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Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length

Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length

Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
Kershaw Showtime Folding Pocket Knife (1955); Todd Rexford Design; 8Cr13MoV Steel Blade, SpeedSafe Assisted Open with Flipper, Reversible Deep Carry Clip; 3.7 oz., 3 In. Blade, 6.75 In. Overall Length
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Features

  • Designed by Todd Rexford; perfect folding pocket knife for the non-traditional gentleman, dressed up or dressed down
  • The smaller drop point blade made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel is tough, chip resistant, and has razor edge sharpness; SpeedSafe Assisted Opening
  • Two-toned, black oxide coating on blade grinds with satin-polish on blade flats; black-oxide coated steel handles contoured for a solid grip
  • Ideal stylish, sleek EDC—survival tool, precision cutting, self-defense, opening boxes, tactical use or the perfect gift
  • All-purpose knife great for EDC or use while working, camping, fishing, hunting, utility, home repair or outdoor activities.

Description

Designed by custom knifemaker, Tom Rexford, and built by Kerhsaw, the Showtime is lightweight, compact and powerful, intended to be very durable with razor sharp cutting. With a stylish modified drop point blade conveniently sized to travel anywhere, it is the perfect knife for any outdoor activity, household need or task or EDC knife. The blade made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel sports a two-toned black-oxide coating on the main grinds and a satin-polish finish on the blade flats. Paired with black-oxide coated handles, the Showtime is exceptionally handsome with a non-traditional, elegant look. SpeedSafe Assisted Opening makes the Showtime fast and easy to open, and the ergonomic curves of the knife fit nicely in hand. A decorative hex pivot enhances the knife’s standout good looks and the built-in flipper with jimping provide excellent grip security. A secure frame lock and reversible pocketclip for deep pocket carry make the Showtime the ideal, versatile EDC for any user at any time.


Product Dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches ; 3.84 ounces


Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B01B7MQ8IW


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Item model number: 1955


Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars132 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,230 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #274 in Tactical Knives


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Features

  • Designed by Todd Rexford; perfect folding pocket knife for the non-traditional gentleman, dressed up or dressed down
  • The smaller drop point blade made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel is tough, chip resistant, and has razor edge sharpness; SpeedSafe Assisted Opening
  • Two-toned, black oxide coating on blade grinds with satin-polish on blade flats; black-oxide coated steel handles contoured for a solid grip
  • Ideal stylish, sleek EDC—survival tool, precision cutting, self-defense, opening boxes, tactical use or the perfect gift
  • All-purpose knife great for EDC or use while working, camping, fishing, hunting, utility, home repair or outdoor activities.

Description

Designed by custom knifemaker, Tom Rexford, and built by Kerhsaw, the Showtime is lightweight, compact and powerful, intended to be very durable with razor sharp cutting. With a stylish modified drop point blade conveniently sized to travel anywhere, it is the perfect knife for any outdoor activity, household need or task or EDC knife. The blade made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel sports a two-toned black-oxide coating on the main grinds and a satin-polish finish on the blade flats. Paired with black-oxide coated handles, the Showtime is exceptionally handsome with a non-traditional, elegant look. SpeedSafe Assisted Opening makes the Showtime fast and easy to open, and the ergonomic curves of the knife fit nicely in hand. A decorative hex pivot enhances the knife’s standout good looks and the built-in flipper with jimping provide excellent grip security. A secure frame lock and reversible pocketclip for deep pocket carry make the Showtime the ideal, versatile EDC for any user at any time.


Product Dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches ; 3.84 ounces


Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B01B7MQ8IW


California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.


Item model number: 1955


Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars132 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,230 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #274 in Tactical Knives


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Designed by Todd Rexford; perfect folding pocket knife for the non-traditional gentleman, dressed up or dressed down
  • The smaller drop point blade made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel is tough, chip resistant, and has razor edge sharpness; SpeedSafe Assisted Opening
  • Two-toned, black oxide coating on blade grinds with satin-polish on blade flats; black-oxide coated steel handles contoured for a solid grip
  • Ideal stylish, sleek EDC—survival tool, precision cutting, self-defense, opening boxes, tactical use or the perfect gift
  • All-purpose knife great for EDC or use while working, camping, fishing, hunting, utility, home repair or outdoor activities.

