dealskershaw folding knife for $12.99 + $5.00 shipping

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Great blade! Tempted to buy yet another knife...

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I invoke Poe's Law on that description.

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The compound has become my EDC knife since I snagged one from the last wootoff, that is the 3rd of these Kershaw knives I have gotten here for this price, and I am tempted to buy more!

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Been looking a while to pick up a knife; waiting for a price I won't be so afraid of losing that I never carry it. Warranty sold me on one of each.

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I bought a Kershaw Tremor 1950 during the last offering (http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=4855245) and am very happy with the quality.

It's the same 8CR13MOV stainless steel (made in China) as these, which isn't ultra-high quality, but it's very good, especially at this price.

I'm definitely buying another tonight.

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Keep it up woot. You're almost there ;)

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In for 2, one of each! I'm excited to get my knife on!

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The assisted opening mechanism on these knives is very smooth and easy to operate, and the knife feels tremendously well-built. Definitely well worth the price.

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I rocked the Compound sans serration as an EDC for about 2 months before my hip ran into something; tore the cheap little screws that hold the clip on right out. Stripped the holes.

Great blade though, I don't use it as my EDC any longer as I like a clip, but like I said, blade kept its edge well in the time I did use it.

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I bought the Burst and love it.

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Wish they had the Tremor again. Might get the Compound this time

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i picked up one last time. nice knife . good price.

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I am in for only one of them. Here is why.
IMPORTANT buying advice I have had many knifes Gerber etc. They all fail in one department the clip that holds them inside of your pants or jeans eventually gets hung up on something. Your passing a steel pipe shaped just the right way and it holds tight, tearing your knife and clip apart.

If you look at the two models one "Asset 1930ST" has a clip which is large and sturdy. The second model's clip is half the size and looks cheap. MY ADVICE IS TO ONLY BUY THE ASSET 1930ST.

Woot on brother and sisters!

Asset 1930ST Slightly Opened

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can someone tell me what the difference is in the knives? I really don't see a whole lot of difference visually to a completely untrained and new eye.

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I bought these knives from a previous woot. Its an EDC with no problems so far. The clips are strong, blade stays sharp, and nice handles. I just bought 3 more as gifts. They are made in China though.

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@djkid1974: look at my post above yours. One has a small clip to hold knife in your pants, the other one has a better and bigger clip. Also the better one Asset 1930t has texture on the knife so your hand will not slip. I just bought one of those.

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I'd take my Kershaw Scallion over these two knives any day. Super responsive and perfect length. Longer blades tend to be more of a hassle to use percisely.

Heads up, these are not legal to carry in CA due to their length.

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@djkid1974: Only differences are blade length, clip, and blade shape. Asset's blade seems to have a nicer belly. I'd go with that if you were to absolutely grab one of these. Clip on the Asset seems more sturdy as well (and it's black!).

Another note of caution, I would adjust the clips to carry these knives tip up. It's safer and gives you faster deployment(IMO). In the picture, the clips are orientated for tip-down carry.

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@aznvamp: Not quite right. California has no law against folding knives of any length, but certain cities do. Good rundown on the laws here: http://zknives.com/knives/articles/law/caknifelaws.shtml

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A little more detailed information on what @aznvamp stated. If the knife is completely concealed - carried in a pocket unexposed, the blade length must be under 3." As far as open carrying (at least part of the knife is exposed ie. clip), there is no blade length regulation sans San Francisco, Oakland, LA.

I agree with going with a Scallion or better yet a Kershaw Leek over either of the choices Woot has provided, but they are in a completely different category and price range. You could pick up 3 - 4 of these for the price of 1 Scallion. For $12.99 - you are getting China steel (meh at best) in an assisted knife (good), not too shabby if you ask me. By the way, don't expect the serrated edge to be of much use.

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The blade shapes are different, too. The left hand knife has a nearly straight spine and large belly, the right knife looks more like a spear point.

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Who wrote the crap about taking away Knifes!! Totally incorrect!! No law passed!! I checked it out!!

Woot keep Politics out of Business!! I feel it was Rude and Arrogant!!

Businesses lose customers and Business when they Post Ignorant Political remarks. That's very Bad for Business!!

I was going to buy a dozen knifes but after reading the Political Post, I changed my mind. So did FIFTY of my Friends and relatives!!!!

Keep Political CRAPPY Posts off your Site!!! BAD BAD Business Practice!!!!

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@nvaine: YUP, as you can see handyguy jumped right on it. But these people are so blindly dedicated to the dear leader that to even joke in a manner that questions their beliefs sets them off...

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@handyguy: You obviously do not understand woot, or humor, for that matter. Do you keep up with news? I doubt it, or you would have gotten the joke at the end about Ted Nugent.

I bet your 50 friends (I doubt you have any) are telling you they aren't buying, just as they click I want one three times, just like me....

Lighten up, man, it is a JOKE!

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@aznvamp: Agreed. I bought the last batch of Kershaw folders and just couldn't get used to turning the knife around in my hand to hit the flipper. To change these to tip up carry, which presents the flipper to your index finger on extracting it from your pocket, you just move the pocket clip to the other end of the handle; there's even predrilled holes in the scales for that purpose.

Great knives, very happy with mine.

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Can't tell if Poe's Law references are noting parody/serious Liberal anti-weaponry viewpoints or parody/serious Conservative anti-Liberal viewpoints!

Double Poe.

