My boyfriend and I are awful at being patient when it comes to giving each other presents. Andrew’s birthday isn’t until August 4, but I bought him this Kershaw Rake a week ago and couldn’t contain myself from just giving it to him. So I did, which was fun for me too since now I get to play with it.
This knife has been on Andrew’s EDC wishlist for a long time. I’m not really a huge fan of composite blades, just aesthetically, but this may have changed my mind.
- G-10 handle
- D2 steel on the blade edge
- 14C28N steel on spine
- 4.8 ounces
- 4 5/8 inches folded
- Spring assist
The Rake is a bit bigger than a standard EDC knife, particularly width-wise, and it’s also heavier than most standard knives. Andrew carries it in his pocket and says that it’s not much heavier than his last EDC knife, the Kershaw Shallot.
Andrew says he likes it because it fits well in his hands, and the jibbing and choke make it easy to hold firmly. And the fact that it is spring assist means it’s easily usable with one hand. (This definitely makes me want a spring assist knife again.)
In terms of design, Andrew and I both love the G-10 handle (which is similar to what I have on my Spyderco Tenacious), the composite design on the blade. We also like that it doesn’t have an ultra shiny finish like many knives have.
I’m impressed with how well designed this knife is–it’s practical but stylish, and the G-10 and composite design give it some nice detail. It’s weighty, with a thick blade, but the spring assist makes it easy to use. I got this on Amazon for around $80, and I thought it was well worth the price. It also comes with a lifetime warranty!