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Kershaw 1730SS Zing Stainless Steel Folding Knife

Kershaw 1730SS Zing Stainless Steel Folding Knife

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Anyone know where I can find the tool to take this apart?
ConservativeSushi
You can get a mini screwdriver set at Wal-Mart for about $10. It has flat, Philips, Torx and hex....in 7 or 8 different mini sizes for each head
Why is there a $12.75 USD shipping rate? That's way too much even for shipping to SG lul (other items on this site so far have $5 USD shipping rate tops)
Oh why didn't they make the blade stonewashed?
Much bitching about the price (as usual on knife drops), but I wish to point out that just because the price is bad, it doesn't mean the knife is bad--the two shouldn't be confused. It's like Trump--just because he's an idiot, don't mean he's not a moron. Catch my drift?
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Yes, nothing like politics to brighten everyone's morning. You can't box me in, brother. I despise politics and politicians alike, and I will NEVER place my faith in a person for government office. You can say whatever you wish about Trump, I'm simply showing you anything you choose can, and will, simply be turned and demonstrated equally and oppositely at the other side. Further, I don't watch fnf's, as I have a job. Keep fishing. Comprende?
mrfuriouser
Wow, a job? Cool. PS: stop biting ;- )
If you buy this, do NOT open it. The teflon washers broke apart the first time I opened mine.
Amazon has had this on sale a few times as low as $12.99 and there regular price is $19.99...this is not a deal
How is this a deal when it sells for $23.17 with free 2 day shipping on Amazon?
JmeFL
$23.17 - ($19.99 + $2.75) = $0.43. That's the math. I don't need a 3" 8Cr13MoV blade in two days. I'll keep the $0.43. Actually, I'm keeping the full price since I am not ordering this. There are many offerings on MD that are not great deals. Some are not even good deals. Today (29Sep), there is an Amazon offering of $17.99 with free S&H. I couldn't find the $23.17 price that you quoted. That is more than a 10% difference which borders on a good deal. My mama told me, you'd better shop around. (So did Smokey)
Excited to get the knife. I recently received the wrong type of steel on my Higonakami blade that I purchased from massdrop, thus receiving $10 credit. Since I wasn't interested in buying any new audio or keyboard equipment, a more practical EDC knife was the next best thing to use that credit on.
This is one of the better prices that I have seen here. It is better (S&H notwithstandin), than anywhere I could find on line just now. It was over $30.00 in places. I have not had any trouble with Kershaws. I just got the Flourish, which is made in China. F&F are good. It doesn't feel slick despite the CF. I would not put a lot of stock in datilderek's opinion if you were thinking of getting this. (I have gotten a couple of "bad" knives thru mail order. It can happen. I am still struggling with a Steel Will flipper.) I would probably take the plunge on this if I didn't have about 18 Kershaws.
Buyer beware. Terrible lockup and centering of blade. When tightened, will not open. This is a steaming pile of Chinese made Kershaw. Get a Leek and you won't regret it.
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Meh, available on amazon for 3 bucks more and u dont have to wait or pay for for shipping https://amzn.to/2JT1YOF
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Zane
Two dollars more, zero shipping, and same day delivery! It’s like massdrop doesn‘t think it’s shoppers buy anywhere else.
Zane
PSA clicking on Zane's links anywhere gives him money because he is an Amazon Affiliate.
What I wouldn't give for a photo of this knife open from the side without the clip, being a lefty it's hard to tell if I'll be able to close it one handed as I have no idea how much clearance the blade release has.
I got this for my wife as a starter knife. fairly robust blade with a nice hand feel. she loves it, the spring opening is satisfying. $25 for a starter knife is perfect. Eventually i might get her something more light weight like my kershaw Leek but simple and thick is the way to go for a first!
I have this knife... Admittedly bought from Amazon months ago. But it is my favorite Kershaw by far. Fits nicely in the pocket without being obtrusive. Nice blade shape. Nice feel. Great EDC. I don't know how much shipping is here but there about $24 on Amazon.
Was excited until I saw where it was made. I will stay with my Benchmades and pay the extra.
OldFinn
🙄You were expecting......what, exactly, from a $20 Kershaw? 🤣
Kavik
Not really.. Keyshaw has become like Gerber on other brands.. some are blister packed hanging on shelves. Fortunately Massdrop is offering higher end knive.
Damn, 13$ shipping to EU for a 25$ neat knife is too much, would have bought 3... ^^
Great knife, but I bought it for similar price on Amazon Prime in 2015 http://amzn.to/2Hyzms2 Not even free shipping on this drop
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I never said I don't shop around, we'd be stupid not to. If I see an item on here I'm interested in, I immediately shop the item to see if it's a good deal or not. If it is, I'm in, if not, I just wait for something else and I don't bash Massdrop.
I didn’t take Zane’s comment and link that way at all. Whether he’s an amazon affiliate or not, the point is this site is all about collective buying to get special deals on things the community loves. When massdrop continually creates drops for the same prices availabLe elsewhere, or worse yet with high shipping costs and lengthy waits, it should be considered a public service announcement when a community member points out the other option. If you want to blindly buy on massdrop, that’s fine. But point is massdrop will lose its community if it doesn’t significantly differentiate.
Kershaw makes good budget knives. The Zing is made from 8cr13mov stainless steel, a good budget steel for the money that sharpens fairly easy, gets razor sharp and hold an edge a reasonable amount of time for it's price. The handle obviously lacks any kind of texture so it might get a little slick. The blade shape and design of this knife make it more of a gentlemen's EDC rather than a substitute for a multitool. Any prying you attempt is likely to snap the narrow tip, as it's designed more for slicing or piercing. As with any knife this one will need maintaining: cleaning after use, periodically sharpening, lubrication, adjusting of the pivot screw when necessary, and keep an eye on screws backing out and maybe applying a bit of threadlock. Idiots who don't maintain their knives and then complain deserve what they get. There is no such thing as a maintenance free knife that stays sharp all by itself.
