No, the Fatback does not have a fat back. In fact, it has a rather slim handle. But to ensure you always have an extra secure grip, it does have some extra fat texturing on its glass-filled nylon handle.
Actually, it's called the Fatback because it's one very tasty knife. Like bacon.
The handsome blade is a modified drop-point with a dagger-like shape. The 8CrMoV blade steel, with Kershaw's precision heat treatment, provides long-lasting edge retention, as well as strength and hardness. Black-oxide coating offers an additional measure of blade protection and non-reflectivity.
The Fatback opens with Kershaw's SpeedSafe assisted opening for smooth, one-handed opening. The pivot is oversized and decorative. The handle is drilled to support the four-position pocketclip—so you can carry tip-up/down, left/right, whatever your preferred carry position. And finally, the Fatback's deep-carry pocketclip lets the knife ride securely and comfortably low in the pocket.
- SpeedSafe assisted opening with flipper
- Liner lock
- 4 position deep-carry pocketclip (right/left, tip-up/down)
- Overall Length: 7 3/4"
- Blade Length: 3 1/2"
- Closed Length: 4 1/4"
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV, Black Oxide Coating
- Handle: Glass Filled Nylon
- Weight: 3.60 oz