For style, the Oblivion combines stainless steel and glass-filled nylon in a two-piece front scale. Since the Oblivion opens with SpeedSafe assisted opening, there has to be a place for the SpeedSafe mechanism to go. Usually, it's positioned in a small, internal hollow in the handle. But to date, Kershaw had only placed that mechanism in single-material handle scales. With the Oblivion, for the first time, Kershaw integrated SpeedSafe into a two-piece front scale. The result is a unique "split profile" look, plus smooth, one-handed SpeedSafe opening.
The Oblivion's substantial 3.5-inch blade of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel offers top performance. The quality steel takes a sharp edge and re-sharpens easily when needed. And while the Oblivion's cutting edge is fairly straight, it also has enough belly to make it a reliable multi-tasking blade. The angular handle has been smoothed for a comfortable grip and a small finger contour enhances grip even more.
A sturdy frame lock secures the blade open for safe use. There is also an over-travel stop added to keep the lock from moving too far—or "over traveling"—when closing. Featuring a reversible deep-carry pocket clip, or left- or right-handed carry. A large, trapezoid-shaped lanyard hole adds to the aesthetics and makes it easy to secure a lanyard to customize your knife.