Kershaw-fraxion

Kershaw Fraxion

Looking to lighten up your loadout? Kershaw's new collaboration with Danish knife maker Jens Anso offers EDC performance in a sleek flipper format. The Fraxion lives up to its name by weighing a fraction of the competition at just under 2 ounces. And thanks to a thoughtful combination of G10 and carbon fiber in its modern design, it disappears in the pocket yet makes an impression when it's out.

This design is a slight departure from Anso’s other knives, but it’s a welcomed step outside his comfort zone. In your pocket, the Fraxion barely noticeable until you need it. It’s no one trick pony either. You’ll appreciate the KVT bearing-enhanced flipper, blacked out stealthy looks, and reversible pocket clip to accommodate both left and right handed users.

Since the Fraxion is both slim and light, it’s a breeze to carry. The pocket clip lets the knife sit above your pocket just enough to get a secure grip, thanks to the elongated taper of the handles. The handles of the Fraxion are made from G10 laminate overlaid with carbon fiber. It gives the illusion of full carbon fiber handles, but without the hefty price tag. There’s an angular routing pattern carved into the side of the knife that adds some visual flair as well as some extra grip. Your thumb finds its way into the ridge when deploying the blade, giving you some welcomed leverage. The knife is a compact 4” when closed and only 6.75” when open.

The Fraxion has a 2.75” modified clip point blade that’s super sharp right out of the box. There’s a slight recurve on the belly of the blade that improves slicing capability. Essentially, it creates a protrusion that’s easier to control than the full length of the blade. Deploying the blade is quick and easy too. Since the pivot has Kershaw’s KVT bearing system built in, the 8Cr13MoV steel blade flips out with barely any pressure on the flipper lever. Once it's open, the blade stays in place thanks to a sturdy liner lock.

There’s some jimping on top of the blade and a slight finger choil underneath for excellent cutting, piercing, and slicing control. Sticking with the stealthy theme of the knife, the blade is coated with a black oxide finish that will keep the appearance of scratches to a minimum.

Overall, the Fraxion is a solid entry into the EDC flipper knife category. Sleek, modern looks, a sharp and easily deployable blade, and a barely-there pocket presence result in an excellent little knife. You can add a Kershaw Fraxion to your collection via the link below.

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