Designed by Les George, the Westin’s long, lean lines make it a good-looking carry, while its does-it-all drop-point blade makes it convenient for most any cutting task. Inspired by the character Michael Westin on the USA Network’s Burn Notice, the Westin is a larger knife and features a 3.5-inch blade. And while that blade has a symmetrical profile, it has an asymmetrical blade grind. The top grind slims the blade, looks Michael Westin-chill, and emphasizes the point. It also makes a lot of blade very easy to carry. 8Cr13MoV steel ensures this blade takes and holds its edge. The stonewashed blade finish looks good and helps hide use scratches. The Westin features SpeedSafe assisted opening for simple, smooth, one-handed opening. To enhance its streamlined look, the Westin doesn’t have a thumb stud; just pull back on the flipper and it’s ready to go to work. An oversized decorative pivot just adds to this EDC’s sleek good looks. The handle is contoured to fit the hand for a secure grip. A textured glass-filled nylon front handle scale enhances grip even more. The steel back, with stonewashed finish, features a secure frame lock to ensure safe blade lock up during use. The Westin’s pocketclip is left/right reversible for convenient pocket carry, too.
May be used on either manual or assisted opening knives. The “flipper” is a protrusion on the back of the blade that the user can pull back on, or flip, in order to move the blade easily out of the handle.
A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
SpeedSafe Assisted Opening
Assists you to open any SpeedSafe knife quickly and easily with a manual push on the thumbstud or pull back on the flipper; built into many Kershaw best sellers.
Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
- SpeedSafe assisted opening
- Frame lock
- Reversible deep-carry pocketclip (left/right, tip-up)
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed finish
- Handle: Glass-filled nylon front, stonewashed steel back
- Blade Length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
- Closed Length: 4.3 in. (10.9 cm)
- Overall Length: 7.8 in. (19.8 cm)
- Weight: 3.9 oz. (110.6 g)