Kershaw Scrambler Knife Review

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews

Kershaw Scrambler Knife Review

Kershaw Scrambler Knife

In my opinion, the people at Kershaw Knives have perfected form and function in the knives that they manufacture. I already carried the Kershaw Black Horse II and the Kershaw Brawler.  After testing the Scrambler, I now have another favorite Every Day Carry (EDC) knife for the home, the workshop, and the pond.

Scrambler Design

RJ Martin designed the Scrambler and it is a beautiful knife to behold. The front side of the knife is a textured G-10 titanium carbo-nitride-coated bolster. I found this textured coating very helpful when gripping the knife with wet hands. The other side of the Scramber is stainless steel. The outer shell of the knife’s handle also acts as the frame lock. The girth of the sturdy frame lock makes a satisfying “click” when deployed, ensuring the blade remains open when in use.

Kershaw Scrambler Knife Review


Blade Safety

For further safety, the extended bolster of the knife provides protection for your forefinger when gripping the knife. There is a reversible pocket clip to carry the knife right- or left-handed and there is a pre-drilled hole for a lanyard. The Scrambler is an EDC that you are proud to carry because it looks as good as it performs.

The Scrambler was razor sharp from the beginning. The 8Cr13MoV blade steel provides durability and excellent edge retention. I cut materials of varied thickness and composition effortlessly, in part because of the hollow-ground drop-point blade.

Fast Blade Deployment

The Scrambler utilizes Kershaw’s SpeedSafe technology, so I could remove the knife from my right pocket and open it with the same hand in one swift, smooth motion. Whether you carry an EDC for protection or convenience, a Kershaw SpeedSafe-equipped knife inspires confidence that your EDC will be ready when necessary.

The Scrambler is a very attractive knife for so many reasons. It is striking to look at, the blade performs flawlessly, and it opens seamlessly with one hand. If you know someone who craves a practical knife that also inspires pride in ownership, the Scrambler would be an excellent choice.


  • Blade length: 3.5 inches
  • Closed length: 4.4 inches
  • Overall length: 7.9 inches
  • Weight: 5.2 ounces
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, titanium carbo-nitride coating
  • Handle: Textured G-10/steel bolster front, 410 steel back, titanium carbo-nitride coating

The Scrambler can be purchased for $59.99.


John Peachey is a 23-year veteran teacher with a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology. John is passionate about technology and is a big fan of Apple hardware and other techie gadgets. As a homeowner, John enjoys spending time in his workshop and in his yard getting his hands dirty completing DIY projects. In his free time, John enjoys outdoor activities, especially fishing, boating, biking, and camping. John’s love of the outdoors provides him with the time and opportunity to field test and review knives, multi-tools, flashlights, yard tools, and other handy devices.

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