Kershaw Offset 1597 SW Rare Model Mint in Box w/Pouch ( As New )
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1597 SW Made in USA As New in Box
The Offset’s rugged and complex blade geometry is provided through state-of-the-art Metal Injection Molding (MIM) and hot isostatic pressing. It’s a technique Kershaw calls MITE-Metal Injection Technology with an Edge. The result is a precision blade with two bevel geometries, hollow and flat, for incredible cutting power. Here’s how MITE works: A blade mold is created and filled with a combination of powdered metal and binder. When it comes out of the mold, the blade is 20% larger than its finished size. The next stage of the process, sintering, removes the binder. Once it is sintered, the blade has reached its finished size and is at a density of 94%. Finally, the blade is HIPed under extreme pressure, approximately 32,000 psi, to increase the metal density to 99.7%.
In the Offset, this process produces a premium 440C stainless steel blade with complex, true 3-d geometry. But that’s just the beginning. The Offset also features the latest SpeedSafe assisted opening configuration. It’s the “Double Pumper” design and it features two torsion bars to ensure easy assisted opening for folding knives with larger blades – such as the Offset.
- Overall Length (inches): 9.00
- Blade Length (inches): 3.75 with flipper
- Blade Material: 440C stonewashed
- Blade Detail: Plain Edge
- Handle Material: G-10
- Lock Style: Stud Lock
- Carry System: Pocket Clip
- Zippered Pouch Included
- Designed by Ken Onion
- Made in USA