Description

Designed by custom knifemaker, Tom Rexford, and built by Kerhsaw, the Showtime is lightweight, compact and powerful, intended to be very durable with razor sharp cutting. With a stylish modified drop point blade conveniently sized to travel anywhere, it is the perfect knife for any outdoor activity, household need or task or EDC knife. The blade made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel sports a two-toned black-oxide coating on the main grinds and a satin-polish finish on the blade flats. Paired with black-oxide coated handles, the Showtime is exceptionally handsome with a non-traditional, elegant look. SpeedSafe Assisted Opening makes the Showtime fast and easy to open, and the ergonomic curves of the knife fit nicely in hand. A decorative hex pivot enhances the knife’s standout good looks and the built-in flipper with jimping provide excellent grip security. A secure frame lock and reversible pocketclip for deep pocket carry make the Showtime the ideal, versatile EDC for any user at any time.


Product Dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches ; 3.84 ounces


Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN: B01B7MQ8IW


California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.


Item model number: 1955


Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars132 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,230 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) #274 in Tactical Knives


abunda_amazon_reviews Been using at work for weeks now and has proved to be a very reliable tool. Nothing to rigorous considering I'm just installing garage doors. It is still just as rock solid as the day it arrived. The doesn't hold an edge as well as some other Kershaw knives I've owned, but this one is made in China so it's to be expected. Overall I'm very satisfied;;Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Been using at work for weeks now and has proved ...;;Carson Fletcher;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3DRH96B9CZLE9/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01B7MQ8IW;;;This knife is exceptionally pretty but otherwise about what I expected for the money. I'd hoped for something like the Amplitude, which is a very nice inexpensive knife -- though the Showtime has a better blade and handle shape -- and in this I was disappointed. It's more like a knife that came out of the Cryo factory, the same vagueness in fit and finish, the same kind of clunkiness in opening. The frame lock is widely spaced from the rest of the frame -- 1/16-inch all around, which is a disappointment -- and quite wide, more than half the total handle width. This matters because one has to take care to not touch the lock bar during opening or the blade won't make it to lock. The ball detent is substantial, but not enough to allow it to be de-assisted. Centering is not close to perfect, but it doesn't really matter -- it doesn't interfere with opening. There's no blade wobble I can detect, and lockup is about 60 percent, which is a little late. It's sharp and will be sharper. The tip-up-only deep-carry clip is reversible and nicely small for a Kershaw clip, but the screw heads do stick up quite a way, making clipping it to, say, a jeans pocket a little tricky. I'd like it better if the blade were not partially pimped with the black coating. It adds eye appeal in the case, but in use it will wear away and in any event it's a blade shape that's plenty pretty on its own. The steel handles are attractive as are the plain barrel spacers. Opening is fairly easy (as long at you make sure you're not touching the lock bar), and the knife when open is the nice traditional paring-knife shape -- which in my view is the best shape for the blade of a single-blade pocket knife. (That's why for years and years I carried a Case Sod Buster Jr. -- open it and you have the perfect knife for the widest range of uses.) The pivot is a work of art. It's a good knife that with a few changes could be a great knife. Those changes? Well, start by making the blade of some better steel (nothing terribly wrong with 8Cr13MoV, but there are better steels for not much more money), and either leave the black magic paint off it or offer it with a naked blade. Do something about the lock bar. (Take a look at the lock bar of a CRKT GSD if you want to see how it can be done with precision and grace.) Alternately, make