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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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You aren't fooling anyone. If you can get enough people to use your link you'll pull in more than an insignificant amount of money, otherwise you wouldn't bother. Everyone here understands that you will have to pay shipping and wait for a while (with amazon, you are still paying for shipping through subscription). That is not the point. The point is that you are on Massdrop's doorstep trying to steal their customers. Not. Cool. We all know we can shop around at places like Amazon to find better deals. This isn't a sales bulletin where salesmen like you can come and try to undercut Massdrop.
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.
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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It's times like this I wish I had a micrometer.
MaxwellDemonic
This one has been working out great for me... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072KGHRML/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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
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.

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