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I've got the non-serrated versions of both of these knives and love them. I'm in for both of these. This is about half the price you'd have to pay on other web sites.

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Have one, the blade doesn't hold an edge very well. After a few uses it was dull. I use it mostly to open boxes (tape and straps) or cut trimmer line... The serrated part of the blade is pretty useful as well... Especially when the rest of the blade gets dull.

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How many come in a case? Do we get 12 knives or 24 knives for $12.99? I might just go for it if it's 24.

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Be advised, these Kershaw knives are NOT MADE IN THE USA, and are NOT covered under the same lifetime warranty as there more expensive domestically produced cousins. That being said, I picked up one of these last time they ran this deal and am very satisfied.

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@aznvamp: I picked up an Asset from the last offering like many others, and I've always disliked the orientation of the clip. I never noticed that I could reverse the clip. Nice!

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Great deal with my jumbo woot coupon. Was hoping to use it before it expired. $12.99 shipped...now that's pretty hard to beat.

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@bneal123: I don't think what you said is correct. A quick check of the Kershaw website's warranty page shows no such restriction. Check for yourself here:

http://www.kershawknives.com/warranty.php?brand=kershaw

Looks to me that they are covered under the standard Kershaw warranty.

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The Compound quickly became my every day carry. The assisted opening mechanism is out of sight,man. The carry clip is tight enough to work upside down on a belt or right in the pocket. Shaving sharp! I have purchased 4 as gifts.

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Is there any way to sharpen a serrated blade? I know, it seems like a really basic question. My dad always had a nice collection of knives and real Arkansas whetstones... and wouldn't ever let me near either for fear I'd break something or cut myself. (The alarming lack of attention I paid when he'd attempt to show me anything probably didn't help either.)

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For the price these are great knives. I have 3 and got them all from woot. I'd be in for another 3 if I didn't already have too many knives.

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@handyguy: 1st day on woot? Sense of humor required.

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For the price, especially if you're in for more than 1, these are good value. These average a bit over $20 retail. For assisted opening w/ decent steel. Now, these are not top end knives, but you get more than you are paying for. If you aren't serious about the quality of your knives, and just want a folding box cutter/just in case knife, you could do far worse. Don't bother w/ the serrated as you cannot put an edge back on easily.

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these are the serrated versions of the same pair that was offered in the last wootoff...serrations make the best utility knives, sellout woot makes them a great value purchase...

i think i'll pair these up with my plain edge versions, just because of the value.

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@robertb:
Question: Is it possible to sharpen Serrated knives
Yes, but not all of them.I will explain

If they are ust a little dull you can strop the non beveled side (this will keep them very sharp) To do this take a piece of scrape leather and cover it with a fine abrasive (red or white rouge works well) Then strop the edge (like the barbers do with old time razors). Hold the blade flat against the leather as you do this. I make a strop stick by gluing a piece of leatehr onto a paint stirrer, and then imprenating it with an abrasive.

If the knife gets very dull then you can use a diamond rod sharpener like this
http://lansky.com/index.php/products/folding-diamond-rat-tail/
for most serrated knives.

However some serrated knives have "reverse serrations" or a scalloped edge, the rat tail sharpener will not work on those. They must be sent back to teh factory. My experience with scalloped serrations have been uniformily negative, and I would try to avoid them. YMMV

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I'd much rather buy a knife made in the USA, but i'd much rather buy THESE knives from Woot... wait what?

Any way, got 2 of these (Tremor & Compound) from a Woot-off a couple months ago and have one in my back pocket right now! The assisted opening is very impressive, and has a great grip and texture too! My brother gave me a CRKT My Tighe with an assisted opening that i have abused for years, really great knife, but the Kershaw Tremor at $12.00 has become my favorite edc knife by far. You can put a razor edge on those suckers pretty easily, for the price the steel is still great! Just don't take a tree on with it, or a really stale piece of bread... I mean, it would cut the bread, im just not a fan of stale bread. Childhood trauma... don't ask.

Definitely letting the boys in my family know about this one!

I can always count on Woot to keep a smile on my face!!...hope my wife doesn't read this...

she just doesn't understand... jealousy.

crap, now she REALLY better not read this!

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i am in for 3, i bought the compound a few months back and carry it everyday. So i wanted to take advantage of this deal before it really went away...

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@mhmckee: (Where are the coupons) Woot will surprise you with $5 off coupons but to get them, you must contribute to the 'deals woot'...the more you contribute the more chance you have of snagging some coupons.

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These knives, while nice, have a very weird handle contour. My brother bought one recently and the auto assist is nice, and the blade is incredibly sharp. Unfortunately, seeing the handle shape is weird, it can be awkward to hold.

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I have 20 knives but no kershaw, so I'm in for one. Look nice for EDC

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@dasuberpyro: I actually like the handle shapes on both. Not too big for small hands and not too small for large hands. Seems like just the right 'universal size' that will make most happy, no matter the size of their hands. But, like I always say, everybody has different opinions and are entitled to them...what 1 person loves, another might hate & vice versa, and thats the way it should be...different strokes for different folks...doesnt make the person who likes it or hates it any more correct then the other. It all boils down to individual opinions.

Now, although I like the crkt van hoys & have some myself as well as gave as gifts (receivers loved them), I do find the handles on those to be a tad too small for medium to large sized hands. Still a 'cool blade' tho.

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Are these knives compatible with 10.6.8? I refuse to upgrade to Lion, the UI is a step backwards and it's so annoying.