Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017: #23 Kershaw Reverb

TOP 25 BEST SELLING BLADES OF 2017: #23 Kershaw Reverb
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It wasn’t easy for a new Kershaw model to put a dent in the knife universe in the same year the brand introduced designs like the Dividend and Natrix and unveiled its first GTC and Al Mar collaborations. And yet, Kershaw’s new for 2017 Reverb is flying off the shelves. It’s an extraordinary knife that makes it difficult to name a more thoroughly thought out design in its price bracket.

Kershaw bills its Reverb as a backpacking/climbing knife and it’s easy to see why. This compact knife weighs roughly an ounce and a half. And sure, the barely-there blade will appeal to the ultralight backpackers who cut their toothbrushes in half to spare the weight, but the Reverb has a lot more going on.

Its stiff, spring-loaded carabiner clip forms part of the handle, and when combined with a narrow deep carry clip gives its owner several carry options. The Reverb can also be slipped into pouches or pockets that you’d never consider using to carry knives of equivalent length because its handle is incredibly slender (less than a 1/3rd of an inch thick).

Despite the thinness and absence of liners, the knife’s lock up is sturdy owing to a curved cut within the clip side of the handle that produces a quasi framelock. It’s easy to deploy one-handed thanks to a shallow, crisply machined fuller on the blade that also eliminates the need for a space consuming thumbstud or flipper tab.

With machine-contoured G10 scales overlayed by carbon fiber, and a two-tone PVD coated blade, the Reverb is also quite a stylish knife with a look that might end up attached to as many laptop bags as backpacks.

Visit KnifeNews tomorrow to find out which model is #22 on our countdown of the Top 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017.

The TOP 25 Best Selling Blades of 2017 is based on a ranking of year-to-date dollar sales per day of all non-kitchen cutlery at The Virginia-based dealer stocks the largest catalog of cutlery in the world and serves the most diverse customer base of any knife retailer.

We chose to remove knives available only at from consideration. Exclusives that would have otherwise made the list include:
the HAP40 Spyderco Delica in Mahogany Pakkawood
the HAP40 Spyderco Endura in Mahogany Pakkawood
the s35vn Orange Southard Positron
the s35vn Tanto Andre De Villiers Beast Flipper
the Svord Peasant Knife Exclusives

Certain knives available for pre-order, namely the ZT 0055, Benchmade 87, and DPx HEST/F Urban were also purposefully excluded even though based on pre-orders it’s clear they are among the year’s most popular.

Knife featured in image: Kershaw Reverb

#25 Benchmade Freek
#24 ESEE-CL1 Cleaver
#23 Kershaw Reverb
#22 Condor Primitive Bush Knife
#21 We Knife Co. 708 Karambit Flipper
#20 Gerber Center-Drive
#19 Steel Will Cutjack
#18 Mora Companion
#17 Spyderco Polestar
#16 Microtech Tachyon III
#15 CRKT Snap Lock
#14 Cold Steel Knives Steel Tiger Karambit
#13 Spyderco Chaparral Raffir Noble
#12 TOPS El Chete
#11 Schrade Manilla Balisong
#10 Spyderco Lil’ Nilakka
#09 SOG Baton Q2
#08 Olamic Wayfarer 247
#07 CRKT Pilar
#06 Benchmade Proper
#05 Zero Tolerance 0850
#04 BRS Replicant
#03 Buck 110 Auto
#02 Kershaw Al Mar AM-4
#01 Spyderco Para 3