this a liner lock and do up nice aluminum or G-10 scales in the fashion of the new Kershaw Dividend, though I would not change the shape or nicely chamfered edges of the current design, except to carry it around the whole handle -- it stops inexplicably 3/4 of the way back on the production Showtime. Give it nice phosphor bronze washers instead of the current Teflon. (Or, why not, put in a ball-bearing pivot and de-assist the thing.) There are some fine cheap Kershaws, though where the company shines is in its slightly more expensive American made knives. I look at the Showtime -- and it really is a very nice knife to look at and to hold -- and at the Dividend that I carry every day, and I realize what the Showtime could have been, and, I hope, will oneday be. Because it could be a truly great knife, a kind of everyman's version of the ZT 0808.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Good but could be great;;depscribe;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1ATR99Z4QS0MA/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01B7MQ8IW;;;I wanted this knife mostly because of my ZT 0808. I like Rexford knives but I can't really see buying too many expensive knives and leaving them in a drawer cuz they're too nice to use. Enter the Showtime. It's a great example of Rexford style and for less than 30 bucks...I'm in. The knife came sharp and centered. feels great in the hand as well. When I first took it out of the box it wouldn't flip. In fact the pivot screw was so tight it took some real pulling to get the blade deployed. Needles to say it took more than a bit of adjusting and flipping and adjusting and flipping to get this very sexy little knife to operate smoothly. Soooo if you don't like tweaking knives don't get this one. I checked around and this seems to be true of all the Showtimes but if you don't mind working at it for a few days this knife breaks in nicely. Yea the assisted opener on this guy is not the snappiest but it's got good force and the fit, finish and overall look of the knife are very nice. Great little gem of a knife and worth the time spent getting it set up. If they had used something other than a plastic washer for this knife it might be a better. Better washers or bearings would make this knife a legend. So carge an extra $10, it would still be in the budget class and all us knife freaks would buy 3 instead of 1. The build quality over the rest of the knife is top notch. Love the handle and while I don't often go for black blades this one looks KOOOOL! For those of us who need to buy knives often (cuz we sick. Ha!) this is a sweet lil blade. I docked it a star because they got this knife so right and then cheaped out on the pivot washer. Did no one at Kershaw try these out? Buy one anyway. Its a cool knife.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Worth It!;;rkcorbett;;/gp/customer-reviews/R8E9QHQ43GFG4/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01B7MQ8IW;;;Came out of the box relatively sharp but, it couldve been a little better. overall fit and finish on this knife is pretty good. Great blade shape. Great size it disappears into your pocket. If you are looking for an alternative to the kershaw cryo than this is a good place to go. The finish is a finger print magnet. If that annoys you like it does me than carry a hank around because you will be wiping it down all day long. that piece of info is more of a preference thing because functionally this is a great knife. This has the speed safe assisted opening so it will snap open fast every single time with consistency like no other. I personally believe budget knives like these are perfect for speed safe. If you want no frills effective cutting tool than in my opinion speed safe is the best. Any ball bearing pivot will start costing more money and you really dont neeeeeed to have that. one thing that may be an issue with just my knife but, there is a white piece of paper/plastic that is in the pivot. It is loose and clearly visable. I think the image in this listing shows the same thing so it might not be an isolated issue. This in my opinion is super sloppy. whats going on kershaw? can you give me a good reason for why you would have that?;;Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Good knife but sloppy finish;;Kindle Customer;;/gp/customer-reviews/R1X1TDM27O4OWF/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01B7MQ8IW

