The Kershaw 1087 Deadline was designed by Matt Diskin and is a great everyday carry pocket knife. The knife features a 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade that measures 3.25 in. and has a satin finish. The stainless steel handle measures 4.25 in. and offers a comfortable grip. The overall length of the manual flipper knife is 7.50 in. and it weighs approximately 4.61 oz. Made in China. It’s got a lot of special features between two-toned stainless steel handles. First, there’s the opening system. The Deadline opens with Kershaw’s KVT ball-bearing system. But a manual system like that has to have detent–often strong detent– to keep the blade in the handle until the user opens it. When the blade is fully closed, a depression in the blade is engaged by a ball partially embedded in the liner or handle. The interaction of ball and depression keeps the blade closed. The problem with that is that sometimes the detent is too strong to make opening the knife comfortable. The answer is the Tuned Detent System (TDS).