« on: February 11, 2008, 03:48:07 AM »
Not much multitool activity going on at the Kershaw booth.
We learned that the old A100 Multi-Tool had been a "loss leader" for Kershaw, and that it was unlikely they would be coming out with any other plier multitools in the foreseeable future.
Only minor changes for the National Geographic Carabiner Tool for 2008; for one thing, it is no longer liscensed by the National Geographic Society. Henceforth, it will simply go by the name of "Carabiner Tool." Also new for 2008 is the coating, which used to be hard-coat anodize but will now be powder coat teflon. Apparently the teflon gives the handle a deeper, richer finish. (below)
By the way, our apologies for the poor photos. This was Sunday afternoon, right when the Super Bowl was starting. Huge screen monitors were all over the Show floor. It was almost impossible to find someone to talk to, let alone getting them to open up the display cabinets.
Kershaw's other carabiner knife, the Jeeva, has been discontinued for 2008. No reason was given. (file photo below)
Other interesting items in the Kershaw booth were the Twocan scissor tools, which now come in a variety of fruity flavors, and the E.T. Knife (External Toggle) which has the most bizarre mechanism of any folding knife I've ever seen.Twocan scissor tools, silver, red, black, blue. Right center.E.T Knife, black finish, urban camo finish. Middle bottom.