Kershaw Zing Knife

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

 Kershaw Zing Knife designed by RJ Martin, Model # 1730SSKershaw Zing Knife

When I think of an everyday carry knife I think of Kershaw.  More specifically I think of the Kershaw stainless steel, spring assisted knives. One of my favorites is the Kershaw Leek 1660 knife which I reviewed last year.  Awhile back the folks at Kershaw sent me the Kershaw Zing Knife   to evaluate.

What’s so different about the Kershaw Zing Knife 1730SS?

The Zing is sleek, all stainless steel knife an blade with a bead blasted finish. The blade is made with 8CR13MoV heat treated stainless steel.

The cutting blade is a modified drop-point blade which is great for slicing and piercing boxes and other materials.  The BEST part of the Kershaw Zing Knife  is the speed safe assisted opening mechanism.  The ambidextrous flipper tab which is used to open the blade also serves as a non-slip guide for your forefinger – an ingenious design!


If your not a fan of the flipper tab then you can open the blade using the ambidextrous studs on each side of the blade.  Once open the knifes frame locks the blade in position until you push the frame lock to the left.

The pocket-clip can be be repositioned to accommodate a tip-up or tip-down position. A lanyard hole is also provided and useful in the back country and on rafting trips.

Free Sharpening

Kershaw has an outstanding warranty and will even sharpen your blades for free.  All you have to do is return your knife to them, pay one way shipping and they will return the knife back to you.

Room For Improvement?

As far as the knife goes ~ no, there is no more room for improvement.  Similar to the Leek 1660, the Zing 1730SS knife is a sturdy, no-nonsense knife that is compact and light enough to carry everyday.   Priced at under $50.00 this knife is a no-brainer every day carry knife.

The only “ZING” that I can give the Zing knife is that it is made in China.

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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