Kershaw is proud to release this latest collaboration with Rick Hinderer, the ergonomics-driven Shield pocket knife. This assisted-opening pocket knife is powered by the SpeedSafe mechanism and features a thumb stud for fast, one-hand access to the blade. The 3.1" tanto point blade is crafted of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a contemporary stonewash finish, sharp edge and piercing point, offering supreme edge retention, strength and hardness. The ergonomically contoured handle provides a superb grip for precision and control as you work the blade, and the titanium carbo-nitride coating gives the Shield knife a sleek, no-nonsense look and feel. The sturdy frame lock features a steel lock bar insert and stabilizer to secure the blade in the locked and open position. The Shield also offers a four-position pocket clip, providing left / right / up / down carrying options and making it a truly exceptional everyday carry.