For styling, the Kershaw Oblivion combines stainless steel and glass-filled nylon in a two-piece front scale—not easy to do. What's more, 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, that mechanism has been placed in single-material handle scales. With the Oblivion, for the first time, we integrated SpeedSafe into a two-piece front scale. The Oblivion's substantial 3.5-inch blade of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel offers top performance, too. 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. We also added an over-travel stop to keep the lock from moving too far—or "over traveling"—when closing. The Oblivion also features a reversible deep-carry pocketclip, 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.