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Carson Fletcher - Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
Been using at work for weeks now and has proved ...
Been using at work for weeks now and has proved to be a very reliable tool. Nothing to rigorous considering I'm just installing garage doors. It is still just as rock solid as the day it arrived. The doesn't hold an edge as well as some other Kershaw knives I've owned, but this one is made in China so it's to be expected. Overall I'm very satisfied

3.0 out of 5 stars
By depscribe - Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017
Good but could be great
This knife is exceptionally pretty but otherwise about what I expected for the money. I'd hoped for something like the Amplitude, which is a very nice inexpensive knife -- though the Showtime has a better blade and handle shape -- and in this I was disappointed. It's more like a knife that came out of the Cryo factory, the same vagueness in fit and finish, the same kind of clunkiness in opening. The frame lock is widely spaced from the rest of the frame -- 1/16-inch all around, which is a disappointment -- and quite wide, more than half the total handle width. This matters because one has to take care to not touch the lock bar during opening or the blade won't make it to lock. The ball detent is substantial, but not enough to allow it to be de-assisted. Centering is not close to perfect, but it doesn't really matter -- it doesn't interfere with opening. There's no blade wobble I can detect, and lockup is about 60 percent, which is a little late. It's sharp and will be sharper. The tip-up-only deep-carry clip is reversible and nicely small for a Kershaw clip, but the screw heads do stick up quite a way, making clipping it to, say, a jeans pocket a little tricky. I'd like it better if the blade were not partially pimped with the black coating. It adds eye appeal in the case, but in use it will wear away and in any event it's a blade shape that's plenty pretty on its own. The steel handles are attractive as are the plain barrel spacers. Opening is fairly easy (as long at you make sure you're not touching the lock bar), and the knife when open is the nice traditional paring-knife shape -- which in my view is the best shape for the blade of a single-blade pocket knife. (That's why for years and years I carried a Case Sod Buster Jr. -- open it and you have the perfect knife for the widest range of uses.) The pivot is a work of art. It's a good knife that with a few changes could be a great knife. Those changes? Well, start by making the blade of some better steel (nothing terribly wrong with 8Cr13MoV, but there are better steels for not much more money), and either leave the black magic paint off it or offer it with a naked blade. Do something about the lock bar. (Take a look at the lock bar of a CRKT GSD if you want to see how it can be done with precision and grace.) Alternately, make this a liner lock and do up nice aluminum or G-10 scales in the fashion of the new Kershaw Dividend, though I would not change the shape or nicely chamfered edges of the current design, except to carry it around the whole handle -- it stops inexplicably 3/4 of the way back on the production Showtime. Give it nice phosphor bronze washers instead of the current Teflon. (Or, why not, put in a ball-bearing pivot and de-assist the thing.) There are some fine cheap Kershaws, though where the company shines is in its slightly more expensive American made knives. I look at the Showtime -- and it really is a very nice knife to look at and to hold -- and at the Dividend that I carry every day, and I realize what the Showtime could have been, and, I hope, will oneday be. Because it could be a truly great knife, a kind of everyman's version of the ZT 0808.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By rkcorbett - Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2016
Worth It!
I wanted this knife mostly because of my ZT 0808. I like Rexford knives but I can't really see buying too many expensive knives and leaving them in a drawer cuz they're too nice to use. Enter the Showtime. It's a great example of Rexford style and for less than 30 bucks...I'm in. The knife came sharp and centered. feels great in the hand as well. When I first took it out of the box it wouldn't flip. In fact the pivot screw was so tight it took some real pulling to get the blade deployed. Needles to say it took more than a bit of adjusting and flipping and adjusting and flipping to get this very sexy little knife to operate smoothly. Soooo if you don't like tweaking knives don't get this one. I checked around and this seems to be true of all the Showtimes but if you don't mind working at it for a few days this knife breaks in nicely. Yea the assisted opener on this guy is not the snappiest but it's got good force and the fit, finish and overall look of the knife are very nice. Great little gem of a knife and worth the time spent getting it set up. If they had used something other than a plastic washer for this knife it might be a better. Better washers or bearings would make this knife a legend. So carge an extra $10, it would still be in the budget class and all us knife freaks would buy 3 instead of 1. The build quality over the rest of the knife is top notch. Love the handle and while I don't often go for black blades this one looks KOOOOL! For those of us who need to buy knives often (cuz we sick. Ha!) this is a sweet lil blade. I docked it a star because they got this knife so right and then cheaped out on the pivot washer. Did no one at Kershaw try these out? Buy one anyway. Its a cool knife.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer - Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
Good knife but sloppy finish
Came out of the box relatively sharp but, it couldve been a little better. overall fit and finish on this knife is pretty good. Great blade shape. Great size it disappears into your pocket. If you are looking for an alternative to the kershaw cryo than this is a good place to go. The finish is a finger print magnet. If that annoys you like it does me than carry a hank around because you will be wiping it down all day long. that piece of info is more of a preference thing because functionally this is a great knife. This has the speed safe assisted opening so it will snap open fast every single time with consistency like no other. I personally believe budget knives like these are perfect for speed safe. If you want no frills effective cutting tool than in my opinion speed safe is the best. Any ball bearing pivot will start costing more money and you really dont neeeeeed to have that. one thing that may be an issue with just my knife but, there is a white piece of paper/plastic that is in the pivot. It is loose and clearly visable. I think the image in this listing shows the same thing so it might not be an isolated issue. This in my opinion is super sloppy. whats going on kershaw? can you give me a good reason for why you would have that?

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Carson Fletcher - Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
Been using at work for weeks now and has proved ...
Been using at work for weeks now and has proved to be a very reliable tool. Nothing to rigorous considering I'm just installing garage doors. It is still just as rock solid as the day it arrived. The doesn't hold an edge as well as some other Kershaw knives I've owned, but this one is made in China so it's to be expected. Overall I'm very satisfied

