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While walking the aisles at SHOT Show, we stopped by the Kershaw/Zero Tolerance knives booth to see what new products these brands had on display. While each had an array of brand-new and recently-released designs to show us, one knife in particular caught our attention: the Kershaw Tumbler.
This folder feels almost like a crossover between Kershaw and the high-end ZT line, since several of its features exceed those present on the typical $60 folders you may be familiar with. The blade is made of D2, a high-carbon tool steel that we’d consider an upgrade from the 8Cr13MoV stainless Kershaw has been using in the past. Its handle is machined from G10 with a thin decorative layer of carbon fiber built into the resin, and it connects to the blade via a smooth KVT ball bearing pivot.
The Kershaw Tumbler was designed by Dmitry Sinkevich, and exhibits the characteristic curvature seen in other Sinkevich designs (like the ZT 0462 we previously reviewed). However, we appreciate that the blade is broad and the curvature is mild, making this a knife that seems like a practical choice for EDC.
This knife is finished with a sub-frame lock, lanyard hole, and deep carry pocket clip (reversible for left- or right-handed tip-up carry). The Tumbler will be available soon at an MSRP of $110. For more info, go to KershawKnives.com.