Not all knives come to life with a designer’s sudden burst of inspiration. Some, like Kershaw’s Natrix, are simply the latest branch on a family tree of blades that came before. Kershaw built the Natrix as a direct descendant of the 0770, which is made by its sister company, Zero Tolerance. And that knife is based on the ZT 0777, which won the award for Overall Knife of the Year at the 2011 Blade Show.
But even without its famous lineage, the Natrix stands on its own as a high-quality pocket knife that strikes a balance between tactical and contemporary aesthetics. It uses Kershaw’s patented Sub-Frame Lock, in which a section of a handle is cut out to allow for a steel insert that bends inward when the blade is deployed to hold it in place, much like a traditional frame lock. It’s a mechanism that allows makers to provide ample security while using different handle materials. Case in point: this version of the Natrix with a copper handle, which is currently 47 percent off at Drop.
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