Kershaw Blur Glassbreaker Knife Stress Test And Review (MODEL 1670GBBLKST)

Posted: February 15, 2013 in Product Reviews
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kershaw blur gbThis is the blade I carry every day.  It’s the famous Kershaw Blur, but with a carbide tip designed to shatter glass with ease.  It does, as you can see in my video review below.  

I’ve been testing the Kershaw Blur for 2 months now.  I love it.  It’s quality, and produced locally in Tualatin, OR.  I rep gear made in the USA as much as possible, especially Oregon.  The first thing that fascinated me with the knife is the unique design.  It’s beautiful.  Simple.  Elegant.  The subtle curves are sexy.  I couldn’t wait to get her out of the box.  Initially, I noticed how fine the blade is.  It’s razor sharp.  Also, I was impressed with how well the scallops cut.  Slicing through materials like cardboard, plastic, rope, and paper is effortless, and so is opening it, thanks to the SpeedSafe assist.  It flies out, and feels extremely secure in place with the liner lock.

Another excellent feature is the rigid angled thumb studs.  You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to grip the nubs, and whip it out.  Kershaw really made something special with the Blur.  They even upgraded the steel in this new version to Sandvik 14C28N with DLC coating.  So it’s tough.  Which brings me to the tiny carbide tip embedded in the aircraft aluminum handle.  People don’t even notice the special tip at first, but believe me, it works.  I broke a sheet of glass in my video, plus several bottles with minimal effort.  The glass breaking feature is one I have to have on my EDC knife.  It could save my life if I’m ever trapped in a vehicle, and it’s not bad for self defense either.  

The Kershaw Blur is a great size, and light at only 4.2 ounces.  I like the blade length too, at 3 3/8″.  The overall length is 7 7/8″, and 4 1/2″ closed.  And the belt clip is removable, so you can have the tip up or down.  In the end, this is the knife I trust with my life right now.  It’s blacked out, and stealth.  But above all, it’s well made, and sharp as hell.  Survival Bros gives it 5 Stars.  I can’t complain about it at all, besides the handles getting a little scratched up after smashing so much glass.  I go into more detail in my HD video review below.  Please comment, and feel free to ask me any questions about it.  Thanks for visiting Survival Bros – Emergency Preparedness.

Visit http://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/ for more.

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Comments
  1. Rich Trucke says:

    Great review!

    I’m a big fan of Kershaw as well. The Skyline 1760 flipper has been a great EDC for awhile now for me. I prefer the Full Flat Grind to serrations, but that’s just me. I keep it sharp enough that scallops are unnecessary – cutting through a LOT of plastic and cardboard at work. I always like a deep finger choil for a sturdy lock-up, and jimping, although few flip knives have decent jimping in this size of blade length. So far I’ve been able to get faster deployment out of flippers than thumb-assisted knives.

    One gripe I do have with most Kershaw knives, Skyline and Blur included, is that there pocket-clip should allow for deeper carry. For example: SOG Flash 1, among others…

    Again, great job on the review. The Blur is a time-tested blade. Happy glass-bustin’!

  2. Blur says:

    How do you like the serrations? It doesn’t look like there is enough serrated blade length to make it all that useful for typical cutting tasks(such as cutting fibrous material).

    • Hey. Thanks for your question. I love the scalloped serrations. It’s able to tear through tough materials, without shredding them like a normal serrated blade. This would be great for cutting through clothing, and even seat belts. You can utilize the whole blade. It’s a great design. Very sharp and light. What’s your favorite Kershaw?

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