Kershaw Dividend M390 Review:
The Kershaw Dividend M390 knife is a great looking knife with a nice design. Its blade is made from high carbon stainless steel which makes it corrosion resistant and easy to sharpen. The handle material is G10, which gives the knife a comfortable feel while holding it.
The Kydex sheath is very well designed and fits perfectly around your hand when not in use. The knife comes with a pocket clip so you don’t have to worry about losing it. The knife measures 4 inches long overall.
The Kershaw Dividend M390 features a black G-10 handle with silver accents and a titanium backspacer. The Kydex sheath is made out of durable polycarbonate plastic. There are two lanyard holes on either side of the sheath’s opening, one at each end.
A small Phillips screwdriver is included in the box along with instructions and a nylon carrying pouch. The suggested retail price on the Kershaw Dividend M390 is $89.99.
Kershaw Dividend Composite:
The blade is made of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel with a stonewashed finish and a plain edge. The handle is made of glass-filled nylon. The knife has a liner lock and features a tip-down pocket clip.
The tip of the handle has jimping. The knife measures in at 2.9″ long and 0.1″ thick. The overall weight is 1.2 ounces and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.
Kershaw Dividend S35VN:
The 1.4-inch blade has been crafted from S35VN—a high end premium grade steel that was designed for hard use yet still offers good edge retention and stain resistance. The knife has an overall length of 4.1 inches, and it weighs just 1.2 ounces.
It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Kershaw Dividend vs Link:
The Link is a touch lighter and even shorter than the Dividend, making it an excellent option for the knife user that isn’t necessarily looking to have a knife that is always noticeable. It’s also quite a bit less expensive, making it a great value as well.
Kershaw Dividend Scales:
The scales are really cool looking. They add a bit of grip to the knife, which is probably unnecessary but looks cool and is somewhat useful for when you want to use it as a striker. The black scales with silver edging look impressive, but you can also get the knife with green or blue scales on the outside if you want something a bit more subdued.
Different people have different preferences, but in general you’re going to be happy with the knife no matter which blade material you decide on. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type, but you generally will be happy with any of the three.
Kershaw Dividend Blade:
The blade on the Dividend is made of Sandvik 14C28N which, while a little on the generic side, is a really good blade steel. It’s rust and corrosion resistant, holds an edge well, and is reasonably easy to sharpen. You can also get the knife in S35VN or 420HC if you want a slightly different blade steel.
Kershaw Dividend Handle:
The handle of the knife is made out of glass-filled nylon. This gives it a good feel and makes it durable, but doesn’t offer a whole lot in terms of grip. Fortunately, the knife does feature jimping on the finger loop as well as the base of the blade so it is slightly easier to maintain your grip on it.
Kershaw Dividend Sheath:
The sheath is made out of Kydex and holds the knife firmly in place. It features two nylon loops so you can attach it to your belt or pack. There’s even a loop on the bottom to attach to a lanyard.
The sheath only offers a small amount of decorative flair, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still nice because it is.
Kershaw Dividend Dimensions:
The overall length of the knife is 7.1 inches with a blade length of 3.25 inches.
The blade has a width of 0.2 inches and an overall thickness of 0.1 inches. The weight of the knife is 2.8 ounces.
Kershaw Dividend Summary:
The Kershaw Dividend is an affordable, USA made knife that offers a strong blade in an easy to carry package. The S35VN steel offers good edge retention and good resistance to rust and other forms of decay. With its black coated blade, the knife is non-reflective and looks good while still being a reasonable daily carry for most people.
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