Tiny pocket knives have proven over and again that in everyday scenarios, size doesn’t count for everything. Kershaw’s Chive demonstrates the point perfectly. The Chive is the smallest in a line of veggie-themed blades designed by renowned knifemaker Ken Onion; the biggest of the group is the Leek with a three-inch blade, and then there’s the middle child Scallion at 2.4 inches. Kershaw knocks another half inch off to bring the Chive’s blade down to 1.9 inches.
Like its larger counterparts, the Chive has a drop-point blade that deploys on Onion’s SpeedSafe System, which is an assisted opening mechanism that helps the blade pop out rapidly with a construction that doesn’t fall under the classification of a switchblade (which means it’s legal, but not everywhere). The Chive uses a frame lock to keep its blade safely open, and there’s also a sliding Tip-Lock to keep it closed when not in use.
Over time, Kershaw has released the Chive in various builds, but right now a version with a Damascus steel blade is on sale at Massdrop for 33 percent off.
A note on Massdrop:
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