Kershaw and Chris Cole Devise New Skateboard Tool

Kershaw‘s recent partnership with skateboarder Chris Cole continues with the reveal and upcoming release of the Kickflip. The multifunctional Kickflip naturally caters to the maintenance needs of skateboarders with its five different tools.

While a knife can be a handy tool to have if you need to cut grip tape, most board maintenance really comes down to wrenches and drivers. Thus the Kickflip does not come with any edged component. Instead, it packs in a kingpin pipe wrench for adjusting the turning bolt, a smaller wrench for attaching the base plate, and an axle nut wrench for making changes to the stability and turning of the wheels themselves.

And although it does look like a one-piece multitool (or OPMT), the Kickflip is technically a two-piece affair: the black oxide-coated inset piece attaches by a magnet to the stonewashed frame, and comes off to provide access to the other two tools: a hex key and Phillips driver. Both segments of the Kickflip are made from 3Cr13 steel. The Kickflip’s footprint differs from that of the more traditional skate tool, which is usually an X- or T-shaped tool, much larger and heavier than the 3.25-inch, 3.8 ounce Kickflip.

Kershaw began their partnership with Cole in 2017, and are currently the only knife company to officially sponsor a skateboarder. It makes sense given that the company’s HQ in Tualatin, Oregon is a hop, skip, and jump away from Portland and its famous Burnside Skatepark.

The Kickflip will be available in the coming weeks. Its MSRP is $19.99

Featured Image: Kershaw Kickflip