PK045 | Kershaw | 1550 Blackout - SpeedSafe A/O (Ken Onion Design)
MODEL NAME - 1550 Blackout
DESIGNER - Ken Onion
MODEL NUMBER - 1550
BLADE LENGTH - 3.25"
CLOSED LENGTH - 4.50"
OVERALL LENGTH - 7.75"
BLADE THICKNESS - .120"
BLADE STEEL - Sandvik 14C28N Stainless
BLADE GRIND - Hollow Grind
HANDLE MATERIAL - Polyimide® Glass-Filled Nylon
BOLSTER / GUARD MATERIAL - N/A
LINERS - Stainless Steel
SPACER(S) - N/A
BLADE FINISH - Black Tungsten DLC
LOCK MECHANISM - Liner-Lock
CLIP - Black - RH - TD
THUMB STUD(S) - Single Knurled Thumb Stud
WEIGHT - 3.5 oz.
SHEATH - N/A
YEARS IN PRODUCTION - Unknown
TOTAL PRODUCED - Unknown
- 1550 - Black Polyimide / Black DLC Blade / Plain Edge
- 1550ST - Black Polyimide / Black DLC Blade / Partially Serrated Edge
ORIGIN - USA
INTRODUCTION MSRP - $99.95
DESCRIPTION - The First and Still Among the Best
For classic Ken Onion styling - ergonomic handle shape, multi-functional blade, and of course, the patented SpeedSafe® assisted opening system - don't miss this series of popular knives. These are some of the first of Kershaw's SpeedSafe® knives and still among the best. In fact, when it first came out, the classic Blackout was recognized as a Blade Magazine Best Buy. And it's still priced the same as it was in 1999 - along with its siblings, the Whirlwind and the Avalanche.
Both Blackout and Whirlwind feature 13C26 stainless-steel blades for strength and excellent corrosion resistance. The Blackout's blade is also coated with Tungsten DLC for a handsome, non-reflective surface. Choose the standard, smooth blade edge or a partially serrated blade for even more cutting versatility. For a comfortable and stable grip, both Blackout and Whirlwind models have an extremely durable, contoured handle of Polyimide®. Stainless-steel locking liners maintain the blade in a safe and secure position and enhance the overall handle strength.