12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide – Day 4

Christmas Gift Guide

As a kid, I remember my grandfather always had a pocket knife on his side.  It was the Buck knife with the wood handle.  I always thought it was cool.  However, when I grew up, which my wife says I haven’t, I never carried a knife, well not until about 5 years ago.  Now, I feel naked without the knife.  When I leave the house I always have to have my phone, wallet, keys and my knife.  So for those who are looking for a practical gift idea, today we are looking at an EDC (everyday carry).  I am not a knife guy who knows all the in’s and out’s about knives.  I am just a guy who likes and relies on his knife.

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12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide – Day 4

Kershaw Knife

  • Name – Kershaw Clash
  • Model – 1605CKTST
  • Price – $33
  • Where to BuyAmazon

Why Kershaw Makes the Perfect Gift

Kershaw isn’t just one of the best pitchers in baseball, it’s also a great quality knife, that makes a perfect EDC.  The two aren’t related in case you were wondering. Over the years I have looked for a great EDC that feels good in my hands, has little weight and doesn’t feel cheap, opens easily and quickly and stays sharp for a long time.  Well, I finally found a great knife, the Kershaw Clash 1605CKTST.  I love this knife and think it would make a great gift for those who want a quality EDC that won’t break the bank.

The knife runs a little over $30 which isn’t bad for a quality knife.  Plus if you lose the knife, you’re not out a $100 and kicking yourself for losing it.  The knife has a little weight which makes it feel good, not to mention the shape and design of the handle also add to the ergonomics.  Opening and closing the knife is simple, fast and safe.  But best of all, the knife keeps a pretty good edge and doesn’t require you to sharpen it all the time.

Final Thoughts

As I noted earlier, I am not a knife guy who knows all about the in’s and out’s of knives.  I know what feels good in my hand, what has lasted a long time, what keeps a sharp edge and a knife I rely on and trust.  Plus if I lose it, I am not kicking myself for losing a $200 knife.  For me, I love the Kershaw and know others who enjoy this knife, even if it’s not their EDC.


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