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Kershaw’s Deco-Inspired Noventa Knife Balances Beauty with Innovative Function

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Launched in 1974, Kershaw has specialized in making high-end American knives for a fair price, crafting not only quality blades but delivering an aesthetic that makes you want to show them off as well. With the release of the new Noventa, the Oregon-based knifemaker has made arguably its most stylish yet.

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Paying homage to the Art Deco movement from the early 20th century, Kershaw has outfitted the Noventa with a beautiful stamped steel handle with period-inspired grooves. Coated with black oxide and then stonewashed afterward, the handle evokes class without needing to be garish. Likewise, the 3.3” two-tone blade is made from tough D2 steel that’s been either black oxide finished or satin finished to create an attractive contrast. 

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The Noventa opens easily thanks to its KVT ball-bearing system, and keeps closed with a sturdy frame lock. Unique to this knife, the flipper itself has a “hidden” design that disappears when open. When closed, it allows you to pull it back like a standard flipper or roll your thumb over it as though it were a front flipper.

Built with a deep carry pocket clip that can be easily adjusted for ambidextrous carry, the Noventa is now available on Kershaw’s website for $80.