Boilermakers are known for their skill at metalwork. So Kershaw and Les George took inspiration from their craftsmanship to build the new Boilermaker. This all-stainless-steel folder is designed to perform well in the hands of any tradesman—and anyone else who wants a distinctive, yet practical, pocketknife.
The Boilermaker's modified drop-point blade is quality 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. Its 3.3-inch cutting edge will make quick work of boxes, rope, and whatever else you're cutting. Jimping on the blade's spine provides extra cutting control. The blade opens quickly and easily with SpeedSafe assisted opening and the handy flipper.
The Boilermaker's criss-cross, open handle construction is reminiscent of supporting structures like the beams on a bridge. In the Boilermaker's case, these cutouts help relieve weight. Another cutout near the front of the handle reveals the Kershaw logo lasered on the inside of the back handle. (Normally, we'd put our logo on the blade. But in this case, the front of the blade is totally clean.) Then we gave both handle and blade a brown PVD coating and stonewashed them. This finish gives the Boilermaker an industrial look and provides an additional measure of protection for the steel.
The Boilermaker's backspacer features a decorative diagonal pattern, but it also has a function. The deep-carry pocketclip is anchored in an internal pocket in the handle, secured with the same screw that also holds the backspacer in place. This means there are no pocketclip screws to snag when sliding the knife in or out of your pocket—so it's always smooth and easy to put this Boilermaker to work.