Few knives manage to pack in features while still maintaining a reasonable price tag. Kershaw aims to change that with the Link, what they believe to be the perfect “link” between quality and price. Usually a lower price tag means a smaller blade, but that’s not the case with the no-compromise 3.25” edge on the Link. Quickly open the knife with help from Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assist mechanism and flipper lever. The blade is securely held in place by a liner lock, and easily closed with one hand. Wrap it up with a stonewashed blade for increased scratch resistance, and textured glass-filled nylon scales to ensure a firm grip. If you’ve been looking for a budget folder with an impressive spec sheet, consider this knife for your new EDC.