There was another C&A video showing how there was an improvement in heat treatment on more recent knives, but I'm assuming they probably try to heat treat on the tough side rather than for pure edge retention. Kershaw takes the popular Link to a higher level with CPM 20CV blade steel and a new machined and anodized aluminum handle. Kershaw Link in 20CV... for $80 Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DangerZone98, Apr 15, 2020. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. View cart for details. This example is completely mint with perfect lockup & centring. I haven't seen any of their 20CV tested, but I know that their XHP punched well above its weight class. Apr 16, 2020 … Continuing to be manufactured in the United States, this Link is an amazing value with exceptional performance and style to boot. It's a manual flipper opener with KVT ball bearing pivot system. Anodized aluminum handles have a machined pattern differentiating it from earlier Links as well as providing enhanced grip. Tons of people just say their ZT knives have "always worked fine for them", as if that's in any way indicative of a good heat treatment. kershaw Link 20CV Folding Knife. Kershaw takes the popular Link to a higher level with CPM 20CV blade steel and a new machined and anodized aluminum handle. And yes, this Link is still an amazing value and is proudly made in the USA. A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item. Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Kershaw Pocketknife Collectable Folding Knives, Kershaw Liner Original Collectable Folding Knives, Other Collectable Knife, Sword & Blade Accessories, Collectable Knife, Sword & Blade Sharpeners & Stones, Rambo Knife Collectable Fantasy, Film & TV Swords, Knife Collectable Fantasy, Film & TV Swords. Obviously a discontinued model and sporting the brilliant 20CV blade steel. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. 69 $82.22 $82.22. BNIB and only taken out for these pictures. Kershaw Link Pocket Knives, 3.25 inch Blade with Speedsafe Assisted Opening, Made in the USA, Multiple Styles. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The Kershaw SMKW Exclusive Bareknuckle Blackout features a 3.5" 20CV stainless steel drop point blade with a black DLC finish. Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by DangerZone98, Apr 15, 2020. This premium blade steel offers superior hardness, corrosion resistance, toughness, wear resistance for top edge retention. 4.8 out of 5 stars 2,942. Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 4. Kershaw has elevated the popular Link to a higher level with CPM 20CV blade steel and a new machined, anodized aluminum handle. Pete does an edge retention test, while Ankerson for example does more of a cutting ability test. Their 20CV tested low as well. Their knives will hold an edge, sure, but not for as long as other knives in the same steels made with better heat treatments. Is this your experience as well with ZT knives? This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. It's 4.7" closed, 8.2" overall and weighs 3.4oz. In edge retention tests, they get outcut by other knives with the same edge angle and edge finish, even in so-called "lesser" steels. View Specs. This sub-frame lock folder has black anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum handles with a tip-up pocket clip. Cold Steel tends to do a great job with heat treatment. Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. FREE Shipping by Amazon. This premium blade steel offers superior hardness, corrosion resistance, toughness, wear resistance—for top edge retention. I don't have much experience with ZTs, but I suspect geometry plays a part in their edge retention issues. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. Just curious, how many ZTs do you own? This sub-frame lock has a black anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum handles with an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip. It's 4.7" closed, 8.2" overall and weighs 3.4oz. Kershaw takes the popular Link to a higher level with CPM-20CV blade steel and a new machined and anodized aluminum handle. It definitely doesn't help that they have below average blade geometry for cutting, but a controlled test would seek to make the edge angle the same, and would be testing edge retention (how well that immediate edge holds up) rather than cutting ability (how much force a knife takes to make a cut over time, which is influenced by the primary blade grind, not just the edge or heat treatment/steel). Even in Pete's video about the S35VN that did better than the previous ZTs, it was still on the low end of that steel. How many have you carried and used? I have several and am more than satisfied with the performance of ZTs 20CV, M390, S35VN, and so on. When lower-end steels like BDN1, 52100, S30V/S35VN, or AUS-8 are outcutting ZT's 20CV at the same edge angle and finish, it should signal that maybe something about their 20CV is off. Yeah I'm not sure why this doesn't seem to be more well-known. The Kershaw SMKW Exclusive 20CV Steel Bareknuckle features a 3.5" CPM-20CV stainless steel drop point blade with a stonewash finish. Will suit the kershaw collectors out there or someone looking for a high quality folding knife. And yes, this Link is still an amazing value and is proudly made in the USA. Something went wrong. See the seller's listing for full details. This item will be posted through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. It's a manual flipper opener with a KVT ball-bearing pivot system. And yes, this Link is still an amazing value and is proudly made in the USA. ). If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. This premium blade steel offers superior hardness, corrosion resistance, toughness, wear resistance—for top edge retention. No additional import charges at delivery! (You must log in or sign up to reply here. $77.69 $ 77. 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