As for price, this is $1.89 less than Amazon right now, but you have to pay $2.75 shipping, so if you have free prime shipping or are ordering $25+ then the Amazon price is better. This knife was $12.99 about a year ago from one retailer, but they charge pretty high shipping and I don't think that price is coming back.
If you want this knife then this is a good price for it, but not so much that you can't pass it up if you aren't in love with this particular knife.
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rshveyda
There is no such thing as a maintenance free knife that stays sharp all by itself. Actually, there is. I have a Steel Will Cutjack that I have not taken out of the box. I agree with the content of your post.
all and all this is a very well crafted knife that is not only a great constructed knife but is definitely a very sleek design. the clip on mine can be switched.As i said my first was from massdrop they were the first to have them my second i bought from my amazon prime for 20.47 and with free shipping and it's the exact same knife and build.the blade itself works great for me and my sons very good metals
Couple of questions: I assume the clip can be set for right side tip up carry, correct? How well does the Cr8 steel hold it's edge? Does it have the same slickness/grip issues seen in the Leek?
UPDATE: The clip can be swapped to Right Tip-Up, Right Tip-Down, and Left Tip-Up. The Cr8 steel is not the best (and the heat treating on this isn't great), but it'll work for basic needs. Decent ergos give it an acceptable grip.
i bought this knife back in july 2017 for 20.47 from massdrop my son loves it.i was waiting and waiting for it again to buy for my other son. well i looked for it endlessly on internet until finally i became available on amazon for for 20.47 and i got it in 2days and it is in fact the exact same knife i purchased on massdrop and it is free shipping for me on amazon prime i do shop weekly on amazon but i also shop massdrop because of things to get that nowhere else has i just thought i should let my fellow massdrop community members know i have been seeing this alot on massdrop and the fact that we buy things in bulk i feel we should save a lot more than .48 cents and that we pay for are own shipping.i still hands down love massdrop for the products they offer that are either not out yet or the availability. like the roccat gaming mouse i just received from massdrop for my 16 yr old son xmas and this is not even released yet to public these products are the perks i like on massdrop bought i find myself now checking every single item massdrop sells now to make sure i am getting a great price. the fact is once again if we are a massdrop community and we buy in bulk i surely think in my opinion that not only should we get free shipping on are products but we should also be saving more than .48 cents on are bulk buys and this is just my opinion everyone have a great 2017 christmas
I own a kershaw leek in the standard stainless steel handle. And I find it very slippery go a point I don't carry it as often as Ide like. Is this zing ss going to be the same issue? Thank
Thebig
I have several Leeks. I don't carry them because of the slick handle, altho I really like these, otherwise. This knife looks like a Leeks first cousin. I seriously suspect that it will be as slick.
Do you have any pictures of the presentation side of the knife?
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losinground
I see pics of both sides
BlueCrowned
So they put pocket clips and integral locks on both sides of the knife?
Great for the price. Nice!
I've owned this little beauty for quite a while now(did not purchase on Massdrop) and carried it everyday for an extended period. It is a wonderful knife. My wife carries it now in her purse. She loves the speed safe floor action.
I have to agree with Lereas on this one. The Thumb Stub is not all that effective, at least for me it's not. I tried with one thumb and then both thumbs and then finally two index fingers and finally was able to get the blade out into position. But the flipper action is Spot On!!! Great every day carry knife for simple tasks. This little gem will join me on my 6k road trip through the USA in Oct. while I hike, camp and backpack. Just what I was looking for.
willowhaven
Hi! I have a moderately large knife collection. Even with many knives available I am amused that my EDC is a "lowly" Kershaw Blur (i have customs to choose from) with SpeedSafe assist. I have tried at least a half-dozen Kershaws with SpeedSafe, but I only use the stud, and not the flipper. I suppose it is a case where ones choice may be what is familiar to that person. Having designed a couple myself, it would seem the stud is more ergonomically accessible. In my case, I have been using "one-handed" knives for decades, and the stud is closer to automatics, so the transition was more normal. If one is used to opening the knife by rubbing on ones pants, then the flipper would be preferable. All in all, I would suggest that the average person should try to use the stud for a while...even if it seems clumsy. Once the knife begins to break in, the stud is actually easier.
Having said all that, there is another overriding factor. For thin framed knives, it is definitely more difficult to use SpeedSafe by either method. If you are serious about carrying the knife for a long time, I think the less experienced might do well to learn both methods before making a commitment to one.
BTW, this appears to be a nice knife.
Nice knife. This was my first MD purchase a while back. It's good for opening packages and other lightweight tasks, and it looks great. I always go "ZING!!!!" when I pull it out of my pocket. The previous sentence is not actually true.
awk
well it should be
i looked for this knife for hours on line ware kershaw knives are sold. this 1730ss was not found anywhere. my 31 yr old son has been collecting kershaw for years.as i did when they were made in usa. thank you massdrop i gave it to my son today for his birthday he loves it and as for me 56 yr old man who has went thru many knives this knife is sweet very impressed.
If you want this knife, you could check the "southamericanjungle".com ;) (its on sale today for $13)
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Yeah, you're probably right. I have noticed the more expensive and harder to find things hold a very tight corner niche though.
Kcoconut
lol I tried southamericanjungle like WHAT?T??
Why did I get an e-mail about this drop when it has already ended? Pretty irritating
MikeWatsonPhotography
Same. :(