Most Kershaw knives require a Torx bit #6 or Torx bit #8 to fit into the head of the screws. The Torx #6 fits the pocket clip screws, handle screws, and safety lock screws on all current model Kershaw knives. The Torx #8 fits into the pivot screw. Some older models (prior to 2000) may use a smaller torx bit #4.
Be sure to use a Torx bit and not an Allen bit—this is a common error. The slight difference in shape will strip the heads of the screws. Torx tools are usually available for purchase at both online and brick-and-mortar hardware retailers at relatively inexpensive prices. It may be a good idea to have your knife with you when you are shopping to ensure you purchase the correct size bit/s.
Kershaw offers bit sizes #6 and #8 in our TX-Tool. It includes five key bits for adjusting your Kershaws: T6, T8, T10, and a #2 Phillips® for most Kershaws, plus a slotted screwdriver bit for the pivot of the Kershaw–Emersons.
If screws on your knife are coming loose frequently or you think the holes may be stripped, try using some blue Loctite and let the Loctite set up for 24 hours before using your knife. Please feel free to contact Kershaw Warranty Service if you have any questions.
Please note that if you fully disassemble or if you modify your knife, you could void the Kershaw Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Learn more about caring for your Kershaw in Product Care.