The missing linkâbetween a quality, made-in-the-USA knife and a price most consumers can affordâhas been found. Or, to be more precise, Kershaw is making it. Appropriately, they call it the Link and have given it the patriotic model number of 1776.Â
This Link, model 1776, has a drop-point blade. The 420HC stainless blade steel has higher amounts of carbon and chromium to boost hardenability and corrosion resistance. It is an excellent everyday steel: tough, corrosion resistant, easy to sharpen and takes a good edge. A stonewashed finish gives the blade surface a desirable roughened or scuffed look, and helps hide scratches and fingerprints.Â
The handles are matte-finished glass-filled nylon for lightweight strength. The sculpted lines and texture of the handle provide for a comfortable and secure grip. The Link feels big and solid in the hand and offers a clean look.Â
For easy opening, the Link is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening, accessed with the built-in flipper. The pocketclip is reversible for convenient left or right-handed pocket carry. The Link is made in Kershawâs state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tualatin, Oregon.
- Speedsafe Assisted Opening
- Liner Lock
- Reversible Pocket Clip
- Made In: U.S.A.
- Kershaw Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Blade Steel: 420HC
- Handle Material: Glass Filled Nylon
- Blade Length: 3.25" (8.4 cm)
- Length Closed: 4.4â (11.2 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.6â (19.3 cm)
- Weight: 4 oz. (113.4 g)