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GUNS Magazine June 2012 Digital Edition - Page 62
STORY: Pat Covert Kershaw’s Turbulence This folder sports slick looks and features aplenty. here are some knives with all the right stuff. Everything seems to click. There’s a coherent persona from blade tip to handle base. The Kershaw Turbulence is just such a knife. Designed in collaboration with Oregon-based custom knifemaker Tim Gaylean, the Turbulence has hints of the knifemaker’s stealthy Moab model, but put through a wind tunnel to smooth out the hard edges. The knife’s slick handles design features G10 handle scales with a liner-lock tucked between them and, on the design side, a deep finger choil for added purchase and finger protection. The kicked out midsection of the handle fits the inner palm like a glove, making for a comfortable, pistollike grip. Turbulence’s 3.25" Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel upswept, hybrid clip-point blade (some might refer to it as a reverse tanto) rolls out The clean lines of Kershaw’s Turbulence decry a knife loaded via a flick of the flipper with features, including the company’s patented SpeedSafe or a nudge of the thumb assisted opening mechanism. stud, aided by Kershaw’s patented SpeedSafe assisted opening engaged. When the blade is opened mechanism. Kershaw is credited with the flipper moves to the front side of putting spring-assisted openers on the handle and provides even more the map and the velocity with which finger protection. this knife’s blade rotates from point For toting the Turbulence features A to point B will not disappoint. The a stylish pocket clip that can be posiTurbulence stretches out to 7.75" fully tioned for right or left hand tip-up carry and a lanyard hole is located Knife: Turbulence in the base. At under 4.5 ounces in weight the Turbulence won’t drag Maker: kershaw knives/kai Usa you down, and the knife’s $110 18600 TeTon ave., TUalaTin, or 97062 (800) 325-2891 suggested retail price won’t either. www.gUnsMagazine.coM/kershaw-knives Kershaw’s Turbulence is a knife— made in the USA no less—loaded Blade material: Sandvik 14C28N stainless, with features complimented by sleek Blade length: 3.25", Overall length: 7.75", styling and sound design, and well Weight: 4.4 ounces, handle: G10 synthetic, worth a whirl! Carry: Pocket clip, PriCe: $110 T AMERICANCOP.COM AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM AMERICAN COP AND AMERICAN HANDGUNNER ONLINE! 62 W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • J U N E 2 0 1 2