At the start of this year, Kershaw surprised the knife community with its interpretation of the crossbar lock called the DuraLock. All four new DuraLock knives offer something different, but the one that’s been turning heads the most is the Kershaw Iridium.
The Kershaw Iridium is a modern everyday carry work folder with a clean design that blends functionality and elegance.
Its blade is 3.4 inches long with a spear-point profile that excels at piercing and slicing. Kershaw has been upgrading its steel on most of its lineup to D2, and the Iridium is no different. D2 is tough with high wear resistance, making it ideal for work situations.
The real highlight of the Iridium is the DuraLock mechanism. This new crossbar lock is strong, easy to use, and keeps your fingers out of the blade’s path when closing.
The KVT ball bearing system makes opening and closing the knife buttery smooth.
Unlike the other knives in the new DuraLock series, the Iridium features gray-anodized aluminum scales with an ergonomic grip that keeps the knife firmly in hand.
A bronze-anodized backspacer with a lanyard hole also injects character into the knife.
With its reversible deep carry pocket clip, exceptional new lock, and excellent design, the Iridium is the ultimate modern folder. This will undoubtedly become one of Kershaw’s best knives.