This is the best model Kershaw offers,
US made with Sandvik's wonderful 14c28n.
Unique to Kershaw this is a Swedish stainless "razor" steel. It has excellent corrosion resistance and takes a lightsaber edge, edge retention is decent too. In all it is the best steel to be had at the sub $50 level. It is mounted on phosphor bronze washers and G10 scales with a liner lock.
It is feather light.
This blade is the best EDC knife for the money, period.
Nice, thin, light. Good blade steel. I am a big fan of kershaw and their upscale ZT line. Only brands I carry. I used to be a CRKT fan for the "bang for the buck" but they got loose and the liner locks got sloppy. I'm surprised I haven't seen this yet, but like firearms I have too many , so I've not been paying attention as much. Might have to get me one of these, and get the CF scales if i like it enough to put in the dresser box. You can de-spring them if you are concerned about legality, no comment. Some guys even do that live in free states.
EDIT- can't carry tip up (and out) for a lefty. dealbreaker for me . dang it!
In this case its Amazon's ignorance that is at fault. Perfectly legal to ship this knife into NY with the possible exception of NYC. I am not versed in the oppression of the Urban Gulag, nor do I wish to be.