3.0 out of 5 stars
By depscribe - Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017
Good but could be great
This knife is exceptionally pretty but otherwise about what I expected for the money. I'd hoped for something like the Amplitude, which is a very nice inexpensive knife -- though the Showtime has a better blade and handle shape -- and in this I was disappointed. It's more like a knife that came out of the Cryo factory, the same vagueness in fit and finish, the same kind of clunkiness in opening. The frame lock is widely spaced from the rest of the frame -- 1/16-inch all around, which is a disappointment -- and quite wide, more than half the total handle width. This matters because one has to take care to not touch the lock bar during opening or the blade won't make it to lock. The ball detent is substantial, but not enough to allow it to be de-assisted. Centering is not close to perfect, but it doesn't really matter -- it doesn't interfere with opening. There's no blade wobble I can detect, and lockup is about 60 percent, which is a little late. It's sharp and will be sharper. The tip-up-only deep-carry clip is reversible and nicely small for a Kershaw clip, but the screw heads do stick up quite a way, making clipping it to, say, a jeans pocket a little tricky. I'd like it better if the blade were not partially pimped with the black coating. It adds eye appeal in the case, but in use it will wear away and in any event it's a blade shape that's plenty pretty on its own. The steel handles are attractive as are the plain barrel spacers. Opening is fairly easy (as long at you make sure you're not touching the lock bar), and the knife when open is the nice traditional paring-knife shape -- which in my view is the best shape for the blade of a single-blade pocket knife. (That's why for years and years I carried a Case Sod Buster Jr. -- open it and you have the perfect knife for the widest range of uses.) The pivot is a work of art. It's a good knife that with a few changes could be a great knife. Those changes? Well, start by making the blade of some better steel (nothing terribly wrong with 8Cr13MoV, but there are better steels for not much more money), and either leave the black magic paint off it or offer it with a naked blade. Do something about the lock bar. (Take a look at the lock bar of a CRKT GSD if you want to see how it can be done with precision and grace.) Alternately, make this a liner lock and do up nice aluminum or G-10 scales in the fashion of the new Kershaw Dividend, though I would not change the shape or nicely chamfered edges of the current design, except to carry it around the whole handle -- it stops inexplicably 3/4 of the way back on the production Showtime. Give it nice phosphor bronze washers instead of the current Teflon. (Or, why not, put in a ball-bearing pivot and de-assist the thing.) There are some fine cheap Kershaws, though where the company shines is in its slightly more expensive American made knives. I look at the Showtime -- and it really is a very nice knife to look at and to hold -- and at the Dividend that I carry every day, and I realize what the Showtime could have been, and, I hope, will oneday be. Because it could be a truly great knife, a kind of everyman's version of the ZT 0808.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By rkcorbett - Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2016
Worth It!
I wanted this knife mostly because of my ZT 0808. I like Rexford knives but I can't really see buying too many expensive knives and leaving them in a drawer cuz they're too nice to use. Enter the Showtime. It's a great example of Rexford style and for less than 30 bucks...I'm in. The knife came sharp and centered. feels great in the hand as well. When I first took it out of the box it wouldn't flip. In fact the pivot screw was so tight it took some real pulling to get the blade deployed. Needles to say it took more than a bit of adjusting and flipping and adjusting and flipping to get this very sexy little knife to operate smoothly. Soooo if you don't like tweaking knives don't get this one. I checked around and this seems to be true of all the Showtimes but if you don't mind working at it for a few days this knife breaks in nicely. Yea the assisted opener on this guy is not the snappiest but it's got good force and the fit, finish and overall look of the knife are very nice. Great little gem of a knife and worth the time spent getting it set up. If they had used something other than a plastic washer for this knife it might be a better. Better washers or bearings would make this knife a legend. So carge an extra $10, it would still be in the budget class and all us knife freaks would buy 3 instead of 1. The build quality over the rest of the knife is top notch. Love the handle and while I don't often go for black blades this one looks KOOOOL! For those of us who need to buy knives often (cuz we sick. Ha!) this is a sweet lil blade. I docked it a star because they got this knife so right and then cheaped out on the pivot washer. Did no one at Kershaw try these out? Buy one anyway. Its a cool knife.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer - Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
Good knife but sloppy finish
Came out of the box relatively sharp but, it couldve been a little better. overall fit and finish on this knife is pretty good. Great blade shape. Great size it disappears into your pocket. If you are looking for an alternative to the kershaw cryo than this is a good place to go. The finish is a finger print magnet. If that annoys you like it does me than carry a hank around because you will be wiping it down all day long. that piece of info is more of a preference thing because functionally this is a great knife. This has the speed safe assisted opening so it will snap open fast every single time with consistency like no other. I personally believe budget knives like these are perfect for speed safe. If you want no frills effective cutting tool than in my opinion speed safe is the best. Any ball bearing pivot will start costing more money and you really dont neeeeeed to have that. one thing that may be an issue with just my knife but, there is a white piece of paper/plastic that is in the pivot. It is loose and clearly visable. I think the image in this listing shows the same thing so it might not be an isolated issue. This in my opinion is super sloppy. whats going on kershaw? can you give me a good reason for why you would have that?