Customer Reviews for Thistle Stonewash Finish Plain Edge Blade Folding Knife

Brand: Kershaw

The Thistle offers manual opening, an extra-wide blade, an ergonomic handle that’s curved to fit the contours of the hand perfectly, and our push-button lock release.

The Thistle’s big, drop-point blade provides excellent slicing capabilities as well as handling a wide variety of cutting tasks, making it the perfect work or every day carrying knife. The quality stainless steel blade offers good edge-holding capabilities and strength. A purpose-roughened, stonewashed finish hides scratches.

The curved handle provides cutting leverage as well as offering an extremely comfortable grip on the knife. To further enhance grip, the Thistle’s handle is embossed with Kershaw’s exclusive K-Texture. K-Texture provides additional grip traction for confident cutting in a variety of environmental conditions.

On the side of that handle, is the Thistle’s push-button lock release. It makes it easier than ever to release the Thistle’s secure liner lock and close the knife. Just push the button. The liner lock is released and the user can fold the blade closed while keeping fingers out of the way of the closing blade.

The Thistle is a manual opening knife and may be opened with the handy thumb stud. For convenient pocket carry, the Thistle also has a reversible (left/right) pocketclip.


  • Thumbstud
  • Manual opening
  • Liner lock with push-button lock release
  • Reversible pocketclip
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, stonewashed finish
  • Handle: Glass-filled nylon, K-Texture grip
  • Blade: 3.25 in. (8.3 cm)
  • Closed: 4.4 in. (11.2 cm)
  • Open: 7.4 in. (18.8 cm)
  • Weight: 4.0 oz. (113.4 g)
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Liner lock/button lock?
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I have quite a few kershaw flippers with liner locks or framelocks and when I saw the thistle a manual knife with a button lock I had to check it out. Really like the blade, a nice drop point with thumbstuds for deployment, flicks out nice. The handle is curved to fit in hand nicely and has a deep carry clip in the tip up position. The lock is really a liner lock with a button on the handle to release it, works really slick, keep reaching my thumb for the lock but once you get used to the button you'll love it. Got 2 of them now, wish it had a lanyard hole like the rove. This is a great knife for the money. Rides nice in the pocket works great. Nice EDC.

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