As I was strolling the aisles this morning, shazam! There was the Kershaw booth staring me right in the face. So I had to stop. Really. Anyway, there was the new Scrambler staring me right in the face. The RJ Martin design, had its coming out party at shot and won’t be in the stores until July or August, but if you’re a SpeedSafe fan – that’s Kershaw’s assisted open mechanism – you’re in for a treat . . .
I like me some index triggers almost as much as assisted openers and this baby has both. The 8Cr13MoV drop-point design features a sturdy frame lock and is protected with a titanium carb0-nitride coating. The rear 2/3rds of the handle provides gripitude with textured G-10. The front bolster and the opposite side is all coated stainless steel.
The Scrambler has a 3.5″ blade and weighs in at a fairly stout 4.9oz. The really good news is, though, that with an MSRP of $59.95, the street price will be somewhere down around $35.00. Not bad at all for a frame-locked assisted opener.