Last year we gave my son in law a Kershaw Brawler and the wife of all people became infatuated with it. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis and it’s hard for her to open and close a normal pocket knife. When I was wrapping presents, the wife took it out of the box and said “I want one of these” and so a couple months later I got around to ordering her one from Amazon and I got a Kershaw Cryo for myself.
This is a typical Kershaw assisted “flipper” featuring their proprietary SpeedSafe assisted opening technology, a black-coated tanto blade and fiberglass reinforced nylon handle. The rest is fairly typical: liner lock, Chinese steel. The Brawler also features a removable clip which can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry.
Official Specs (From Amazon)
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, Black oxide coating
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon
- Blade Length: 3 1/4 inches; Closed Length: 4 1/8 inches
- Quad carry pocket clip
- Speed safe and flipper opening systems; Liner lock locking system
Fit and Finish
Kershaw Brawler Blade
Like most Kershaw flippers, the Brawler comes with a removable clip which can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry. And like other Kershaws, the clip comes configured from the factory for tip-down carry, which I’ve always found curious because most enthusiasts prefer tip-up carry for faster deployment.