The Kershaw Thermite, designed by Rick Hinderer, was introduced last year and has been in-demand ever since. Now were giving it a new look with our BlackWash finish. BlackWash gives a knife that already-broken-in looklike a favorite well-worn pair of jeans. The coating provides an extra measure of protection for the metal, and the BlackWash helps hide any additional scratches you may put on the knife during normal use. What doesnt change is the Thermites tactical styling and practical performance. Rick Hinderer and Kershaw designed it to give users Rick Hinderer's no-nonsense functionalitybut with enough style to be an exceptionally eye-catching knife. BlackWash just makes it more so. The 3.5-in. blade is hollow-ground, providing excellent slicing ability. A flat-ground spanto tip offers strong piercing and even prying capabilities. A machined G-10 front scale and a heavily textured backspacer add to the Thermite's striking looks. On the practical side, the back handle is stainless steel with a frame lock and lockbar stabilizer for an always-secure lockup. For easy opening, the Thermite is equipped with SpeedSafe, which can be accessed with the ambidextrous flipper or thumbstud. Kershaws four-position deep-carry pocketclip offers complete carrying versatility.