For anyone who has been trying to find a relatively small sized EDC that works well, has a high quality look, and is a great value, the Kershaw Volt 2 is worthy of serious consideration. This practical knife is an excellent choice in the more modest price range both as an EDC or as a collector’s item. This functional and stylish knife, which was designed by RJ Martin, has an impressive amount of great features. It is well designed and skillfully put together with quality components.
The Volt 2 is fairly lightweight, weighing only 3.4 ounces. It is 7 inches long with a 3.125 inch blade. This knife is the perfect sized knife to have on hand for every day use. It can be found with either a black or stainless handle. The Volt 2 has a great tip and a drop point shape. It has an 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade that comes complete with black scales made of glass-filled nylon. The high quality knife blade is made of strong Chinese 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. It has a partially serrated blade that increases the Volt 2’s ability to quickly cut through even tough materials such as rope, twine, thick cardboard or strong cords. The diamond-patterned handle on the Volt 2 is very easy to grip with contours that are designed to fit your fingers. This dependable EDC knife will stay firmly in hand even for those tough cutting jobs.
The liners on the Volt 2 knife are stainless steel with molded Polymide plastic scales and a nearly full Polymide backspacer. The scales have also been embellished with a triangle pattern, making this knife an attractive choice. The Volt 2 has a modestly sized pocket clip that allows for a low carry. The clip also allows for a convenient reversible carry that is either tip up or tip down. It is intended for a right side carry only. This helpful feature adds to the Volt 2’s versatility and ease of use.
Ergonomically speaking, the Volt 2 is quite well designed. The handle, which is less than 3.8 inches long, is on the small side for an EDC, but it can still allow you to get and keep a decent grip. The thumb ramp on this knife is just the right shape to encourage the proper grip. The expertly crafted thumb ramp jimping can also help you with fine control. There is a built in guard, and there are also two choils to help you keep a nice, firm grip without the knife’s handle slipping out of your grasp. Overall, you should be very pleased with the exceptional ergonomic design of this useful knife.
This knife blade is well centered, and it has a thick lock bar with a bit of jimping on it. The Volt 2 locks up at just the right position for EDC. The locking mechanism is linear, and vertical blade play seems to be basically eliminated by this highly effective locking design. Overall, the Volt 2 lock has a strong and secure feel to it that will give you the confidence that you need for even those difficult cutting jobs.
You can flip open the Volt 2’s blade with only one hand because it is designed with the specialized Kershaw Speedsafe assisted opening system. By pushing on a small lever with your finger, the blade will click open and lock securely. This Speedsafe opening mechanism is an additional guard for the Volt 2, which is another desirable safety and utility feature of this knife. The lockup and deployment of the Volt 2 is impressive indeed, and adds to the comprehensive quality of this EDC knife.
Knife collectors and enthusiasts as well as all kinds of people who are just in the market for a dependable EDC at an affordable price will find much to be desired in the Kershaw Volt 2 knife. It is versatile, dependable, has impressive ergonomics, includes the convenient assisted opening system, the reversible clip, the high quality stainless steel, the well-placed jimping and also has a stylish look. All of the special features of this functional knife as well as the reasonable price make it a great choice as a collector’s item or an EDC.