrop.
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Respect. Hard carrying any knife and putting it to work always deserves a thumbs up.
hgoor
If one of my knives doesn't look used it's probably because I don't like it.
Different strokes for different folks man. I like the Skyline, you don't. Lucky for us, there are many many different kinds of knives. If you are a thumb stud lover I bet you like the Rat as a budget folder. Also thumb stud lover sounds kinky.
If liking the Skyline makes me a sheeple. Baaaahhhhhhh.
I would like to see the premium Skylines on a drop (s30v, damascus, carbon fiber). Also, as noted below, this is currently cheaper on Amazon and is pretty much always around the low $30s in price with 2 day shipping. If you could negotiate this to $20, I would buy 10 because I love this knife, but this is not really a good deal...
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Agreed 100%
astamp
Agreed, esp even better steels. altho would be more tempted to jump on this if at least had dlc. 14C is generally a good, reliable steel
"Note: This item can only be shipped to US addresses. Click here for additional information."
On the latest Kershaw 1760 Skyline drop, the link quoted above takes you to a short informative page on international shipping restrictions. Why are Kershaw products on Massdrop being only shipped within the US? As an Australian I could buy the latest Spyderco Paramilitary 2 drop and have in fact joined the Massdrop x Ferrum Forge Crux drop. The same was true for the recent Kershaw Shuffle drop. What gives Massdrop?
Cheaper on Amazon...
Inthree
right?
Inthree
Awesome knife. Regular price. I come here for the deals, and this isn't one of them. Hopefully it helps a few more people discover this awesome little knife though
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I own a couple different versions of this knife, my favorite and most recommended EDC knife.
no discount for more participation? that kindof defeats the purpose of massdrop, no?
Just so everyone knows those are not thumb studs. they are just blade stops. i could not use them to open the blade and was wondering why then i looked it up the other day. who woulda known. lol
the flipper works fine with some wrist action. you can loosen the pivot and lubricate it a bit for less wrist action.
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anonomous
One of the beautiful things about the Skyline is how simple it is to disassemble. Mine had a very sticky pivot when I first got it; like you described it took a bit of wrist action to get it to open correctly. I took mine apart, gave it a good cleaning and lubed it with a silicone grease. Now she flies open like a champ.
Mfhmf74
Agree but I get a bit of blade play since its not as tight as it should be. Not a problem for me tho. I rather have it flip open better and use it for light tasks.
I've owned several of these, and they are one of my favorite knives. A perfect size and shape for the guy who wants a substantial knife, but doesn't want to whip out an 8" tactical folder to open a box at work.
Massdrop - Just another online retailer. Go buy this knife at Walmart for the same price or cheaper. Same-day store pickup.
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Sure, but it doesn't take an economist or a statistician to realize Massdrop is failing to compete with other online retailers. Which is the whole original point of my complaint that MD has changed to competing with the likes of Amazon, no longer focused on exclusive hard-to-get deals for its' customers.
Jeabus
Not an economist or statistician no, but actually relying on more than personal feeling and anecdote yes. I've seen plenty of good deals around here even recently so I'm not willing to condemn Massdrop without actual data; confirmation bias is a powerful thing. That said, I'd actually still shop here over Amazon - even if the cost savings were minimal - for the community and smaller vendors working directly with Massdrop. That and not supporting Amazon for a variety of reasons.
We're digressing a bit, how about we discontinue this discussion so we don't hijack this thread.
There are carbon fiber Skylines with S30v but I'm fairly certain they're sold out. I've seen them on eBay in the $100 neighborhood.
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Mfhmf74
BladeHQ exclusive, they sold out of the silver blade but you can still get the DLC coated blade for $99 its well worth it too, its one of my fav's.
anonomous
I have one of the silver washed blade carbon fiber skylines. gathering dust....
One of the best of Kershaw's designs and trust me, you won't miss the SpeedSafe.
I'd love to see a sprint run of the Skyline in premium materials on Massdrop: better steel, carbon fiber scales or even just a new/exclusive color of g10 scales.
GentlemanSin
I'm personally a fan of Speedsafe, but it's certainly not necessary in most situations, and in some even undesirable. Makes good sense to default to a knife sans assisted opening especially for a first knife, which the Skyline is very suitable for.
GentlemanSin
Seems like the Skyline would make an excellent platform for different steels in much the same way as the PM2 is for Spyderco.
I bought one that was blem model on a different site...polished it with flitz and it was better than new for app $25..they are no longer available at that price. Sandvick 14C28N is arguably the best mid grade steel for the price, it has very fine grain structure, with added Nitrogen, which stabilizes the grain structure and increases rust and wear resistance. It was one of the sharpest knives I have owned next to a Mora. The hollow grind is very slicy, but will not take any abuse at the tip...this is nice EDC for light duty tasks. You may decide on the price.
I have this knife and love it. For $30 you can't go wrong. Perfect for EDC. It isn't the sharpest however. It's not like a VG-10 sharp.
JamesX
You can sharpen it. the blade steel type doesnt make one steel sharper than the other imho. VG-10 will hold an edge longer tho.
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